Jane S. Nichols, MSN, WOCN
In 1884 Louis Pasteur said, “Chance favors only the prepared mind.”
This great 19th century French scientist made enormous contributions to the medical knowledge we have today. His prepared mind led to the development of the process of fermentation of wine and milk known as Pasteurization; the discovery of microorganisms leading to the germ theory; and the development of vaccines to prevent disease.
How can we use Pasteur’s words today?
“The FAET is a non-profit organized group with a primary purpose to provide education and disseminate information… web site includes educational opportunities, sharing practice tidbits, member accomplishments and upcoming events.”
As you surf through the website you will see opportunities for us to prepare our minds for the careers we have chosen. FAET has a scholarship program to assist nurses striving for more knowledge and training as a WOC. There is information on continuing education programs; perhaps the greatest being our annual conference.
Next year’s conference will be held on March 6 &7, 2015 in Cocoa Beach. It will be the perfect opportunity to meet and network with WOC nurses and for the novice WOC to talk with experienced nurses who have worked to get prepared for the challenges we face each day.
We all have the potential to develop and follow best practices for our patients and to make these best practices a standard of care.
Preparation is a distinguishing trait among successful professionals. One must identify career goals and prepare to achieve them. It is foolhardy to think achievements “just happen.”
I think this is what Pasteur meant.
See you in Cocoa Beach!
Jane S. Nichols, MSN, WOCN
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Please consider running for a position on the Board of Directors in the upcoming elections.
POSITIONS UP FOR ELECTION IN 2015
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- Director, Awards
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|FAET CONNECTIONS - Fall 2014|
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