Why Become a Nurse?

Utica College ABSN student in simulation lab.

There are several reasons as to why you should become a nurse. Not only is it a rewarding career with diverse job opportunities, it is a profession that is expected to be in high demand for decades to come. Nursing also ranks at the top of the annual Gallop poll for being the most honest and ethical profession.

Rewarding Career

A nursing career is rewarding for a number of reasons, from the fulfillment that comes with caring for others to the satisfying income. In fact, the ongoing nursing shortage is creating significant earning potential and career growth, especially for individuals with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Diverse Opportunities

With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you have the opportunity to pursue a nursing career in an inpatient or outpatient setting. No longer are you limited to working in a hospital, you can spend your days caring for others at one of the following:

  • Urgent care clinics
  • Corporate clinics
  • Private practice offices
  • Military facilities
  • Outpatient surgical centers
  • School systems

It has also become more commonplace for bachelor degree holders to pursue alternative nursing careers that include working as a healthcare educator, medical sales representative, nursing informatics analyst, academic nurse writer, and legal nurse consultant.

Job Security

Nurses are in high demand all over the country. According to the United States Registered Nurse Workforce Report Card and Shortage Forecast, the large percentage of the population that is soon to be age 65 and older is leading significantly to a nursing shortage. And, as a result, nurses are in highest demand.

Top reasons nurses are in demand:

  • Improved access to healthcare insurance
  • Increased focus on preventive healthcare
  • A growing number of people suffering from chronic conditions
  • Baby-boomers living longer and requiring additional medical services

Contact us to learn more about why you should become a nurse.

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