Are you a nurse who is constantly asking yourself “Should I stay or should I go”? 


Is this unresolved question taking up too much of your time, energy, and peace of mind? 


Dr. Karen Wade has written a book to get you to career clarity. Instead of the unresolved question, you’ll be saying with confidence “I know where I’m taking my career and I feel great about it!” 

#1 in Nursing Issues  in the US, Canada and UK

#1 in Occupational and Organizational Psychology  US and Canada

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Dr. Karen Wade is an organizational psychologist and registered nurse, certified in psychiatric mental health nursing.  She speaks, consults, and coaches in the areas of leadership development, positive psychology, and career clarity. Her new book, Career Clarity for Nurses: Navigating Nursing in Challenging Times (2020), is a guidebook to career and life enrichment whether one chooses to remain and thrive in nursing, or to choose a different professional path. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Wade founded the Nurse2Nurse Network, a grassroots organization to support new nurses and those on the frontlines of the pandemic.

What Others Are Saying About The Book

Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC

Holistic Career Coach and

Podcast Host “Nurse Keith”

“I found so many new and fascinating ideas — and so much wisdom — in Karen’s book, that I completely marked it up and made extensive notes throughout my copy.”

Ruth Verbrugge, RN, BSN, CRRN

CRRN Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse

“Wade’s book is a must read. Not just for nurses questioning whether to leave nursing but all nurses can benefit from the author’s wisdom.”

Diane Mohit, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Clinical Specialist, Mental Health Nursing

“As an advanced practice nurse with fifty years nursing experience I devoured every chapter of this book.”


Elaine McKenna, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Faculty (ret), Penn State U School of Nursing

“Dr. Wade offers a clear and meaningful pathway to determining your future professional journey, whether it is in nursing or in some new direction.”

Some Reviews on Amazon

I love the book! I’m taking it to the office for close reference.

Sheila Sherman

DNP, Interim CNO, Scion Health

Like the healer she is, Karen Wade refreshingly gives to the world a gift for healing on all levels with wisdom she brings love and light for healing not only to the (individual) person, but creates ripples out to our time-honored profession and to the world.

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Articulate and direct, the author opens her own expertise as a nurse as well as her personally excruciating moments without getting stuck there. Instead she uses these experiences as tinder for her creative, compassionate brilliance in producing a real handbook brokered by experience, education, research and a pragmatic format.
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This book is a beautiful gift. Accessible, straightforward and a wonderful balance of research, guidance and insight based on vast experience. The tools available here can be helpful in many professions, particularly those that are demanding, heartfelt and service-oriented.
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This book offers a positivity-based approach in life, both in the professional and personal arenas. Karen Wade connects with the reader and her compassion is clearly evident throughout the book.

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Karen Talks About Her Book

Karen Interviewed on the Nurse Keith Show

On February 3, 2020, before COVID-19 disrupted life and healthcare as we knew it,  Karen had the honor of being the guest on the Nurse Keith Show podcast. She and Keith discussed her then recently released ebook, an earlier version of Career Clarity for Nurses (Should I Leave Nursing?). Keith Carlson’s podcast was recently named as one of the top 5 nursing podcasts of the year.

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During the pandemic Karen wrote a short survival guide for healthcare leaders who were concerned about the exodus of nurses and other clinicians from their facilities. It became a precursor to the Leading for Wellbeing Program. 

From the book:

“Even if you landed in your role in the middle of a crisis with people you barely know and have no pre-existing playbook, this book is designed to: help you determine a place to start with actions and steps to take toward getting a handle on your situation and bringing along the people you need to help you.

My promise is that the content of this book will have you saying, with great relief, I  have a plan to finally get a practical version of transformational leadership off the ground, and I am confident I can lead and keep my team.”

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Karen Wade’s credentials include a doctorate in Psychology, with an emphasis in Organizational Development, and she is licensed in the state of California as a registered nurse. She possesses a national certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the American Nurses’ Association Credentialing Center.  She is not a licensed physician, clinical psychologist, or psychotherapist. The information provided in this website, and through her advisement services is intended for informational, educational and inspirational purposes intended to inform, educate, inspire and encourage personal and professional growth. The information on this website, and the services offered by Dr. Wade, are not a substitute for medical, psychiatric, or psychotherapeutic consultation, diagnosis, and treatment from licensed professionals in those domains. The user has sole responsibility to consult with those professionals to maintain their physical and emotional health as needed.

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