Nursing Career News

A study done by the U.S. Bureau of Health Professions indicates that by 2020, the U.S. nursing shortage will grow to more than 800,000 registered nurses. How can we put a serious dent in stemming this dangerous tide unless nurses take an active role in seeking possible solutions to the problem? This blog will attempt to openly discuss and address major issues confronting the nursing profession, health care issues, and nursing education.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Being a Nurse Means Endless Opportunities

I'm constantly disappointed when I see nurses writing forum posts about being burned out, stressed, hating their hospital job, or worse still, saying they're ready to leave nursing altogether. Let's face it, no job is the perfect fit for everyone 100% of the time. That's not to say that nursing as a profession wasn't a good career choice - even for for those feeling ready to throw in the towel. Not at all! If you're feeling sick to death of your present position or nursing specialty take a deep breath and look around within the profession for something different. Nothing is ever boring or the same in nursing. There is always something new you could do within the nursing profession.

Nurses who feel tired of clinical positions in hospitals can easily take their skills and compassion into new directions such as rehab, occupational health, home health, public health, pharmaceutical sales, management positions, research, teaching, or into private practice as well paid nursing case managers, forensic nurses, or legal nurse consultants to name just a few examples.

How many other career paths can lead you in so many different and exciting directions?

Online learning is an ideal way for busy working nurses to keep up to date through nursing continuing education courses, certification in specialty fields such as legal nurse consulting, case management, and forensic nursing, and to obtain a convenient accelerated online nursing degree.

Today's nurses are able to advance from LPN all the way through Master's in Nursing degrees entirely online. Reshape your nursing career while you work and let your employer's tuition assistance plans help with the cost. Nurses wanting to move into nursing management or health care administration can earn MSN degrees online, Master's in Public Health, and even an MBA in Health Care Management from the comfort of home. How cool is that?


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