Section I. Chapter 1: Self-Assessment
Chapter 2: Goal Setting and Self Discipline
Section II. Chapter 3: Professional Nursing Career Paths: the non-academic path
Chapter 4: Professional Nursing Career Paths: the academic path
Section III. Chapter 5: Charting YOUR Career Path: internal strategies
Chapter 6: Charting YOUR Career Path: external strategies
Chapter 7: The basics of Professional Growth
Chapter 8: Ensuring Continued Professional Growth
Chapter 9: Professionalism.
This textbook provides a one-stop reference resource and guide for nurses interested in advancing their careers. It addresses self-assessment, goal setting and self-discipline, as well as academic paths and non-academic career paths, and includes two chapters on strategic path development, covering internal motivation, risk taking, work—life balance, work environment, networking, professional membership and mentorship. Lastly, the book discusses professional growth topics such as civility, burnout, professional development and “keeping informed,” and explores specific professionalism topics like professional behavior, ethics, social media and executive presence.Intended for nurses at any level, this textbook examines topics relevant to today’s nursing professionals and offers guidance on building a successful nursing career. It also helps student nurses create a path for their career and professional growth, both during their training program and beyond.
• Offer an update on nursing career advancement (academic and non-academic pathways)
• Addresses essential behaviors needed to advance a nursing career (self-assessment, goal setting, and self-discipline)
• Focuses on networking, leadership development, mentorship, burnout and professional behaviors