Professional development: Branching out beyond the bedside
I RECENTLY HAD THE opportunity to participate in a national safety summit at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). It was an exciting experience and very different from my daily bedside ED nursing duties. At the time, I was just beginning to branch out beyond the bedside to participate in unit-based and hospital-wide professional initiatives, so the summit shed even more light on the professional side of nursing. I hope that sharing my experience will encourage other bedside nurses to seek out and be open to personal and professional growth opportunities.