Critical thinking is a term thrown around in nursing schools and hospitals all over the country. Nursing instructors say students need critical thinking skills to be successful nurses. On his Facebook fan page Sean Dent, and nurse practitioner, podcaster, and prolific blogger asked: "Can critical thinking skills be taught?". Before I can answer that question the term "critical … [Read more...] about Can Critical Thinking Skills Be Taught?
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When I was a night shift unit coordinator for a busy critical care department my duties included doing staffing which involved hiring agency nurses. Often there were more agency nurses scheduled to work than needed due to fluctuating patient census. So how did I decide who to keep and who to cancel? There were characteristics that put certain agency nurses at the top of my … [Read more...] about 14 Tips For Being a Successful Agency Nurse