Discovering the Right Nursing Options

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Posted on 14th November 2011 by admin in Uncategorized

How can you learn more about career opportunities in nursing?  Read nursing journals, and get out to career fairs!  Other ideas would be to use the internet and browse career sites that offer information about all the clinical and non-clinical specialties in nursing and attend conventions and continuing education classes related to various specialties.

Another good idea would be to talk to other nurses in your facility who work in different specialties or who do some unusual things like wound care, infection control, occupational health, education, or management.  Ask them about what they do, what the pros and cons are of their specialty, and how they got started.  When you encounter a nurse from an outside entity, like a transplant nurse or a research nurse, find out what his or her job is all about.

Try things that sound interesting to you.  This is how you find your niche.  Success is a journey.  I tried on many different hats before I figured out my career path.  I spent the first twenty years of my career trying different things, challenging myself, accumulating experiences, and discovering what I was good at and what I enjoyed doing.

My business places me in constant touch with nurses from all over the world.  talking to nurses in various specialties is a part of what I love about my job.  Even though I have considerable expertise in career opportunities for nurses, I am constantly meeting or talking to nurses who are doing something I haven’t heard of before – something interesting and innovative.  It is very uplifting to hear about all the ways and places nurses are making a difference.

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