Living Life as a Caregiver: Choosing a Nursing Career
“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” ― Alain de Botton
Choosing a Career in Health and Caregiving
"I chose nursing as a career because I love learning new things. As a nurse, I am always challenging myself to keep current on medical trends and training so that I can provide the best care to my patients. Every day as a nurse, I learn something new from my colleagues and patients, which inspires me to explore a deeper knowledge of the techniques and procedures I use." - The Balance Careers
"Nurses, very literally, make a huge difference. They save lives every day. Taking care of the most vulnerable people in our society, often going above and beyond to ensure patients have the best care possible." - Career Alley
According to Fortis: Here are three things to consider before choosing a nursing career:
The course of study: Think about what type of nursing you would like to study. If you want to specialize in a particular area, find out which courses would be most helpful to you. Think about your long term goals and plan ahead for them.
According to Nightingale College: Nursing Home Staff Nurse
Nursing home care requires independent thinking and good assessment skills since doctors may not always be physically present. The daily responsibilities of nursing home staff may include administering medication, helping patients with special needs eat, bathe, dress, and use the bathroom. RNs often supervise staff who perform basic patient care.
Communication with patients who have lost the ability to communicate illness or accident may pose a challenge, therefore patience and compassion are essential qualities for a nurse working in a care home.
According to Caregiver Direct: Home Health Aide
A home health aide is a compassionate person looking to make a difference in their community. They enable clients to stay in their homes by providing companion support and caring assistance for seniors to allow them to stay in their homes safely, with their friends and family.
Being a Home Health Aide is a great way to start a career in nursing and health.