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You finally realize that it’s time for you to move on to a job where your talents are appreciated.
Now, you’re evaluating what you should be looking for in your next executive role.
You’ve been through the fire before and you know how hard it is to work in an organization with a leader that doesn’t value your skills and a team that doesn’t respect your expertise.
This doesn’t allow you to help the people you came to help; the patients and the frontline members that look up to you.
You need to be in an environment that nurtures you but there is a chance you can jump out of this frying pan and into one that’s worse.
You need to slow down and really think about what environment you want to be in and what it takes to be successful as a leader.
There are more than 5,000 hospitals in America and they all have leadership teams.
Every year, there are people who want to reach a higher level in healthcare.
These people are looking for leadership development programs to get them to the next level.
Everyone needs to understand why leadership in nursing is important.
Let me explain what’s happening right now.
There are 9.7 million healthcare workers on the front lines in healthcare.
It is projected that in the next five years, 6.5 million of those workers will leave the healthcare industry and not come back.
It is also projected that only 2 million people will replace that 6.5 million leaving.
This means that in the next five years, we’ll be in a healthcare crisis.
Right now is the time for you to be a nursing leader with impact.
At some point, every leader wonders how to overcome fear.
Maybe the fear is making the decision to leave the organization and retire.
Maybe the fear is making the wrong decision in a time of crisis.
No matter what, all leaders will be confronted with fear at some point.
And you must overcome this fear.
What does it mean when you don’t see yourself as a leader?
It means you’re not contributing all of your talents to your organization.
You’re suffering from self-doubt and you’re not having the impact that you could have because you don’t see yourself as a leader.
You know what you should be doing and that may be from preconceived notions that we’ve heard about what it actually means to be a leader.
You hear phrases like “They were born to lead” but you don’t feel that way about yourself.
If you’ve gotten to this point in your career, here are the reasons you don’t see yourself as a leader.
Organizations and the people inside of them are beat down.
They’re burnt out, overworked and underpaid.
Because of this, people are walking away from their jobs.
Eight million people quit their jobs in the summer of 2021.
500,000 nurses are predicted to quit their jobs in 2022.
The turnover rate for nurses is between 18-24%.
Take a look at the food industry. How many people hav walked away from restaurant jobs?
It seems like every place you can go to eat, they are short staffed, and the service is not where it needs to be because people are not resilient.
They can’t take it anymore.
This poses a challenge to leaders as they’re trying to build a team that survives through tough times.
Nursing has a hierarchy.
It usually starts as bing an RN then working up to be a charge nurse.
Then charge nurses turn into a nursing management role.
From there, it’s a long journey to become a nursing director and an even longer journey to become a senior level executive.
Ultimately, the goal is to be a chief nursing officer.
Right now, that pathway is shorter than were it Neds to be.
Why? Because the American healthcare system is in a crisis.
It’s in a crisis of epic proportions.