Making the decision to choose nursing as your profession is a wise thing you could have ever done in your life. Nursing is not an easy profession and not everybody is capable of handling that noble profession. It involves challenges and calls for dedication, motivation, urge, and above all compassion to help others and also make an impact on person’s life.
If you think that nursing refers to the job of taking care of the patients admitted in the hospital, which includes bed side manner, and nothing more than that service in the hospital wards and dispensaries, then rethink again.
Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry. With the increasing awareness of health care among the people, advancement in the medical technology, rise in baby-boomers and/or increase in the life-span of the people, the need for qualified nurses is on the rise, and there will never be shortage of qualified nurses in the healthcare industry.
The opportunities for an aspiring nurse in the nursing profession are plenty. After having enrolled yourself into the nursing school and emerged successful after first year in college and completed the training successfully, a window of opportunities present themselves to you.
Starting your career as a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, you can upgrade yourself to either Licensed Practicing Nurse, LPN, or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), by gaining a couple of years’ experience and taking up a national-level licensing examination.
You can enroll into a nursing college and get a bachelor degree in nursing to become a Registered Nurse. You can take up the study as a part-time or even online course to complete your graduation in Nursing.
You can specialize in any one type of activity among the various activities in nursing profession. The list of specializations grows on and is also expanding at a faster pace. You can choose pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, pathology, or any other broad department and even in each department, you can choose sub-departments. Diploma courses and specialist courses are available under each sub-category for you to choose from. Given the opportunities and the choices before you to select from, nursing profession is the most challenging and satisfying profession.