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Career Sphere

From your first nursing position out of school to retirement, you’ll need to tend to your career to ensure your clinical skills are up to date, you’re ready to take on new tasks and leadership opportunities, and are practicing at a level that is both satisfying to you and provides the best patient care. The articles that follow provide a wealth of information on these topics and more.

July 2018 Vol. 13 No. 7

This growing field provides opportunities for nurses.
Takeaways:

Nurses provide clinical leadership in assisted living.
The assisted living healthcare setting offers many nursing rewards and challenges.
Assisted living nurse skills include effective communication, creative problem-solving, strong clinical judgement, and critical thinking.

By Leslie Tripp, MSN/MHA, RN, RCFE

According . . .

June 2018 Vol. 13 No. 6

Prepare for a timely, goal-oriented, forward-thinking discussion.
Takeaways:

Having crucial conversations regarding suggestions for improvement serves as an important method for supporting professional growth of novice nurses.
Delivering constructive feedback following a structured approach can yield positive goal-oriented results to help ensure the delivering of efficient, safe . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Use this guide to plan large and small events.
Takeaways:

Because no universal guide exists for coordinating a professional meeting, these 10 steps may prove useful as you plan your next event.
The steps to planning a successful conference include booking the location, creating a budget, building a team, reviewing . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

Organize, communicate, and document for a successful clinical nursing instructor experience.
Takeaways:

The transition from expert clinician to novice clinical instructor requires a shift in thinking.
Today’s nursing programs are placing more emphasis on critical thinking and safe patient care using current best evidence.

By Melinda Bowman, MSN, RN . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Learn the rules and what to do if you make a mistake.
Takeaways:

For nurses, social media use has daily applications in their personal and professional lives, facilitating conversations with colleagues about best practices and advancing healthcare.
Inappropriate use of social media can create legal problems for nurses, including job . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Making a connection between your opening and closing engages the audience and enhances learning.

By Tresa Kaur, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE, CTN-A

Takeaways:

Presentations are most effective when they start with a strong commitment to the audience with measurable objectives.
Presentations should end with a restatement of the . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Learn how to bring the patient-simulator experience to nursing units to prepare for emergencies.
Takeaways:

Bring the patient simulator experience to your unit to practice mock codes.
Ensure your nursing staff knows how to call a code.
Confirm  nurses are comfortable with their crash carts on the unit.

By . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

Acute care vs. chronic care is the key.
By Caroline Lloyd Doherty, AGACNP-BC; Patricia Pawlow, ACNP-BC; and Deborah Becker, PhD, ACNP-BC, CHSE, FAAN

As a current or future advanced practice nurse (APRN), you must understand the Consensus Model and its career implications to practice. The model was . . .

December 2017 Vol. 12 No. 12

Help protect the health, welfare, and safety of the public.
Takeaways:

Serving on your board of nursing is challenging and rewarding.
Success requires learning and understanding the many facets of board service.
Serving on your board of nursing allows you to make a meaningful contribution to the profession.

By Barbara . . .

November 2017 Vol. 12 No. 11

Take advantage of your digital footprint to demonstrate your skills and experience.
By Jaime Hannans, PhD, RN, CNE, and Yosemite Olivo, RN

Takeaways:

Digital identity is the online presence of an individual, including social media presence, profiles and engagement, and any discoverable online content.
Professional nurses and nursing students should . . .

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

These changes may affect your practice.
Takeaways:

Enhanced NLC will replace original NLC
eNLC implementation date is January 19, 2018.
Nurses and employers should stay abreast of changes to the NLC.

By James Puente, MS, MJ, CAE

Since 2000, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) in the Nurse . . .

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

How to use your CV to achieve your career goals
Takeaways:

A well-developed CV is a roadmap of where you are and where you want to be.
The CV helps you outshine other applicants for a job or a seat in an academic program.
Strategic and intentional decisions made . . .

September 2017 Vol. 12 No. 9

Your CV should highlight the leadership skills you display every day.
Takeaways:

The CV is vital to showcase your professional career as a nurse and illustrate what you give back to nursing and your community.
Your CV can be used for employment opportunities as well as for academic applications.
As . . .

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