Nurse.com and OnCourse Learning have released their new Pave Your Nursing Career Path Digital Resource Guide, a comprehensive tool for career-minded nurses. Whether you are actively searching for a new job or just want to be ready when it’s time to make a career move, this guide can help.
“Assuming you have researched and found what you believe is the job for you, there are things you can do to increase your chance of getting it, regardless of how long you have been a nurse,” said Robert G. Hess, Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN, executive vice president and CNE for OCL and writer for Nurse.com’s career blog, in his special welcome message in the guide. “The job market is flooded with equally qualified candidates, so you need to sell yourself as the one special nurse who is uniquely suited for that position,” Hess said.
In the guide, nurses will find information on the nursing job market and current salary levels, as well as tips on writing resumes, interview techniques and the benefits of job boards in the guide. Also, Nancy Brent, MS, JD, RN, Nurse.com’s popular legal blogger adds 25 tools every nurse needs to protect their nursing practice to the stockpile of resources in the guide.
“An unpleasant constant for nurses throughout their careers is that there are potential liabilities linked to their profession,” Brent said in the article. “A nurse can be named as a defendant in a professional negligence case, for instance, or accused of violating the nurse practice act or its rules, defaming a fellow worker, breaching a contract of employment or breaching a patient’s confidentiality.”
Readers can use hyperlinks within each article to access even more articles and educational tools.
In addition, nurses can find an article by Carol Taylor, MSN, PhD, RN, that examines how to determine your personal and professional ethics, as well as articles about travel nursing, a growing specialty.
The guide also contains two continuing education modules. “Delineating terminal degrees” explores the value and relevance of PhD, DNP and EdD degrees for nurses. “Precepting: The chance to change nursing’s future” discusses how experienced nurses can positively impact new colleagues.
Check out the Pave Your Nursing Career Path Digital Resource Guide to find out how it can help you move your career forward.