Ok guys, so I am currently in a Direct-Entry Nursing program, and we had an assignment to interview a nurse with some experience to find out their idea of what an "expert nurse" would be. If people could answer the following questions that would be great, and it would also help me out as to what I have to look forward to in the nursing career to attain the goal of "expert nurse."
Also please identify what education you have, what type of nurse you are, and what kind of unit you work on. For ex: Associates Degree RN, pediatric unit.
What would you consider a Novice Nurse?
What would you consider an Expert Nurse?
What do you consider yourself, and why?
In the hospital setting, what level of nurse do you tend to find yourself around Novice (beginner), Advanced Beginner, Competent, Proficient, or Expert?
Do you think experience is the main concept behind becoming an expert nurse, or does education play a large role as well?
How do you view the discipline of nursing?
And for those of you with a lot of years as a nurse....
Has the level of competencies changed since when you started? For better or worse?