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Four Skills You Can Transfer to a Healthcare Career

Four Skills You Can Transfer to a Healthcare Career

Megan Malugani, Monster Contributing Writer

1. Compassion and Empathy

Tony Rush, a nurse in the orthopedic trauma unit at a major medical center in Rochester, Minnesota, was in the seminary for several years after high school but ultimately decided not to enter the priesthood. He then worked as a counselor for troubled and refugee youth before entering nursing. Rush says his seminary training and counseling experiences sharpened some of the strengths – empathy and compassion for the poor and troubled, good listening skills, an understanding of different cultures, and a respect for teamwork – that make him a good nurse. “If I [had] gone into nursing right out of high school I wouldn’t be the RN I am now,” he says.

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