To round out an excellent month of career tips – including how to begin your research, lessons learned in clinical practice, using your health professions degree abroad, your career foundations built on medical terminology, and using complexity leadership skills in a career setting – today we’ve got some Q&A-style career advice from Jill E. Winland-Brown EdD, MSN, FNP-BC, author of two of our favorite texts for Nurse Practitioners. (You can see more about the books below, and click through for Jill’s straightforward advice for new grads!)
As you are preparing for graduation and starting your career, you will see that there are many different directions that you can go. If you are looking for an adventure and want to see what it could be like working as a physical therapist outside of the United States, check out this blog written by Larry Devinney, a recent PT graduate of Arcadia University. He has been living in Junction, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica since August 2014 working as a PT for Friends of the Redeemer United (FOR U). FOR U has a mission to encourage the healing process through awareness and involvement in spiritual, social, educational, and health-related services in rural Jamaica.
Medical Terminology is more than just a weed out course you have to take before getting to the core of the training in your chosen field. Medical Terminology is part of learning medical language and essential for any health care professional to be able to communicate effectively and establish credibility with colleagues and patients alike.
Perhaps you’ve already started your journey toward a career in health care, or you’re thinking about it. Can you formulate a succinct and accurate response to the patient in the scenario here?
By Diana M. Crowell PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Ready or not, nurses entering the profession at every level will be expected to take on leadership roles. In complexity leadership, the style is transformational, self-reflective, collaborative, and relationship-based. The Personal Being and Awareness component includes the use of self-reflective and self-care practices for mind, body, and spirit. Distancing oneself from linear leadership and employing complexity leadership can require personal strength, courage, and self-awareness.
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HAPPY NURSES WEEK! At F.A. Davis, we are constantly humbled by the compassion, expertise, and skill that comes from our nursing authors and contacts, and we hope all our nursing friends are taking the time this week to celebrate your profession. Read on for some links we thought you would enjoy this week!