The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career

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Whether just starting out in nursing, getting ready to retire, or anywhere in between, The ULTIMATE Career for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career offers something of value for every current and future nurse. While clinical skills are the foundation of nursing practice, so many additional skills and so much more knowledge beyond the clinical realm are necessary to have a satisfying and fulfilling career. Author Donna Cardillo takes you step by step through career development and ...

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Overview

Whether just starting out in nursing, getting ready to retire, or anywhere in between, The ULTIMATE Career for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career offers something of value for every current and future nurse. While clinical skills are the foundation of nursing practice, so many additional skills and so much more knowledge beyond the clinical realm are necessary to have a satisfying and fulfilling career. Author Donna Cardillo takes you step by step through career development and advancement as well as personal development. Written in her customary down-to-earth and humorous style, she gently nudges readers to maximize their career opportunities and to reach their full potential as nurses and as humans.

Discover how to:
Reenergize your nursing career
Get the most out of your current position
Identify transferable skills
Decide what you really want to do
Discover and develop your own unique talents and skill set
Avail yourself of all that nursing has to offer
Write a winning resume and interview like a pro
Overcome challenges, take career risks, and make decisions
Build professional support systems
Explore career options
... and love what you do!

Donna knows nurses and knows what nurses need. She has created a comprehensive guide for staying happy and fulfilled in the profession. Nurses at all stages of their careers will enjoy this book!
Andrea Higham, Director The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing s Future

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930745049
  • Publisher: Gannett Healthcare Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Wilk Cardillo, RN, MA, is the country's foremost authority on career development for nurses. She travels the world helping nurses to be happy in their careers and to reach their full potential. She is fiercely passionate about nursing and about life in general. Donna is known as Dear Donna at Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek magazines, where she writes a monthly column and doles out daily online career advice on nurse.com. Donna is the former Healthcare Careers Expert at monster.com Donna is also author of Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional. She is creator of the Career Alternatives for NursesĀ®, a seminar and home study program. Donna has received numerous awards and recognitions, but she is most proud of being named a Diva in Nursing by the Institute for Nursing in New Jersey for outstanding achievements and excellence in practice. Donna is a life-long New Jersey resident an original Jersey Girl. She lives down the shore in Sea Girt, NJ, with her husband Joe.

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The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses is full of relevant information with chapters covering:
This Profession We Call Nursing
Everyday Career Management
Moving Forward, Where Do I Go From Here?
Looking For Your Next Job
Your Resume
Resume Marketing, Cover Letters, CVs, and Portfolios
Interviewing
Special Situations and Career challenges
The Finishing Touches

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