Perioperative nurse study reveals 5 career boosters

January 31, 2017


Eileen Williamson, RN


BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Continuing education was ranked as the most beneficial factor in advancing the careers of perioperative nurses, followed by participating in mentorships and/or preceptorships, according to an exclusive marketing research study.

“As a company that delivers continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training, we are interested in helping all healthcare professionals develop new skills and achieve career goals,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN.

“Our exclusive perioperative nurse market research study results indicate these RNs view CE as an effective way to move their careers forward and provide the tools they need to thrive.”

To meet the needs of RN’s, offers more than 800 courses, including the newly released two-part CE series, “The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Community,” which is now available for purchase.

Career boosters

Study participants ranked their use of the following career development tools as follows:

  • Continuing education: 56%
  • Mentorships/preceptorships: 43%
  • Inservice education: 40%
  • Certified Nurse Operating Room certification: 36%
  • Conferences/seminars/webinars: 31%

Free full study results reached out to six nurse specialty groups in 2016 to learn more about job satisfaction, top qualities exhibited by nurses in each field, why nurses were drawn to their specialty, job benefits and specific hot-button topics.

To review the results of each original specialty study in an easy-to-read infographic format, click on the links below: is the largest print and digital magazine dedicated to registered nurses, providing news, employment opportunities, and continuing education programming through the publication and its complementary digital products including website, blogs, e-books and social media outlets. To learn more, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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