"No Body makes it to the Forbes magazine list of Richest and Influential people through their savings"
Before you take up that Nursing job in the Government or private hospital, ask yourself:
- Would my vision of being an holistic change agent be given an edge if I start working in the government/Private setting?
- Would I have the luxury of time to pursue both formal and Informal Education Programme while working with the government or private setting?
- Would the environment and mindset of people working in this setting be a boost to me or detrimental to my career vision?
Ask your self these questions and critically examine whatever you are doing now and see if your dreams are been captured in your activities
The rich and impactful Nurses I know who are blazing the Trail in the areas of Advocacy, Politics, Media, Cooperate organisations, Research, and Education are not working in any private or Government establishments.
Mention 5 Nurses that you look up to in the government hospital, and I would show you 20 Nurses whom you need to be under their Mentorship.
The sole aim of this article is never to discredit any Nurse working in the Private or Government setting as they have been exceptional over the years in delivering quality health services through International best practices.
But as we all know, not everyone can function optimally in the Clinical Setting as well as NGOs and Cooperate and Media organisations. Nursing is multifaceted and has diverse areas which directly or indirectly captures our dreams and visions.
To all the Nurses out there who have a burning passion to be a change agent in the profession, I indulge you to think twice before taking any job offered to you as the later results of this decision usually includes:
¶ Poor career growth
¶ Little or no room to attain more formal and informal education
¶ Job dissatisfaction that in turn tempts you to leave the profession
¶ Under utilisation of your potentials which gradually leads to the death of it
¶ No accolades for most of the Job well done
¶ Wearing out and mental stress because of the poor management of manpower in these settings.
For your Dreams and Vision to get a boost as a Nurse, kindly follow some of the tips below:
1) Join an Organization or Association that captures your career Goals and Vision.
2) Involve in more volunteering Jobs as this would increase your exposure and help broaden your horizon in your scope of thinking
3) Create a Niche for yourself
4) Be Under mentorship that allow you to grow even beyond your mentor, but remember it is gradual.
5) Always remember that survival is a lifetime trail and your involvement in these activities ideally don't cost you much even when you have a lot to gain
6) Believe In Yourself
Know today that you have all the ability to achieve your dreams. Be resourceful and never doubt your abilities. CONCIOUSLY BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
7) Work very hard and Smart in all of your pursuit.
8) READ: At least one hour daily. The result is that your mind won't remain the same, you will begin to solve problem others cant solve.
9) Attain certification in Health and Non-Health related courses: This makes you prepared and gives you an edge when an opportunity comes forth.
10) Become an IT Savvy.
Surf the internet effortlessly and be active on most social media handles to connect with like minded individuals and get access to Quality information. Make Google your best friend.
11) Speak positively always about the profession you wish to change as this gives you the consciousness to improve lives and stay on track.
"You have to be intentional in other to be Successful as success is not a guess work or trial and error pursuit"
Who is Princewill Aghedo (Descendant of Nightingale)?Aghedo Princewill Etinosa is a registered Nurse of the Federal republic of Nigeria. He is a certified America Heart association Basic Life support and advanced cardiovascular life support caregiver. He is popularly know as J2K(Descendant of Nightingale).
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