Watch Larisa Latimer, September 2017 Nursing Graduate, highlight what she loves most about Northwestern College! The faculty at Northwestern College ensure that students are on the right path to success and strongly care about their student’s education. If you are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing, find out why you should choose Northwestern College today!
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Watch Pedro Uribe, September 2017 Nursing Graduate, share why he chose to pursue a career in nursing! Find out what he likes most about the nursing program at Northwestern College and what he has to share about his experience overall! If you are still searching for your dream job, don’t hold back. Take the next steps in your career and visit Northwestern College today!
In honor of Heart Health Month, February’s faculty spotlight is on Northwestern College Associate Professor of Nursing Susan Dewar, MSN, RN, MA, CNE. Susan has been working at Northwestern College for one year and has about 10 years of experience in higher education overall. She brings incredible knowledge to Northwestern College students through her nursing expertise in rehabilitation, home health and hospice, and recovery in same day surgery.
With a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Foreign Language and a master’s in Elementary Education, one may wonder how Susan ended up in the field of nursing. She taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and Composition for many years. Throughout this time she realized that she is great with people and had a passion for teaching. She “just felt a calling. A real calling to become a nurse,” passionately adding that it was “just a good fit” for her. She went back to school to pursue her associate in nursing and eventually obtained her Master of Science in Nursing Education. Something she continues to instill in her students is that 75-80% of nursing is teaching, and you should always be educating your patients.
There is no doubt that a career in nursing is a rewarding one. Nurses have a vital role in the treatment and recovery of patients and they can make all the difference in the patient’s life, giving them the best care and making them comfortable when facing a hard moment. If a career in nursing is what you dream of, then getting the right preparation is the right way to go. A well-rounded education will give you the upper hand when training to become a nurse.
If you are already getting your training and are about to start your job search, getting prepared for the interview is a must. You must be confident about the skills you have learned and calm so that you can answer questions properly and show the hiring team all you are capable of.
Working in the maternity unit requires nurses to work with both the mothers and the infants, usually providing care leading up to, during and post-labor. Maternity nurses monitor the vitals of both the patient and the infant, assist the doctor during labor and help teach mothers how to feed, change and bathe the newborn.
Nurses play an important part in keeping our health care system running smoothly. They are filled with passion, empathy, and compassion. And, on top of that, they are skilled professionals, prepared to face challenges and work through adversities. It’s quite safe to say that if it weren’t for them, we would probably be lost.
If you are considering a career in nursing, it’s important to be aware that there are a number of job opportunities and different roles for nurses. Don’t be mistaken in thinking that the only possibility is to work in a hospital doing night shifts and dealing with emergencies. The array of roles for nurses might surprise you.