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The Benefits of Nursing With a Nonprofit Organization




Have you ever had a nursing job at a large for-profit medical center or facility where you felt unimportant, unempowered, or burned out? If so, a nonprofit career in nursing may be just the solution you need to turn your professional quality of life around. Here are some of the benefits of working for a nonprofit near you.


  • Lighter patient caseloads. Nonprofit care facilities are typically much smaller than their for-profit counterparts, which means you’ll have a smaller load of patients to care for. As a result, you’ll be able to spend more time with each patient and provide a higher quality of care—all of which will give you enhanced job satisfaction.


  • More consistent schedules. Scheduling is often more straightforward in nonprofit nursing jobs, which means you’re more likely to enjoy a consistent, predictable schedule. This reduces stress and offers a better work/life balance; you’ll be able to make personal plans in advance without worrying whether your upcoming schedule will allow for it. Consequently, you’ll also be more focused and engaged when you are at work.


  • Relaxed, humane working conditions. Nonprofits have a strong reputation for offering a supportive, humanizing work environment. After all, these organizations are founded on empathy for the unmet needs of the most vulnerable people in their respective communities, and this ethic carries over into operational culture as well. You’ll enjoy being treated as an individual rather than a cog in the machine.


  • Mission-first priorities. By definition, nonprofits put their missions first, period. Any “extra” revenue gets reinvested in operations and services, not C-suite or shareholder pockets. With these organizations, you’ll be able to put quality care first without feeling pressured to cut corners.


  • Specialized healthcare focuses. If you enjoy working in a particular healthcare sector, such as disability services, you’ll find your ideal focus in a nonprofit setting. That’s because nonprofits fill very specific needs in their communities and are committed to those specifically.



  • Potential eligibility for student loan forgiveness. Did you know that there’s student loan forgiveness for nurses working at a nonprofit—regardless of who the current US president is? The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program has existed in some form since 2007. If you make the equivalent of 120 qualifying monthly payments on your debt balance while working full-time for a nonprofit or not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, you may qualify to have the remainder of your student debt forgiven.

Start Your Nonprofit Career With Progressive Lifestyles

Progressive Lifestyles, Inc. is dedicated to providing innovative support services for people with disabilities. Our mission is to provide supportive and caring residential opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Oakland County, Michigan.


A primary focus of our organization is to interact with the individuals we support through the “Culture of Gentleness” model. We seek to create a positive environment to help them feel safe and valued while maximizing praise, limiting demands, maintaining consistent structure, and reducing stress during transitions.


We are hiring private duty nurses! Joining the Progressive Lifestyles, Inc, team as a private duty nurse could make all the difference for your career satisfaction and work-life balance. Whether you're looking for a full-time schedule or just hoping to pick up a few extra hours, we would love to chat about the possibilities. Apply now!


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