If you could pick a short phrase that describes the field of nursing, what would it be?
A true calling? Lifelong learning? Or, what did you get yourself into?
Whatever phrase you thought of, chances are ‘guessing game’ is definitely not one of them.
As a professional nurse, you read, interpret and evaluate information every day before you make a single decision or take any step. Whether you do that in a split second or spend hours in collaboration with other health team members, you know it’s because quality patient care is only as good as the existing evidence it comes from. Your role, then, is to identify the best evidence available and use your critical-thinking skills and clinical judgment to direct your practice. Simply put, the more reliable the information you get, the better the patient’s outcome.