Choosing a career can be challenging. Many people are drawn to careers in healthcare because they want to help others. A career in nursing provides the opportunity to help others, but it offers several other important advantages, too.
Where do nurses work? The first answer that comes to mind for many people is that nurses work in hospitals, but nurses can work in many other settings, as well. The list includes private practices, public health agencies, primary care clinics, home health care, outpatient surgicenters, health maintenance organizations, nursing homes, schools, mental health agencies, hospices, the military, or as teachers in colleges or universities.
Just as nurses have options about where to work, they also have options about the type of work. Many nurses…specialize and work with patients who have a certain health condition like cancer or diabetes. They can also specialize by body part. For instance, there are dermatology nurses and cardiovascular nurses, among others. RNs can also specialize by people group (like newborn babies)….
No matter where they work or what type of work they do, nurses can help people. Nursing is a career filled with endless personal and professional rewards. [To] choose nursing [is to choose to help] others, using skills that blend scientific knowledge with compassion and caring. There are few professions that offer such a rewarding combination of high tech and high touch. Even when nurses have challenging days, they know that they have helped people and made a difference in their lives.
Nurses learn how to address a wide variety of issues, and they put their education and skills to work every day. [They] are trusted with lives, with confidential information, and [they] have the important task of watching over the life of the patient in [their] care. No other career holds this amount of responsibility. This level of trust and responsibility can be very important to job satisfaction because it gives nurses the knowledge that even their everyday tasks can have a tremendous impact on their patients’ lives.
Salary and Benefits
Nursing is an important job, and it’s important that salaries reflect their impact. Nurses make excellent wages, and those salaries go even higher for experienced and more specialized nurses. In addition, nurses can find career options no matter where they want to live. If a nurse is married and the spouse is transferred for work, the nurse won’t have to worry about finding nursing work in the new community.
Many nurses enjoy flexibility in their work schedules, and this can be another important benefit. Nurses can work days, evenings, or nights, and some work three 12-hour shifts and have four days a week off. Some professionals are part-time or per-diem nurses. Many nurses like the fact that they can combine a real career with the demands of raising a family.
We Value Nurses
At 365 Healthcare Staffing Services, we specialize in the recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals in per diem, travel, and permanent assignments in healthcare facilities across the country. We know that nurses are very important, and we take great pride in placing them in healthcare facilities where they can provide excellent care. Give us a call at 310.436.3650 today!