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Professional Development Trends in Clinical Nurse Education

In a time when resources are limited and multiple priorities compete for attention, it can be challenging to figure out what's most important.


Thu Jan 17 2013


The clinical nurse educator is often the first person to present and disseminate the latest information to employees. In a time when the educator's resources are limited and there are multiple priorities competing for attention, it can be challenging in the day-to-day workflow to figure out what the latest trend is, as the latest trend is often here and gone in the blink of an eye. While the word “trend” indicates a current style or general direction in which something tends to move, the term “revolution” indicates something more lasting than the latest thing. A revolution points to a fundamental change in power or societal structure that helps to create meaningful change. How does the clinical nurse educator decide if something is simply a trend or a revolution, and what current trends affect the effectiveness of the professional nurse educator?  

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