You don’t have to be seeking a new job to want to network and grow your professional nursing community, but it is especially helpful if you’re open to new opportunities.

Depending on your skills and specialized training, you may want to explore different types of nursing environments, including home health agencies, private practices, health care facilities, and more.

Knowing fellow nurses who work in a variety of facilities gives you the chance to learn more about what those workplaces are like, and to hear firsthand when a great job opening becomes available.

If you aren’t completely satisfied with your current nursing job, networking is an excellent way to connect with others who can help you land a great job in the future.