Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut at your nursing job? Maybe you’ve reached a certain level in your organization and you see no room for further growth. Or maybe you just don’t like the people you work with or for and are ready to hightail it out of there. Or even you just don’t feel challenged by your work anymore and you’re bored! Whatever the case may be, there certainly are ways to shift your nursing career. And guess what? It’s OK! Here are 3 ways to shake things up in your nursing career:
Further Your Education.
You don’t have to take on loads of financial debt to further your nursing education. First, you can find new information all over the internet. Whether you read a blog or listen to a podcast, you can stretch yourself online. Next, you can take a specialty training or certification course. This could also pay off in your career as these forms of professional development may place you in line for a promotion. Finally, a great place to grow is at conferences. You will learn, but also to make new connections!
You can always find something new, fun, and different when you get out there and talk to people. Being online in professional forums is also a great way to connect with colleagues. Maybe you’re having a work issue and cannot find a solution. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, try joining a LinkedIn Group and see if you can connect with professionals who have been through similar challenges.
Find New Interests.
If you do the same thing day in and day out… you get bored. Shake things up with new interests. And in this case, it means outside of work. You’re brain does not need to be consumed by your career all day long. Take up a hobby. Join a club. Socialize with a new group of people. Do what you have to do to diversify your life. When you do, you’ll find your career that much more rewarding.
So, if you’re stuck in a rut, don’t be afraid to switch things up! AND call or email AHS NurseStat so we can help you find your new dream job!