Nursing Career Tip: Healthcare is continuously evolving. Advances in technology have dramatically improved patient care over the years, and with technological developments breaking ground every day, this process is likely to accelerate in the future.
This doesn't mean you have to enroll in an IT program, but you should keep abreast on tech devices that will impact your duties. For instance, will new diagnostic devices save time, reduce costs, and improve patient satisfaction? Will new drug delivery devices that allow you to schedule doses reduce patient error?
Although you may not be the one who decides if these devices should be implemented, you will be informed and have an influential voice in your team. Do your research, ask questions, and attend conferences and trade shows. Being well versed in new technologies will advance your career.