Have you noticed that we are no longer in the Industrial Era? We are now in the Information Era and bombarded on a daily basis with information. I’m sure you receive email newsletters (like mine), news briefs, clinical updates, etc. every day! It’s humanly impossible to keep up with the plethora of information. However, if you want to be successful, you must find a way.
Because nurses have an ethical responsibility to our public to stay current with the changes AND the knowledge you acquire in the process – you take with you no matter where you go. This knowledge will open so many doors for you and help you reach your full potential.
Here’s one strategy I use to keep up:
I created a folder in my email titled, “Read Me.” At the end of every day, I move all email newsletters, blogs, etc. into this folder. Every Sunday morning I spend 2 hours going through my “read me” folder. When the time is up, I delete whatever I didn’t read. I know my limitations (can’t read EVERYTHING) but I also know that I need to commit to continuous learning if I’m going to be successful.
I hope this tip helps. What strategies do YOU use to keep up with the mountains of information?
Thanks for reading. Take care and stay connected!
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