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In nursing education, much ado is made about the role of critical thinking in the life and healthcare career of the nurse. To be able to think critically allows for calm, swift action in emergencies, the prevention of medical errors and the ability to use reason when confronted with enormous amounts of data, input and choices. One characteristic very much related to critical thinking that is not widely discussed but holds great importance for nurses is curiosity. A curious nature is central to being effective as a nurse by using inquisitiveness as a means to gain a deeper understanding and insight. The engine of curiosity can help a nurse go far.