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The Curious Nurse Goes Far

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One characteristic very much related to critical thinking that is not widely discussed but holds great importance for nurses is curiosity. A curious nature is central to being effective as a nurse by using inquisitiveness as a means to gain a deeper understanding and insight.

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In nursing education, much ado is made about the role of critical thinking in the life and healthcare career of the nurse. To be able to think critically allows for calm, swift action in emergencies, the prevention of medical errors and the ability to use reason when confronted with enormous amounts of data, input and choices. One characteristic very much related to critical thinking that is not widely discussed but holds great importance for nurses is curiosity. A curious nature is central to being effective as a nurse by using inquisitiveness as a means to gain a deeper understanding and insight. The engine of curiosity can help a nurse go far.

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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at www.nursekeith.com and Digital Doorway.
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14 Nov 2020
Very good to renew your knowledge.
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Ellen McGann
26 Nov 2020
Inspirational.
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Ruth Czapracki
18 Jan 2022
Informative
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Catriona butler
17 Nov 2020
Interesting article
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Deirdre Gillick
15 Nov 2020
Interesting article on curiosity of Nurse
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Julie Cameron
13 Nov 2020
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Parisa Firouz
16 Mar 2021
This article touched upon a characteristic that is rarely discussed in nursing school. Curiosity is central to the role of the nurse as the primary advocate for patients in the clinical setting, meaning that positive outcomes can be encouraged and negative outcomes can be minimised by teaching nurses how to foster curiosity in their daily practice. Fantastic article.
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Thi Pham
14 Apr 2021
Very inspirational! Thank you!
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Kathryn Harwood
22 Nov 2020
This activity is directly relevant to my scope and covered the topics of professional development and curiosity. It provided me with new knowledge and reinforced existing knowledge.
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Shane Douglas
17 Nov 2020
A refreshing small article.it encourages curiosity.
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