Nursing Career Planning
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to, ” said the Cat.
by Lewis Carroll
Whether or not you plan it, your nursing career and your life will happen. Even if you pay no attention to your career, it will mosey along.
But at the end of the day—at the end of your life—will the path you’ve moseyed down be the one you wanted to travel? Or, like Alice in Wonderland, do you just want to get somewhere—anywhere? Alice hopes the Cheshire Cat can tell her which way to go, but the wise Cat knows only Alice can determine that.
Real life is like that, too. Only you can determine the right nursing career path for you. Many nurses don’t take the time to create a career plan. Those who’ve just landed their first job may be breathing a sigh of relief, thinking they no longer have to worry about their career. But that first job is just a stepping stone in a long nursing career.
Nurses with young children may be tempted to let their careers take care of themselves while they put out more immediate fires—figuring out who’ll pick up Danny at day care or drive Sarah to soccer practice. And some experienced nurses may decide it’s easier just to put in their time and focus on the day when their can finally retire their scrubs.
But no matter what your circumstances, your work life eats up a huge portion of your day and your life. So you have two choices—just show up for work and put in your time, or create a career that enriches and fulfills you. If you choose the former, your job will manage you. If you choose the latter, you get to decide where your career will take you and how meaningful it will be.
Setting your objective
Few professions offer the flexibility and variety of nursing. You can work per diem, part time, or full time in all types of different settings.
So let’s look at some ways you can fine-tune your career. Grab a notebook and set aside some quiet time to think. Start by figuring out what your ideal nursing job would be. Look for clues: Do you enjoy reading murder mysteries and never miss an episode of CSI? Then consider a career as a nurse death investigator or a forensics nurse. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, perhaps you’d love the thrill of being a flight nurse. If science and research appeal to you, a career in clinical trials or research could be just the ticket. (See Six tips for exploring a new nursing career below.)How to pair airpods with iphone? Tips on how to pass the hesi? What is the meaning of adelyn? What e-mail tips should you give the new intern? check all that apply.? How to use menstrual cup? What does restrict mean on instagram? Tips on how to ride dick? How did she fare meaning? What does stirred mean? What does z mean in math? What is sertraline used for? Tips and tricks when replacing clutch on 2003 ford f150? What is facebook's place tips? What is the meaning of fancy by reba? what is adobe helper tool? How to caulk trim? how to start the internet protocol helper (ip helper) service How to deactivate your facebook? What is the meaning of jai hind? What time is it in ohio? New dogs, old tricks: how to succeed in a second generation f...? How long does it take spray paint to dry? How to do tricks in spiderman ps4? What does no bones day mean? How to register as ceo gta 5? What does a purple rose mean? What does antagonize mean? What do bozo tips do? How to screen shot on mac? How to activate siri on iphone 12? What color does orange and yellow make? When the music's over lyrics meaning? What does que mean in spanish? How to tell if your girlfriend has had bigger? How to get rid of poison ivy rash overnight? Wccf tech android tips and tricks - how to backup and restore deleted sms text messages? What does arg mean? Thanks tricks a college and do so the phone does not ring when they call? How carbide tips are added to saws? How to change my airdrop name? Where can i get beef tips? What are tories? What is figurative language? What does stumble mean? where are t-helper lymphocytes predominantly located? How to watch nbc without cable? How to cook salmon with skin? What does do mean in medicine? How to install hardwood floors? What does red led lights mean? How to make crepes with pancake mix? How to treat dog ear infection? What is a hobby? What sec football teams are playing today? How to change background? How to not gain weight during pregnancy? How to say hello in chinese? What does cap rate mean? How to take prednisone 20mg for 5 days? How happy some o'er other some can be meaning? 5. what is the role of the helper t-cells in the immune system? describe in detail. How to evolve magikarp? How to make sirloin tips on the stove? What does it mean to acquit somebody? How long does cbd oil take to work for anxiety? How to change name on passport? What are the strong acids? Tips on how to lead a healthy lifestyle? What does pp mean? How long is the flight from california to hawaii? Banks that are good for people who work for tips? How to grow the best tomatoes gardening tips and tricks? What are the 6 types of anxiety disorders? What does tusa meaning karol g? What does mining mean? What is the meaning of the super bowl halftime show? Abandon all hope ye who enter here meaning? How to install exhaust tips on a 1978 trans am? How to end a letter? What does pr mean in gym? What does opulent mean? What does dick taste like? What does faith mean? What does a high creatine kinase level mean? Why math tricks are bad? What does migrate mean? What does it mean to touch tips? how do you use helper keys to make a screen shot in lightshot What is the meaning of number 1111? Who gets the last laugh meaning? What does subscribe mean on snapchat? How to make your eyes red? What does sole custody mean? What is the meaning of echelon? How to lace yeezys? Who tricks the trolls in the hobbit and how did they do it? How do i tell if my employer reported my tips? Tricks on how to get my phone to work on the screen when i touch it? How to change my name after marriage? What does a barometer do? What does out of network mean? What does the thalamus do?
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