How do nurses balance work, family, going back to school and personal well being? A career in nursing can be a stressful one, but there are many ways in which nurses can manage their lives and succeed.
Flexibility allows nurses to create balance in their lives. There are many different places in which a nurse can work. Nurses have options of working in physician's offices, in-home care, in government, in hospitals and many more. Fifty-six percent of all RNs work in hospitals. Out of all nurses, 81 percent end up working longer than their shift length. Shift lengths typically include 12 hours, 10 hours, eight hours and four hours. The longer the shift a nurse works, the less days they typically have to work each week.
Even though most nurses work long hours, the environments that they work in are typically considered to be supportive. The second most popular reason for nursing job satisfaction: "Colleagues, working relationships and team collaboration.”
In this infographic, BestNursingMasters.com examines the challenges faced by today's nurses, along with the ways that they cope and manage.