My Education Resources & Solutions

About MyERS

Since 1995, My Education Resources & Solutions, LLC — formerly known as "Growing Up With Us" - has provided continuing education to thousands of nurses across the country. Growing Up With Us... A Newsletter For Those Who Care for Children was first written in early 1995 to meet the age-specific learning needs of pediatric staff at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Our founder, Mary Myers Dunlap, RN, MAEd, recognized the need for population/age-specific training during her experience as a clinical educator. She recalls a poignant conversation during a chart review with a career ladder "expert" pediatric staff nurse.

In chart reviews, Mary identified that on admission, for EVERY pediatric patient, "knowledge of drugs and treatments" was noted by the staff nurse as a learning need. When speaking to the staff nurse, our founder offered, "Rather than identifying knowledge of drugs and treatments as a learning need for this 6 month old, let's look at the subjective and objective data collected on admission. This infant is over the 95th percentile in weight, drinks sweet tea and cola in her bottle, and solid food intake consists primarily of mashed potatoes and gravy. Do you see a teaching need individualized to this patient and family?" After much silence, our founder asked, "How about teaching this baby's parents about proper infant nutrition?" The response by the staff member — "You'll have to teach us before we can teach parents."

As a nursing instructor with decades of experience, Mary Dunlap developed our Growing Up With Us education program for her pediatric staff members at DUMC. After several conversations with other nurse educators in the surrounding area, she began offering subscriptions to her education program to other healthcare facilities in North Carolina.

Our pediatric education program, Growing Up With Us, was soon in use by nurses in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and public/private schools across the United States. Today, in addition to Growing Up With Us, we offer subscriptions to four other population/age-specific education programs covering the lifespan — Grown Up, Growing Families, Growing Numbers and Personal Growth.









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