Why is Nursing a Good Career?
Since I became a Certified Nurse Aid (CNA), I kept asking myself if I had chosen a good career. After taking care of one of my patients named Maria, I felt in my heart that a least I was going to be doing something that would make me feel good about. Maria loved to sing and tell jokes I remember a lot of times when she made me laugh. Sadly Maria had Alzheimer’s disease and she couldn’t perform a lot tasks by herself. She needed supervision to do everything: to get fed, to take a shower, to go to bed. And today I can say that I had a great experience on the three months that I took care of her at the Nursing Home, and sometimes I wonder how she’s doing. Therefore, nursing has been one of the most valuable and rewarding careers for decades and data indicates that it will continue to be in high demand for decades to come. The population is living longer because of the medical advances so there are many more senior citizens now than few years ago. These seniors need more medical care so more and more nurses will be needed to help provide the special care that they need. As the Baby Boomers begin to retire, a large portion of the nursing workforce will retire with them and this is going to increase the demand for nurses even more. As people have babies and raise families, every child will have to see a nurse dozens of times before they reach the age of 18. These children are going to need shots and check-ups and the nurses take on a majority of this work. Children and teenagers are also more prone to injuries such as broken bones and scrapes and usually will need to be treated a few times for mild illnesses and infections. Unfortunately, according to the “American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) studies shows that, the United States is projecting to have a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) and because of that they are working with schools, policy makers, kindred organizations, and the...
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