This book is intended for advanced beginner nurses, but would benefit any nurse who is “in a rut” in her current role. What’s Next? does not assess the attributes of various work places, but emphasizes the steps we, as nurses, can take to make the most of our current roles by contributing to a positive work environment. The author’s goal is to combat complacency and promote focused and purposeful attention to professional growth.

Early chapters offer advice on precepting, mentoring, and being a charge nurse—roles that are essential to a nursing unit’s culture. Later chapters discuss strategies for affecting the broader organization, such as shared governance, pursuing graduate education, and joining a professional organization. With its conversational and easy-to-read delivery, this book is a good resource if you are seeking personal inspiration and career advice. The truth, which the author clearly demonstrates, is...

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