Often overlooked, goal setting is a critical piece for success in your career in leadership and life in general. Goals encourage success, and setting individual or team goals for your subordinates can motivate them to accomplish things they otherwise wouldn’t. Here are five reasons to answer the question of “why is goal setting important?”
Regardless of the job market at hand, the importance of a good resume never goes out of style. Resumes serve so many purposes, and even if you have a stable job and are not planning on quitting you should have an updated resume ready at all times.
How to deal with difficult co-workers is a hard question to address. Pretty much every job has a co-worker that is difficult to deal with in some varying degrees of severity. Many times, difficult co-workers tend to be more annoying than anything else…Since it’s not feasible to quit a job or transfer whenever you run into difficult co-workers (side note you will always have co-workers like this), you must learn how to deal with them. Here are some tips to help you deal with difficult co-workers.
Being a nurse leader is difficult. There is a lot expected of you with very little praise at times. I’m sure some nurses are naturally good nurse leaders, but for most of us being a good nurse leader involves effort and educating ourselves with the best practice. It’s not hard to be a good nurse leader, but most cannot stumble upon greatness without some work. Instead, they need to be intentional in their leadership. Here are eight qualities of a good nurse leader.
Graduating from nursing school is a big sigh of relief for many new nurses. After I graduated from nursing school I was ready to work and enjoy the fruits of my labor!! Unfortunately, it also means our spending can go overboard a little bit... now that we finally have some money! Below are just a handful of personal finance tips for new nurses to make sure you stay on track to success.
Nursing is a profession where you can find a lot of jobs that are both salary and hourly wage. There are some differences between the two and it’s important to understand what those differences are. In Nurse Compensation: Comparing Salary vs Hourly Wage we discuss how to compare the compensation of a salary to hourly nursing job. It’s important to note that there are some advantages between the two even though my preference is for hourly nursing jobs.
Your nurse compensation is one of the factors you should consider before accepting a job. Analyzing what your nursing compensation is before accepting a job doesn't make you a bad person or greedy, on the contrary, it makes you prudent. You worked hard to get to where you are and with being a hard worker you should make sure your compensation reflects that. Many of the jobs nurses are recruited for are not only hourly wage but are also salary. When trying to compare salary vs hourly wage the problem that many nurses run into is that they try to do an apple to orange comparison. You need to adjust to make sure you are comparing appropriately.
Starting a new nursing job can be very difficult. Even if you are eagerly looking forward to the new adventure it doesn’t change the demand of having to meet new people and learn new processes. There are right and wrong ways to transition to a new area or a new facility. Below are just a handful of important things to keep in mind prior to starting your new nurse job.