Why Nursing

Sunday, December 28, 2008

One thing you should know before entering the nursing profession or for that friend of yours, who decided to become a Red Cross nurse after testing her life choices at least twice, is that Nursing has its hazards. Especially in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and clinics, where nurses may care for individuals with infectious diseases. Being able to care for a patient and at the same time acquiring a firm base of scientific knowledge are indispensable elements of a nursing career.

Individuals considering nursing should carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of enrolling in a BSN program, because, if they do, their advancement opportunities usually are broader. This can decrease the amount of mandatory overtime that nurses are required to work. In addition, the number of older people, who are much more likely than younger people to need nursing care, is projected to grow rapidly. For example, employment is expected to grow more slowly in hospitals which comprise health cares largest industry than in most other health care industries. In addition, the financial pressure on hospitals to discharge patients as soon as possible should produce more admissions to nursing care facilities.

In this continually changing environment, it is important to study the trends in nursing jobs in order to determine a successful career path. Emergency, or trauma, nurses work in hospital emergency departments and treat patients with life-threatening conditions caused by accidents, heart attacks, and strokes.

With the help and support of more experienced nurses, nurses participate in the nursing process from the beginning. Their nursing expertise and experience on a health care team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care.