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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Did You Know?: The ten largest healthcare occupations represent 5.5 percent of national employment.
Forty-two percent of employment in healthcare occupations are related to nursing, including nursing assistants. Employment for registered nurses was nearly 2.7 million in May 2014, making it one of the largest occupations in the nation. The annual average wage for nurses was nearly $70,000. The top 10 percent of nurses earned $98,880 per year or more. Among the ten largest healthcare occupations, the top paying was physicians and surgeons, all other, with annual average wages of $189,760.-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics