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5 Reasons to Become a Practical Nurse


A practical nurse is someone who takes care of others, assists doctors and registered nurses and works in a variety of hospitals, clinics and residential environments.

Here are 5 reasons to become a Practical Nurse:

  • Flexible scheduling; hospitals, care homes, or in-home care will allow you to work various shifts from early mornings and late evenings.
  • Nursing offers a steady income because of the demand for nurses
  • Different specialties allow you to work in various departments such as; psychiatric, surgery, hospice and home health
  • It is a hands-on career where you get to display your knowledge and develop your skills
  • Opportunities for advancement; nursing provides a lot of training so you can gain the experience you need to maybe consider going back to school to become an RN one day

If you are someone who is patient, wants to help others and enjoys the reward of watching a patient’s progress, then consider a career in Practical Nursing! Set up an appointment at Sprott Shaw College today!

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