Expert Interview Series: Keith Carlson of Digital Doorway

Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a nurse blogger, freelance writer, nurse podcaster and expert career coach for nurses and healthcare professionals.

We recently checked in with Keith to learn about some of the challenges facing nurses today and how technology can both help and hinder them. Here's what he had to say:

The Importance of Awards

As a little league coach the look on the face of a 10 year old child when he or she gets a trophy is priceless. The award could be for first place or a “participation” trophy; it does not matter to them. Now, in the real world of business and corporate mobility an award says one thing; you did something better than your competition. No matter what anyone tells you, win, lose , and whether your accomplishments show up near or at the top - matters.