Student Must-Haves for Success in Nursing

Though the fundamentals of good nursing will undoubtedly withstand the test of time, in today’s health care environment that focuses on technology, care coordination and patient-centered models, experts point to new “must-have” characteristics and skills that will aid student nurses in meeting the nursing challenges of tomorrow.

The “must-have” characteristics and skills you should have if you wish to pursue a career in nursing are 1) a “big picture” understanding of the health care system, 2) personal initiative, 3) organizational skills, with the flexibility to manage change, 4) technical abilities and 5) a holistic approach to patient care.

If you’re considering a career in the healthcare field, especially in the field of nursing, be sure you have plenty of initiative, welcome change in all aspects of life, have an understanding of modern-day technology, and are open to understanding the environment in which nurses work and patients thrive.