It’s often said Nursing is part science and part art. Certainly nurses today need to utilize new technology while caring for patients with a variety of health issues and they must be dedicated to providing the highest quality care to those in need. But the profession also offers its rewards – such as being in a position to render aid that helps patients live fuller, healthier lives.
What is it that attracts people to Nursing? Usually, a number of things…from making a difference to earning both widespread respect and a good salary. the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports registered nurses can earn a very decent salary and forecasts the healthcare industry will, on average, need nearly 44,000 new nurses each year through 2026.
We asked several Fortis Nursing graduates what they love most about the profession and, as you might suspect, each had a very personal and compelling reason for joining the ranks of nursing. For example, one said it fulfilled a life-long dream to enter a profession in which she could do exactly what she was meant to do. Another pointed to the opportunity nursing affords to be a big part of a surrogate family by taking care of people who have no other family members around who can care for them.
Others say they’ve always wanted to be able to do something that helps others – criteria that nursing certainly meets, or just to be around other people and be able to provide care to them during a time of need. One even views nursing as a path to “saving the world” by bringing healthcare, one patient at a time, to communities and people who otherwise would have no medical assistance. A big goal, but one she sees as “doable” as a nurse.
Visit the Fortis YouTube link on nursing to hear their stories in their own words.
Nursing often can be a chaotic, fast-pace environment, but it’s also very rewarding. No doubt about it – it takes a special kind of person to be a nurse. But, if you’re one of those special people, Fortis Colleges and Institutes offer one of the nation’s largest nursing education and training networks. Fortis schools can provide the education and skills to help you excel in the profession.
To learn more about Fortis nursing options and the campuses nearest to you offering nursing programs, visit our Nursing program page today!