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What do you think of workers compensation as a career? Also, what about writing and public speaking as a career for a nurse?

Question:

Dear Donna,

What do you think of workers compensation as a career? How does it contribute specifically to healthcare, so that it impacts patient care, cost and the future of hospitals and clinics? I have a BSN and have worked in case management and transplant nursing. I care deeply for patients and their future with healthcare. I hope to be a writer and speaker someday.

Wondering About Workers Comp

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Wondering About Workers Comp,

Workers compensation work is generally considered a sub-specialty of case management. It contributes to healthcare and positively impacts cost and quality of care just as any type of case management does. You can make a real difference in peoples’ lives and have a positive impact on the overall system.

I would suggest you find other nurses working in the workers comp specialty and do some informational interviewing (www.Nurse.com/Cardillo/Interviewing) with them. Find these nurses through the Case Management Society of America (www.cmsa.org). You can look on your local chapter website for contacts and/or attend local chapter meetings as a guest if not currently a member. You can also find them on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

As to your other point, writing and speaking are powerful tools for communication and influence. I encourage you to start working on those skills now. Here are a few articles to get you started: “Develop the writer in you” (www.Nurse.com/Cardillo/Writer) and “Giving a Presentation.” (www.Nurse.com/Cardillo/Giving-A-Presentation)

Best wishes,
Donna

By | 2014-08-06T00:00:00-04:00 August 6th, 2014|Categories: Blogs, Nursing careers and jobs|0 Comments

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