HI EVERYONE, IM A 38 YR.OLD MALE I START CLINICALS IN THE FALL. I HAVE BEEN IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY FOR 19 YRS. I HEAR ALOT OF DOOM AND GLOOM FROM PEOPLE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF NURSING. I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A NURSE AND THINK A COULD BE REALLY GOOD AT IT.I GREATLY ADMIRE YOU NURSES FOR ALL YOU DO AND PU UP WITH. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR NEW NURSES COMMING INTO THE FIELD?I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY OPINIONS YOU HAVE.
May 26, '00
Welcome to nursing. There are many people who are coming into nursing as a second career. I read the boards, I am involved in 3 professional organizations so I know there is a future in nursing. The baby boomers are aging and they are going to be expecting to be cared for and there will need to be nurses available. I realize that many nurses do not want to go into LTC, but the geriatric age group will be needing your help. NA
May 28, '00
Despite what you may hear about nursing, or what you may read on the various bulletin boards on this website, I feel nursing is a profession that can offer one many opportunities. As the previous reader pointed out, the "baby boomer" generation is aging and thus there are many opportunities in LTC. However, nurses are needed in all areas of acute care, so use your clinical time in school to try different areas that you may be interested in. I wish you the best of luck as you start your clinicals in the fall!
May 31, '00
I feel that they will always need people who care and who are willing to do the job.It's all about compassion.If you have it and you apply it to your work then you will be a good nurse.
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