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Is 2022 a good time to enter the nursing profession?


January 18th, 2022

It’s always a good time to enter the nursing profession provided that you go in with realistic expectations and for the right reasons. Nursing is a caring profession and if it is your heart’s desire to care for others even under difficult circumstances then go right ahead. Yes, the profession is undergoing significant upheavals but that’s the nature of the profession. Florence Nightingale did not have it easy when she cared for soldiers during the Crimean war. She and the other early nurse pioneers had to care for patients with way less than what we have at our disposal. The pandemic has thrown a wrench in an already unstable situation but things will level off. Covid will be eventually controlled and some sense of normalcy returned. There is a worldwide shortage of Nurses, this is not only a problem in the USA. So look at it this way, with your Nursing Degree the world can be your oyster! You get to select where you live and work. Not all facilities are high pressured. Nurses can work in hospitality, travel, education , long term care, rehabilitation, private settings and myriad other places. I have worked in LTC with responsibility for up to 40 patients. There were days when things were non-stop and then easy days. Just be bold and jump on in if this profession is what you believe will give you fulfillment!

January 18th, 2022

No, run now while you can 😂 while there’s still life left in you! Unless you want to chose a profession that continues to suck the life out of you, miss out on holidays and important family/friend events, hardly get sleep, and be on call on days that you are off and likely get called in, work 50+ hours a week…. It’s awful right now. You no longer can “enjoy” being a nurse. It’s short staffed and unsafe working conditions with lack of resources and supplies. You don’t feel good about the care you are providing because you simply don’t have the physical or mental strength or time to provide quality care. Just run now… choose another career!

January 21st, 2022

Anytime is good to enter into healthcare, you don’t have to work bedside if it doesn’t suit you, there are dozens of options out there. Further your studies to become an NP if you want to work on the medical side of things.

January 24th, 2022

Really think about how you feel about the profession. Write a list of pros and cons. Think about your longterm goal and why nursing is the profession you desire to be in. There’s SO MUCH sacrificing in the nursing and it doesn’t stop in school it continues for the remainder of your career. Maybe consider getting your CNA to get a feel for the floor. It’s less of a tuition expense and financial aid covers the cost. Apply to agencies and hospital jobs, you’ll be making $18-30+ depending on experience and where you apply. At least you’ll have a substantial income until you make the decision on if you want to continue in nursing. Good luck! :)

January 20th, 2022

Nursing profession is always the best profession to be in. you have so many avenues to choose from with the one degree in your hand. You will
Never get bored in your carrier!
Run for it!

March 12th, 2022

Become a nurse if your heart is really in the right place. Everyone has given you good ideas and reality. I have 3 daughters and they are all nurses. One day you can have that good really high feeling and the next day you feel like a piece of shit on the ground that everyone has stomped in. Then you have a day when your verbally and physically abused by a patient hum...........Your manager is yelling at you because of a policy change you have to read and signed but don't have the time. Then you are asked a million times can you work this weekend, I have no one. Let's not forget your lunch break. Okay, I am laughing now. You are constantly told if you don't get a lunch break make sure you document it so you can be paid. Now when you do document it your told I can't keep paying you overtime, take a break. A lunch break should be taken between 11am-2pm for a 12 hr shift, not at 6pm when you're getting ready to go home. So, I count that as "no break" I shouldn't have to eat my lunch at the end of shift. So now you have everyone's thoughts and ideas. I am sure there is more but whatever you decided to do good luck.

May 2nd, 2022

No time is a hood time to enter into nursing profession because professors are goingbto make it no matter what time and place.

March 17th, 2022

I’m already a nurse!

January 28th, 2022

Well, we really need nurses now more than ever. You will always have job security. But it can be incredibly thankless, and very easy to burn out especially with Covid. You definitely need to have a strong passion and drive to want to sacrifice a whole lot of yourself for the sake of others.

January 24th, 2022

There is a green need for dedicated nurses right now. It isn’t easy but we need to be strong or the government will change the laws and make others with less education able to do our jobs

March 30th, 2022

Yes , it is , Nursing profession has become much easier to pass the Board exámenes, Nurses are well paid better than years ago , Nurses are needed more than ever . In the 80 year to become a Nurse was not easy .to pass the Board Examen was a
Book with 200 questions if I remember 😯 Lucky me
I did at first time , I could not believe it! Many Nurse
Did not passed , Now it is good for you go for it ..,
You will not regret ..

March 19th, 2022

No

March 11th, 2022

No! Your overworked, under paid, under staffed constantly. You hold every title under the sun for your pt yet you will still be mentally and physically abused by them and their family members. Management will always find new rules to follow that are impossible to actually do. I wouldn’t recommend going into nursing. There are many more fields that pay way better and are less stressful.