PNP Career Path and Goals

Your PNP Career Path, Setting Your Goals

If you feel that you want to make a career change as a PNP, but you can’t afford to do it right now, strategically set short-term and long-term goals. Goals that are specific, measurable, action-oriented, resource conscientious and timely are more likely to turn your PNP vision into a reality.  In the short-term you may be able to focus on making yourself more marketable by learning a new language or skill, working on publications, volunteering, specializing in coding, changing units within your hospital to broaden your scope, or taking on leadership responsibilities.  By focusing on the short-term goals, you can position yourself to reach your long-term PNP goals which may involve a job change. Take advantage of periods of inactivity during your job search to work on your long-term plan.

Tip: Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed by the process. Breaking long-term goals into individual steps keeps you from getting overwhelmed and is proven to lead to better outcomes. Working toward a goal increases motivation and performance in your current PNP role. Location, interests, friends and colleagues, reputations, and salaries are all aspects you might consider when you start your search.  Do not be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources available to you that you may not have considered, such as:

Look for employment trends that may influence job opportunities, such as geographic population shifts and industrial and occupational projections.