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5 Ways to Become the Head Nurse

Steve Berman | NursingLink

5 Ways to Become the Head Nurse


2. Take Extra Responsibilities Whenever Possible

The head nurse is someone who has to put in his or her time beforehand. If extra shifts are available and the current head nurse is in a pinch, don’t hesitate to offer your services if you’re free. Get a wide variety of experience by working in different departments. Apply for higher positions, like a charge nurse. Be enthusiastic while working, whether it’s training new nurses or working with the most difficult patients. One thing to keep in mind is that a head nurse should always lead by example.


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