Wow, this is a great article that covers a lot of great ground on putting you in the driver seat of your learning! I agree with it and want to add that it might be good to pick 1 or 2 of the suggestions on how to be proactive and then add as you grow. I know for me, it can feel overwhelming to try to implement all of these(which isn't what was suggested). I especially liked the idea on orientation experiences- ask, ask, ask to learn! You will stand out on your unit and I'm sure other nurses will say, "Hey, you want to see (fill in the blank)?" or "Want to try (something you've always wanted to try)?" Awesome suggestion!
One suggestion on being proactive- be open, willing and excited to floating wherever you work. (ok take a deep breath, relax, let me share why) Why?!?!? So glad, you asked- it shows you have a great attitude, you will learn a new patient population and you'll rub shoulders with other nurses and HCPs on another floor. If you do the above suggested items, you are preparing yourself for a float with flying colors because you have established yourself as a learner and open to new challenges.