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The Best Nursing Jobs: What to Look For

Nursing is a demanding profession, yet it can also be very fulfilling. To make sure that these qualities are balanced, look for an employer that will support your professional and personal needs. As you embark on the job search and application process, consider whether your prospective employers’ priorities align with your values and career goals. Here are some essential qualities to look for in the best nursing jobs:

Integrity and Other Ethical Values

Nurses should seek employers with integrity and strong ethics. Nonprofit organizations are a great choice in this regard, as they will always put patient welfare first, not profits. A healthy work culture is also vital. Trust, open communication, genuine employee connections, professional development, and company reputation play a key role in nurses’ long-term happiness and employer loyalty.

Flexibility and Work-Life Balance

The best nursing jobs for work-life balance are those that prioritize employee wellbeing in various ways, such as providing stress reduction or self-care support and schedule flexibility. Nurses should seek jobs that offer a variety of shifts as well as a mix of full- and part-time opportunities.

A Calm and Collaborative Atmosphere

Unless you thrive in fast-paced, high-pressure environments (like emergency rooms), choosing a relaxed and collaborative environment is key to keeping your stress levels down and your job satisfaction levels up. Nurses should also look for opportunities to be included in decision-making processes, which helps them to feel more empowered and invested in patient welfare.


Most nurses enjoy variety in their work. Look for roles and employers that will allow you to work in different capacities throughout the day or week to keep monotony and boredom at bay. Having diverse responsibilities also helps to keep your brain engaged, and it may actually improve your work performance as a result.


Let’s face it: nurses are some of the hardest-working professionals in the workforce, so if you’re ready to give a job and employer your all, choose one where your efforts will be recognized. This might look different at various organizations, but your employer should reward you in some way for going above and beyond, whether that’s a bonus, a thank-you gift card, or praise in front of your coworkers.

Enjoy Quality Nursing Jobs With Progressive Lifestyles

Progressive Lifestyles, Inc. is dedicated to providing innovative support services for people with disabilities. Our mission is to provide supportive and caring residential opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Oakland County, Michigan.

A primary focus of our organization is to interact with the individuals we support through the “Culture of Gentleness” model. We seek to create a positive environment to help them feel safe and valued while maximizing praise, limiting demands, maintaining consistent structure, and reducing stress during transitions.

We are hiring private duty nurses! Joining the Progressive Lifestyles, Inc, team as a private duty nurse could make all the difference for your career satisfaction and work-life balance. Whether you're looking for a full-time schedule or just hoping to pick up a few extra hours, we would love to chat about the possibilities.



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