Time management -- especially during the imprecise, fluid nature of the pandemic -- is a crucial skill to master for career success, and it is best achieved by creating more defined goals, Victoria McGovern of the Graduate Career Consortium suggests in this commentary. She explains how to figure out what matters most and recommends methods and strategies for keeping work moving forward.
Tammy Castles, nurse director of a cardiovascular telemetry unit in Pennsylvania, writes that it is important for people to understand the seriousness of the continued COVID-19 pandemic and continue to take preventive measures. Castles, whose unit has been designated the COVID-19 floor at the hospital, said she never expected to have to handle such intense emotions as she has experienced over the past nine months.
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Irritability, insomnia and feelings of overwhelm are signs of mental exhaustion and signify that it's time to make some adjustments, says licensed clinical social worker Joseph Zagame. "Think about what tends to make you feel grounded, calm, and safe, and that restores not only your physical but also emotional energy," Zagame says.
Interim HealthCare is hoping to increase staffing with recruitment focusing on job candidates' opportunities to make a career change. Interim is hoping to offer flexibility and autonomy to nurses who may be feeling burned out in hospital settings, company executive Carolina Lobo said.
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, which offers online instruction, has seen a spike in interest in health care career courses. School administration believe the coronavirus pandemic is driving interest in the career pathway programs, particularly nursing.
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