The economy as it is now is not good. This isn’t news to anyone. We’ve known and seen it for years now. Countless people that are graduating with Bachelor’s degrees and even Masters degrees are having a hard time finding a job in their field, if one at all. Hopefully by the time your kid grows up the economy will be better, and they can choose what field they want to be in. It doesn’t hurt to push them in the direction where the jobs will always be though, and that field is nursing.
So, how do you make your kid a nurse? It is hard telling them what to wear let alone telling them what to pursue as a career in life. This guide will help you get your kid to be a nurse.
1. When you’re visiting the doctor or hospital with your child, be friendly and nice to the nurses. This could help them be more helpful and nice towards you and your child. Besides from doing something you should be doing anyways, this will help your child associate that nurses help people and are caring.
2. Have your kid dress up as a nurse for Halloween. This will put in their mind subconsciously that they might want to be this one day for real. It will at least make your kid a nurse for one night, and possibly many more in the future.
3. Buy a Nurse Barbie or other nurse doll. This will allow them to creatively play with nurse related toys, and perhaps help to have your kid grow up to be a nurse.
4. Buy a toy stethoscope, thermometer, and other nursing related items for them to play with. This will also help them to associate nursing as a good, fun thing.
5. If you are friends with a nurse or are related to one, talk about that person in a positive way to your child. This will associate this person as being a good role model, and that may want to get your kid to be a nurse one day too.
6. Ask your nurse friend or relative to talk to your kid about nursing. This will offer your child insights into the job and give them the positive experiences they need to hear about it to get your kid to be a nurse.
7. Ask your kid what they want to be when they grow up. Depending on your child’s age, asking them what they want to be when they grow up will be far-fetched or perhaps what they really want to be. As they get older though, you can discuss with them the positives and negatives of the careers. If they don’t mention nursing, you could slyly bring it up to them every so often – but don’t push too hard to make your kid a nurse.
8. Ask your kid what they want. What kind of car, house, electronics, clothes, etc. If what they want to be won’t be able to provide these things, suggest nursing. The money RNs can make could be higher and give them these things they want.
9. Show them how much money RNs make per year. The average is $60,000 per year. This is perhaps the selling point for many adults, and probably teenagers, and will get your kid to be a nurse. Rates vary depending on the type of nurse, where they work, and they make much more as a traveling nurse.
10. Pay for their education. If all else is failing, if you offer to pay for your kid to go to nursing school, this may do the trick to make your kid a nurse.