Nursing Skills

You've Likely Developed
in Your First Career

It’s never too late to go back to school and begin a second career in nursing. In fact, your previous career has probably prepared you for nursing in more ways than you’d think.

Learn about hard vs. soft nursing skills and see which soft nursing skills you’ve potentially picked up during your prior career.

Hard Nursing Skills

Clinical knowledge gained in nursing school and necessary to completing patient care tasks

Soft Nursing Skills

Personal skills that are often necessary to succeed in working environments as a nurse

Important Soft Nursing Skills

Perseverance
Perseverance
Maturity
Maturity
Leadership
Leadership
Collaboration
Collaboration
Confidence
Confidence
Initiative
Initiative
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking
Empathy
Empathy
Adaptability
Adaptability