If there’s one thing I know it’s that often we arrive at midlife and ponder making a career change. But the question is: what’s a good fit for you? If you feel that helping people is something you want to do with your life then one thing to consider: nursing.

From difficult patients to squeamish scenes, working as a nurse has its fair share of ups and downs. However, it’s difficult to ignore the positive benefits of working in the healthcare industry. It’s a fantastic motivational boost knowing that people count on you every day, and there’s nothing better than knowing you contribute on a daily basis to saving people and helping make the world a better place.

With that said, working in nursing is no easy task! Yet, everyone that makes a choice to pursue nursing as a career will find themselves satisfied.

Becoming a nurse requires a huge time and effort investment, but it does offer you lots of possibilities once you’ve earned your degree and qualifications. Becoming a nurse typically requires you to have an associate’s degree in a nursing program, but you might also be required to have a Bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate in nursing depending on how involved the job is.

Aside from the academic requirements, you’re also expected to have excellent social skills to deal with uncooperative patients and difficult situations. It goes without saying that you should also be able to handle squeamish circumstances, and you need to have excellent resilience to be able to withstand the pressure of a nursing career.

Below, we’ve included a brief infographic about nursing that will help you get a better understanding of the job as a whole and what it involves.

Nursing Can be a Good Midlife Career Change
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