April 11, 2012 | AlbertaPractical nursing students have a reputation to uphold both inside and outside of the classroom. As healthcare professionals they must maintain a level of credibility and trust in order to work with their patients, fellow nurses and other members of the healthcare team.
When trying to establish a reputation, students and recent graduates should review their Facebook accounts and favorite social media sites to make sure nothing can potentially affect their chances of landing a job. This factor has become an important rule of thumb in recent years. Today, young professionals have to consider that every life choice they make can impact their futures, positively or negatively.
Practice good written communication. Avoid typos and grammatical mistakes in written communications - including text, email and web chats. Although young adults may not think their interaction with friends may matter, they never know where or how an opportunity will come up. If students want employers to take them seriously, then good communication skills are crucial.
Students and recent graduates should keep these tips in mind as they prepare to enter into their new careers. Those interested in a practical nursing career can enroll in the Practical Nursing program at CDI College. For more information, fill out the form on the right.