I bring the EBP to the clinical bedside to elevate nursing practice.
Our unit is a very busy medical surgical unit with 85+ FTE's. We have high acuity patients. Work with the University of Miami as a teaching institution. I work with our nurses that are variable in educational levels. I mentor all the nurse's on the unit to bring additional knowledge to the bedside. I have started a Research Council, working on creating a pain management council. Looking at adopting a new nursing middle range theory to implement in our hospital.
Transformational leader, influencer, big picture person, ask questions, seek answers, do not settle.
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"You are an average "c" student. You will never make it as a nurse."
I took it as a double-edged sword, I used it to prove to these two nurses at a nursing school I wanted to attend to push me forward. The other side was that it took me many years to believe in myself and be able to accomplish what I have done thus far.
Living check to check, now going to pay off my student loans.