How can students stay relevant in fast-changing fields?
- Credentials can help with career progression and salary increases
- Continuing education is critical in fast changing fields like medicine
- 88% of students plan to further their education in the same field after they complete their current program
Holly Bentel, Associate of Science in Nursing, Fletcher Technical Community College
I decided to go to college, because I've always wanted to be a nurse. So I knew that college was in my future. I hope to finish in July. Our pinning is July 24th. And after that, I've already accepted a job in Terrebonne General's Emergency Department as an RN. So I hope to continue with that.
And as I'm working full time. I plan to start my BSN on an online program. And after I finish that, I'm hoping to start my MP.
Some credentials I'm considering is my ACLS and PALS and my critical care nursing certifications, because it'll help me further my career and it could help with a pay increase.
It is required for nurses to continue their education. To be able to stay relevant in the workforce, they have to take a certain amount of hours to be able to renew their license. Medicine's always evolving so you have to keep up with it. What you did 50 years ago is so different than how you take care of patients now. And it changes in a split second. So it’s very important to stay up-to-date with medicine and just keep on continuing your education.