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Career Planning: The Nurse Educator as Facilitator and Career Counselor

Kirkpatrick, Mary K. EdD, RN; Koldjeski, Dixie PhD, RN, FAAN


In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, nurses approaching career planning need a stable core of principles and a flexible set of guidelines from which to consider existing and emerging opportunities. A five-stage, decision-making career plan is discussed.

Mary K. Kirkpatrick, EdD, RN, Professor of Adult Health Nursing,

Dixie Koldjeski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Evaluation, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

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