Nearly one-third of new nurses are leaving the profession after only a few years and many seasoned nurses are considering leaving the profession. I believe one reason is that we only learn about clinical nursing in school, so we are not aware of all of the other possibilities that are out there for us.
I understand feeling hopeless with my job and the outlook, but luckily? I didn’t have a choice, I had to make it work and I did. And now I LOVE nursing and I want you to love nursing also.
So what do I love about nursing? In this episode, we will look at 5 reasons why nursing is a great profession.
5 of the many reasons nursing makes an excellent profession
- The flexibility of area of specialty
- Geographically, Nurses are needed everywhere
- Flexibility with schedule
- Respected profession
- Clinical nursing is only the tip of the iceberg!
Now more than ever the opportunities are huge! Just a few of the non-clinical areas you can work in include
- Utilization Management
- Case Management
- Health Coach
- Nurse Navigator
- Patient Advocate
- Medical Device Rep
- Computer training such as EPIC
- Healthcare Writer
- Medical Insurance Policy Education and Sales
- Legal Nurse Consulting
- Lactation Consultant
- Clinical Research
- Tech companies and startups
- Nurse Entrepreneurs
Nursing is a Career, not a job. So start thinking of it that way.
The first step is to open your mind to all of the possibilities. We are going to share numerous possibilities with you, so be sure to HIT SUBSCRIBE so you never miss an episode.