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  1. If you are reading this article, then likely you have come to the same decision or are thinking about it. We each have a story or background as to how we came to make this life-altering leap into the sexy and emotionally fulfilling field of nursing right? (Teehee, that's a whole nother article!) Books, television shows, and movies like to portray nurses as being born knowing that this was our lifelong goal. While this may be true for some of us, how did the rest of us come to choose a career in nursing? In late August 2017, allnurses.com released a survey that ran through September to determine what factors students consider when selecting a school. One of the questions asked nurses and student nurses, "Why did you choose nursing?". The survey, which is set to release soon, had over 1500 participants. The responses varied greatly; some were light-hearted answers (like the "sexy" comment, wearing scrubs, or liking all things gruesome); some practical, "it's what my parents would pay for"; some well thought out, "hours, schedule and pay", and some people were just plain "born to do this". There were a number of similar and common threads woven through the survey responses. Nursing has ranked #1 as the most trusted profession for at least 15 years in a row in Gallup Polls. Job security, flexibility, and pay were a deciding factor for many choosing nursing as a career. No matter sick or well, people will always be in need of healthcare. Nursing was a popular second career choice as reported in the survey results, either from a non-healthcare profession or from many who were non-nursing healthcare professionals. They reported wanting to have more direct contact and connection with patients, many stating that they feel drawn to care for those in need, not to "sit behind a desk". The career opened up possibilities to work schedules so they could care for aging loved ones or children. For many it was a better, more stable paycheck offering sick and vacation time and better healthcare for themselves and their loved ones. Nursing also offered the ability to advance within the career itself and further their education toward ultimate life goals. The "calling", or desire to care for people in a time of crisis or at their weakest, seems to be a strong pull toward nursing as a career. Several answers reflected "always having known that nursing was a calling", or that their "personality and heart guided them" toward this career. There were many replies that the "science" that nursing encompasses was the appeal. Anatomy, physiology, how the body responds to pharmacologic interventions, the technology of caring for the body systems was another popular response. The ability to think critically and quickly and to work with a team of like-minded professionals was a draw. Some answered that they loved the rush of emergent care, or on the flip side, the pace and attention to dying hospice patients and their loved ones. A large number of participants were inspired by a family member (s). Some had family members that were in the healthcare profession and through watching, listening, or living with someone who is a nurse, they felt compelled to go on to nursing school themselves. Experiencing healthcare from the opposite side of the bed was another influence that a family had on many. For some being the patient and "living through" the healthcare continuum was the guide toward wanting to make a difference in the life of others. As we all have come into the "wonderful world of nursing" for our various reasons, decisions, or life events it is clear that the survey has captured the uniqueness that each of us brings to the care of our patients and the advancement of our profession. Our passions, skills, and differences will ultimately keep nursing innovative and cutting edge while maintaining the very core of our career of care and compassion for others. Keep your eyes open and watch for the complete results from the 2017 Student Survey to be posted soon. You will find out what students think are the most important factors to consider when searching for a nursing school. The interactive images will allow you to customize your view and discover how variables such as age, location, current level of educational standing, and degree program enrolled in can affect one's priorities. More 2017 Student Survey Articles... 2017 Student Survey: Demographics 2017 Student Survey: School Profiles 2017 Student Survey: What Students Really Want From Nursing School
  2. You have decided you want to become a nurse, and now you have decisions to make. Deciding which nursing school is a very important decision and one that should be made with careful consideration of many factors. The 2017 allnurses Student Survey provided a lot of great information. We have our almost 1,500 respondents to thank for providing data by answering questions in the 10-minute online survey. More 2017 Student Survey Articles... 2017 Student Survey: Why Did You Choose Nursing 2017 Student Survey: Demographics 2017 Student Survey: School Profiles Now we are ready for Part 4 which focuses on What Students Really Want. There are many well-known college guides that rate schools based on factors they feel are important. The survey asked respondents to rate which factors were important to them in influencing their decision in choosing a school. Students could rate 39 factors. They were then asked to select 5 that were the "most important" from the list. There are many lists by companies in the business of ranking colleges. These have some value as a resource to use in your selection process, but you will have to decide what's most important for you. National college rankings did not even make the list in some age and education levels brackets of those selected as most important while Academic Reputation ranked 6th overall as one of the most important factors to consider. Some of the results you see may surprise you. Once again, using the interactive charts, you will see that priorities differ based on age, level of education and degree program pursuing. Priorities are not a one-size-fits-all and neither is the selection of what school to attend. Add the results of this survey to your list of resources to use when making this important decision. Post your input below if you have other insights that helped you select a school. We hope this has been helpful. We wish you well in your career as a nurse.
  3. tnbutterfly - Mary

    2017 Student Survey: Demographics

    Over a five-week period of time in the fall of 2017, allnurses members and readers who are future, current, or past students were invited via the allnurses website, newsletters, emails and Facebook to participate in a 10-minute online survey about important factors to consider when selecting a nursing school. Participants answered 29 questions about their age, their school, current educational standing, scholarship availability, school facilities, faculty, tuition, factors they consider most important when selecting a school, etc. In the first survey results article, we shared some of the responses to the question "Why did you choose nursing? As we all have come into the "wonderful world of nursing" for our various reasons, decisions, or life events it is clear that the survey has captured the uniqueness that each of us brings to the care of our patients and the advancement of our profession. Our passions, skills, and differences will ultimately keep nursing innovative and cutting edge while maintaining the very core of our career of care and compassion for others. This second article will focus on the uniqueness of each participant. We will look at various demographic profiles and trends. The interactive images below will allow you to customize your search and discover how various variables such as age, educational level, degree program enrolled in, geographic location and full- or part-time status may affect one's order of priorities when selecting a nursing school. As you can see, the largest number of respondents (25.97%) fall into the 21 - 29 age bracket. You can change the "What is your Age" Filter at the top of the page to see the stats for that particular age group. Of that age bracket, 34.6% are undergrad students and 8.6% are nursing grad students while 43.28% are not currently enrolled in a nursing program but 51.81% are considering nursing school. In comparison participants in the 40 - 49 age bracket have slightly different stats. 23.68% are undergraduate nursing students and 13.85% are grad students. 50.87% are not currently enrolled in a nursing program. Please share your comments and insights about trends you see. As more results are released, you can see how these demographics can affect how one prioritizes factors when selecting a school.The next article will go focus on school profiles; location, tuition costs, scholarship opportunities, student experiences... More 2017 Student Survey Articles... 2017 Student Survey: Why Did You Choose Nursing? 2017 Student Survey: School Profiles 2017 Student Survey: What Students Really Want From Nursing School
  4. tnbutterfly - Mary

    2017 Student Survey: School Profiles

    In the fall of 2017 over a 5-week period of time, allnurses members and readers who are future, current, or past students were invited to participate in a 10-minute online survey about important factors to consider when selecting a nursing school. Participants answered 29 questions about their age, school, current educational standing, scholarship availability, school facilities, faculty, tuition, factors they consider most important when selecting a school, etc. In the first survey results article, we shared some of the responses to the question "Why did you choose nursing?" The second article focused on the participants.... What Students Want from Nursing School - demographic profiles, trends, and how variables can affect one's priorities when selecting a nursing school. In this third article, we will look the school profiles: location, tuitions costs, scholarship opportunities, student experiences... These may indicate what schools think students are searching for in a nursing school. You will be able to use the interactive images below to customize your search. Although 43% of the participants are not currently enrolled in a nursing program, they can still offer important input about their nursing school experience. 18.2% of participants are currently enrolled in an ADN/ASN/AAS program, closely followed by 14.6% enrolled in a BSN program. In our 2017 Salary Survey which provided data from more than 18,000 nurses, we found the distribution of current nurses was 39.31% BSN and 37.39% ADN, ASN. Still very close. 57.77% of the participants attend on-campus classes with 26.20% attending online and 16% hybrid classes. This is not surprising since the majority of enrolled participants are undergrads. When filters are changed to grad students only, 67% of those participants attend online classes, which shows the value of online classes. Does the type of degree program, age, or educational standing affect one's view of their personal college/university experience? You can see the wide range of tuition costs. Do you see any relation between tuition and school location? Change the filters and post below if you find any trending information. More 2017 Student Survey Articles... 2017 Student Survey: Why Did You Choose Nursing? 2017 Student Survey: Demographics 2017 Student Survey: What Students Really Want From Nursing School
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