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'I want to be an award-winning nurse; but how?'

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Can you advise this student nurse?

“I don’t want to sound arrogant or a careerist but I really want to be a high-achieving nurse.

“I know all nurses achieve incredible things, even the smallest stuff, through commitment and don’t need to be praised constantly for the outstanding work they do.

“This is fantastic but it isn’t what I’m talking about. I want to make the biggest difference I can, but I need some help to find out how I can push for it, and what I can do myself to get there.

”The Nursing Times Awards ceremony happened this week and it has made me think that I’d love to one day win one of those awards or something similar.

“Does anyone else share my desire to be a leader? And, this may sound a bit odd, but is it okay to feel like this at such an early stage of my nursing career?

“I am usually quite a modest and shy person and but I have this burning desire to be one of those people who makes real change, to be a woman in leadership. I’m a little afraid of being laughed at and told I’m ’only a student’ and to ’hang on a bit’ though.

”Plus I just don’t quite know what practical and extra things as well as my course I can do to set me on that path and I am struggling a bit to find out how.

”Any hints or suggestions? Does anyone else feel the same?”

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  • Ask yourself what is the purpose and need for you to be recognised as a high achiever -As many high achiever do not necessarily need or have the burning desire to be recognised by many. It comes through merit and referral of others-hard work-dedication
    you could try a leadership course which looks at attributes and skills required to lead or become involved in a project demonstrating your passion and commitment to care/nurse research..
    Being a student has nothing to do with it as you are as valuable as any other grade of nurse and are part of our future health care profession.

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