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Blog spotlight: Behind every healed patient is a critically thinking nurse

Nurse Leader Insider, October 4, 2010

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A recent opinion piece published on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s website brings to patients’ attention what nurses already know to be true. It asks the question: What does it mean to think like a nurse? And the answer is an important one. The article educates readers that it doesn’t take just a degree and a few acronyms behind your name to make a good nurse. It takes critical thinking—using the perfect blend of feeling and fact—to provide proper care to patients.

The article says it’s really a mixed bag. That education, training, experience, intuition, being able to adapt to different situations, and the ability to navigate all of these under pressure, are at the heart of being a good nurse.

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