Hi and welcome to my very first blog post!! I finally decided to start blogging after several years of encouragement from one of my nearest, dearest and longest friend HSK. But, I needed a blog focus. See for the longest I wasn’t sure what I would blog about until recently. My inspiration to begin a registered nurse blog emerged from several different events; from completing a dual master’s degree, seeking a leadership position, exploring formal mentorship, and goal-planning.
The inception for creating a nursing blog began in January 2018, however the development of RNblueprint came into fruition in May 2018.
Well, being a registered nurse requires academic education and licensure to practice. However, the fundamentals behind the stethoscope and clinical skills is having a compassionate heART, which is an art in itself. It’s an innate ability found in some and a possibility for others to cultivate. The very premise of who I am comes from teaching and leading with a compassionate heart. Every registered nurse can instill this core blueprint into their practice. According to Rutherford (2014) compassion as well as goodwill and advocacy are three elements grounded in our nursing history and impacts the nurse patient relationship. These three elements promote trust and have a huge impact on patient satisfaction scores. When we embody a compassionate heart beyond our patient interactions we improve our interactions among each other, across the interdisciplinary team and throughout the organization. Reflecting on this reminds me of my why, which is archived in my nursing portfolio, which is really a scrapbook! It contains mementos from coworkers, patients and photos from my nursing journey. When I need encouragement or reminders of my capability I gravitate to my scrapbook. Creating RNblueprint is an extension of my scrapbook. It’s utilizing my nursing philosophy of servant leadership to help impact the nursing profession beyond the four walls of a nursing unit, office, or academic environment.
I’m beyond happy and excited to officially launch RNblueprint and to have you here reading my very first blog post.
Thank you for visiting! I hope you’ll return weekly. And please do not hesitate to email me with feedback on the site and definitely share comments below regarding this post!
Rutherford, M. M. (2014). The value of trust to nursing. Nursing Economic$, 32(6), 283-289.
One of my creative sisters, Melissa!