Nursing as a Second Career

Are you thinking about changing careers to get into nursing? Nurse jobs are always in demand, especially right now, so taking this pathway can provide career security in the long term. But it’s not an easy road, and there is a lot of work to reach the point where you’re ready to find a job. Here is our advice for moving forward and pursuing nursing as a career.


Before jumping in with both feet, find ways to volunteer in your community. Reach out to your local hospital or clinic and ask about volunteer or shadowing programs designed to give you insider access into the world of healthcare.

Determine a Training Program

There are several avenues to becoming a nurse, so you’ll want to figure out the best training program that works for you. You may want to do training that can work with your current employment schedule. There may be aspects of what you can do via distance learning.

Evaluate Your Current Education

You will also want to see if your current education can apply to the next step. Depending on your original major, you could start the process in the middle rather than the beginning. Most program counselors or directors can give you an idea of what you need and how to take the next steps.

Consider Career Avenues

You also want to look at how you want to enter nursing. Some programs and certifications take less time and can give you a foot in the door sooner. There may also be specializations that interest you as you pursue your options.

Work with a Recruiter

You don’t have to do it alone once you’re ready to find your first nursing job. Working with a recruiter who can be your advocate can help you start a career faster. They will work with you to ensure that you have all your credentials in place and find you an opportunity that aligns with your skills and interests.

Are you ready to start your career in nursing? Call NRI Medical Staffing to learn more today.


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