Originally Posted by tooge
Hey there Florence Nightengale, I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. It's very difficult to get into medical and dental schools right now. It's relatively difficult for the nursing profession as well, if you are talking RN or nurse practitioner. You've got to be in the very top of your class and score very well on aptitude testing. You know how you increase the graduation rate to pump out more nurses and nurse practitioners? You dumb down the requirements. You lower the entrance bar. Guess what? You've just decreased the level of care. Is that what you want?
No, I just want more smart people to enter into nursing. Because there's a larger demand for it, I suspect that won't be a huge problem. There are plenty of people who will probably go forward with nursing than something like graphic design, art, interior design, real estate, etc.