20 Main Pros And Cons Of Nursing

Many people take up ‘Nursing’ as their career. There are plenty of good reasons why people must take up nursing as a career or a profession. The first and the foremost reasons of choosing as a career choice is does not require much efforts or hard work to study nursing or in order to get through the course.

The reason is that the course does not require you to be a nerd or a scholar, many mediocre students can also pass the exams that takes place during the course of nursing. But, it goes without saying that everything or every profession in the world comes with some pros as well as cons.

Pros and cons of nursing are as follows:


Pros of Nursing:

It does not require hardworking:

In order to become a nurse, a person might have to crack an entrance exam before in order to get through the course. The advantage here is that he or she does not really have to put much effort behind studying and for preparing for nursing exams.

The level of competition in this field here is much lesser than that of in other fields such as MBBS, Engineering etc. In this modern day, where people tend to face loads and loads of competition, anyone would like to go something which is easier to get into.

There are opportunities to take private admissions as well:

In case a person does not want to take up an entrance test or if a person does not want to prepare for any kind of examinations, they have the opportunity to take admission in private colleges as well. Many nursing institute or nursing colleges out there take donations from the students in order to give the admission in their colleges.

The good news is that the amount of donation that you need to spend on nursing is quite less than other courses, and often the amount is affordable by many.

It gives a person a great opportunity to serve people:

This is one of the biggest advantage that ‘nursing’ tends to offer is that it lets you serve the people out there. If you have an affinity towards serving people then this can be a nice opportunity for you to serve people out there. The sole task of a nurse is to serve the ill and diseased people with all their might.

Thus, it is a great way to fulfil one’s desire to serve the people who are in need. This can give you peace of mind as well as satisfaction in your heart.

It a trusted profession:

When it comes to the profession of ‘nursing’, then this profession is considered to be the one which is the most trusted and ethical.  A nurse is often bound by his or her sense of responsibility. So, there is an inbuilt sense of trust in the minds of people regarding this profession.

This thing can be cited, by the fact that, when a person cannot find a doctor, or if a doctor is not available nearby, then a person generally prefers to consult a nurse and take her suggestions regarding the aids and the medicines.

Comfortable uniform sets:

The uniform that this profession provide is quite comfortable. In fact, the uniform worn by all nurses are almost similar and they are easily recognizable by the people out there. The uniforms tend to resemble one another up to a great extent and this is the reason why a person can easily figure out the profession of a nurse by merely seeing her uniform.

Moreover, the job of a nurse is to move the disabled and maimed patients here and there all day long. So, they provided with some comfortable pair of shoes that can save them from fatigue.

Diverse opportunities in the profession:

When ‘Nursing’ is being talked about, one of the major point associated with this profession is the diverse opportunities that it offers.

A nursing career has numerous opportunities in many fields. As it is a known fact that, hospitals are everywhere, both private and government. A nurse can also find scope in various airlines etc. 

Cons of Nursing:

Physical fatigue:

A nurse generally has to work day in and day out and they have to do several physical tasks also. As for example, they need to assist the physically challenged or the severely ill people with their moving. Also, they have to help to the patients to perform various physical activities like exercising, working out etc. in order to cure several diseases.

So, they tend to develop different kinds of fatigue in their arms and legs. Though this could be mitigated by using some comfortable pair of shoes, yet some may find it really difficult to deal with some kinds of fatigue.

Night shifts and long hours:

This is probably the one thing that every nurse out there tend to complain about is that the long hours and the night shifts. The working hours of a nurse is really long and sometime they need to do over time as well whenever there is a rush. This profession has multiple shifts and a result they have to spend several sleepless nights working.

So, the tiredness and the weariness that a nurse tend to feel after the work hours, tend to hamper her work life balance. After returning home, some of them do not tend to work at home and do not feel like dealing with household stuff.

Exposure to germs and virus:

This is another and one of the biggest disadvantages of this profession. The people working in this profession, tend to get the exposure to various viruses and germs of multiple diseases. So, sometimes, they also tend to develop some illness caused by those communicable viruses.

All these diseases are caused due to the direct exposure to various germs and viruses that they come in contact with while serving the patients suffering from various contagious diseases.

Stress and pressure:

This profession is all about stress and pressure. Sometimes the pressure is so much that it is really difficult take. It also tend to disturb a person daily work schedule and it also does not allow the nurses to practice their daily household stuffs that they used to do prior to joining this profession.

Sometimes they have to work for 12 to 18 hours a day which might turn their entire day to so tiresome that they might tend to develop various fatigues like headache, mood-swings etc. 

Emotional Burnout

Nurses experience all kinds of human sufferings and that can actually wreak havoc in their emotions. As for example, you can consider the nurses who actually have to treat serve an accident victim, who is in extreme pain or if he or she has to take care for a young mother battling cancer, it can effect her emotions badly.

And more often than not, the hospital nurses perceive more deaths than they can actually keep a count of, with every situation affecting their emotions in different ways.

So, by having a look at the above pros and cons regarding this profession, you can decide whether it is a good profession to take up or not. 

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