Originally Posted by PhdNPrerunners
Bumping this thread because I only has 3 more classes till I apply for a BSN program. A lot of people have told me to stay away from the healthcare field since Obamacare is going to take effect soon. I wanted to get some RN's opinions on if they would still recommend going into the nursing field.
Yes the job will suck some days, and be fantastic some days. BUT guess what… you will have a job because people are only getting fatter, lazier, more unhealthy, not to mention the national reading level is 5th grade now (9th grade in I think 1997).
Also, as you mentioned, RN can lead to CRNA, NP, CNM, CNS, First Assist, PA, instructor, Flight Nurse, or anything else for that matter.
As others stated, ACA will more than likely fail. But one positive thing about the ACA is that it encourages more advanced practice positions like the ones above. A small example: the ACA gave CNM 100% payment, meaning that they can bill/get paid without a physician. Prior to the ACA, I think it was like 60% payment.