Nursing: 3 Reasons Why You Should Become a Nurse


The medical and healthcare industry is vast – and we mean vast. Within the field, there are hundreds of opportunities for student graduates to pursue in the industry alone – especially with the practical skills that Sprott Shaw College equips our students with. You could become a Health Care Assistant, a Medical Office Assistant/Health Unit Clerk, a Medical Transcriptionist, a Licensed Practical Nurse, a Health Care Consultant, or even a Clinical Pharmacy Assistant – the list just keeps going on!

At Sprott Shaw, our Nursing and Health Care Programs can lead you to and prepare you for a career with these meaningful positions, setting you up for a prosperous future.

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As a matter of fact, our Practical Nursing Program is one of the most popular and in high-demand programs at our College. Moreover, we don’t mean to boast, but we are also one of the largest Practical Nursing and Practical Nursing Access trainers in British Columbia.

With how recognized and rewarding a career as a nurse is, why wouldn’t you want to become one?

In the healthcare industry, nurses hold valuable roles and responsibilities as they passionately help and support those who are sick and in need. Plus, nurses get to work directly with patients, allowing them to build an authentic bond and relationship with them. Having the opportunity to work directly with patients instills nurses with the privilege of making an actual difference in the lives of patients – not only are they making a difference, but they are also (quite literally) saving lives every day!

If you still need more reasons on why a career as a nurse is not only valuable, but rewarding, look no further, we’ve got them here.

1. There Is an Ongoing Demand for Nurses in Canada

Appropriate healthcare and staying healthy is something that all humans will always need. The unfortunate reality with our world is that diseases and sickness will always be prevalent – regardless of where you’re located. Because of this, there will always be a demand for those in healthcare who can help patients in need.

Considering the big picture of how critical healthcare is, a career in the field isn’t associated with drastic low seasons in demand. It doesn’t matter what the conditions are or what season it is, there will always be a need for nurses.

Moreover, the demand for nurses is not going to be reduced with the rise of automation and artificial intelligence. In fact, the roles and responsibilities of nurses are multifaceted and too complex to be directly replaced by artificial intelligence, so there will always be a call for human talent.

2. Nursing Is a Trusted and Well-Respected Occupation

Ask anyone: “Who wants a trusted and well-respected career?” and a million hands go up.

Ask anyone: “Who doesn’t want a trusted and well-respected career?” and I don’t think a single hand would go up.

Fortunately, nurses hold a trusted and well-respected role in the industry.

Think about the last time you were in a hospital (if you ever have been). Who was it that made sure you were comfortable in your place and had everything you needed to feel relaxed? Nurses have the esteemed reputation of being friendly and attentive people who can make you feel comfortable and calm in situations where it isn’t always easy – and the hospital is definitely one of those places.

3. Nursing Is a Rewarding Career

The fact is that saving lives and caring for other people is an amazing feeling, unlike any other. When you’re saving lives and making a positive difference, the satisfaction and gratifying feeling you get every day is irreplaceable. Nurses, along with others working in the industry, get to experience this feeling every day.

This case becomes truer and impactful when a heartening bond is built with the patient and they come to trust and confide in you personally – even more reasons to become a nurse!

Become a Nurse at Sprott Shaw College!

Have any of these three reasons enticed you to explore a career as a nurse? If the answer is yes, you can study our Practical Nursing Program to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and initiate your path towards becoming a Registered Nurse (RN).

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