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what is it like being a nurse ?

what kind of benefits do i get from being a nurse

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Bailey’s Answer

Besides helping people, I was drawn to nursing due to the work schedule. I can work weekdays, weekends, nights, or days. Depending on where you work, the schedule changes. A nurse can work 3 days with 12hr shifts, 4 days with 10hr shift, or 5 days 8hr shift. You can also be on-call or pick up extra shifts. I was really drawn to the flexibility of the schedule because I knew I wanted to have a family. When picking a career, also think about work-life balance. What is important to you outside of work?
Thank you comment icon What's important to me outside of work? is family and having free time like going out and sleeping. Also, i want to be a lash tech so ill be working on that too. tyteyona
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Chelsea’s Answer

I am so glad I chose nursing! There are so many routes you can take such as inpatient, outpatient specialties, school nurse, travel nurse, primary care, aesthetics, legal consulting, and more. I knew I loved pediatrics so I stuck with that for 7 years and became a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I agree with Bailey that the schedule is a huge benefit. I could go on a week long vacation without taking any PTO when I worked 12 hour shifts! Another benefit is that typically, you don't get bored. No day is exactly the same as the last because you have different patients to care for with different diseases.
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Baljit’s Answer

Hi Tyteyona,
There are many benefits with choosing nursing as a career. Theres the satisfaction that you are helping others in their time of need. The hours are negotiable, usually. The education doesn't take forever to complete. There are many nursing courses and RN courses that you can take, as well as different types of nursing degrees. The pay is also good. You are also in the field of gaining experiences for everyday life that occurs. There are many avenues for you take as a nurse too such as nurse practitioner, RN, medical billing, administration and so on. Its definitely rewarding as one of those careers that will not fade away.
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Dana’s Answer

I love there is always more to learn. Each days brings new experiences, new opportunities and new challenges. There are many benefits as Chelsea mentioned, financially speaking the money is good. Hours are plentiful, schedules are mostly flexible. Many nurses choose thier own schedule.
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