Getting your MBA is just one step in getting ready for your new role after graduation. There are steps that you can take now to start getting ready. Let’s talk about Linkedin. When I was in my graduate nursing program, it was a requirement to create a Linkedin profile. At that time, I did not understand the importance of sharing your professional information and creating a professional network.
Here is a site that has compiled interesting statistics from Linkedin:
Linkedin is a platform to get you noticed. It is a vehicle to help you stay connected with friends and business associates. Upcoming blogs will discuss how to use Linkedin to build your business image. What are your experiences with Linkiedin?
Many people ask why I would combine a MBA with my advanced nursing degree. The answer to me is obvious. We are in an age in healthcare where multiple mandates are being made by the Affordable Care Act which is changing our delivery models. Healthcare is now more of a business than ever. Healthcare facilities are being placed under multiple demands and need to implement changes within their budget.
It seems that some medical schools are also understanding the unnatural marriage between business and medicine. Some medical schools are offering joint MBAs so that doctors know how running their business will impact their medical practice. In 2011, the New York Times reported on this trend: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/business/doctors-discover-the-benefits-of-business-school.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
According to another more recent report in 2013, approximately 65 medical schools offered a dual MD/MBA program. http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/articles/2013/10/01/become-a-business-savvy-doctor-with-a-joint-md-mba-program Shouldn’t advanced practice nurses consider the same option? I believe that nurses are in a pivotal role to impact healthcare legislation and cost of healthcare delivery. What do you think?
Posted in Advanced Practice Nurse, Affordable Care Act, Career, corporate, MBA, Obamacare
Tagged advanced practice nurse, Affordable Care Act, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, CRNA, MBA, Obamacare
If you are like me, I had never heard of a 360 review. In the last week, I had the opportunity to participate in two separate reviews. One was part of a leadership course and relatively short. The second was conducted by the human resources department. It was quite in depth and had so much useful information.
A 360 is a survey about you and your performance within the organization. You are rated by direct reports, peers, executive leadership and others within the organization. The 360 evaluation compares your self-evaluation with how others evaluated you. The report is intended to help you understand where you currently are and may help you direct your path for the future.
After a brief Google review of 360’s I found that many people believe that they are ineffective. This report was a good summary:
My boss used as at an opportunity for growth. That was my hope when I asked for the review. He gave me great pointers to continue to learn and move forward in my corporate position. It was also an opportunity for me to see how I have grown in the corporate world the last year. The review helped encourage me and direct me on my future path.
To do a 360 or not to do a 360. What are your thoughts?
Posted in 360 review, Career, corporate, mentor, personal growth, self awareness, Uncategorized
Tagged 360 review, personal growth, personal performance, self awareness, self improvement
Are you at a pivotal point in your career? Perhaps you have been in a position for a while and realized that it is not for you. Maybe you are in the right place but afraid to take the next step.
In 2012 Forbes reported that in a recent survey, two thirds of respondents reported that they were not satisfied with their job. They reported feeling trapped in their current situation and fearful of exploring other options. http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/05/18/new-survey-majority-of-employees-dissatisfied/
Please enjoy this brief 7 minute video that may challenge you to push past that fear and take the next step: https://youtu.be/3p4gNCWKW0Q
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Posted in Career, corporate, inspiration, job satisfaction, mentor, office, personal growth, presentation, self awareness
Tagged career, career growth, fear, inspiration, job satisfaction, personal growth, self awareness, self help
There are many reasons for pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA). My cohort has a wide variety of aspirations. Some are hoping to advance in their company. Others are hoping to be courted by a new employer. A new career field is an option for some. Others desire international exposure.
I love bedside care. As a nurse, I knew my work impacted lives of patients and their families. As I grew in my career, I yearned for the opportunity to reach even more patients. Work in the corporate side of medicine will extend my reach. Pursuing a MBA was my next logical step.
How will a MBA impact your pocket book? Earnings are dependent on many factors. This may include previous experience, field of work, MBA program and other factors. You may be surprised about the range of earnings for graduates from top MBA schools. CNN reports the highest earners and those making less than you would expect: http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/28/mba-pay-highest-lowest/
How has your planning prepared you for your career growth? What will YOU earn?
Posted in Career, corporate, MBA, personal growth, self awareness, Uncategorized
Tagged career, Career chanve, career growth, Income, MBA, MBA income, nurse, second career
Recently, I moved into a new office at work. When I relocated to corporate, I moved from another state. Some people knew me and others had heard about my work. When I relocated, I wanted to do something different to symbolize who I am. I thought that if I was going to be in an office all day, I wanted it to represent me. It had to be bright, fun and different!
I went with hot pink walls, that glowed through the window. One wall was in a dark plum. Ballroom dance pictures dotted the walls. The New York evening pictures of Time Square blended into the purple background. People literally came to see me because they had heard about my office.
They asked, “Where were my degrees?” Others wanted to know why I would paint everything so bright. “What’s with the ballroom dance,” they asked. The answer is simple. After spending 21 years in scrubs and a mask, I wanted my personality to stand out. This corner of the world represented me. My hope was that my office would serve as an avenue to meet others. I wanted people to feel comfortable when they walked in. Mission accomplished!
Now I sit in an office with white walls. Everyday it begs me for light, for creativity, for meaning. Somehow I am stuck. How do I create something unique and different. It can’t be what everyone is expecting. I have grown and changed over the past year. Once again I am searching for the perfect way to represent me.
What are you doing with your little corner of the world? When someone walks in do they get a sneak peek into you? Take some time to put some of your touches throughout. You are unique, different and interesting. Sharing a part of you will help you open doorways to commonalities and new relationships. Send some office ideas my way!