Being Visible

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Abstract

A 1980s song by the Police said “Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break … I'll be watching you.” As acute and critical care nurses, we often feel we are under this type of scrutiny. I think we practice our profession visibly every shift. Knowing that our words, actions, and, many times, even our thoughts affect the lives of others is serious stuff. Becoming certified is a visible way of demonstrating acquisition of the knowledge deemed essential for the safe care of the vulnerable patients we serve.

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