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Why people choose nursing?


What are the factors that influence people’s decisions about future occupations? It would be reasonable to state that such factors are interests, propensities, demands from the profession[O1] , and personal qualities. In accordance to with outlined factors, present this paper will discuss the criteria and motivations that individuals put in the base of [O2] a nursing career selection. My own principles[O3] for choosing nursing will be also considered and compared to the reasons of others, known from analyzed[O4] articles, for selecting health care field of work.

Why people choose nursing?

After analyzing articles for the purpose of writing this paper, I can highlight four markers involved in choosing nursing as a profession: personal qualities that encourage people to enter nursing practice, professional traits that appeal people into nursing, division which can be called «third party», [O5] and previous life experience. Research conducted by Newton, Kelly, Kremser, Jolly, and Billett, (2009) points out individuals who choose nursing because of the personality features such as desire to help and care, a wish to make a difference or to fulfill their sense of achievement. Thus, a nursing career will be beneficial for this kind of people [O6] because process of caring will satisfy their initial altruistic motives (Newton et al., 2009, as cited in Coyle-Rogers & Cramer, 2005[O7] ). For instance, gratitude from recovered[O8] patient to his altruistic nurse would [O9] meet nurse’s expectations from his/her job.

Another category of …..consists of individuals with self developmental, learning, job security, employment, and financial interests (McLaughlin, Moutray, & Moore, 2010). These people can be viewed from two perspectives: first, as careerists who are intended to climb the career ladder in pursuit of a stable income and power. Secondly, nurses who seek professional development to contribute to society and the profession.

«Third Party» [O10] corresponds to people whose direct or indirect impact influence individual’s decision to enter nursing practice[O11] . Examples of these people are relatives, both: working in the field of medicine and in other fields, their opinions and opinions of friends, career advisors, and guidance teachers (McLaughlin et al., 2010, Neilson & Mcnally, 2013). However, this influence is controversial because supportive as well as preventive opinions for entering health care practice take place[O12] (McLaughlin et al., 2010). Neilson and Mcnallyet al, (2013) research in high academic achieving school pupils revealed that career advisors, and guidance teachers may? prevent youngsters from devoting themselves to nursing, giving them the reason [O13] that nursing is a loss of their high performance in school. On the other hand, McLaughlin et al. (2010) articles displays encouraging environments for entering nursing practice.[O14]

Finally, life experience plays a tremendous[O15] role in career selection. Probably the most considerable[O16] experiences that affect choosing nursing as a profession are previously unsatisfactory career, past engagement in health-related services, the quality of experience in health care institutions, and presence of healthcare workers in family (McLaughlin et al., 2010). Highly important to mark [O17] that mentioned experiences could be both pleasant and disappointing, consequently, can be the base for the decision about entering nursing practice as well as avoiding nursing career.

Date: 2015-12-18; view: 577

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