A career in nursing can be incredibly rewarding, but it's not for everyone. It's a lifestyle choice and a mental shift, and it's a journey in and of itself just becoming a registered nurse. There will always be a demand for qualified nurses; in fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for RNs is expected to grow at a rate of 19% through 2022!
With that being said, 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. As you read through the list below, think about how each one applies to your own skill set.