Every nurse is a writer, we just don’t know it.
Maybe I should change that statement to, every nurse is a ‘charter,’ we just don’t know it?
*Insert massive eye-roll from the audience*
Every nurse knows about charting. “If it wasn’t charted, it didn’t happen” is a mantra we learn early in nursing school. Our words and thoughts are expressed to document events that unfold. We learn how to describe an event, situation or scenario succinctly so that the next nurse can pick up where we left off. This is why every nurse is a writer.
Sean Dent is a diploma-trained nurse turned Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. He began blogging 10 years ago and still continues to share his experiences through writing.