Nursing is a career in high demand all across the country. In the health care profession, nurses account for the largest employment sector with more than three million nurses practicing around the world. Even with this many nurses already employed, there is a shortage. Nursing care, across all types of facilities, is growing at a rapid rate. It is estimated that by 2018, the nursing profession will have grown more than any other type of career. Of all of the health care profession students currently attending school, more than half of them are studying to become a nurse of some sort.
Nursing is vital to healthcare as it is the nurses who monitor and care for the patients. As time passes, doctors and specialists spend less and less time with their patients. It is the nurse who picks up that slack, caring for the patient's many needs. For those who go into a long term care facility, the nurses on staff are the professionals who are managing their daily lives. It is often misunderstood that nurses only complete the orders of the doctor. This is not true, as each nurse works independently to provide care for the patient. Bethany Kludt is looking forward to being a nurse in Ohio.