I was reminded this week of the excitement comes with new ideas. Our state public health nurse conference was held this week. Without a doubt, the most energy was generated by learning what other agencies are doing to bring health to their community.
We are, at heart, just "regular folk" trying to make the world a healthier and happier place. It is heartening to know somewhere out there programs are being done on a shoestring and producing great results. The greatest thing is to see the next generation of nurses tackling this difficult field and enjoying the challenge!
Congratulations new PHNs, and for those of us that have been there a while, cheer on the ones that will be practicing long after we are gone. Avoid the words "We tried that and it didn't work".