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Benefits of a Nursing School

The road to becoming a nurse may be a difficult one, but the rewards and benefits that come with the career can surpass the difficulties. Both the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Nurses Association cite a significant number of benefits available to those in the nursing profession and offer many reasons why becoming a nurse is a wise career move.

Great benefits after graduation school:

Job Security

Despite being laid off from an inpatient staff nursing position once in the late 1990’s, I have always had options for employment. Even during the recession, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an increase in health care jobs. By 2021, more than 710,000 nursing positions will be created. Nurses are in high need, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.

Flexibility

The nature of nursing care is that it is needed all the time, and everywhere. As a result, you can opt to work full time, part time or per diem on day, evening or night shifts. You can work in rural or urban settings, inpatient, outpatient, in a home setting, in a school, in a law office, in a research setting—the prospects are endless.

Options

As an RN, I have worked as an inpatient nurse, an outpatient nurse, in a law office, for a medical device company, and have even been self employed. Very few professions offer the plethora of career choices that nursing offers. In addition to the various specialties you can choose from, nurses fulfill a variety of roles within each specialty. Experienced nurses are in high demand in many non-traditional settings as well. In nursing, it’s possible to explore other options without jeopardizing your career progression.


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