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9 Health Care Career Mistakes to Avoid

9 Health Care Career Mistakes to Avoid

Laura Wisniewski | Nursing Voice

Mistake #4: Remaining in comfort zone

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

The problem with comfort zones is if left unchallenged they shrink over time. If something feels a little scary that is probably the best place to start. Think back over your life and career to times you stretched your self and succeeded. Growth can occur with small incremental steps. With each risk you take your comfort zone expands and so does your self confidence.

Mistake #5: Neglecting professional development

“Work harder on your self than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn

We are now living in the knowledge age. The combination of experience, skills and education equals intellectual capital. Your intellectual capital is your most marketable asset. Keep your career portable. Document all that you have accomplished in a portfolio. Regularly update your resume and practice interviewing skills. Invest in your professional development by attending seminars, reading journals and books, networking at professional organizations and researching information on the Internet.

Mistake #6: Communicating ineffectively

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Tony Robbins

Communication skills are as vital as clinical skills. Are you able to effectively communicate with your team? How are your presentation skills? Can you capture and maintain the attention of decision makers? In order to accelerate your communication skills join Toastmasters International. Meetings are held at various times and locations in most communities. For more information please visit www.toastmasters.org.

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    jonahclint

    about 3 years ago

    14 comments

    I think ignoring trends in health care should be the first mistake considering the title of this article.Of course is very important to keep a balance between work and life style,but this something one should know to protect himself from a harmful imbalance.Having a masters in health care administration degree has made easier for me to keep up with the trends in the field.

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    lokanto

    about 3 years ago

    10 comments

    I have a friend who just got a job offer at one of drug rehab centers in Louisiana and I bet this guide of mistakes to avoid will be great for him.He needs all the help he can get.

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    manybigtoo

    about 3 years ago

    8 comments

    You have a great article.I have a friend who would really appreciate your article because she just started to work at a Drug Rehab Florida center as a nurse.I guess we all do mistakes along time the only thing it matters from my point of view is if we learn from our mistakes and never repeat them.

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    jonahclint

    about 3 years ago

    14 comments

    I was offered a management job at the drug treatment center where I work and I an considering taking it. I could use the extra money but I am afraid of the numerous new responsibilities I would have. This is why, this guide of mistakes to avoid in a health care career is priceless to me.

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    Universalia

    over 3 years ago

    10 comments

    I talked last week with a nurse from an oxycontin rehab about how she managed to become a nurse. The most frequent words in her story were planning and strong determination to succeed. I wonder how many nurses have followed the same approach.

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    OldSun

    over 3 years ago

    16 comments

    I was trying to find a website from where I can Buy Phentermine when I came across your article.I enjoyed reading your article and I believe that this mistakes are very often and we should all learn to avoid them.

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    DeborahWilliams

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    I was just reading something about steroids when I found your article here. I have to say that planning is one of the key aspects of succeeding in your career. The second most important one is having a strong determination. Hope you agree with me.

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    KellyBrown

    over 3 years ago

    14 comments

    I was just browsing the Narconon Vista Bay website a few seconds ago when I started reading this article. You make some very strong points here and let me tell you that I completely agree with all of the above.

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    PisiKat

    over 3 years ago

    10 comments

    Your advice here is quite good and it mainly refers to making the right choice and being very good at time management. Sometimes it can prove very hard to make the right choice, but if you manage with the second issue, I think that things will go on the right track. I work in a residential drug rehab and I can tell you that the advice you have here worked just fine for me.

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    cyndiri

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    Great insight!

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    beowulf

    over 4 years ago

    42 comments

    As I consider my options regarding my nursing career, I found this article very helpful and a bit inspiring, actually. Thank you.

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    bmarks1976

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Excellent article!!!!

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    DivyaP

    over 5 years ago

    14 comments

    As a Project Recruiter in the Healthcare Industry, I was very pleased with this article and found it very useful. It provides excellent information, whether they are in Nursing or not, and I believe everyone should read it and be aware of these key points.

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    charlita

    over 6 years ago

    2976 comments

    very good information!

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    kat88

    over 6 years ago

    98 comments

    great article thanks

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