The challenges affecting nurses and nursing students are unique, but the rewards make them worthwhile. So, are you the type of person who will achieve great things in nursing school and as a nurse?
We’ve put together a few questions to ask yourself before you make the decision to enroll in a nursing program:
- Are you a positive person? Your attitude makes all the difference. From a difficult lab class during nursing school to a long shift at the hospital, your positivity will permeate through everything you do. A negative attitude in nursing school and a nursing career will get you nowhere. Enter the nursing school process full of optimism and remain that way.
- Are you committed to nursing? Nursing school takes a lot of time. Even accelerated nursing programs or online programs require a huge time commitment. Be ready to make nursing school your priority. From hours of reading to clinicals, your devotion to the program you choose and to a nursing career must be strong.
- Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Although nursing pays well, most nurses don’t enter the profession for the money. They become nurses because they want to make a difference. If your will to make a difference in patients’ lives guides you, everything else will easily fall into place.
If you answered yes to the above questions, get back to researching nursing schools! The world needs more nurses, and you’re ready to rise to the challenge.