These are some top tips to help you succeed in your workplace. Acknowledge Informal Leaders Informal leaders are on every work unit. An informal leader can be a peer or a subordinate and does not hold a formal leadership title. Nonetheless, they have influence and referent power. They are often top performers and have organizational expertise. Evelyn has been a unit secretary on her nursing unit for 11 years. If she likes you, she can help you in countless ways. She can call to get a stat diet tray for a patient, or pull an extra pen out of her drawer when you have lost all three you brought to work. She knows to call Eddy in IT on his cell and not Greg on the main extension to get a computer fixed. She can unjam the copy machine when no one else can, and can even persuade nurses to come in and work extra. Informal leaders generally want to be acknowledged and respected, and then they are loyal and helpful coworkers. Be Organizationally Savvy Not many nurses I know enjoy politics. Some consider it a value or badge of honor to remain naive about organizational politics. But being savvy doesn’t mean you have to play politics. It means you […]
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Nurse Statisitcs: The average wage for nurse practitioners was more than twice the U.S. average for all occupations
Nurse practitioners earned an annual mean wage of $97,990 nationally, but wages for this occupation varied from $82,880 in Oklahoma to over $115,000 in California, Alaska, and Hawaii. Although average wages for nurse practitioners were similar in Alaska and California, California employed many more of them, 9,980 in May 2014,compared with 370 in Alaska. Mississippi had among the highest employment concentrations of nurse practitioners—more than twice the U.S. average.-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics