I am deeply heartened that there is a rise in the number of youngsters who are willing to pursue nursing as their career (NUS sees more students opting for nursing; July 25).
It is important for our society to approach different career paths with an open mind.
In the past, many shunned the idea of becoming a nurse, because of various wrong perceptions, including that it had "dull future prospects".
I am touched that people are finally discovering the importance and joy of being a nurse, and that they are giving nursing an equal chance and respect as they do other career choices.
Their passion for serving the community is inspiring, and I look forward to seeing how our medical scene will grow, given such enthusiasm.
Kimberly Low Mei Yi, 16
Secondary 4 student
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