Continuous Education for Nurses
Healthcare and nursing are both currently riding a steeply cresting wave of change and innovation. It is difficult to point to any one event as the impetus to the change and innovation that has struck the healthcare industry in just the last few years. The book Nine Shift states that between 2000 and 2020, 75 percent of how we live our daily lives (work, life, and education) in the twenty-first century will change. Since we spend about 12 hours every day doing essential tasks such as eating and sleeping, for the rest of the 12 hours in a day, 75 percent, or 9 hours, will be spent doing things totally differently than we did just a few years ago. The last major shift was from 1900 to 1920, when we moved from an agrarian farming way of life to being industrialized, and now we are moving from an industrialized to a knowledge society. These predictions are already beginning to see fruition in many aspects of our lives, including healthcare and education.