Healthcare reform creates a new climate of career opportunities for registered nures. The shifting paradigm in healthcare impacts the practice & career expectations of every nurse. Nurses need to know how these changes will affect their present jobs, what new opportunities will develop & how to make career choices which will prove personally & professionally satisfying. Nurses can access many defined roles & career opportunities. They can develop in response to the paradigm shift. This book will guide nurses in career management & self-assessment. Chapters will describe specific roles & opportunities for nurses, emphaszing the personal characteristics & professional qualifications which best fit specific roles. the book will assist nurses to create opportunities for themselves by blending their strengths with ,arketplace needs.