b'SPECIALTIES|ISTOCKAre You in Theposition, and it had only been six months. Now what?With over 200 positions available to those Wrong Specialty? eager to seek a position in healthcare, Ellen was not alone in finding herself a round peg in a square hole. Not everyone can seek career Planning Your Next Move guidance and mentoring prior to jumping into the mix. Every duty and specialization in the By Diane Goodman, RN, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN healthcare industry demands a different set of skills and personality traits. Nurses need to understand what special skills they pos-E llen (name changed for privacy) hadthe sense of autonomy provided by Homesess and how they might want to spend up completed six months as a HomeHealth, but three: the amount of paperworkto 8-12 hours a day contributing to a career. Health RN when she awakened abruptlyand computer entry throughout the day wasDo you, like Ellen, love the hands-on aspect on a chilly spring morning. She was wideinvalidating everything she loved about theof dealing with patients, but despise lengthy awake but anxious, realizing three profoundfirst two. paperwork? A career with less documentation beliefs; one: she absolutely adored caring forReluctantly, she had to ask herself a ques- might be your niche, such as a clinic or walk-in individuals in their own surroundings, two:tion. Had she selected the wrong nursingenvironment. 2she trusted her nursing abilities and relishedspecialty? She had worked hard to get thisBut what should you do if you wake up one 14 HEALTHCARE CAREERS|2019| www.elitecme.com'