Thoughts on More Experienced Nurses, EPS 192


On episode 192 of RNFM Radio, the dynamic trio of Elizabeth “I Finally Have A Smart Phone” Scala, Kevin “You Can Crush Monday” Ross, and Keith “I Don’t Have a Tattoo” Carlson dig into some interesting content.

RNFM Radio logoFirst, Keith gave Elizabeth and Kevin a hard time for always making fun of his use of big vocabulary words, expecially since they did a show without Keith recently (episode 191) and themselves used words like kismet, conundrum, and cadence, among others. Keith had to look kismet up in the dictionary, and Kevin expressed great surprise that “Keithipedia” didn’t know what it meant. But we digress.

This show dug into many ideas and thoughts, including the ways in which older, more experienced nurses are not valued within the profession as they could and should be. Keith referenced a Robert Wood Johnson white paper from 2006, entitled, “Wisdom at Work: The Importance of the Older and Experienced Nurse in the Workplace,” and an article at The American Nurse website was also discussed. Other referenced articles include:

Myths about older nurses, the cost of attrition and nurse retention, collective wisdom, and other salient issues were alll bandied about in the course of the show. This episode is an important one, whether you’re a new nurse or a nurse preparing for your final years of employment or entering into retirement.



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