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How to earn more money as a nurse

By Three Q PERMS on 31 August 2016

Education and training is the solution! Education is no longer a one-time event but rather a lifelong experience and employers know this. We have identified a list of constructive and realistic ways for you, as a nurse,  to overcome some of the challenges believed to be blocking your ability to successfully develop further education in your nursing career. To do this, we must first look at three main factors – benefits, funding and time.

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” Albert Einstein

There is a strong consensus on the role and value of higher education and its vital contribution to your nursing career ambitions. Further education enables nurses to benefit from knowledge and develop the capabilities which will enable you to realise career goals and ultimately improve your standard of living. Employers value employees who are striving to improve their career prospects. Further education and training shows an employer that you are committed to your career choice and that you want to learn and grow which bodes well for your promotion prospects. Education and training also looks great on a nursing CV.

Funding can be a huge barrier to further education. With the cost of living barely sustainable by many in Ireland due to massive rent hikes and increased taxes, it can be difficult to find the disposable income needed to pursue further education and training as a nurse. The good news is, our list will include free third level courses and show how nurses can access these.

While there is a spectrum of free third level courses available to nurses, these still demand and investment of time. You can chose from a vast array of online courses which has its advantages including flexibility that will work around your nursing schedule. You will not be in a competitive learning environment and can work at your own pace in the comfort of your home.

"My favourite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." Steve Jobs

No excuses - it doesn’t matter where you live or what you wish to study – nurses can avail of free online courses that are suitable to complete from home. Remember, despite major lifestyle barriers, nurses can still progress their future learning which showcases excellent character and resourcefulness to employers.


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