Plan your nursing career journey with expert advice

Whether you’re looking to be a nurse leader or care for patients at the bedside, the right planning is key to meeting your nursing career goals. Take advantage of exclusive articles exploring topics such as searching for the perfect job, resume writing and returning to school.Read “Design Your Ideal Nursing Career,” a by OnCourse Learning digital edition, to begin to forge a path to a solid, satisfying career with tips and advice from nurse experts.

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In “Tips on how to change jobs,” Eileen P. Williamson, RN, MSN, explores the question of whether nurses should consider switching employers as their next career step. Williamson cites data from the U.S. Department of Labor showing the median number of years wage and salaried workers had been with their current employers was 4.2 years.

Make a good first impression

Working on your resume? Read insight from a nurse recruiter who details how the right resume can make a great impression on employers. And be prepared once that resume catches employers’ eyes with our 5 tips for acing the job nursing interview post. Career expert Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP, offers advice for making a great impression in the job interview.

Numerous resources are available for job seekers. In “Get on boards with job hunting,” Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC, outlines the benefits of niche job sites that are only a click away.

When planning a career, being able to live and work somewhere you love is a plus. But what if you want to travel? That opportunity exists for nurses and we examine it in “Find out if travel nursing is right for you.” Before embarking on a nurse travel career though, read advice from nurse legal expert Nancy Brent, MS, JD, RN, on the legal ramifications to consider when it comes to travel nursing contracts.