Sowing and Growing a Path to Lifelong Learning

by Darla Branda, MA, RHIA

Lifelong learning is a lot like gardening; it takes time, commitment, patience, and money. Earning a college degree can help you blossom into your full potential. Students are often motivated to earn a degree for career advancement, reach a personal goal, or set a good example for their children. Due to the recent pandemic, more and more students are choosing a health profession career path to help make a difference in the world.

Earning a college degree is just the beginning of the learning journey. Continuing education through annual workforce training is vital for staying current in the healthcare professions. Regulations, professional practices, and technology are continually changing. To remain relevant in our field, we must seek out opportunities for professional growth and development. Here are a few ideas for continuing down your learning path:

3 Ways You Can Cultivate Your Career

1. Attend a webinar on current issues such as telehealth and COVID-19
2. Enroll in a coding course to supplement your current knowledge or prepare for your next challenge
3. Contribute to your profession by sharing what you know, writie an article or present at a conference

Becoming your best self is like a flower that has bloomed, the more it grows, the more inspiring it becomes. Then, before you know it, others are taking notice and want to know your gardening secrets. Keep learning and flourishing!


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About the Author

Darla Branda, MA, RHIA
Darla currently serves as Clinical Faculty for Health Professions in the Health Information Management (HIM) program at Southern New Hampshire University. Before becoming an educator, she served in a variety of HIM roles at a level one trauma hospital in the Midwest. Darla is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. Darla is a credentialed RHIA and holds a bachelor’s degree in HIM and a master’s in higher education from Saint Louis University.

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Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

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