As a member of NANDA-I, I have learned and shared experiences with my peers, which brought relevant contributions to my clinical practice, teaching, and research. I have had the worked with honor to contribute with the organization by proposing and revising nursing diagnosis, independently or when invited by the DDC, validated elements of the classification and am researching standardization of nursing assessment frameworks.
I joined NANDA-I in the early 2000’s. Being a NANDA-I member of this organization has meant a lot for my career. Actually, NANDA-I will be part of my career trajectory forever. Being a member of NANDA-I put me in contact with many clinical nurses, educators, and researches, and allowed me to build an important network. My collaboration with them, ultimately, made it possible for me to become the first Gordon Scholar.
Rita de Cassia Gengo e Silva Butcher | San Paulo, Brazil | Florida