Do you learn by teaching others

I am always amazed at just how much I learn from my students. My area of specialty id Nephrology Nursing. Therefore, when I have students in many disciplines within our profession, it intrigues me just how different yet similar our profession can be. Loved to hear your thoughts as well.

 

Cheryl

Early on in my nursing career I had a nurse mentor who cautioned me about becoming a "one trick pony". She explained the importance of remaining a competent generalist while achiving expert status in specialities. With this in mind, I have strategically guided my clinical and academic experience to expose me to learning things that were out of my comfort level. In doing so, I learned the most  meaningful things from my peers, students and patients. Learning is a life long experience. We can always learn something from someoneleses' lived experience.