The first year in nursing institution as a student serve as the introductory aspect of nursing where the student acquire the basis knowledge and some skills of what the profession entails through various course offered, this might serve as a clue to some students to make up their minds sequential to successful graduation as a NURSE and some decides before then perhaps they have a trivial insight concerning the profession.
After successful walkway from professional examination for nurses (council) conducted by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN), registered and licenced to practice as a nurse to which you can render health care services in varieties of facilities and units in the health care settings be it theater, hemodialysis, medical ward, surgical ward, accident and emergency (trauma), general out patient department (GOPD), surgical out patient department (SOPD), paediatric wards (medical and surgical), clinical instructor, urology, orthopedic, among others thus, some nurses secure a job at different levels of government be it local, state or federal, and some private sectors or elsewhere, and others move on to further their educational carrier while others migrate to foreign countries looking for enabling environment to prosper.
After securing a job some nurses confined themselves throughout the years expected to consume in labour market due to one circumstance or the other, some enroll in to post basic nursing programme of their opinions, while others might decides to go for bachelor's degree as for those graduated from colleges/schools of nursing (RNs) and those graduated from universities offering degree in nursing (BNSc) might decides to run for master's degree In nursing, such as MSc. In psychiatric nursing, MSc. In medical surgical nursing, MSc. In public health nursing, MSc. In maternal and child health, Msc. Nursing administration etcetera. Meanwhile, some diverse to other professions such as medicine, law, security agencies to mentioned but few others enroll in to entrepreneurship align with their job descriptions.
Furthermore, since from the genesis of the programme some students might decides for carrier acceleration, to some it may follow graduation either to enroll in to post basic nursing programme of their choices or bachelor's degree in nursing for RNs and for graduates some enroll to masters degree as highlighted above while others fails to do so even after they graduated.
Nevertheless, some nurses focus on the areas where many had reflected their eyes upon or decide to enroll a programme within their door steps, for instance nurse A enrolled in to a specific programme therefore, nurse B have to join the same programme with A despite the varieties of programmes that the profession encompassed, or your course mate pick a particular carrier you too seem it mandatory to join the same queue with him/her not knowing that the carrier chosen by he/she developed passion over it already, instead of you to select the best carrier of your choice and be passionate about it rather than sticking to selfsame carrier;
nursing profession is very wide with varieties of specialties' for nurses recommended by N&MCN includes:
•Critical care nursing
•Accident and emergency (A&E)
•Burns and plastic nursing
•Public health nursing
•Nursing education includes Nursing, Midwifery, Psychiatric and Public health
•Post basic midwifery (for nurses)
•Occupational health nursing
•Post basic nursing (for midwives)