I have always admired the input from nurses using this forum so know I am asking for some general advice to help advance my career.
To give you all some background information I am still considered a new graduate (less than 2 years), im ambitious and constantly try seeking out new learning opportunities. I work in a small 130 bed, privately owned facility that offers care to surrounding communities. Any invasive or high risk patients are usually referred/transfered to a larger hospital with specialists. My hospital does not offer specialty units (medsurg floor, ER, OBGYN). I currently work on a medical surgical unit and in the future see myself specializing in /something/. I am currently interested in cardiac and community education. I feel as though my education skills are poor and would appreciate advice on strengthening these skills (I review information daily and have a hard time putting medical information into lamemans terms... I often recite text verbatim which I understand isn't helpful to some)
On another note I am also looking for ways I can "stand out" from my peers... and looking for courses I can take that will strengthen my knowledge and understanding of information, and also appeal to future employers. I just don't know where to start, especially when i'm not sure 100% what specialty I want.
all ideas and suggestions are appreciated, thankyou!