What Changes Should Travel Nurses Expect In 2023?

Congratulations are in order because you just earned your nursing degree! You’re eager to get started in your new career, but you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed 

Nursing is such a broad field, with so many ways to truly carve your own path, which is amazing but can also be confusing. Here’s some advice to help you get started. 

4 Tips to Develop Your Career as a New Nurse 

Get Certified 

Now is a great time to start thinking about specific areas you might want to specialize in. For example, you might want to earn your Holistic Nursing Certification or your Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Certification after you become a Registered Nurse. Certification is typically required to become licensed in an advanced-practiced nursing program. Each certification has its own requirements, so after your initial RN licensure, continue to do research on your desired career path.

Connect With Your Peers in a Professional Association 

You started building your professional network in nursing school, so join a professional association to keep growing this valuable support system. Groups like the American Nurses Association offer national and local resources to help boost your career. Find an organization with a chapter in your local area, so you’ll be able to attend networking events. 

Enroll in a Continuing Education Course 

Being a nurse is a lifelong adventure in learning. Many states require nurses to earn a certain amount of continuing education unit hours to maintain their status as a licensed nurse. Get a head start by seeking out courses needed to meet your contact hour requirements. This will ensure you’re not scrambling at the last minute to get the credits needed. 

Join a Shared Governance Council 

See if your healthcare facility has a shared governance committee. These councils consist of groups of nurses working to improve decision-making and boost collaboration amongst themselves. This is a great way to learn more about issues impacting the facility and get to know your fellow nurses. Taking initiative now will impress your manager and help position you as a future leader.  

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