Are you interested in pursuing a nursing career? The need for nurses is greater now more than ever before. The nursing world has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and is experiencing a worldwide shortage. However, nursing is one of the most fulfilling careers and lays out a stable path for your future. Here are 10 reasons that pursing a nursing career will help you live a better life.
1.You’re Truly Making a Difference
As a nurse you will be able to go to bed every night (or in the morning after a night shift) knowing that you are making a positive difference in the world. You may not remember all the lives that you uplifted, but those people will remember you because of your passion to help others. Your helping hand as a nurse impacts all of humanity.
2. You’ll Provide Emotional Support
The patients you may work with will be in a vulnerable state and may be dealing with shock. As a nurse, you’ll be the one that helps them feel safe and comfortable. The knowledge you hold as a nurse will help to provide comfort to both patients and their families.
3. You’ll Witness Miracles
You will get a front row seat to the unexpected wonders of life. There’s no sugar-coating it, bad things happen in healthcare, but on the occasion that a miracle happens instead of something tragic, then you actually get to be the one who witnesses it. Witnessing these miracles gives you hope in what the future holds and the potential in humanity.
4. You’ll Learn to Cherish Life
As a labor and delivery nurse, you get to witness new life enter the world and it makes you imagine all of the positive possibilities that lie ahead. And when you watch the end of one’s life, it makes you realize how short life really is and it will remind you that life is a blessing and every day has the potential to be great.
5. You’ll Become More Grateful
Tragedy is a part of being a nurse, but it does not always have to be a bad thing. When you see others going through hard situations it allows you to reevaluate your own life to see your situations more positively. Seeing these tragedies will allow you to realize that it could always be worse. So, no matter how hard life gets there is always something positive to focus on.
6. You’ll Live Healthier
Nurses have to be educated on both mental, physical health, and public health so they have a deeper understanding of how to live a healthy lifestyle. With this knowledge, you will know the long-term effects of decisions on your health. Having a routine to follow also helps you live a healthier life and the nursing schedule ensures that you stick to that routine.
7. You’ll Truly Understand Empathy
In nursing, you will see people suffering and have to witness the hidden pains that people experience. You also get to witness all of the little things that help ease the pain. Your experience as a nurse can be used in other areas of your life. You will be able to empathize with your own family and friends and have a better understanding of what they are going through and how to help them.
8. You’ll Become Perceptive
Constantly being surrounded by high-intensity situations will make you learn to recognize how people are feeling by nonverbal cues. As a nurse, you will obtain this ability and will be able to sense when something is wrong. Because you are more aware of your surroundings and the way the people around you are feeling, you instinctively know how to quickly build relationships with anyone.
9. You’ll Become Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
You won’t be in this alone, there is a whole nursing community out there that has been through similar things and is ready to motivate you. Everything in nursing is an opportunity to grow and as you grow you will gain confidence. Experience creates the confidence that builds a reputation and those things together allow you to stay calm and composed in your work.
10. You’ll Be Proud of Your Identity
No matter what direction you decide to go in your nursing career they will all lead you to being a helping hand in this world. This career will lead you to be loving, caring, and compassionate to strangers. That knowledge alone should bring you pride in knowing you are a person that never stops giving.
Start Your Nursing Education
So, are you ready to become a nurse? There is no better time than now. At the University of Providence, we offer four different nursing degrees so you can pick the program that is right for you. If you are looking to receive your license as a registered nurse our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is the right choice for you. Are you already a licensed registered nurse looking to receive your Bachelor of Science in Nursing? Then our Nursing RN-BSN Completion Program is the next step for you. Do you have a desire to help others gain the knowledge that you have as a nurse? Our Masters in Nursing (MSN) – Nurse Educator program will provide you with the adequate skills to develop, deliver, and evaluate nursing education in the field or a classroom. Are you a registered nurse that wants to focus on making a difference to vulnerable adults? With our Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AFNP) program you will become an advanced practice registered nurse in the primary care of adults. All four of our nursing programs are designed to complement the working learner by providing an option between eight- and sixteen-week asynchronous courses.