For the third year in a row, Adventist Health System has earned a spot on Becker’s list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare.” If you’re familiar with Becker’s Hospital Review, then you know this recognition is given annually to healthcare organizations that promote workplace diversity, employee engagement, and professional growth. But you may wonder exactly what we do in these three areas at AHS that sets us apart from so many other companies.
Three years ago, I completed the Nurse Residency Program at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, and I’ve been blessed since then to achieve some of my career goals by becoming a nurse manager. Here’s how I did it and how you can too.
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If you ask a nurse which job was the hardest for them to get, they would most likely
answer, the first job. This is because in many cases, you need experience to get a
job. The other issue many graduate nurses have is that they are never taught in college how to look for a job. Finding a job as a new grad does not have to be frustrating. All you need to do is learn basic job search fundamentals. Here are a few from my new book, Job Search: Fundamentals of Effective Job Hunting, Resumes, and Interviews, to help you get started.
Starting your first nursing job after college is an exciting time. It’s when all your late-night studying starts to pay off and you begin to feel the satisfaction of making a difference in patients’ lives. But it’s also when you can run into challenges that you never expected to face. What I’ve learned in three years of working with nurse residents is that most of the time, these challenges have more to do with communication skills than clinical ones. Whether you’re having trouble connecting with patients, adjusting to the pace of work, or getting along with your team members, here are some tips to help.
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John Lazarus knows what it’s like to be a graduate nurse in the emergency department because that’s where he started his career 25 years ago.
“I absolutely loved every second of it,” he says of his early ED experience. “I loved the adrenaline, and I loved taking care of people at a very vulnerable state in their life and making an impact.”