Your Nursing Career, Your Personal Values

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Imbuing your nursing career with a personal mission that reflects your values can bring meaning to your work far beyond task-based nursing care and money in your pocket. Do you have values and a mission that underscores the true nature of your nursing career and the reason you’re a nurse in the first place?

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For many nurses and other healthcare professionals, a career consists of a job that you do in order to pay the bills and put food on the table. While this is generally the most common reason for working in the first place, some nurses find that there’s much more to it than that.


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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at and Digital Doorway.
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Adele Hainsworth
28 Jun 2019
Nice to provoke those inner thoughts & feelings why I became a nurse in the first place. Somehow over the years this got lost and being reminded of the reasons has given me a boost to continue just when I feel I’m ready to crash & burn.
yvonne crispin
25 Nov 2022
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Sarah strong
04 Jul 2019
This article was ok, I would of liked a bit more information on why nursing is more than just a job.
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