Friday, November 13, 2015


As we all are aware, Nursing is a profession guided by evidence. Improvements are continuous and must be tested and demonstrated through the scientific method. The purpose of evidence based practice is to provide a better explanation and more workable solutions to problems. However, one may say that Nursing is an art that requires exclusive devotion and relying solely on scientific literature takes away from the Nurses ability to hone into his/her craft by being alert and responsive to the needs of his/her patient and therefore not always used in practice.

“Art and literature are essential to help us deal with and live in a world transformed by science and technology” (Darbyshire, 1999).

Can you recognize the development of your craft?
Do you believe there is a divide in nursing as a science and nursing as an art?
Has the science of Nursing caused harm or helped the profession advance? 


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Letting go

Letting go

It’s a process to let go. It is a difficult process. It is an overwhelming process. You have perfected your life, your schedule, your routines, and your environment. Then a person comes along who alters everything you know to be true.

You wake up knowing the plan for the day. You have an idea of what can make your day crazy but this person does not. They do not have the experience to conceptualize hazards along the way so they end up making careless mistakes and creating stress for you as you know you can do it quickly, and easily.


Even though it is quick and easy, does this person develop into a person who can critically and independently think? Short term results in quick task completion. Long term results in an inexperienced person who will one day care for you.

So was it worth it to not let go?

What’s the difference between a mom and a preceptor or a mom and an educator?