Written by Ashley White
If you’re looking for a new career and enjoy helping people with their health in a hands on way, if you’re passionate about closing the health care gap… nursing may be a good fit. What’s more, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing MSN (Entry into Nursing) program has had students from all sorts of careers — students who started in business and finance, politics, even Cirque du Soleil.
Here are some reasons to make the change.
Nurses are in demand
Thanks to an ongoing nursing shortage, registered nurses will always have a job. In fact, about 50 percent of MSN (Entry Into Nursing) students typically have a job before graduation. Job opportunities for RNs are growing faster than average according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the career outlook for advanced practice nurses is expected to grow 45 percent by 2029.
Become a registered nurse and you are in position for unlimited opportunities. While many nurses begin at the bedside, many continue on to become a nurse manager or nurse administrator, or into advanced practice nursing options, like nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or nurse anesthetist. Advanced practice nursing tracks are consistently listed among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Jobs.”
- Nurse Practitioner, one of the top 10 “Best Jobs” 5 of the last 6 years
- How to Become a Nurse Anesthetist
See where Hopkins Nurses ended up in the Anatomy of a Hopkins Nurse
We value what you bring to the table
Regardless of your background, even if you have no health care experience at all, the unique skills you earned through your education and current career will be invaluable in the nursing field. Nurses with a variety of perspectives improve the diversity of the nursing field and improve the accessibility of health care locally and globally.
Nurses have been ranked the No. 1 most trusted profession for the 19th year in a row. And we’re in the midst of a global pandemic with a huge health care gap. If health care is right for you, now is the time to step up. Remember, we are all in this together.
- What to Expect at Each Stage of the MSN (Entry Into Nursing) Application Process
- Virtual Visits: Making the Most Out of Our Reality
- Admissions Talks: What Does “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Mean to Admissions?
- 6 Reasons There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Nurse
- Take the Leap into Nursing!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ASHLEY WHITE
Ashley White is Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Contact her at 410-955-7791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.