Nurse education specialist utilizing career coaching to encourage lifelong learning

Shunta Fletcher


Nursing as a profession in the current healthcare climate requires the professional development of nurses from the bedside to the boardroom. Career coaches emphasize the importance of continued professional development in a way that will motivate and employ nurses to seek to move their careers to the next level. The program was established to assist nurses in the pursuit of advanced education and prepare them for leading the future in nursing. With guidance from the program, registered nurses are encouraged to pursue promotion, certification, the transition to various practice areas of greater interest, and leadership roles. Ultimately, the career counselors aid the nurses in encouraging lifelong learning and the pursuit of personal as well as professional goals. The career coaching program can assist with job satisfaction and organization succession planning. This article describes an excellent solution for succession planning within an organization looking to develop nurse talent for growth and retention.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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