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Why You Should Quit Your Job as a Teacher and Become a Nurse

Switch Careers from Teach to NurseBeing a teacher is a great and fulfilling career for many people. We need teachers and we need a lot of them, however, we also need nurses. So if you aren’t happy in your career as a teacher, here are 5 reasons why you should quit your job as a teacher and become a nurse.

  • There are no tests to grade! Most nursing jobs are paid hourly, so you go to work as a nurse at a set time and you leave at a set time. You get to leave your work at work. The best part of all this is that there are no tests, papers or homework to grade.
  • You make great money! You should never do a job strictly for the pay, but a little extra money every year doesn’t hurt. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an RN in 2012 makes on average 12k more per year than an elementary school teacher. When you become a nurse you also have the opportunity to become more specialized. The more specialized you become, the higher your earning potential!
  • Nurses are in demand! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2012 to 2022 the job outlook for nurses is going to increase by 19%, which is higher than the average for all occupations. So if you are an RN, you have a good chance of finding a job.
  • You can become a nurse quickly!  If you already have a bachelor’s degree in education (or any discipline) you can get a BSN in just 16 months with an accelerated nursing program. Check out our ABSN program in Indianapolis and Nashville.
  • You already have a passion for teaching! As a nurse, half the battle is being able to educate your patients. Teaching is a big part of the job. You could be teaching your patients how to use a blood sugar monitor or the effects of proper prenatal care. These are likely not topics you are used to teaching, but this is still education at its finest. The good news is you already know how to do this, and you likely enjoy it.

Are you ready to make the switch from teaching to nursing? If so, be sure to look into an accelerated nursing program near you! Marian University offers an ABSN program in Nashville and Indianapolis.

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