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Nursing is a one-off, exceptional career that does not only offer you a promising future but also gives you a chance to build and enhance your character. Aside from developing yourself—be it professionally and intellectually, nursing also provides you opportunities to help people across the country and even on the four corners of the world.

There are several kinds of nursing jobs you may actually want to practice once you’ve already become a Licensed Professional Nurse. Few examples are public health nursing, occupational nursing, clinic nursing, and the most common—working as a nurse in the hospital area. These kinds of nursing jobs are all promising, yet there are Critical Care Nursessome which do not entirely give explosive opportunities that will outspread your career to its full potential and will make your profession progress over the years due to poor demands.

With this, choosing a particular field in the nursing world may matter most, especially if you are soaring high to make yourself even better—financially, professionally or intellectually.

One great example of a nursing job that may offer you an immense chance to be hired easily—either here in the Philippines or outside, is Critical Care Nursing, which allows nurses to interact and work specifically with clients dealing with life-threatening conditions. Nurses who are especially practicing this nursing field are expected to work in areas where critically ill clients are confined such as:

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Telemetry Unit

Why Critical Care Nursing is In-Demand both in the Philippines and Abroad

Critical Care Nursing is indeed an encouraging nursing job both in the Philippines and outside the country because there are many hospitals and medical establishments that are on the lookout for this nursing domain to be applied on their areas.

In the Philippines, for instance, most hospitals need qualified Filipino nurses to apply their skills on the critical areas since they mostly prefer the ones who are already equipped in different settings that are quite demanding when it comes to work loads and challenging situations. Although job hiring here in the Philippines is quite tough and is considered below the par for most nurses, the thing is that hospital employers prefer nurses who can perform much better in crucial areas that need thorough attention and careful monitoring from health care professionals.

On the other hand, countries outside the Philippines such as the United States, Australia, Canada, Middle East countries, and other nations also prefer to employ critical care nurses for the same reason.

According to “The Registered Nurse Population” study specifically conducted in the year 2004 by the Department of Health and Human Services, there are at least 500,000 nurses in the United States who work in critical areas in the hospital to care for clients that are physically unstable.

With this reason alone, it is quite apparent how other countries consistently need the services of international health professionals like the Filipino nurses.

Becoming a Critical Care Nurse

Being a nurse who specializes in critical care is truly advantageous because you are molded in a challenging way. You get to develop your assessment and clinical nursing skills that are necessary in rendering care for clients with life-threatening issues. Furthermore, you will also become more knowledgeable in terms of technological advancement in medical field, which will help you handle far ahead medical procedures in treating clients’ illnesses.

Thus, if you are one of the nurses who have already gained enough experience in the clinical area and are looking for a more promising and challenging nursing career with excellent opportunities both in the Philippines and abroad, consider giving thoughts to pursue this nursing field and you will discover how you are making a good decision.

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J.Mag is a registered nurse from the Philippines. J.Mag has worked and volunteered in different hospitals. J.Mag even passed a couple of foreign nursing board exams including Prometric for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and NCLEX for the state of Vermont, USA. When not busy working for the Department of Health as a community health team supervisor, and studying for other foreign exams, J.Mag is most likely writing articles.