Category Archives: Becoming an expert nurse

This category is about my path to becoming what I consider an expert nurse.

Nurse Curator as an integral part of a staff development program.

I’m trying to come up with a job description and a program of “Nurse Curators”. In my vision each unit would have one, and then there would be one in #education and one in administration. The roles of these nurses … Continue reading

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How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN] | #FOANed

Education based but easily focused to nursing and become that “Expert” nurse. Having a good plan will set you up for whatever medicine and nursing throw at you in the future. Curated from How to Create a Robust and Meaningful … Continue reading

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Nurses are already on social media. How do we teach them to use it better?

Nurses are already on social media.  A group of us had a discussion recently about nurses on Facebook vs Twitter.  Anecdotally it seemed to us that more nurses were on face book than on twitter.  The discussion then drifted to … Continue reading

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#WILTW 4/30/2015

This week I learned I’M not immune to the Dunning-Kruger effect..  This is a theory that people tend to overestimate themselves, and aren’t aware of their own short comings. Advancing in any profession requires a certain amount of honest self … Continue reading

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What’s on my iPhone 

i just reformatted my #iphone, trying to decide if I can justify buying a new 6plus My #ios devises are my core devises.  They are the foundation of the technical tools for my path to being an expert.  So in … Continue reading

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Path to Expert Nurse. Have an idea where you are going. #FOANed

Define your goal at the start. As I’ve worked on my thesis I’ve been looking for a definition of Expert that I really like, that embodies what I feel the expert nurse should be. It’s been a long search and … Continue reading

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It’s been a bit since I’ve updated this. I’ve been busy and I guess I”m not really a blogger. So the next step in becoming a Master/Expert in nursing is getting in the habit of reading and updating your knowledge … Continue reading

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My path to excellence. Step #2 Certification

As part of my ongoing path to excellence I had to look at my certifications. During that time where I thought I knew everything I obtained both my CEN and my CCRN.  The CEN was a legitimate certification.   I … Continue reading

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So I’ve shown you what I read every month, and given you an idea on what I think a nurses path to mastery should include. The one thing I didn’t mention is what really got me started on my path. … Continue reading

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What does your path to mastery look like?

What does your path to Excellence/Mastery look like? (Concept shamelessly stolen from Scott Weingart MD and his Path to Insanity podcast) Where are you on this scale? I have a goal.  I want to be a true expert in my … Continue reading

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