50 Reasons to become a Nurse
The nurse of the future
Nursing is a career that individuals enter into for many reasons. Some people know from a young age they want to help people and choose nursing as a career pathway for this reason. Whatever the reason there are many additional benefits to becoming a nurse that may keep you working within this profession for longer than you think.
Reasons to become a nurse;
1. Rewarding work – and you get paid for it.
2. Variety – you never need get bored as every day is different.
3. Personal growth – you will learn a lot about yourself in this profession
4. Sense of humour – you need one! There will be plenty of laughs along the way.
5. Compassion – you get to show your nurturing side.
6. Change lives – a small gesture, piece of information can go a long way.
7. Lift morale – though kind words and actions you can help make someone happy.
8. Hope – you can bring hope to some people.
9. Advocacy – you can speak up for those that cannot – patients or colleagues
10. Listening skills – you have them and can let someone be ‘heard’.
11. Travel – virtually anywhere!
12. Free accommodation – with many overseas jobs
13. Salary – it’s not bad and can be excellent with career development
14. Skills – you will have many that can be continually developed.
15. Versatility – you can transfer your skills to many different settings
16. Job security – there will always be a job.
17. Holidays – usually quite generous.
18. Retirement – plans are usually good.
19. Flexible – working hours.
20. Family and friends – you can help them too.
21. Spouse – you may meet your future one.
22. Learning and development – there’s not many jobs that provide the level or variety of training.
23. Teamwork – you will get to work with others and need to work as a team.
24. Time management – you will learn this skill quickly if you want to get home on time.
25. Challenging – it can be and will pull you out of your comfort zone.
26. Change – there’s plenty of it in this profession.
27. Research and Development – always exciting new evidence.
28. Social – there’s usually a good social life if you like?
29. Friends – you will make good friends.
30. Health – you will have a good insight into health and disease.
31. People – you like them.
32. Intellectually challenging – you constantly need to learn new information.
33. Educator – you will be teaching students and patients.
34. Education – you will gain a Bachelor of Science once you become a registered nurse – this is just the start.
35. Worker – you don’t mind a bit of hard work – its makes the time fly.
36. Communication – you skills are finely tuned to deal with all types of people.
37. Blood – you don’t mind the site of blood.
38. Role model – you will be one for students and patients – be proud to be a nurse.
39. Visa – nursing opens the door to work or live in many different countries.
40. Age – there’s a nursing role for most ages.
41. Non-judgemental – you should be.
42. Diversity – nursing encourages acceptance and respect of all individuals
43. Physical endurance – you have enough to keep you going the shift
44. Emotional endurance – you need it in difficult situations – it comes with experience.
45. Positive attitude – you have one – it will help up lift your patients.
46. Patience – you will need plenty of this.
47. Exercise – if you’re on the wards or in the community you’ll get plenty.
48. Uniform – saves expenditure on clothes.
49. Motivation and enthusiasm – keeps the work interesting and open to opportunity.
50. Love for life – it helps you to appreciate what you have.
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Nursing is a dynamic and exciting career, offering many exciting options for the motivated and enthusiastic nurse.