Tools for measuring your success in healthcare part III
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This article is the third in a series for measuring success in your healthcare profession. SEE PART ONE AND PART TWO of this article, Tools for Measuring Your Success in Healthcare.
The first tool is Identify what success means to you, The second tool is study learn and plan your career path. When viewing the whole picture of your career, identify a plan for your career path. The third tool is strengthening your “ art of nursing muscle.” The third article in this series gives you a tool to identify your successesful moments during your career. This tool will show you where your strengths are in the nursing processes and where you may want to focus your career goals.
TOOL 3: Write about successful moments in your career in Healthcare/Nursing
Nursing is an art form, Within the scope of nursing practice make space for creativity in problem solving. Write down the moments when you turned a sour situation into a positive outcome. This could be a situation with a patient, your approach with a coworker or medical provider or identifying and implementing a change in the processess and policies of your workplace.
Taking the time to write down sucessful moments in your career shows you where you can develop career and personal sucessess, strengthening your “art of nursing muscle”. The more sucess you have, by your definition, the more sucessful you will feel and the more you will srive for those sucessful moments in your workday!
( be careful, keep the focus on the postive outcome and your creative problem solving skills. NOT the difficult situation..you can do it! I believe in you!)
Did you use a metal coat hanger to build a bed? did you build a computer out of IV tubing and some Koban?
Send me your stories! I cannot wait to hear about the heroes in healthcare. You Macgiver you! EMail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Early in my nursing career, I was trained to identify the solution, not just the problem. Encouraged by the changes brought by my solutions, I also encouraged this action when working as a nurse manager.
Having a life coach to discuss your professional sucesses, plans and discuss your challenges with coworkers, working in a broken medical system will help give you encouragement and support and strengthen your “art of nursing muscle”.
Identify what success means to you, review your career path and create a plan for your career growth and write down your successful moments. These tools will give you an indication of your strengths in your career and help you identify what sucess in your career means to you. Healthcare is an art with a balance of skills, experience and success. Build on your success!
These tools will give you an anchor in your career. Refer back to these tools often and continue to refresh your purpose and desire to stay in the career path you chose. These tools create a positive foundation to support you and to remind you of the successful career choice you made in healthcare.
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AnnChristine Warneka BSN,RN is the Executive Director of Nurse Guardian. LLC. Nurse Guardian offers Life Coaching face to face via Skype.com. Nurse Guardian offers professional seminars on Train the Trainer; Recognize and Recover Compassion Fatigue™ and seminars in Total Life Ownership™. She lives and works in Phoenix, AZ Visit her blog or contact her at www.Nurseguardian.blogspot.com. email: email@example.com. Phone: 602-516-6800. AZ Zone.