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.

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

How to use your CV to achieve your career goals

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 . . .

August 2017 Vol. 12 No. 8

The secret is finding balance and working collaboratively.
By Timothy P. Luckett, CRNFA


Working as a nurse in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) requires the ability to take on multiple responsibilities.
Success as an RN in an ASC requires knowing when and how to delegate, understanding finances, staying organized . . .

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Author: Connie Mullinix, PhD, MBA, MPH, RN; AnnMarie Lee Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES; and Diana Ruiz, DNP, RN, APHN, CCTM, CWOCN, NE-BC

Use the skills you have—and learn new ones—to advance health care and your career.


You’re educated and prepared to lead in safety and quality. You’re at the bedside caring for patients and working to improve care. However, decisions about the allocation of resources for caregiving . . .

Take advantage of the resources available to you.
By Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Whether you’re a newly licensed nurse or a seasoned professional, the time is always right to take the next step in your education. Returning to school opens new doors of opportunity for your career . . .

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC; April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC; Michelle Terrell, MSN, CPNP-AC; James W. Pichert, PhD; William O. Cooper, MD, MPH; and Gerald B. Hickson, MD

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April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Author: Sandy Summers, MSN, RN, MPH, and Harry Summers

Key takeaways

The media—television, radio, the Internet, books, and more—often depict nurses unprofessionally.
When nurses create the media, they can ensure professional depictions that ensure the public understands the important role nurses play in health care.

Nurses pop up in all sorts of contexts within media. From . . .

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Author: Jennifer L. Greer, PhD, and Nancy P. Wingo, PhD

Beth, a former hospital nursing director-turned-faculty member, learns she has to present her research at a national conference and write it up for publication and funding. Like many nursing faculty members and researchers, she enjoys conducting research because the evidence it yields allows her to help more patients . . .

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Author: Stephanie M. Chung, MSN, RN

Christina, a 29-year-old RN, BSN, recently obtained her MSN in clinical management. She has worked 3 years as a staff nurse and wants to move into a leadership position. Some managers, and even some of her colleagues, feel that because of her age, Christina isn’t ready for . . .