101 Careers in Nursing

By Jeanne M. Novotny; Doris T. Lippman et al. | Go to book overview
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1. Basic description —Nurse recruiters develop and implement short- and long-term recruitment plans and strategies to meet nurse staffing needs. They also create, coordinate, and maintain a wide range of cost-effective recruitment strategies to generate applicant pools and hires. Work settings include hospitals, nursing homes, schools of nursing, and travel health care companies.
2. Educational requirements—RN preparation.
3. Core competencies/skills needed:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to screen and interview prospective job applicants
Ability to develop relationships with the various nursing programs/schools in the area to promote nursing career opportunities and market
Contacts, interviews, and places nurses in jobs at a health care facility
Self-directed and self-motivated
Team skills
Marketing skills
Excellent phone voice, positive and enthusiastic
Organizational skills
Focus with attention to detail
4. Compensation—Varies according to place of employment and geographic location.
5. Employment outlook—Moderate
6. Related Web sites and professional organizations:
National Association for Health Care Recruitment: www.nahcr.com/
Nurse Recruiter for Nurses by Nurses: www.nurse-recruiter.com


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