Transforming Your World: One Opportunity at a Time

Monday, 9 November 2015: 10:20 AM

Sheila Montgomery, MSN, RN
UAB Hospital, UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA

Do you want to transform your world? Do you want to lead globally? Nursing has many different career paths and professional development seminars available.  Nurse Practitioner, Case Manager, Private Duty Nurse, Acute Care, Director, Professor - or- Seven Habits, Who Moved my Cheese, Advanced Computer skills- the list goes on and on. With so many different degree options and developmental seminars, picking the right career path, or advancing your present one can be a daunting task.  This presentation will guide nurses through a strength and weakness assessment, defining the needed skills to move their career forward, how to outline opportunities, and evaluation strategies. Professional development and education are requirements for keeping up with changes in technology and research.  Time is limited and picking the right development is crucial to meet the current career demands.

Enhancing clinical and educational outcomes by transforming your practice can be achieved with the right objectives.  If you are a nurse who has ever wondered- can I really do that? No matter where you are or what you want to do this presentation will lead you towards transforming your practice. This symposium will cover goal setting, some of the different degrees available and de-code professional improvement so nurses can cultivate a career development plan.