The main element of beginning a nursing career is a quality education. Those in an already established career may not have the education or experience required to jump directly into a nurse position. Accelerated nursing programs are quickly becoming options for professionals that wish to pursue a new career in nursing, and are highly endorsed by the AACN, especially in reference to the rapid inclusion of new nurses into the workforce. These programs help eliminate some of the time involved in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, a Master of Science in Nursing degree, or even a PhD in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
A second career as a nurse can be a personally satisfying role that provides unlimited fulfillment. Due, in part, to the large focus on impersonal or computer-related professions over the last few decades, the call to nursing can be a welcome change full of opportunity. In fact, one of the many benefits of an accelerated nursing program is that it builds on a current education and skill set, so many times, even the IT skills gained through an initial degree program, or through work experience, can help speed up the process of obtaining a position in nursing.
The ability to create a new life, and career, may be appealing for those with an eye on the future while trying to navigate the instability of today’s long-term employment situation in the U.S. Accelerated nursing programs can be a helpful, time- and cost-effective way to begin a rewarding career in nursing, creating professional stability as well as personal and life-long job satisfaction.