What Do You Think of the Nursing Course Today?

@mjmlagat (3171)
Philippines
October 31, 2008 11:35am CST
Knowing the economic turmoil the USA is undergoing presently, do you think it is still good for our teens to take up nursing course in college? This has been the most popular course ever, well for me (here in the Philippines) because we have been the 'exporter' of nurses in the place, but how about these days, is the course still applicable and in demand in the future? Please share your opinions because my girl will soon be graduating from high school and is planning to take up the course. Thanks in advance.
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@Hatley (164345)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
mjmlagat hi I am not quite understanding what our economic' problems here in the US have to do with your teens taking nursing courses in college. but yes the nursing field is always a good field to get into. All hospitals are always crying for moregood nurses. And to me its one of the most fulfulling careers a woman could get into. But you do need a certain amount of sympathy towards the ill to become a really good nurse.Not all girls will really qualify for this as it entails the good, the bad, and the ugly. Patients are sick and sometime Sick means having diarrhea, vomiting,being cranky and irritable,and not easy to take care of. A faint hearted young girl will not measure up at all. You must really care that you are helping others, not get sick youself if your patient is vomiting. lol lol lol
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
1 Nov 08
Okay Hatley, Thanks for the response! Happy Halloween!
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Well you know what they say "A lot of businesses can come and go and people learn to cope with them gone but healthcare will always be there and the demand will be for workers in the field." The need is always going to be there. People cannot control being sick. I think it is an excellent and the most promising field for young people to enter into. Can you tell I have been in the medical field for a while! LOL There are just so many options available that it is a wide open field for them!
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
1 Nov 08
Hi there! I'm happy about the positivity of your opinion in the nursing career. Thanks for the enlightenment and mostly, thanks for the response! Happy Halloween!
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I've been a nurse since 1969. One thing about this profession is that there is always an availability of jobs! In this day and age I can think of no better 'job security' as being assured that there is a job somewhere that pays well. I have never had trouble finding a different workplace with this kind of job. In the U.S. the 'baby boomers' (people that were born after World War II to the early 1950's) are now the aging set. As we all age, there is very much a need for more healthcare personnel. There is always a shortage of nursing staff, and this will become even more so as the baby boomers age and need nursing care. It doesn't matter where you live in the world, there will always be a need for good qualified nurses. I applaud her for wanting to go into this profession, it is very rewarding in more terms than money. There are many different fields of whatever type of nurse she desires to be (ie: pediatric nurse, geriatrics, hospital, surgical, Dr's office, etc)...the field is always open for more.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
I'm so happy to hear it from you, it's really giving hope to the doubts we have whether we would let our girl take up the course next year, Godwilling. Thanks for sharing your very inspiring response to us. Have a great day always!