TUE, NOV 22, 2016
From LPN to RN to CRNA: Finding Stability and Advancement in a Rewarding Career
In the “gig economy,” long-term stints at one company are no longer the norm—think Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. Whether this new work model is a personal career choice or one resulting from a downsizing or merger, a couple of things are certain: the nature of employment has been changed and along with it the full-time employee’s status regarding health insurance. Many companies are hiring freelancers to avoid the cost of healthcare insurance. To understand the implications the gig economy holds for the future, positive or negative, NGOs are continuing to track the numbers
associated with this evolving paradigm.
Not everyone is comfortable in the role of contractor or freelancer, nor do they want to own their own business. Those seeking more traditional jobs offering some career stability and advancement can still find them in healthcare. Nursing is one specialty that provides opportunities for growth for those who want them. Rene Bouquet, DNP, CRNA. After serving in the Army Reserves for some 18 years, his passion for mentoring others in the nursing profession led him to explore the position of Nurse Educator. However, after doing some research he came across an offshoot of nursing that piqued his interest: the role of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Read Rene’s story of a service-oriented and driven individual who went on to earn his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and become Chief Nurse Anesthetist at a Level 2 trauma center in New York City.
Source: Hathaway, Ian and Mauro, Mark (2016, October 13). Tracking the Gig Economy: New Numbers Brookings.com. Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/research/tracking-the-gig-economy-new-numbers/