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, December 20, 2021
Is Your Nursing "Check Engine" Light On?
Monday, December 13, 2021
Your Nursing Career: Stagnation or Flow?
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Thinking Innovatively About Your Nursing Career Development
Your nursing career is yours to create, and every nurse’s path can be unique, innovative, and idiosyncratic with proper care. At the same time, your many obligations and responsibilities can steer you away from your uniqueness and leave you in a rut of choosing the path of least resistance. There are many strategies for choosing a career journey that fits your vision of who you want to be as a healthcare professional, and it’s worth exploring those strategies for the ones that can most readily move you forward.
Monday, November 01, 2021
Banishing the Organizational Shadow in Healthcare
Carl Jung once identified the shadow (or shadow archteype) as the unconscious aspect of the personality that the conscious mind and ego don't especially care to recognize as an aspect of the self. Some may refer to the shadow as the entirety of the unconscious mind. In this light, can we also deduce that organizations themselves also have a shadow?
Monday, September 13, 2021
Letting Your Nursing Career Magic Out of the Hat
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Making the Case For Your Nursing Expertise
Monday, August 02, 2021
The Three-Dimensional Job Search
Monday, July 12, 2021
When The Nurse Is Stretched Too Thin
Monday, June 07, 2021
Your Nursing Career and the Skill of Writing
|Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash|
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Six Reasons to Love Millennial Nurses
As one generation wanes and the other rises, power changes hands, and this is happening at this very moment as Generation X and the Baby Boomers reach retirement age and leave the workforce in droves.
Every generation is disparaged and criticized by the generations that came before, and Millennials are no exception. However, I hypothesize that the Millennial generation is going to positively transform nursing, medicine, and healthcare for the better, not to mention society at large.
(Please note: writing about any generation as a whole is potentially problematic due to the fact that generalizations must be made. My apologies in advance for any statements that don't quite apply to everyone -- this is simply an attempt to capture observations of the power and potential that this enormously influential generation holds in its collective hands.)
|Photo by William Stitt on Unsplash|
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Don't Let Your Nursing Career Go Dry
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
10 Steps to Nurse Entrepreneurship
Monday, March 22, 2021
The 10,000-Foot View of Your Nursing Career
|Clouds, thousands of feet over Santa Fe, NM by Keith Carlson|
Monday, March 15, 2021
Nurses Leaning Into Uncertainty
Monday, March 08, 2021
Can You Return to Nursing After a Hiatus?
Monday, January 04, 2021
A Pandemic "Marshall Plan"?
When World War II ended, a massive global recovery plan was initiated, and we enjoy the positive reverberations of that plan to this day. The dawning of 2021 and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic call for nothing less than a similar worldwide initiative. Are we truly ready to collectively embrace this humanitarian call to arms?
Sunday, January 03, 2021
The Gallup Poll: Nurses Remain at the Top and Still Need Support
As 2020 comes to a close, nurses have done it again: they find themselves at the top of the Gallup Poll for the 19th consecutive year. With 89% of respondents rating them high or very high for honesty and ethical standards — a 4% gain from one year ago — nurses stand tall as the most trusted professionals in the country.