CE courses can boost your nursing career
Whether hunting for a job, seeking a promotion, or pursuing higher education, networking is one of the most important career-building tools for any professional, including nursing. This educational activity will provide guidance on networking for career advancement.
Networking for Career Advancement
Resumes: The Recruiter's Perspective
Traditionally, nurses have not been taught the importance of an effective resume, but with recent mergers, downsizing of facilities, and the impact of new healthcare initiatives, the concise, comprehensive resume has become a critical element in finding a position. This program will update nurses’ expertise in formulating professional resumes and cover letters.
Developing Your Leadership Potential
Leadership skills are needed by all nurses to be partners in this change as well as to be effective clinicians in the current healthcare environment. This comprehensive 6.80 contact hour course provides nurses with practical strategies that can help them establish personal plans for developing their leadership potential.
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Structural Empowerment: Boosting Professional Practice
Structural empowerment gives nurses greater autonomy in their practice and a greater voice in decision making in their organizations. An environment that lets nurses practice to the optimum levels of their training is important for the future of healthcare. This course explains structural empowerment, its association with the Magnet designation, and different empowerment theories.
Advanced Practice Nurses: Educational Pathways for the APRN Role
The call to higher education is well supported by several influential organizations.This module provides an overview of the advanced degrees for nursing graduate education and focuses on seeking higher education for the clinical role of the advanced practice registered nurse as a nurse practitioner.
Passion Meets Preparation: Delineating Terminal Degrees for a Fruitful Pursuit
A key element of the Future of Nursing Report focuses on the need to double the number of doctorate-prepared nurses by 2020. This activity provides information on three terminal degrees — PhD, DNP, and EdD — in terms of typical scope, purpose, and career progression.
Social Media: Give Your Career a Boost
Social media can be a fun way to stay in touch with friends and family.  Learn how to use social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to boost your careers and also tips to avoid social network “career busters” and compares sample sites to help choose the site that best meets your needs.
Leading in the Community: Nursing Leadership Across the Continuum
With all the changes in healthcare, opportunities for leadership abound. Whether you’re looking for a position within the traditional hospital setting, or in the community, leaders are needed to guide healthcare forward. Learn about leadership roles in different settings and how you can apply your skills and degree from one setting to another successfully.
Empowering Your Career: Connect Characteristics and Traits with Specialty
Are you trying to decide which specialty to pursue, how to begin your professional nursing career, or how to make a change to an existing career? Learn about how you can make your personality characteristics work for you by considering correlated nursing specialties and environments you might enjoy more than others.
Novice to Expert: Through the Stages to Success in Nursing
Competency in a rapidly changing healthcare environment remains a key component of excellent nursing care. This module addresses how expertise develops from novice to expert and the importance of supporting one another with this challenging journey, including Patricia Benner’s five stages of moving from novice to expert.
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