Nursing - Everything You Wanted In A Career - And More


Becoming a nurse may be one of the best decisions a person who wants to help others can make. Those who want to go back toschool in a worthwhile profession should know that this industry is expected to expand faster than almost any other field in today's competitive job market. In fact, for a licensed practical nurse, the projected growth throughout the next ten years is 21 percent while the demand for RNs is anticipated to increase 22 percent, making this a profession well worth considering (BLS 2011).

Individuals with no prior work experience in a medical facility do not need to fret - a Practical Nursing degree can prepare anyone to enter this ever-rewarding field with the knowledge needed to succeed. This type of program often allows graduates to work at a number of fast-paced facilities including hospitals, home healthcare agencies, clinics, nursing homes, and even hospice care. Highly qualified instructors will also guide students as they learn the proper ways to care for patients and will be there every step of the way as they become immersed in hands-on and clinical practice. Classes will also prepare individuals for the technical aspects needed during clinical rotations.

So what can one who earns a Pracitical Nursing degree expect once they complete this program? Well, professional responsibilities within this field will likely include taking patient's vital signs, administering shots, and aiding registered nurses and physicians during procedures. Busy individuals will also be happy to learn that earning a Practical Nursing degree only takes about two years to complete and offers just as many real life practice and technical courses needed to excel shortly after graduation.

The best part about earning a Practical Nursing degree? Those who choose to peruse additional education in order to become a registered nurse will soon be equipped with a bevy of knowledge, allowing them to have a head start in landing the job of their dreams. 

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