I'm a career switcher. Nursing school
starts within three weeks. My mind suddenly gets a 180 degrees turn. Now I'm getting scared about nursing future and hate to quit my job so much.
I remember five years ago IT was so hot, that many people jumped into it from other fields, starting from 2001, with massive layoffs and job outsourcing, IT new graduates had great difficulty landing a job, even many people who already had been working lost their jobs and had to look for other alternatives. Till today, the job market is still bad.
I'm just scared now I'm going to be like some people in the IT bubble, jump right into the bubble, nursing is now hot. When I graduate from nursing school in two years, the bubble bursts and I would find myself nowhere to go with two years' investments completely lost.
I guess basically my worry is, will there still be a nursing shortage two years later? Yes, population is getting older, but according to statistics, with the influx of immigrants, who are generally young, the average age of population actually goes down. And jobs markets is good now, lots of nurses reach retirement age, but with so many people changing career to nursing fields, with more and more accelerated programs educate fast-tracked nurses, and with so many foreign nurses come to this country, will the shortage last long?
This forum has most people who have been working in nursing field for a long time and know the best about nursing. Maybe any of you can give me some suggestions or confidence, cool my worries. I could not even sleep for days. Any ideas is appreciated.