Should I stay or should I go?
Mandatory overtime. Unsupportive management. Racing against the clock. Another stupid form. Neglected patients.
And now, a highly contagious, lethal virus.
You are torn; you once loved nursing, but the negatives are piling up. Health worries for you and your loved ones. Feeling abused, disrespected. Work has taken over your life. Your thoughts run in a loop, “Should I stay in nursing or is time to move on?” It’s time to stop the rehashing. You can get clear about your career direction, and make the inspired, confident decision about your next steps.
As a travel nurse, Karen Wade spent years working side-by-side with nurses in facilities across the country where she felt and heard about these almost universal job stressors. With her doctorate in organizational psychology and years of experience helping people and organizations optimize their wellbeing and effectiveness, in Career Clarity for Nurses, Karen teaches you how to:
- Embrace your unique path to self-care
- Explore your feelings about nursing without guilt
- Use new skills and core values to empower you in whatever direction you choose
- Build knowledge about your emotions and use it to manage stress and bring calm focus
- Transform difficult relationships with coworkers or managers into supportive ones
- Uncover what you really need from your work, making your decision obvious, natural, and freeing
Let Career Clarity for Nurses guide you to a career path of passion and fulfillment.
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About the Author
Dr. Karen Wade is an organizational psychologist and registered nurse, certified in psychiatric mental health nursing. She speaks and consults in the areas of positive culture, leadership development and career clarity. Her new book is designed for mid-to-later career nurses to have breakthroughs in career vision that bring renewed joy and energy to all aspects of their lives.
Karen received her ADN in nursing in 1976 from Pasadena City College and embarked on a cultural and career journey in Mexico. Upon returning to the United States, she worked for thirteen years as an RN in various clinical settings. She taught nurses in continuing education and in university programs. She directed an innovative health services project in Ecuador through the U.S. Agency for International Development. She was later the project director for the launching of a child abuse prevention research center in Los Angeles. Upon completing her PhD at Claremont Graduate University in 2000, Karen worked as an organizational development consultant for ten years, including executive coaching while at RHR International, a global firm of management psychologists.
In 2011, Karen’s son, Andrew, lost his battle with bipolar disorder, dying by suicide at age twenty-four. This was a life-changing event that created an interest in mental health services, leading Karen to return to nursing, specializing in psychiatric nursing. The Andrew Wade Friendship Foundation, dedicated to young adult wellbeing, was formed in his memory. Karen also reacquainted herself with the empowering field of positive psychology, receiving a certificate from the University of Pennsylvania’s online program. Karen lives in Ventura, California, a cozy beach town. She enjoys water sports, hiking above the ocean views, dancing, cultural events, traveling throughout Mexico, and spending time with her grandchildren.