When a decision is successful
To make a successful decision we want to see many positive outcomes like dominoes falling in a row. For example, you work near home, you save time and money commuting and have time for exercise, food preparation and family time. If there is only one positive followed by many negatives this is not a good decision. This job pays well but there are no benefits and it will take me an hour and a half to commute.
Ask how you feel
Another great indication of a good decision is to pay attention to your gut reaction for a place. If you find yourself with eyes and mouth wide open and feeling excited all over you may have found the right place to work. If your reaction is wow! This place is so amazing and modern but it is a grueling workload and long hours.
Do you want to be a hospital employee or does a small-town doctor’s office appeal to you? Perhaps you like children and would rather work at the local school. Finally, what are the pay differences and hours you will be working?
There are many kinds of nursing positions offered, take time to learn about yourself as you study the types of nursing jobs you would like to have. For example, Parish nurse, rural nurse, community health nurse, a forensic nurse and so on. If you have trouble deciding which type of nurse you would like to be you could take some personality tests like strengths finder, or the enneagram test. These tests aid in determining your strongest personality traits.
Join a staffing agency
A placement agency could really help narrow down your search by connecting you to the best potential employers for you. A placement agency could offer you job opportunities that you may not be able to find on your own and prescreen you to find a better fit for future employers. For more industry information click the link below.
Here’s a great link to the future of the nursing industry: https://online.drexel.edu/nursing-today-and-tomorrow.aspx