Nurse Keith's Digital Doorway
Career advice -- and commentary on current healthcare news and trends for savvy 21st-century nurses and healthcare providers -- from holistic nurse career coach Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC. Since 2005.
Monday, March 13, 2023
Your Nursing Career Report Card
Monday, February 27, 2023
What's On Your Nursing Career Runway?
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Monday, February 20, 2023
Overcoming Mission Drift in Your Nursing Career
Monday, February 13, 2023
Feeding Your Nursing Career
Monday, February 06, 2023
Metacognition: Thinking About Your Thinking About Your Nursing Career
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Monday, January 30, 2023
Defining Nursing Career Success on Your Own Terms
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Monday, January 23, 2023
Your Nursing Career and a Latte?
Monday, January 16, 2023
Spinning It Positive in Nursing Job Interviews
Monday, January 09, 2023
Acing Your Next Nursing Job Interview — 4 Common Questions to Prepare For
Job interviews can be a source of stress for both novice and seasoned nurses, and being prepared for some of the most common questions can give you the confidence to ace your next nursing interview.
Monday, January 02, 2023
Your Nursing Career: Intentions and Positive Change
Monday, December 19, 2022
The Conscious Creation of Your Nursing Career
As the year comes to an end, it's always a good time to pause, reflect, and take stock of the current state of your nursing career. As I've often said in my writing, podcasts, and keynote addresses, you can always choose to allow your career to happen to you, or you can instead take inspired action and make it happen. Which sounds better to you?
Monday, December 12, 2022
Nurse Specialist or Nurse Generalist?
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Monday, December 05, 2022
Nurses, The Holidays, and Work-Life Balance
Monday, November 28, 2022
Six Steps to Being a Better Nurse Communicator
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Monday, November 21, 2022
Lions, Gazelles, and Nurses
Have you ever observed that the less experienced and more vulnerable nurses frequently get left on the outside, often falling prey to bullies and "predators"? This is the herd mentality at its worst, and many novice nurses are taken down by bullies and power-hungry colleagues who eat them alive when they're demonstrating the slightest weakness.
Monday, November 14, 2022
Nursing Career Change and the Soul
Monday, November 07, 2022
10 Strategies for Feeding the Nurse's Inner Life
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Tuesday, November 01, 2022
Genius is Relative, Nurses!
Monday, October 24, 2022
Nurses, Nursing, and the Nature of Suffering
Aside from witnessing the challenges faced by others, nurses are themselves human beings with their own life experiences, victories, and suffering. How a nurse navigates their own personal suffering plays a role in determining how they approach life, work, and the overlapping of the two.
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Monday, October 17, 2022
What Is Your Nursing "North Star"?
There are also nurses who approach their work like any other employed person, with no acknowledgment that there is anything more to be gained than a means to a financial end by fulfilling the tasks required of our position. There is no judgment of this approach to professional nursing, but this apparent dichotomy is worthy of our exploration.
Monday, October 10, 2022
Your Nursing Career Mitochondria
Monday, October 03, 2022
Your Nursing Job: The Same Old Bed of Nails or a Comfortable Old Shoe?
Monday, September 26, 2022
5 Ways to Build Your Network of Nursing Career Allies
Since such a large number of nurses seem averse to consciously and purposefully building a professional network, here are five strategies to do just that.
Monday, September 12, 2022
Mindset is Everything in Your Nursing Career and Beyond
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Monday, September 05, 2022
Be Yourself, Nurses; Everyone Else is Taken
Whether you feel like an impostor or your career has grown stale, there's nothing you can be other than yourself; and if you're trying terribly hard to be just like someone else (or do what others tell you is right), you may end up missing the mark altogether.