1) Are nursing professionals lifelong learners?
It varies from nurse to nurse.
2) Are you a lifelong learner?
Yes. I am working towards a certification, & I've completed over 100 CNEs in the past 4 years, & I have an MS.
3) Is lifelong learning part of a nursing profession?
It should be. I believe all state boards of nursing should incorporate CNE as part of their requirement for licensure renewal.
4) How does the scope of practice, ethics, and values play a role in lifelong learning in nursing?
It is in the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses that professional growth requires commitment to lifelong learning through continuing education, self-study, and pursuit of certification/advance degrees, etc. Knowledge of relevant, current scope of practice is mentioned as a necessity. Knowing your scope of practice and having the knowledge/skills/abilities to operate within that scope is an ethical responsibility!
5) Whose responsibility is lifelong learning in nursing?
The nurse! It is helpful when employers and organizations assist with this process, but the individual nurse is ultimately responsible for providing competent, high-quality care and seeking out training when gaps in knowledge, skills, or abilities are identified.
6)What does lifelong learning do for your self-esteem, your knowledge-base, your
quality of care, and your patient's safety?
All benefit and are improved upon from lifelong learning.