Nursing School: Nurturing the Next Nightingales *RERUN
The 200 students at a nursing college in Nara Prefecture, Japan, range from new high school graduates to people seeking a change in career. Among the students were a woman inspired by nurses who treated her in hospital; a woman who felt nursing would be more rewarding than her sales job; and first-year students preparing for a test they must pass before starting clinical training. For three days, we asked why nursing appealed to them as a career, especially while the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect society.