By Josephine Reid
Historically, nursing has been considered a great career choice for women not only for the reason of it being respected and well-paid, but because this career path has been proven to be relatively easy. During the early and mid-20th century, nurses received two to three years of training through hospital-administered programs or the military. Later, community colleges began offering two-year nursing degrees, or ADNs. Even today, many nurses take advantage of the two-year ADN path to become a registered nurse (RN).
Over the years, registered nurses still expect the minimum and decent pay of $65,470 a year in their positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is enough for a single mother to support her family on her own, or a married woman to contribute to household finances as well as enjoy the fruits of economic independence.
There are many other reasons as to why nursing has become a popular career choice for many women worldwide. Women need and want a career that allows them to support their families both financially and emotionally. As a registered nurse, both single and partnered, their salaries are high enough to pay bills while living comfortably and supporting their family. Nurses are allowed designated time off, which gives them time to spend with family or pursue other life aspirations.
Since the nursing profession first emerged, it has been considered an ideal way for young women to earn a living. Over time, nursing has offered women more opportunities as well as independence, a respectable living, flexibility, and the opportunity for a high salary.
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