Studying and getting your degrees is not a walk in the park. Students work hard sometimes to make ends meet while paying for tuition fees, not to mention the student loan repayments they have to consider. All this can really put a standstill on some student’s careers. This is same for individuals in the medical profession such as attendants or caretakers as well.
These difficulties have reduced greatly students entering this profession as well. Therefore the industry seems to be taking notice to provide assistance to students from various backgrounds to follow their dreams. It is active in many countries and it hopes to provide part time nursing jobs for students. This new apprenticeship program hopes to provide students the avenues to learn practical skills while earning at the same time.
It is said that part time working opportunities will take away their financial burdens while also creating a clearer mindset to better focus on their studies. Students are also able to join these schemes straight after school and opt for part time study courses in healthcare services while learning practical skill, working with experienced care providers. These new avenues to enter the profession are also helping older established medical assistants to further their studies and move on to becoming fulltime nurses.
Research has also found that the pressurized system of full time degrees are turning away some of the most caring and most passionate people from entering at all. This profession is unlike any other, and you need naturally caring and loving individuals who have a passion for doing what they do to enter the industry and progress further. Therefore experts are of the view that this new venture will not only help new people from entering but will also give a much needed boost to who are already in it. It will also provide many new avenues for individuals to study as nurses without attending university. Some are not favorable towards full time university study as well therefore the apprenticeship programs will help these assistants become better and fulfill their potential and go on to become registered service providers.
However these initiatives have also got some negative reviews, because experts are concerned of students or new care providers being given the roles of administering drugs and handling other medical care work. However regulatory bodies argue that strict regulation will be put in place to monitor and evaluate these newcomers. They will of course not work in isolation as they will be assigned to experienced nurses on duty.
Therefore it seems a good avenue for students to start their professional careers in the healthcare industry. But they must remember that they cannot replace the role of a registered medical assistant, therefore their objective always has to be to work within the guidelines provided by their superiors and to aim to be in that position some day with experience and qualifications.