A career in nursing can be incredibly rewarding, but it's not for everyone. It's a lifestyle choice and a mental shift, and just becoming a registered nurse is a journey in and of itself. There will always be a demand for qualified nurses; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for RNs through 2031 is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 6% and at a 40% rate for nurse practitioners, midwives, and anesthetists.
There are certain intangible "qualifications" that make good nurses great — a nursing skills checklist, if you will. Nursing students who possess these skills are quickly hired by the top organizations.