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Is Your Inner Nurse Critic in the Back Seat?

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If your inner monologue about your nursing skills, expertise, career trajectory or knowledge has turned hyper-critical lately, you need to do something about it. The easiest solution is to simply hit the ejector seat button if you can, but if that fails, it’s time to talk back.

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If your inner monologue about your nursing skills, expertise, career trajectory or knowledge has turned hyper-critical lately, you need to do something about it. Using a metaphor of your nursing career as a car and your inner critic as an annoying passenger in the back seat, it would be so easy to just hit that ejector seat button and be on your merry way. In reality, however, it’s probably not going to be that simple.

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Keith Carlson
Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC, is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s two podcasts, RNFM Radio and The Nurse Keith Show, offer inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful, satisfying lives and careers. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on many social media platforms---including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram - as well as at www.nursekeith.com and Digital Doorway.
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Mary MacGregor
31 Jan 2021
Great article. All nurses could benefit from this.
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Sevil OZGUL
16 Feb 2021
Thank you very much for the education
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Kimberly Davidson
27 Jan 2021
Always good to believe in yourself & realize how far you have come from when you started out in nursing.
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Sandra Hannon
05 Feb 2021
Excellent self care
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Bina Baniya
20 Mar 2021
Very useful
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Jenny Davies
30 Jan 2021
A good reminder.
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Alyce Hanna
24 May 2021
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01 Feb 2021
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Vienna Magan
05 Feb 2021
This resource assisted me to better recognise helpful reflection of nursing practice and challenge critical thoughts
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