[Excerpt from authors] It's Your Career: Take Charge, is directed towards individual nurses to help them take charge and be in control of their careers within the ever-changing world of health care. This is a training package that provides nurses with: - An overview of what career planning and development is and why it is important. - A five-phase career planning and development model and activities to guide career development. - A trainer guide for those who want to conduct an It's Your Career: Take Charge workshop and offer career coaching. These guidelines highlight the key dimensions of career planning and development and offer guidance to those who wish to evaluate the present and shape their future.