Reaching for the Best

About TEN days ago, I posted this article on domestic violence in coordination with our Featured Course of that week.

TWO days ago, a link to this article on domestic violence showed up in my email inbox as part of a regular update that I receive on the latest medical news. Guess what the article was about? The results to a study about universal domestic violence screening and resource lists…that makes the validity of statements made in my previous blog post…well….”placed into question” is the nice way to say it.

So, did I not just say something, and have it refuted by current research within a week?  Well, welcome to the medical field.

THAT, my friends and fellow nurses, is one example of why continuing education is SO VITAL to ongoing competence as nurses. The “it’s always been done this way” attitude is more useless in the medical world than in any other world (other than perhaps electronics?).

But I think we nurses have been able to get away from that attitude quite successfully. In fact, I find most nurses are open to changing up “old” ways of doing things.

What about when the relatively new ways of doing things are good, the ways work, and patients improve? Are we willing to think above and beyond the good to the BETTER?  From the better to the BEST?

Keeping up with the latest research can be a time-consuming and often confusing pursuit. Keeping up with your nursing continuing education will be neither of those! Courses mix the latest research with standards of care and present them in an easily understood, topic-focused, and interactive format.

Can you become more educated as a nurse by working years in your field?  Yes indeed, and experience is a good way to increase your knowledge base! But can the good be improved? What if you combined your experience with interaction with peers from around the world? What if you combined experience, interaction, AND online learning in multiple specialties?

In your career, don’t settle for good. Aim for BETTER in your nursing career, and join our free community boards on Aim for BEST, and take advantage of convenient learning opportunities through our learning network for one low price!

Stay tuned for our upcoming “Black Friday” sale on yearly membership coming soon!

Byron Webb Romero, RN, MSN

Finished BSN at Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Master of Science in Nursing Major in Adult Health Nursing at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Currently working at Manila Doctors College of Nursing as a Team Leader for Level I and II, Lecturer for Professional Nursing Subjects, and also a Clinical Instructor.

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