Time to move on or up?
- Posted on December 6th, 2013 filed in Web
School of Nursing faculty member Nancy Manister offers her thoughts on how nurses can take steps to prepare for future positions: “Nancy Manister, DNS, FNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor at Fairfield University School of Nursing in Fairfield, Conn., and has been a nurse for 35 years and an NP for 14. She currently practices as an NP at Minute Clinic. It’s important for nurses to set career goals for themselves, says Manister, and to be proactive in considering where they want to be-and how they’re going to get there-one, five or 10 years from now. Career progression doesn’t just “happen naturally,” she says. “You really have to say ‘what am I doing now to get me there?’” That, she says, might mean working on getting a certification in a specialty area this year, or going back to school to pursue a five-year goal, or working toward some leadership role that may be a 10-year goal.”
Published in Advance for Nurses on 11/6/13