To become an RN, you endure years of education and training. You learn all the newest technologies and advancements of the time. You graduate and then in no time at all you discover that some of the training you received is out of date. What happened? Continued research and technological advancements is what happened.
This is why continued education and on-going learning is so important to every nurse. Without knowing the newest advancements in treatment our patients aren’t getting the best possible care imaginable. New research discoveries and technological advancements are why many states have instituted mandatory continued education requirements. They understand the importance of patient care and giving the entire medical community all the tools at their disposal to give a high level of care. However, there are some states that do not have this requirement.
This is where you as a nurse, an RN, a caregiver, need to take the reins and seek out new ways of doing things; if not for your patient, but for yourself as well. You went to school for years to help people, why wouldn’t you want to know everything you could to help your patient? The nurse-patient relationship holds a certain level of trust and respect. Over the years, the public has rated nurses as one of the most trusted professions around; trusted more than police officers, pharmacists, and even clergy. Speaking for everyone here at Nurses PRN, I want to keep nurses on the tops of this list for a long time to come.
Continued education doesn’t have to be a scary proposition. It should be a positive experience of learning. Plus, you never know what you are going to learn. You might even learn a few things that may make your life just a little bit easier, and who wouldn’t want that. Also, if you’re looking to take your career as a nurse to the next level, education is most certainly your answer. Here is a list of a few things continued education and on-going learning can bring you:
•More Responsibility if interested
•New Roles at your facility
This is just a small list of the possibilities that can be gained from continuing your education. One thing is clear about education and training you are setting your career up for big things. You are also setting yourself apart from other nurses that might not be advancing at the same rate. Do it for yourself. Do it for every patient that you treat on a daily basis.