Resolutions are a time-honored tradition. As a fresh new year approaches, many of us begin to look ahead to 365 days of possibility. It’s a time of reflection and renewal—as the calendar changes over, we hope that we can change something within ourselves, as well. And beyond personal improvements, the new year is also a great time for professional growth. So why not take full advantage and make plans to enhance your travel nursing career in 2016?
Fresh out of resolution ideas?
We can help. Check out our top three New Year’s resolutions for travel nurses:
- Meet new people. It’s always a good idea to network, network and network some more. If you don’t have a Linked In profile, now is the time to start. You can set up a basic profile for free. Then you can join professional Linked In groups and participate in discussions on topics related to your industry. It’s a great way to get noticed, establish yourself as a knowledgeable travel nurse, and make connections at facilities throughout the world.
- Learn something new. Maybe you want to increase your education, or perhaps there’s a skill you’d like to take a class to learn. There’s no time like 2016 to bump up your knowledge base and build up your resume. Register for a training or enroll to advance your degree. You can also opt for a travel position that’s outside your usual choices. Take the plunge, learn something new and make yourself more valuable as a nursing professional.
- Vow to be healthy. Your patients will benefit from the care you give when you’re at your best. Plus life is just more enjoyable when you feel good. Many people opt for the standard resolutions: lose weight, eat better, stop smoking and exercise more. But for good reason—who doesn’t want to reap the benefits of better health? These resolutions can be easy to stick to when you think of them more like a reward than a penalty—you’re not sacrificing but instead choosing to take the best possible care of yourself. So pick just one to start and take it a day at a time.
Looking to expand your nursing horizons?
The beauty of travel nursing is the opportunity to experience new places with each assignment! And if you’re ready to branch out in 2016 with your next travel nursing placement, check out MedPro Healthcare Staffing. We’re experts at what we do—placing travel nurses with rewarding assignments across the country. To learn more and get ahead in your career, contact MedPro Healthcare Staffing today.