While it may be hard to believe 2020 has come to an end, it’s time to start putting together our list of New Year's resolutions. The new year is the perfect time to not only reflect on all your personal and professional accomplishments but to set new intentions for the future. As nurses, these goals or resolutions may include professional development, volunteering, networking, etc. As the backbone of the healthcare industry, it's critical for nurses to take time and reflect on how they can improve treatment for their patients and the overall quality of care provided by their facilities.
It may seem odd that an occupational therapist needs help in finding and securing employment. After all, occupational therapy is currently one of the allied health careers experiencing tremendous growth. However, the diversity of the field may create difficulty in communicating your skillset, training and passion in the best manner possible.
Physical therapy is a challenging profession. Lifting patients, managing an outpatient caseload, documenting functional progress, and meeting insurance regulations are just a few of the tasks expected from a physical therapist.
Acute care registered nurses provide short-term treatment for severe or life-threatening injuries, illnesses and routine health problems. The ultimate goal of acute care is the restoration of health and stability for a patient. Acute care nurses work in hospitals, urgent care clinics and ambulatory surgical clinics. This career offers ample opportunities for education and career development, autonomy and workdays that continuously present new challenges.
Are you a physical therapist who wants to advance in your career? Considering management or even branching out into a specialized field? You may be ready to accelerate, but the road ahead may not be clear.
As an occupational therapist, you are likely aware that communication, organization, problem-solving ability and compassion for others are essential for success as a therapist. However, there are additional skills that can make you an even better occupational therapist. If you are considering pursuing a career in occupational therapy, read on.
The first day at a new nursing job can be overwhelming. Anxiety, insecurity, inadequacy and feelings of instability are common among new nurses trying to make the leap from theory to real life. It can be a challenge to take all of your new knowledge and apply it to your new role as a nurse.
Pediatric nurses work exclusively with children and their families to ensure a child’s healthy well-being until reaching adulthood. Individuals in this career field have expertise not only in general health, but also have a strong understanding of how a child’s body grows and develops and the countless conditions that can affect that process.
As a nurse, you are continually in communication with patients, their families and co-workers. Solid communication skills are essential for a successful nursing career. Communication directly impacts all people you interact with, such as:
It happens. You accept and begin a nursing job that wasn’t exactly as expected. Maybe you’re not a huge fan of the facility, their systems, the pay or the people you work with or under. A number of reasons can affect your happiness at a job. Even several small aspects can add up and are enough to make you unhappy.