I want to give a speech that is relevant to today's practitioners, so I turned to Twitter to seek the best advice that current nurses and students have either received or would like to hear. On a Saturday afternoon, the following two simple tweets started a conversation:
"What's the single most helpful/inspirational piece of advice you've ever had in your nurse training/career?"
"Student/newly qualified nurses/midwives; if you qualified tomorrow, what's the one piece of advice you'd want to hear?"
The conversation that ensued went on for two days and continues as I write this blog. This Storify documents a selection of some of the best advice from wonderful people who took time to join the conversation, which included over 25 unique pieces of advice and many common themes:
My task now is to find a way of turning this into a meaningful speech, which I will share in a future blog.