Posted on 29th August, 2022
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Nurses – The future of healthcare
There is a critical shortage of highly trained nurses and other healthcare professionals in Australia. These professionals must be able to apply their expertise to a wide range of patient cases. Ensuring that today’s and tomorrow’s nurses possess these skills would help them immensely in establishing rewarding careers and expanding their financial prospects.
Nurses are very important to the health care system and are in high demand. They take care of patients and work with the rest of the health care team to make sure that patients get the best care possible. Nurses are needed in every part of the healthcare system, and this is especially true now that a pandemic is threatening to spread around the world.
Career opportunities in nursing – Nursing offers a variety of career paths, so you can find one that’s perfect for you. There are various specialties which are:
- Assistant Nurse Manager
- Case Management
- Charge Nurse
- Clinical Development Specialist
- Healthcare Informatics
- Infection Control
- Nurse Educator
- Quality Control
There are many opportunities for nurses to specialize in different areas of healthcare, or to continue their education and move up the nursing career ladder provides nurses with the opportunity to join a supportive community of educators and professionals who will help them achieve their goals.
Nursing field: Diversity in gender – It’s no secret that the nursing profession has long been dominated by women. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, as of 2019, nearly 90% of registered nurses were women.
The future of nursing will visualize diversity in gender, as nurse training programmes have seen an increase in male enrolment. This trend is likely to continue, as more men become interested in the nursing profession. This will bring several benefits to the profession. For example, male nurses can provide a different perspective on patient care and create a more balanced work environment. The presence of male nurses may help to attract more male patients to healthcare facilities. Ultimately, the future of nursing looks promising, with greater gender diversity providing numerous benefits to both patients and practitioners alike.
Bilingual, Tech-savvy – In a future where healthcare is more globalised and patients come from all over the world, bilingual nurses will be more valued. With the ability to communicate with patients in their native language, nurses will be able to provide better care and build stronger relationships. In addition, various research conducted in different languages, bilingual nurses will be essential in translating this new knowledge into practice. As the future of nursing grows, learning new languages will become an essential skill for nurses.
Moreover, in today’s e-world where everything is at your doorstep with the swipe of your finger on the screen, it’s inevitable for the healthcare system to be technologically savvy. In particular, nurses will need to be well-versed in the use of electronic health records and other computerized systems.
Way forward – So, what does the future hold for nurses? It’s difficult to predict the future but we can make some educated guesses. Nursing will continue to be an in-demand and important profession – there is no doubt about that. However, nurses may need to start specialising in new areas to keep up with the changing healthcare landscape. At IHM we are committed to helping our students stay ahead of the curve and excel in their nursing careers. If you want to join us on this exciting journey, we would love to welcome you to a successful future in healthcare.
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