Making a Professional First Impression in Healthcare

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We all try to make the best first impression that we can – whether we are working clinically as a nurse, educating, or even just generally in society. When seeking job opportunities, you may be especially determined to put your best foot forward.

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<p>You have probably wondered at one point or another what kind of first impression you had on someone. We all try to make the best first impression that we can - whether we are working clinically as a nurse, educating, or even just generally in society. When seeking job opportunities, you may be especially determined to put your best foot forward. So, you may ask, how do you actually make the best first impression? It may seem unbelievable, but according to MindTools (2016), it takes just 3 seconds to form a first opinion! Just a tenth of a second of exposure to a </p>

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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great resource!
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12 May 2020
A very interesting presentation.
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05 May 2020
Easy read, with useful points.
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19 May 2020
some interesting points
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05 May 2020
Interesting read
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08 Apr 2021
Great resource
angela innes
08 Aug 2020
good to refresh ones self on making a good first impression
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very precise and informative.
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