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Is Nursing For Me?

Some people just aren't interested in having a desk job. Working in an office with little interaction with others and doing work that does not help you reach your full potential doesn't lead to a satisfying career. If you are looking for a challenging career that fulfills your need to be compassionate and care for others, nursing might be the right choice for you. While a career in nursing is demanding, it is also rewarding in both a professional and personal way.

Nursing makes up the biggest part of the healthcare industry, yet the United States Labor Bureau predicts that by the year 2020, we will have a nursing shortage due to the aging Baby Boomer population. The need for nurses in the healthcare industry is higher now than ever, and that is where your skills and abilities can make a difference helping others.

Nurses help monitor their patients but they also bring hope and comfort in life changing situations. When a patient is dealing with illness, birth, or even death, nurses are sure to be there and help them and their families get through those difficult situations.

So What Does it Take to Become a Nurse?

There are many skills and abilities needed to be a good nurse. To better help your patients you will need to have scientific and medical knowledge, yet be sensitive to your patient's social, psychological, and overall wellbeing. Active listening, critical thinking, time management, service orientation, monitoring, social perceptiveness, and writing are just some of the skills you will develop in preparation for becoming a nurse.
This may sound like a lot to handle, but these skills are learned and practiced in Marian College's programs and further developed throughout your clinicals. With the right attitude, a willingness to learn, and a strong foundation of the scientific and medical knowledge, you can become a great nurse!

At Marian, we know that the key to success in school and in the medical field is having a solid support system. Our students receive the individual care and attention that allows them to enter the field feeling prepared and confident in their abilities. Our instructors and staff are passionate about nursing and strive to impart a wealth of knowledge and experience onto our students.

For a career that is exciting, presents new challenges every day, and satisfies your need to help others, start your path towards becoming a great nurse today! Learn more about Marian's programs and the educational experience that will prepare you for the career of a lifetime.

Career Fact

Employment of nurses is expected to grow by 21 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for healthcare services.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics