…feel as thought I’m about to jump on the world’s biggest roller coaster, but I’m simply, tentatively…logging my first blog post! Entering a new frontier. I – CAN – DO – THIS. Sure I can. I’ve got a resume that includes creation of a wiki as a preparation resource for second year nursing students starting a one month practicum in acute care cardiology. I’ve created a prezi to intro first years to the nursing care planning process. I’m accessing nursing central on my ipod daily. And I signed up for twitter in a February PD session and have done sweet tweet with it.
Who am I? An almost 50 year old wife, mom, RN and now educator with a zeal for social justice. In my current employ, I teach first and second year nursing students in labs and clinical settings the art and science of nursing. I’m from a family of educators and ironically believed for most of my life that I wasn’t “one of them”. Then, three years ago, at a re-focusing retreat in my church, I had to reckon with the stirring in my heart to teach. It’s been the best move ever for me. I feel alive in the greatest sense when with students, sharing my love for my profession, which is really all about intelligent caring.
I am on the life long learning journey along with all of you. Currently, I’m in 2 online courses working toward a Master of Nursing. I’m looking forward to learning with and from you and your amazing experiences.