Hello and welcome to my PIDP blog! My name is Erika Kirkpatrick and I’m currently taking my BC Instructor Program so I can become an innovative and hopefully effective educator. I’ve been a critical care nurse for 18 years and I’m at that stage of my career where I’m looking for a change. I have some experience teaching nursing students but looking back I realize that I could’ve been more effective/dynamic/creative and perhaps dealt with situations differently but I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I look forward to discovering all that this program offers and I hope by the end I can actually be more proficient at blogging and Skyping!