You Are Only As Good As Your Nursing Mission Statement
As a traveling nurse, you are constantly on the move. You’re a traveler and you’ve got places to go. Let your nursing mission statement do the work for you and open doors to the next opportunity. The mission statement gives your resume a professional personality that appeals to hiring managers.
What to include?
Facilities have mission statements and it’s important to align your mission statement with your preferred institution. Comparatively, research the mission statements of any target institutions you are considering and tailor your professional mission statement to reflect that vision.
For example, the Yale School of Nursing prominently pins a statement to drive their facility.
The ultimate mission of the Yale School of Nursing is to contribute to better health care for all people. Through the systematic study of the nature and effect of nursing practice, students are prepared to become effective nurse clinicians and nurse scholars capable of improving practice through sound clinical judgment, scholarship and research.
This clearly identifies the purpose and intention behind the program. In turn, nurses should personalize this effort to drive their personal endeavors.
How long should a professional mission statement be?
When writing a professional mission statement, it’s important to keep it simple and focused. Two sentences create the perfect glimpse into your goals and objectives. Use the first sentence to highlight your specific intention within the industry. Second, elaborate in the next sentence with your individual focus, belief, goals, or personal story.
My mission as a Registered Nurse is to make a positive difference in my patient’s lives, restore homeostasis, and meeting psychosocial needs. I believe that all patients and family members deserve to be treated with respect, compassion, and dignity. –Amber Rhodes, RN, BSN
Where does it go?
Additionally, a mission statements is a tool. It is a versatile identifier. Correspondingly, you can place it at the top of your resume, at the start of your LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, or on your professional website. This brings a direction and focuses on both your professional path as well as insight for a potential employer to identify the perfect hire.
Finally, craft a mission statement that gives insight to why you chose nursing in the first place! It is a gentle reminder during the long shifts.