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1 Beyond School - “Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses…we must be learning all our lives.” - Florence Nightingale Lifelong Learning

2 Learning how to learn Activated knowledge is a key to lifelong learning – Actively using information that is true and when understood leads to more and more knowledge. – Seek knowledge that can guide your thinking to further knowledge. – Seek first principles. – Seek basic laws and theories. – Seek fundamental ideas. – Use them as guideposts in learning.(Elder & Paul, 2011)

3 Importance to Nursing Things change rapidly Nurses must adapt Nurses must be innovative Nurses must translate knowledge into action Nurses must translate evidence into practice – “The concept of evidence-based practice is dependent upon synthesizing evidence from the variety of sources and applying it appropriately to the care needs of populations and individuals” (Benner, et al., 2013, p. 12).

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5 Change is Inevitable People Science Research Disease processes Medications Treatment plans Policies Healthcare system Medical Technology

6 Growth is Intentional Grow in knowledge and skills to: – Care for our patients safely – Empower patients and families – Create policies to enhance access to care – Grow our discipline/profession – Grow as a professional – Live in an ever-changing world – Achieve self-actualization

7 Learning how to Learn Becoming a lifelong learning can be a reality! Learning how to learn as opposed to learning information Three ways to take in information: – In a way that it is meaningless to us, – In a misleading way, and – In a way that leads us to important knowledge through which we can acquire knowledge and insight (Paul & Elder, 2011) Discover and process new information in new ways – Discover models and resources that work best for you

8 Critical Thinking Critical thinking is critical in life and in nursing! How to Think Critically and Learn Anything – Click here for videohere Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing – “Critical thinking underlies independent and interdependent decision making. – Critical thinking includes questioning, analysis, synthesis, interpretation, inference, inductive and deductive reasoning, intuition, application, and creativity” (Benner et al., 2013, p. 9).

9 Clinical Reasoning Critical Thinking leads to…Clinical Reasoning – “…we think for a purpose within a point of view based on assumptions leading to implications and consequences. We use concepts, ideas and theories to interpret data, facts, and experiences in order to answer questions, solve problems, and resolve issues (Elder & Paul, 2011).” Clinical Reasoning in Nursing – “…requires practical ability to discern the relevance of the evidence behind general scientific and technical knowledge and how it applies to a particular patient (Benner, et al., p.4).”

10 Building Lifelong Learning Skills Practice critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills intentionally. Develop reflective practice – Reflect on your learning experiences. – What meaning did they have for you today? – What meaning did they have for your patients today? – What meaning will they have for your future patients? Study to understand and apply, not to memorize. Develop learning habits that will continue throughout your career.

11 Continue Learning Be an active participant in nursing organizations. Attend conferences and apply what you learned. Read journals and apply what you learned. Participate in research studies. Practice critical thinking skills Continue reflective practice, intentionally. Be intentional about learning! “Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses…we must be learning all our lives.” - Florence Nightingale

12 References Benner, P., Shulman, L. S., Sutphen, M., Leonard, V., & Day, L. (2009) Educating nurses: A call for radical transformation (Jossey-Bass/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. AACN. (2008).Essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Washington D.C.: Author. Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2010). Clinical reasoning. Tomales, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking Press. Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2011). How to study & learn a discipline using critical thinking concepts & tools. Tomales, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking Press.


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