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~Start date February 2010~

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Take my hand and follow me...

Over the last year, I have learned so much. I still have so much more to learn but hopefully I can begin the next leg of my journey at a kinder and gentler pace.

To all the nurses out there, be aware that in the next 10 years 50% of all nurses and nurse educators will be retiring. We need more nurses who love what they do to commit to return to school to help educate our next generation of nurses.

~ When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.  ~The Talmud

Nurses 'get' to be with others during the most private, joyous and heart rendering times of their lives. I love what I do and have done. Now it is time to inspire others.

~ The mediocre teacher tells.  The good teacher explains.  The superior teacher demonstrates.  The great teacher inspires.  ~William Arthur Ward

Over the next year I will continue to chronicle my adventures in nursing education, as a pediatric nurse, a pediatric nurse educator and hopefully as a future doctorate student. However, I would love to look back and share some of what I have learned.  To all my wonderful teachers at Charleston Southern University, thank you.

~ One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.  The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.  ~Carl Jung

Students, fellow nurses and colleagues, take my hand and follow me...

 ~ We have two lives - the one we learn with and the life we live after that.  ~Bernard Malamud, The Natural

 May we aspire to be  excellent in all we do ...