During your time at Eastern International College, you’ll certainly learn a lot about the nursing field, both in and out of the classroom. These lessons, experiences and skills will serve you well as you embark on the next stage in your professional career. Here are three of the top lessons students learn while enrolled in EIC’s Associate Degree in Nursing Program lessons you can expect to learn during your time here, too.
- 1. There are many career paths to choose from.
The nursing career path may seem like a one-way street, but it’s not. In fact, the options for graduating nursing school students are seemingly endless. Sure, you can become a bedside nurse and work at a hospital. However, if you want to get into something a bit more specialized, there are options for you, too. For example, nursing specialties include:
- School nurse
- Health coach
- Nurse case manager
- Forensic nurse
- Disease prevention nurse
- Grant writing nurse
- And many more…
- 2. Communication is key.
Classroom instruction is undoubtedly an important part of your journey toward becoming a nurse. But sometimes, the greatest lessons a nursing student can learn happen outside the classroom. During your clinical practicum, you may encounter one or more unexpected situations that require you to listen first, and act later. Every single day on the job, you’ll need to pay close attention to what the patient and other healthcare providers are telling you, so you can deliver the best care possible.
- 3. No two patients are alike.
People from all walks of life require medical care. And besides displaying differences in backgrounds, circumstances and values, the problems they present will vary on a case by case basis. One of the most important lessons you can learn while in school are that no two patients are the same. That means that each patient should be presented with individualized evaluations and treatments to meet their specific needs.
If you’re interested in entering the nursing field, but you’ve yet to enroll in a degree program, there’s no better time than right now. The Nursing Department at Eastern International College is ready to help you on your path to becoming a nurse. Schedule a visit to our Belleville or Jersey City campus today to learn more about the nursing program.