30 minutes | Aug 20th 2020

Practical career advice for the modern nurse

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What are the best tools and resources for nurses who are thinking about their next career move? How should a nurse go about exploring non-traditional career paths? Is now even a good time to think about making a move? In this episode of The Handoff, Dan covers these questions and more with veteran healthcare executive and career coach Beth A. Brooks

Beth’s career spans more than three decades across three distinct sectors of the healthcare industry: for-profit companies, academic administration and nursing operations within health care systems (though she says her favorite job ever was at an advertising agency!). She’s an expert in the quality of nursing worklife and developed Brooks' Quality of Nursing Worklife Survey. Today she helps nurses and nurse leaders make smart decisions about their careers. 

She’s particularly passionate about helping nurses get on to company boards. She shares advice for nurses who want to go down this path, while being candid about the fact that it’s still a struggle, even with recent legislation in California mandating that every public company needs to have at least one woman on its board. 

Links to recommended reading: 

https://www.careeranchorsonline.com/SCA/

https://www.aonl.org/resources/online-assessments

https://matter.health/ 

https://www.nursesonboardscoalition.org/

https://www.trustedhealth.com/blog/5-simple-ways-to-advance-your-nursing-career 

The full transcript for this episode can be found here: www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/beth-brooks

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