Are you the friend who will not faint at the sight of blood or barf? If so, and you also have nocturnal tendencies, you may consider a career in the healthcare field as a registered nurse. Nurses are almost always in demand. In fact, registered nurses were the largest occupation in 2003, and positions have been projected to increase 27% between 2003 and 2013. A career as an RN provides job security in today’s unpredictable market. However, you have to be prepared to work long shifts and odd hours depending on your position. There are multiple specializations as a nurse including pediatric, labor and delivery, and trauma just to name a few.
My mother, Joy Scoggins, worked as a nurse for years before retiring to become a full-time Mom. She started out working in a doctor’s office before transitioning to labor and delivery. This was her favorite position because to her “the miracle of birth is so exciting”. Needless to say, Joy uses her skills as a nurse in mother hood as well. I remember her rushing to bandage up every scraped knee when we fell off our bikes and calling the doctor when we were sick suggesting what medicines we needed. For her, her career and family intertwined, she loved helping others be healthy and she wanted us to be in perfect health. Making a difference each day in her career was the most rewarding, and she’s definitely made a difference in the lives of her family.
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"Quick Facts on Registered Nurses." Women’s Bureau. United States Department of Labor. Web. 10 May 2013. <http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/Qf-nursing.htm>.