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Dementia is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in elderly people in the United States. Many nursing students who intend to become geriatric nurses will spend a lot of their time in school learning about this condition and the nuances associated with caring for patients. Because patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can experience a number of symptoms and face numerous risks, it has become one of the most important aspects of training among professional care-givers. Patients are subject to accidents and variable behaviors, making it difficult to provide care.
Many of us recognize that we have something to give to the world – a caring, nurturing character with a strong desire to make lives better. Of course, we need to learn how to accomplish this desire and going to a nursing school is the first step in obtaining a lucrative and rewarding career in this growing profession. So it makes sense that, early in the process, our minds are overwhelmed with daunting tasks such as identifying what type of specialty to enter, learning about available programs of study, and obtaining enough financial aid. But there is more to nursing school than first meets the mind.
Nursing is a rewarding career for those who enjoy caring for others and making a real difference in the lives of those in their community. If you are thinking about becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Registered Nurse (RN), or Nursing Practitioner (NP), you’ve probably considered the amount of time and training involved in achieving this career goal.