B 01 SPECIAL SESSION: Managing Your Nursing Career: Strategies to Use on Your Career Journey

Tuesday, 13 July 2010: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Description/Overview: This presentation will focus on the career journey professional nurses embark on from initial graduation through mid-career. Strategies for career development and management will be discussed. Career opportunites for nurse from diverse backgrounds and with varied interests will be presented with practical information on how to achieve successes. Areas for discusion will include such areas as how to develop and maintain a resume and/or curriculum vitae, how to search for a new job opportunity, how to become an entrepreneur, how to maximize global opportunities, advancing your career through education, mentorship, professional networking and advocacy and the art of negotiation. Traveling your own career path is about reflecting on where you have been and where you want to go. This session will provide you with a "personal mentor" for your career joruney.
Learner Objective #1: describe strategies to develop and manage their nursing career from new graduate through mid-career.
Learner Objective #2: discuss potential career opportunities within nursing and health care and how to achieve successes within them.
Lois Sarah Marshall, PhD, RN, CPN, University of Miami School of Nursing, Coral Gables, FL
Susan Hayden, RN, PhD, Adult Health Nursing, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL