Thursday, March 18, 2010

100 Reasons to Become A Nurse

A new post at the Nurse Practitioner Schools Blog lists 100 reasons to become a nurse. While it might not speak to everyone, it's a thought-provoking and interesting list well worth perusing.

A few questions I have about the list are as follows:

Why do writers and bloggers and magazines continue to use those old-fashioned images of nurses in little white caps in order to erroneously represent the image of the modern nurse?

The assertion that every nurse is guaranteed a job is somewhat misleading. Hiring freezes and stifled budgets are not necessarily making finding a job easy for everyone. Nursing is somewhat recession proof, but mandatory overtime and higher nurse-patient rations can be the result of staffing cuts.

No matter my questions, the list may stimulate some to consider nursing as a career option. For others, it may confirm a career choice or inspire an interest in an online nursing program. And for still others, it may send them running in the opposite direction!

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