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From Bedside To The Boardroom: The Future Of Nursing Career Revealed

Do you feel as if you’re stuck in a rut? You might be thinking that it’s already the end of the road for you. However, there is still hope.

The future of nursing is bright and you have a lot of options to choose from. With over 3 million nurses in the United States, nurses form the biggest segment of the healthcare industry workforce.

The Future of Nursing Report highlights the specific areas where nurses can improve on. Nurses have the capability to provide primary care as needed, given the decreasing rates of medical students and residents who are going into primary care.

More importantly, nurses can transition into more leadership roles. Going for advanced studies to improve your technical skills while honing your leadership skills can improve your future direction. Nurses are underrepresented in most hospital boards. Indeed, nurses can definitely form part of any hospital board.

Excited for your future in nursing? See the infographic here: Infographic: The Future of Nursing

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Top 7 Highest Nursing Jobs In The Industry

At some point in our nursing career, we wonder if we can get into the highest paying nursing jobs out there. But what are the options for nurses looking for greener pastures? This article lists down the top 7 nursing jobs with the highest pay. Take your pick and start building up your resume.

At the top of the list, you can choose to become a nurse practitioner, an orthopedic nurse, or a  nurse researcher. These jobs need additional qualifications such as MSN and/ or passing the NCLEX-RN. Moreover, to be an orthopedic nurse, you should have an additional certification from the Orthopedic Nurses Certificate Board. Don’t worry, the compensation for these jobs are just mind-blowing. These highest paid nurses get around $75 to 95k per year.

Want to know the other highest paying nursing jobs? Read the article here: Top 7 Highest Paying Nursing Jobs.

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Advance Your Career By Possessing The Effective Skills for Leadership In Nursing

More than the education, the most important key for effective leadership in nursing is by having the right skills to lead your team. While it’s true that having a masters degree can land you a supervisory role or get you a promotion, what will really help you in your job are your leadership skill sets. 

For example, effective leadership and management in nursing means having a team mentality. You will have to be inclusive in your decision-making to manage your people well. Also, you will have to have confidence as well as good communication skills. These are both essential for cascading information to your team.

Want to know more skills that will help your leadership in nursing? Read more about it here: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Nurse Leader? 6 Must-Have Leadership Skills in Nursing.

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