Take Charge of Your Nursing Career: Open the Door to Your Dreams / Edition 1

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Trying to decide what's next for you in nursing? Whether you are in the middle of your nursing career or just getting started, Take Charge of Your Nursing Career is a book for nurses at all stages. If you're considering a move to management, a higher degree, or entrepreneurship, this book provides practical information that takes you step-by-step along the path to success, including

Becoming a mentor or picking one for yourself

Choosing an advanced nursing degree that's best for you

Becoming a nurse entrepreneur

Developing the right cover letter, résumé, and CV

Take Charge of Your Nursing Career will help you continue your nursing journey, opening doors to your future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930538856
  • Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 366,209
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Marshall, PhD, RN, nursing educator and consultant with LSM Educational Consulting, has been a nurse educator for 30 years. She is a mentor for new nursing school graduates through mid-career nurses in all areas related to career advancement and career decision making. She has been providing valuable career advice to individuals for her entire career, including such assistance as how to promote yourself in your career and to how to go about making a career path change within nursing.
Author Residence: Miami, FL
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Table of Contents

Foreword XIII

Introduction XV

1 Career Transition: Is It Right for Me? 1

2 Building 360-Degree Support for You and Others 19

3 Educational Advancement in Nursing: Gaining New Expertise 25

4 Professional Development and Continuing Education: Role Development and Expansion 41

5 The Value of Mentorship 51

6 Entrepreneurship for the Professional Nurse 63

7 "Empty Nest Freedom": Time for New and Exciting Opportunities 79

8 Searching for a New Nursing Position 91

9 The Art of Negotiation 115

10 Professional Advocacy and Networking 121

Appendix A 127

Appendix B 131

Index 133

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  • Posted December 24, 2010

    A Book for All Nurses

    Dr. Lois Marshall has taken career development and management to a whole new level within one book. This very unique book offers the nurse, from graduation throughout their career, practical tips to navigate their own personal career journey. From how to market yoursefl through writing a resume/CV to advancing your education, to expanding, extending, and creating new career opportunities, Take Charge of Your Nursing Career is a book for every nurse's personal library. Buy it for yourself and buy one for the nurses in your life. It will be well worth the read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2010

    Career Development and Management Book for Nurses: A Must Read

    There has long been a need for a career book for nurses that spans one's career. Now with Take Charge of Your Nursing Career there is one. Dr. Marshall is your own personal mentor, providing you with practical tips along your career path. Whether you are a new nurse or a nurse with 20 years experience or more, this book answers all the questions you have about who, what, when, why, where, and how as they relate to decisions about your career. I highly recommend this book to students about to graduate, schools of nursing, and nurses of all levels of experience throughout their nursing careers.

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