“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much,” that’s according to our good friend Helen Keller.
Indeed, when we are alone, what we can see are our restrictions and limitations to what we can achieve. There seems to be a hindrance when no one is there to watch our back or assist us in some way. However, when we’re working together with other people, we see limitless opportunities for growth and development. There is a greater probability that we can be more successful. This speaks of the importance of building connections and relationships with other people on the professional level.
Nursing can be a highly challenging and stressful profession. It requires your body, heart, and mind to work altogether when you deal with the work itself. With the demand of the health industry today, we can say that nurses need a lot of support and inspiration from society particularly from those people who share the same expertise in the field. This is the importance of networking for growing and educated nurses. It is high time we face the reality that we can all be better if we work collaboratively, learn cooperatively, and support one another whole-heartedly.
What is the importance of networking for growing and educated nurses?
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One of the reasons why nurses quit their jobs and shift to another career is the lack of a support system. Sometimes, it only takes a conversation to uplift the spirit of a healthcare worker to keep going. Also, staying connected with a motivated and goal-oriented brood can help us keep that passion to serve to burn within us. Moreover, our network can also be a source of inspiration that can be drawn from the experiences of its members. This culture of togetherness sheds a light and radiates to every member of the group.
Although at the moment this might not be a pressing issue among nurses, getting a recommendation and landing on a job can be one of the perks when we build our professional network. Being in a group allows us to meet different kinds of people who can be influencers or even hospital owners that can lead us to greener pastures. Our so-called friends in the profession can help us look for potential clients as much as we can also do the same for them.
Professionals that we are, we still would yearn for more. There seems to be a hunger for learning and advancement in the field that we are in. We always seek new trends and that we can use as we practice our profession. When we are dealing with the right people, we learn and experience more and we become better in the field. Career development is always possible even with small group discussions and sharing of experiences.
Sometimes being able to work and excel in our field is never enough to say that we are satisfied with our work. The quality of service we give to our patients is the most important consideration to say that the work that we have done is enough. The quality of service we offer also depends on the professional networks we have and the groups we are affiliated with. The more updated our network is, the better service we give to our clients. The more passionate and dedicated the members of our network are, the more that we imbibe this passion and dedication to our work.
The importance of networking for growing and educated nurses should always be taken into consideration. We have to remember that “No man is an island,” as no professional can thrive without a colleague.