Career on Spotlight: NURSING
By: Marylaine Louise L. Viernes
Fab careers have never ran out of style- these include being in the communication and entertainment business. However there are also fad careers, like I.T, which boomed several years ago, but whose graduates are now finding it so hard to land decent jobs nowadays, unless they could innovate something as spectacular as the Transformers.
Well, the Optimus Prime when it comes to cars, I mean, careers these days is of course, none other than the nursing profession. I have seen my doctor and accountant friends and relatives swallow their last piece of humble pie and study again for the chance to be able to work abroad as a nurse and really earn hefty greens for their family. Why, even those who are heading on to their 50’s still venture anew into the nursing curriculum.
But why, oh, why is nursing such an IN thing these days? So hot that nursing and healthcare schools are sprouting about like mushrooms in a wilting field. The promise of financial rewards abroad is a given, but other than that let us discover the other things that make this fad job FAB to so many people…
According to Ruby Anna Basco, 21, who is currently happy being in her third year BS Nursing course, after so many courses before it, she states that she will stay in the Nursing field. At first, she recalls that she was lured by the thought of being able to go abroad and work a highly respected and in-demand career. Nursing is projected as an easy-money career; however, the discipline itself is not all that simple. It entails a lot of comprehension, hard-work to be able to understand and apply all those hard medical terms and terminologies. Also, one must have the heart, for the noble profession deals with life, primarily to preserve and save it.
Basco then relegates the financial bliss promised by nursing by stating that the real greatness about the course is that it is an extremely exciting course, enabling the students to think hard while enjoying the wonders of life.
So there it is guys, I hope that if you really do not have the heart to serve like Florence Nightingale (the mother of the nursing profession) and are just merely motivated by money, well you’ll never get anywhere! Don’t go jumping around on bandwagons ‘because you’ll never attain success and happiness. Do what you love and change or even save lives while doing it! We are all molded to become someone great and contribute to a certain field, so let us remember that our contribution must be greater than our reward. Also, let us not forget to think of our country, even before we think of venturing into foreign lands. Bloom where you’re planted and you’ll never go wrong!