Professional networking plays an important role in finding jobs and career development.Read on to discover how you can begin building a better professional network. In this article you will read about the importance Of Networking For Nurses -Josephine Amoah
The importance of establishing connections to other powerful, intelligent people is extremely important to having a successful nursing career. Nurses can and will continue to learn the important aspects of career networking for themselves, other nurses, and their patients. Sharing information, whether it is clinical, administrative, educational, or research-based, is extremely important to maintain the current knowledge that is necessary to be successful in the profession
What is networking?
Networking the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional and or social contact
Types of Networking
There are 3 types of Networking
1)Strategic : use the resources of a group to achieve a broad goal. Eg: Nursing and Midwifery union calling on nurses and midwives to help push for policies that will benefit those working in the industry
2) Personal: they are individuals outside your workplace or organisation that can help you with access to jobs or new knowledge. You do need to build and maintain such personal networks on your own
3) Operational: Help you succeed in your current position. They comprise of your colleagues, manager and employees who help you do your job on a daily basis.
The importance of Networking as Nurses
These are four most important reason why nurses must network
Nurses learn more about new development in the Nursing and Healthcare Industry
Mutual contacts can help you get jobs which are not advertised at all or extensively
Helps you build meaningful and lasting relationships
Gives you more opportunities to learn about a particular field of Interest
DOS OF NETWORK
- You must set goals before you approach anyone whom you want to connect and Network with.
- Be concise on what you want and what you aim to achieve and what you need help with ( if you need help).
- If attending a physical Conference or Networking event,
- You need to dress appropriately and smartly. Remember First impression counts. The impression you make in the first 10 seconds of meeting someone is very crucial.
- Bring business cards with you, if you have any.
Actively approach people at such Networking events. Remember, you are there to “NETWORK”
- Nurses learn more about new development in the Nursing and Healthcare Industry
- Mutual contacts can help you get jobs which are not advertised at all or extensively
- Helps you build meaningful and lasting relationships
- Gives you more opportunities to learn about a particular field of Interest
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How To Network
- Attend Conferences and Seminars
- Zoom valls/ meetings
- Google Meet
- Volunteer to work in Nursing- related Non-profits
- Join Networking groups on Facebook
- Join LinkedIn
- Full in Online forms of networking groups that are seeking for new members.
- Request Informational interviews
“NETWORKING IS THE NEW CURRENCY” It is worth more than Gold to us professionals”Josephine Amoah
Professional Benefitted From Networking As A Nurse
- Referrals to Industry Leaders
- Started my Health and Wellness business
- I became a Board Member of 2 NGOs in Ghana
- I started my Nursing and Healthcare Consulting business where I help Healthcare Facilities in Ghana to improve their services and provide better and safe care to patients.
- I got my 1st client for my Consulting Business on LinkedIn
- I was able to start my Mentorship and Coaching Academy for Student Nurses and Qualified Nurses and got clients for this on Facebook
I’ve met some Nurses like Mr. Josiah Jackson, Eze Grace Ngozi, Victor Obinna Eze, Nurse Ugochi, Nurse Preggy who Nurse leaders and are changing the narratives for Nurses and a midwives
These are the services that Nr Josephine Amoah offer to Student Nurses and Qualified Nurses at a fee.
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