Being a Professional Nurse is Good for Your Health and Bottom Line

Being a Professional Nurse is Good for Your Health and Bottom Line

As a professional nurse, people often ask me why I chose the nursing profession. It's not a simple answer, because there are so many reasons! From the satisfaction of patient care to the endless opportunities for professional development, there are countless reasons why professional nursing is the best job in the world. In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite reasons why I love the nursing practice.

One of the best things about being a registered professional nurse is that you really get to make a difference in people's lives. Every day, you provide services to help patients in some of their most vulnerable moments. Whether it's holding a patient's hand during a procedure, taking their vital signs or simply offering them a listening ear and some words of encouragement, direct patient care plays a vital role in the healing process. And there's no feeling quite like knowing that you've made someone's day just a little bit better.

Another great thing about being a nurse is the career growth potential. While our individual professional development choices may vary, Nurses can specialize in any number of areas. They all start with a basis in health sciences but range from nursing and midwifery research to pediatrics to geriatrics to oncology and more. With there being a shortage of nurses nationally, American nurses travel opportunities to increase their professional development. No matter what your interests are, there's bound to be a nursing specialty that's perfect for you. Not to mention, with further education nurses can become certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or clinical nurse specialists. The possibilities are endless!

Lastly, the world of health care is an extremely rewarding profession both emotionally and financially and there are many online programs that offer nursing education most higher education institutions are recruiting individuals from diverse backgrounds into their nursing programs. Working nurses typically have excellent job security and can earn a comfortable salary. Plus, most hospitals offer great benefits packages that include health insurance and retirement savings plans. And of course, there's the added bonus of getting holiday and summer vacation days off!



So why did I choose to become a nurse? For all of the reasons mentioned above and so many more! Its' not just about taking a patient's vital signs, its about consistent professional conduct and critical thinking that keep us on our feet. Professional nursing is both an art and a calling. If you're considering professional nursing, or if you're already a registered nurse delivering patient care, continue to exhibit professionalism and remind the other registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses or even the nurse leader that we came into the nursing field because we were wired to bring human dignity to deliver the best possible care to the patients we serve. Professional nursing practice plays an important role in public health. Our core values and job duties demand critical thinking and a level of nursing professionalism that must be consistent on a daily basis. Can it be stressful? Absolutely! But it's that same nursing professionalism that runs through our veins and reminds us why we got into the nursing profession. We are wired or called to the nursing profession from birth. And we have all answered the call. or some motivation, I hope this blog post has given you some food for thought. There truly is no other profession like it in the world!

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