On November 13th, 2017, I published a blog post focused on the notion of a nurse’s career cookies crumbling and things going south. I hear stories from nurses about hard moments in the course of a career, and I see how much pain and confusion this can cause.
On November 6th, 2017, I published a blog post titled, The Three-Dimensional Job Search. This concept of the job search process as one- or three-dimensional had been on my mind a great deal, and it finally spilled out onto the digital page. Has your job search process been one-dimensional?
On October 30, 2017, I published a blog post titled, Doing Your Inner Work as a Nurse. This is something dear to my heart — I’m constantly striving to grow as a person and as a nursing professional, and I’ve found that our professional growth can be hindered when we don’t do the work on ourselves that promotes personal growth (and this can be referred to as our “inner work”).
When you’re in the nursing job market, receiving a job offer can feel like a lifeline has been thrown your way. And when you get multiple job offers, it’s truly an embarrassment of riches that looks more like a lifeboat!
There’s a saying that everyone’s a critic, and that probably couldn’t be more true of nurses. We criticize other nurses (often in the form of bullying), doctors, patients and their families, our employers, and the healthcare system writ large. But we mostly criticize ourselves. That gets old, doesn’t it?
In the aftermath of the October 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, I feel a need to respond to what happened in relation to the nurses and healthcare professionals who are impacted by such events. With more than 250 mass shootings in the U.S. in the first nine months of 2017, the healthcare community is at the center of response efforts when large numbers of people are violently injured en masse.
Just today, I was speaking to a nurse career coaching client on the phone, and the word curiosity became the central theme of what I was trying to convey to her about her nursing career. When it comes to career development, we don’t often hear the word curiosity used, but I believe it needs to be one of the strongest underpinnings of our ongoing career journey whether we’re a nurse, a doctor, a carpenter, or an accountant.
On episode 127 of The Nurse Keith Show, we dig into the ideas of nimbleness of mind and how having the wherewithal to pivot in your nursing career when the time is ripe is based on curiosity, being awake and aware, openness, and willingness to embrace change.
Nurses, a new study — Nursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare Turmoil — has revealed important statistics about the state of the nursing profession in 2017, and we’re digging into the positive and negative numbers here on episode 126.
Many of us have already heard the story of the Utah nurse who was wrongfully handcuffed and detained by police while standing her ground in defense of the rights of a comatose patient. Nurse Alex Wubbels was calmly and simply doing her job when she refused officers’ demands for blood to be drawn without a warrant or patient consent. Would you have stuck to your guns like Ms. Wubbels?