在這篇文章中，它將討論如何終身學習和使用循證實踐的能力作為一個護士是必不可少的專業發展。我將重點講解有助于終身學習的學習方式和理論。同樣，我將討論作為學生護士發展情商的重要性。此外，我還將強調使用循證實踐的能力對我作為一名護士的專業發展有幫助。RCN(2016)指出，終身學習可以定義為貫穿職業生涯和個人生活的持續學習。根據這個定義，我的理解是，每天都有新的信息被發現，我們必須不斷拓寬我們的知識，跟上進一步的信息，作為護士，NMC(2015)。隨著政策和法規的不斷變化，作為學生和注冊護士，跟上社會的不斷變化至關重要。終生學習很重要，因為藥物治療中的錯誤仍在發生，Treiber & Jones(2018)。此外，該規范(NMC 2015)規定，作為護士重新驗證的一部分，護士必須記錄在實踐中對工作的反思;護士必須寫五篇反思報告，反思基于實踐的實踐和反饋，并與同事進行反思討論和活動。盡管如此，RCN(2016)也討論了反思幫助護士思考、計劃并為患者/客戶提供更高質量和安全的護理。然而，Laal & Laal(2012)指出，由于個人可能缺乏繼續學習的動機和時間，或者可能沒有現成的學習機會，終身學習存在許多障礙。盡管如此，我相信大多數障礙都是可以克服的，終生學習是可以實現的。
In this essay, it will be discussed how lifelong learning and the ability to use evidence-based practice as a nurse is essential to develop professionally. I will be focussing on learning styles and theories that can help with lifelong learning. Likewise, I will discuss the importance of developing emotional intelligence as a student nurse. Additionally, I will be addressing the concern of the ability to use evidence-based practice is to enable my professional development as a nurse.RCN (2016) states that lifelong learning can be defined as continually learning throughout our career and personal lives. What I understand by this definition is that there is always new information being discovered every day and it is essential to keep broadening our knowledge and keep up to date with further said information as nurses, NMC (2015). As policies and regulations are continually changing, it is vital to keep up with these constant changes in society as student and registered nurses. Lifelong learning is important because errors in medication are still happening, Treiber & Jones (2018). Furthermore, The Code (NMC 2015) states as part of nurses’ revalidation, nurses must record reflections of work in practice; nurses must write five reflective accounts, reflect on practice-based practice and feedback, and engage in reflective discussions and activities with colleagues. Although, RCN (2016) also discussed reflection helps nurses to think about, plan and deliver a higher quality of care and safe care to patients/clients. However, Laal & Laal (2012) states there are many barriers to lifelong learning as individuals may lack motivation and time for continuing learning or may not have learning opportunities readily available for them. Nonetheless, I believe that most barriers can be overcome, and lifelong learning can be achieved.