One of the reasons having a career in nursing is so exciting is because there are so many possible specializations. Nurses can works in hospitals or doctors' offices, or even help patients by administering home care. Working in the operating room - also known as the OR - alongside surgeons is a specific form of patient care that, given the right skills, can be a great career opportunity for nurses.
So just what is it that makes a continued education so valuable in the nursing field? As part of National Nurses Week, we asked WGU’s Facebook fans to tell us, in 25 words or less, why a highly educated nurse is an excellent nurse. Read on to see what our students had to say.
For WGU online nursing master’s degree student Gladys Adjei-Poku of Sandy, Utah, health and healthcare have been a passion for decades. "Loving people – it’s the reason you live, to love people,” she says.