The elusive unicorn of the Nursing profession, critical thinking skills. The bread and buttah of how it’s done. The silver lining to all-things Nursing.
The mettle of a Nurse is usually tied to this illustrious skill. A skill… that unfortunately, in my opinion, is not something you can just teach. Nor can you read it out of a book.
It’s not a palpable skill, it’s not an educational topic you can study, and it’s surely not something that you are given.
I strongly feel it’s a skill that every Nurse needs to acquire.
It IS a skill that develops with deliberate practice, constant use and time in grade.
Here are five suggestions I have for honing your craft and sharpening this skill. A skill that will definitely improve if you follow them.
1. Understand the normal.
2. Understand and have great self-awareness.
3. Know the what (HPI).
4. Know the why.
5. Know the why-not.
Care to weight in? Any additional suggestions? What has been your experience?
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