Nursing school is one of the most exciting, difficult, and stressful times in a nurses life. On the one hand you are totally excited to be accepted into a nursing program and are eager to learn. On the other hand, there are times when you aren’t even sure why you wanted to be a nurse to begin with and you feel like you’re just treading water. The highs and lows of nursing school are epic and no one enjoys every aspect of it.
Earning a graduate degree in nursing, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an excellent decision for your career. Having a nursing graduate degree allows you to advance in the rapidly growing field of advanced practice nursing. How fast is nursing growing? According to a recent Georgetown University study, the unemployment rate in nursing overall is just 4.8%. And, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for nursing will be a huge 26% by 2020.
of course I am tired I am a nursing StudentWhen I entered nursing school I knew very few people who were nurses. I questioned everyone that I thought might know anything about nursing on what I needed to know to do well in nursing school. Honestly I was given very little practical advice. But I don’t think it was the fault of the people I asked. I honestly think that many in nursing school struggle to make it through and wipe many of those memories from their brain. But I’m a firm believer that the nursing school experience doesn’t have to be a terrible one. And even though it’s going to be hard, you will be tired, and you’re probably not going to have a great social life, you can make it through nursing school while enjoying the experience (or at least not completely hating it!).
There any many celebrations and occasions that justify having an awesome nurse cake. Here are just a few:
Getting accepted into Nursing School
Graduating from Nursing School
Getting your first nursing job
Getting a promotion into a administrative nursing job
Coming off a 5 day stretch of 12 hours shifts
Okay… so the last one may have been a little much, but there are still plenty of awesome reasons to have a nurse themed cake.
Check out these awesome Nurse and medical themed cakes found on Pinterest.
Have you ever wanted to use your nursing degree to make a bigger difference in the world? Taking care of patients at the bedside is vital and it’s improving the world one life at a time, but what if you could improve the world in a different way? What if you could use your nursing background to improve nursing research through research nursing?
While it seems that hospitals and health care centers should have an excess of nurses when other jobs are scarce, as with many things, the nursing shortage question involves more than meets the eye. So while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that demand for nurses will grow by 26 percent between now and 2020 — translating into 1.2 million new jobs — that doesn’t necessarily mean that the unemployment problem is solved.
Nursing is very rewarding to most of us, but it’s good fun to laugh at a few nursing related jokes that are on the cynical side.
Besides, who there isn’t near enough nurse humor on the internet and there certainly aren’t enough funny nurse videos.