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New kids on the block: DC/Maryland/Virginia RNs share thoughts on nursing

Posted by Alycia Sullivan

Mon, May 19, 2014 @ 03:05 PM

To mark National Nurses Week, we asked new RNs about what every nurse needs to succeed. Five nurses from the DC/Maryland/Virginia region, all with two years or less of experience, answered the following question: What qualities or characteristics are most important to possess as a nurse, and why? 

Hannah Hanscom, RN, BSN, CPN, clinical nurse, surgical care unit, Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C.

As a pediatric nurse, I believe there is no one quality or characteristic that is most importanthannah resized 600 to being a nurse. Nurses must be passionate about caring for children and their families and be able to think critically and on their feet. But we also must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with the family, patient and interdisciplinary team. We must be compassionate and able to stay calm when escalating care is needed. Although there is no one quality or characteristic that is most important for nursing, having a passion for the field, for caring for those in need, for educating others and for continuing your own education ties all the other qualities together. Nursing is not just a job or a career. Being a pediatric nurse is in many ways a calling; it is something that comes from the heart and is a lifestyle you must be passionate about. 

Shannon Levin, RN, med/surg unit, Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center, Gainesville, Va.

shannon resized 600Nursing is more complex than ever. Nurses are managing new technologies, constant advances in best practices and more and more patients with multiple morbidities. Nurses must be organized multitaskers, with quick critical thinking skills. But a nurse who possesses empathy for his or her patients is the best kind of nurse. Nurses with genuine empathy understand that we often see patients and their families at one of the most difficult times. Most of our patients are experiencing some level of physical and emotional pain and often feel anxious and fearful about their hospitalization. An empathic nurse cares enough to identify and understand his or her patient’s feelings. The nurse listens to his or her patient’s medical history and current symptoms and eases his or her fear by explaining the need for hospitalization, the plan of care and ordered procedures. These actions help build trust and ultimately are the foundation of a successful nurse-patient bond and remarkable care. 

Rachel Nugent, RN, emergency department, Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md.

rachel resized 600 It takes many characteristics to be a nurse. I believe the most important characteristics to possess are empathy, compassion, hope, patience and good communication skills. Being empathetic for patients and also for their families shows true compassion. Nurses must give patients a sense of hope when they may be at the lowest point in their lives. Nurses smile, and with that smile, a positive perception is given to patients and their families. Patience with not only yourself, but with patients, family members, doctors and coworkers is a must. Nurses must know when to speak up for themselves or their patients and when to intervene - especially when they suspect something may be wrong. Nurses advocate for their patients when they are in dire need. And, finally, one of the most important parts of communication is that nurses must always be great listeners, even after a long 12 hour shift. 

Brooke Schautz, RN, emergency department, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore

brooke resized 600To be successful, flexibility is the single most important attribute a nurse should have. Throughout nursing school you are taught many skills to prepare you. However, there are some things that cannot be taught, yet are essential to becoming a nurse. As with most things in life, having the right balance is equally as important. Being flexible, yet having the ability to stay focused, is critical to ensure you are providing excellent care to your patients. 

Mandy Ward, RN, emergency services, Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, Manassas, Va.

mandy resized 600 There are quite a few qualities that are important to possess as a nurse, but I would have tosay the most important one would be compassion. Compassion is listening to a patient, showing him or her sincere concern, being kind and showing empathy. 
Our patients look to us to help them when they are most vulnerable. It is up to us to help them when they need it, and we can start by showing them compassion and that we truly care about them. Compassion alone isn’t enough; but, by showing compassion, it makes a big difference for those that we take care of. 

Source: Nurse.com

Topics: success, qualities, characteristics, what makes a great nurse, nurse

100 Inspiring Nursing Professors to Watch in 2014

Posted by Alycia Sullivan

Wed, Apr 09, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 526,800 new nursing jobs will need to be filled between 2012 – 2022. Many new nurses will need to be educated to fulfill that need, and as nurses continue to grow in number and importance to the medical field, the need for skilled nurse educators also goes up.

Entering the field of nursing is also challenging. Increasing competition for the most desirable jobs for practicing nurses and nurse educators can be intimidating. It is important for young nurses, especially students, to have role models that remind them how valuable and rewarding a nursing career can be. This list, presented in no particular order, is not intended as a ranking of these individuals. It is simply meant to honor 100 dedicated nurse educators who have succeeded in carving out a place for themselves in the changing nursing landscape.

    1. Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob PhD, RN, FAAN – Dean and Distinguished Service Professor of Nursing
      Professor of Psychology

      JacquelineDunbarJacob

      Dr. Dunbar-Jacob is Dean and Distinguished Service Professor of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh School Of Nursing. Since 1984, she has been a member of the faculty at University of Pittsburgh. Her primary teaching is primarily at the doctoral level and advisor to a number of doctoral students.

      >University: University of Pittsburgh
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Angelo Alonzo, PhD – Research Scientist Professor

      AngeloAlonzoPhDResearchScientistProfessor

      Prior to joining the Yale University School of Nursing as a Research Scientist, Dr. Alonzo held an appointment in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State University and was a research sociologist at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. At Ohio State University he taught courses in medical sociology, symbolic interactionism and introductory sociology.

      >University: Yale University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Rose O. Sherman-Professor

      RoseOShermanProfessor

      Rose O. Sherman is a professor at Florida Atlantic University and also the Director of the Nursing Leadership Institute, but has spent the majority of her career as part of leadership in a variety of Veterans Affairs medical centers. Additionally, she’s published many times a year in some of the most prominent nursing publications from around the world.

      >University: Florida Atlantic University- Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, CNAA,FAAN- Dean and Professor

      BobbieBerkowtizPhDRNCNAAFAANDeanandProfessor

      Bobbie Berkowitz is a professor of health policy and management at Columbia University in NYC. She also serves as senior vice president of the Columbia University Medical Center.

      >University: Columbia University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Ida Androwich, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN – Professor of Nursing

      IdaAndrowich

      Dr. Ida Androwich focuses her research on optimizing technology to improve nursing care. She has received several hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money to collect data from hospitals and health groups to carry out this research and make the lives of patients better, as well as improve patient-nurse relationships better.

      >University: Loyola university Chicago
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Jeanne M. Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN – Assistant Dean of Research, RES Professor,FCH

      JeanneMGeigerBrown

      Jeanne Geiger-Brown teaches at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, primarily teaching Philosophy of Science courses. Her writing has been published in dozens of professional nursing and medical journals on topics such as working environments, nursing work schedules, and nurse performance.

      >University: University of Maryland-Baltimore
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Kathryn E. Artnak, PhD, RN, MA, CNS, CNE

      KathrynEArtnakPhDRNMACNSCNE

      Kathryn Artnak is a professor of nursing at Angelo State University. Her current courses include health policy, theory, and ethics, and her personal research includes work in subjects such as global initiatives in nursing, advanced care planning in certain populations, and clinical ethics.

      >University: Angelo State University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Karen S. Kauffman, PhD, CRNP-BC – Chair and Associate Professor, FCH

      KarenSKauffman

      Karen Kauffman is a chair and associate professor at the University of Maryland. She earned her PhD in Nursing in 1992, and has been conducting research and writing in the nursing community since then. She has been on several committees and planning boards, most centered on the care, treatment and study of Alzheimer’s disease.

      >University: University of Maryland-Baltimore
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Mary Louise Fleming, RN, PhD – Professor & Academic Coordinator

      MaryLouiseFlemingRNPhDProfessorAcademicCoordinator

      Mary Louise Fleming works at the School of Nursing at the University of California. She is academic Coordinator, associate clinical professor, and director of Nursing & Health Systems. She also focuses her research on improving care and services for the aging population with an emphasis on leadership in nursing homes and long term care settings.

      >University: University of California – San Francisco
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Mary E. Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN – Dean of Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and Professor

      MaryEKerrPhDRNFAANDeanofFrancesPayneBoltonSchoolofNursingandProfessor

      Mary Kerr is an extremely accomplished nurse out of Cleveland, Ohio, serving as both the Dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and May L. Wykle Endowed professor. Her nursing interests include critical care nursing and neoscience nursing.

      >University: Case Western Reserve University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD,RN, FAAN – Valere Potter Distinguised Professor of Nursing

      PeterIBuerhausPhDRNFAANValerePotterDistinguisedProfessorofNursing

      Peter Buerhaus is a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University, as well as the Director at the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies. His professional research has included developing, testing and refining nurse measures of care, assessing patient views of nurse practitioners and primary care physicians through national surveys, and understanding employment and earnings in the nurse labor market.

      >University: Vanderbilt University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Said K. Abusalem, PhD, RN – Assistant Professor

      SaidKAbusalemPhDRNAssistantProfessor

      Said Abusalem has presenting and published dozens of papers on dozens of topics, including home healthcare and healthcare ethics. He is a member of several professional memberships in both the US and Gaza and teachers regularly on pediatrics and home health.

      >University: University of Louisville
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Debra J. Barksdale, PhD, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN – Associate Professor & Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

      DebraJBarksdale

      Dr. Debra J. Barksdale is an Associate Professor and Director of the DNP program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was one of 19 members appointed to the 21 member Board of Governors for the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) by the U.S. Government Accountability Office under the Obama Administration, and was the only nurse appointed to the board.

      >University: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Susan M. Adams, PhD, RN, PMHNP, FAANP – Professor of Nursing and Director of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

      SusanMAdams

      Susan Adams has been honored with several awards in nursing and education since 2004, including Sigma Theta Tau International Rising Star in Research award, the Tennessee Nurses Association Excellence in Nursing Award, and the International Nurses Society on Addictions, Excellence in Education award. She is a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University and the Director Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.

      >University: Vanderbilt University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Tamara BLAND- MSN, RN – Professor

      TamaraBLANDMSNRNProfessor

      Tamara Bland is an instructor at Resurrection University, College
      of Nursing. With a professional specialty in adult health and gastroenterology
      nursing, she currently teaches Adult Health, Health Assessment and
      Foundations of Nursing.

      >University: Resurrection University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Yea-Jyh Chen-Assistant Professor

      YeaJyhChenAssistantProfessor

      Yea-Jyh Chen is an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing at Kent State University in Ohio. With a Master’s of Science in Nursing, she is able to teach advanced health classes and research methods in nursing.

      >University: Kent State University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Aline Davis,RN & MSN – Nursing Professor

      Aline Davis teaches nursing courses at Lakeview College of Nursing. While she previously worked as an RN in two hospital settings, she currently teaches courses in pediatrics, nursing foundations, and clinical skills.

      >University: Lakeview College of Nursing

    1. Martha Swartz, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN – Professor of Nursing and Primary Care Division Chair

      MarthaSwartzPhDRNCPNPFAANProfessorofNursingandPrimaryCareDividionChair

      Yale University’s Dr. Martha Swartz is a Professor of Nursing and is the Primary Care Division Chair in the School of Nursing. She’s held numerous positions of regard in her nursing education career and has publishes a good amount of articles looking to address problems in research methods.

      >University: Yale University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Berry S. Anderson, PhD, RN – Assistant Professor

      BerrySAndersonPhDRNAssistantProfessor

      Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Research Scientist in the Brain Stimulation Laboratory at the University of South Carolina, Berry Anderson conducts research focused on the use of brain stimulation technologies to understand brain function and treat psychiatric disorders. He has authored or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and collaborated on more than 40 clinical research trials, and is a member of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association.

      >University: Medical University of South Carolina
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Karen Bankston, PhD, MSN, FACHE – Associate Dean and Professor of Clnical Practice

      KarenBankstonPhDMSNFACHEAssociateDeanandProfessorofClnicalPractice

      Karen Bankston is associate dean of clinical practice, partnership, and community engagement at the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati. With years of leadership experience across academics, she is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships and collaborations with nursing and other disciplines to provide leading-edge clinical experiences for students

      >University: University of Cincinnati
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Betsy Anderson, Instructor of Nursing

      BetsyAndersonInstructorofNursing

      Betsy Anderson is an Instructor of Nursing at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. While she currently teaches nursing for a mental health setting, her experience is primarily as a nurse in the army, emergency rooms, and in psychiatric nursing.

      >University: Lincoln Memorial University Caylor School of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Jeanette O. Andrews, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN – Dean and Professor College of Nursing

      JeanetteOAndrews

      Dr. Andrews has extensive nursing graduate and interprofessional teaching experiences. She has developed and taught clinical courses for nurse practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs to include pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, and clinical preceptorships.

      >University: University of South Carolina
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Charles D. "Chad" Rogers, MSN, RN – Assistant Professor

      CharlesDChadRogersMSNRNAssistantProfessor

      Chad Rogers has a Master’s of Science in Nursing and is a faculty member at Morehead, teaching nursing programs. His clinical interests include correctional nursing, critical care nursing and emergency nursing, and he has worked in the critical care setting in two area hospitals.

      >University: Morehead State University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Karen Plager, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Professor

      KarenPlagerPhDRNFNPBCProfessor

      At Northern Arizona University, Karen Plager teaches courses such as Health assessment and Family Primary Health Care Practicum. She has also worked as a family nurse practitioner and conducts research on the possible development of community-based primary health care project.

      >University: Northern Arizona University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Elaine J. Amella, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor

      ElaineJAmellaPhDRNFAANProfessor

      Dr. Elaine Amella is a Professor in the College of Nursing, at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was previously on faculty at New York University and the University of Arizona. She is also Regional Editor for North America for the Journal of Clinical Nursing, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, and the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.

      >University: Medical University of South Carolina
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Mary Ellen Burke-Clinical Assistant Professor

      MaryEllenBurkeClinicalAssistantProfessor

      Mary Ellen Burke is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts and uses her 10+ years of teaching and mentoring experience to help shape nurses that pass through the school. Having worked firsthand as an RN at the highly regarded St. Peter’s Medical Center, she has built up an impressive resume that equips her with the best teaching abilities.

      >University: UMass Amherst
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Carol Lynch, MSN, RN – Nursing Chair

      CarolLynchMSNRNNursingChair

      Triton College is a small school out of River Forest, Illinois. There, nursing students can learn the basics of nursing and healthcare to earn an Associate Applied Science degree, and later go on for their BSN at a 4-year school. Carol Lynch has her MSN degree and is an RN, and she works at Triton College as the Associate Degree Nursing Chair.

      >University: Triton College

    1. Patricia E. Adams-Graves, M.D., B.S. – Associate Professor

      PatriciaEAdamsGravesMDBSAssociateProfessor

      As an Associate Professor of Medicine, Patricia E. Adams-Graves is an integral part of The University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center and has a written a number of pieces for publications. With a rich background in working on sickle cell disease, her work is highly regarded.

      >University: The University of Tennessee
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Ruth A. Anderson, PhD, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN – Professor of Nursing

      RuthAAndersonPhDMSNMARNFAANProfessorofNursing

      Ruth A. Anderson is a Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Duke University Center for Aging and Human Development. Dr. Anderson focuses much of her research and time on improving the management of nursing homes and has been an innovator on research techniques for understanding the problems faced in these scenarios.

      >University: Duke University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Katherine K. Chappell, MSN, APRN, CPNP

      KatherineKChappellMSNAPRNCPNP

      Katherine K. Chappell is the Medical Exam Provider for the Child Advocacy Center of Aiken, focusing on supporting abused children through evaluations. Additionally, she works as the Head of Nursing/First Aid Staff at Camp Wonder Hands, a camp that specializes in working with hard-of-hearing and deaf children.

      >University: University of South Carolina
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Sue P. Heiney

      SuePHeiney

      Dr. Sue P. Heiney works at the University of South Carolina and has experience in numerous clinical settings, while also maintaining support groups that have international renown. Additionally, she has a seemingly endless list of publications she has worked on, along with research studies, and more.

      >University: University of South Carolina
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Melissa Batchelor-Aselage, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC

      MelissaBatchelorAselagePhDRNBCFNPBC

      Dr. Melissa Batchelor-Aselage is a member of the Duke University School of Nursing and received the Faculty of the Year Award while still teaching at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s School of Nursing. Since coming to Duke, she’s also been awarded the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Claire M. Fagin Scholarship for 2012-2014.

      >University: Duke University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Chastity Osborn – RN, MSN

      ChastityOsbornRNMSN

      Chastity Osborn teaches at Lakeview College of Nursing and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She’s connected to a number of notable institutions including the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

      >University: Lakeview College of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Annette De Vito Dabbs, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor and Department Chair

      AnnetteDeVitoDabbs

      Annette De Vito Dabbs has been teaching nursing for over ten years, specifically in the areas of ethics, technology, and mixed-methods research. Within the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing where she currently works, she has served on several committees including PhD Council, Planning & Budget, Academic Integrity, and Evaluation Steering.

      >University: University of Pittsburgh
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Judith Gedney Baggs, PhD, R.N., F.A.A.N. – Distinguised Professor

      JudithGedneyBaggsPhDRNFAANDistinguisedProfessor

      Judith Baggs is the Elizabeth N. Gray Distinguished Professor and the Oregon Health & Science University. Her current research interests include ICU and nursing, end of life care and decision making, and quality care.

      >University: Oregon Health & Science University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Barbara J. Burgel, RN, PhD, FAAN – Professor of Clinical Nursing

      BarbaraJBurgelRNPhDFAANProfessorofClinicalNursing

      Barbara Burgel is a professor of clinical nursing at the University of California. Her clinical practice and research program has focused on the occupational health and safety risks facing immigrant workers, including garment workers, hotel room cleaners, and taxi drivers. Her teaching includes studies in the areas of Environmental Health, Clinical Prevention and Population Health, and others.

      >University: University of California – San Francisco
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor

      BasiaBelzaPhDRNFAANProfessor

      At University of Washington, Basia Belza has taught research courses to undergraduate students, theory courses to PhD students, health promotion courses to DNP students, and gerontology courses to all students. She leads the Coordinating Center for the CDC Healthy Aging Research Network, where she conducts research on healthy aging.

      >University: University of Washington-Seattle
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FASHA – Professor and Director of Advanced Community Health

      MarthaDeweyBergren

      Martha Dewey Bergren is the Director of the Advanced Community Health Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also currently teaches courses including Evidence Based Practice Nursing, Health Promotion Theory, and others. During her years of practice and teaching, she has received a dozen awards and fellowships related to nursing and leadership.

      >University: University of Illinois – Chicago
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Carmella M. Moran, PhD, RN – Director School of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing

      CarmellaMMoran

      Carmella Moran is the director of nursing at the School of Nursing at Aurora University. She has served on several committees throughout Illinois including Illinois Nurse Practice Act Task Force and Kane County Health Department Advisory Board.

      >University: Aurora University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Daniel D. Cline, PhD and RN – Assistant Professor

      DanielDClinePhDandRNAssistantProfessor

      Assistant Professor Daniel Cline works and conducts research at University of Colorado. He has clinical experience in critical care and emergency nursing. He is also a consultant and faculty member on the National League for Nursing's (NLN) Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES) Project.

      >University: University of Colorado-Denver
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Deborah A. Gross, DNSc, RN – Professor of Nursing

      DeborahAGrossDNScRNProfessorofNursing

      Deborah Gross graduated with her Doctorate in Nursing in 1983 and is an assistant professor at Rush University College of Nursing. Her research areas include Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms and Psychological Phenomena and Processes. She has been
      serving as chair of the Department of Women's and Children's Health since February 2004.

      >University: Rush University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Bill Cody, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN

      BillCodyPhDRNCNEFAAN

      Bill Cody is a professor nursing and the director of nursing at DePaul University in Chicago. Some of his distinguished awards include American Nurses Foundation Scholar, Hunter College Hall of Fame, and Luther Christman Award American Assembly of Men in Nursing.

      >University: DePaul University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN – Executive Deputy Dean & Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery

      HollyPowellKennedy

      Holly Powell Kennedy is the Executive Deputy Dean & Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery at the Yale Graduate School of Nursing. She is also the She is Past-President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the first person to be appointed as the Varney Professor of Midwifery at Yale.

      >University: Yale University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Beth N. Bolick,DNP, CPNP-AC, PPCNP-BC, CCRN – Nursing Professor

      BethNBolickDNPCPNPACPPCNPBCCCRNNursingProfessor

      Beth Bolick is a professor as well as the coordinator of the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Rush University. She received her own DNP from Rush and is currently in the Women Children and Family Nursing department.

      >University: Rush University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Charles A. Vacchiano, PhD, CRNA – Professor

      CharlesAVacchianoPhDCRNAProfessor

      Dr. Vacchiano joined the faculty at the Duke University School of Nursing in 2008. Before that, he spent 26 years in the U.S. Navy as a practicing nurse anesthetist, educator, and researcher. He was named the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Researcher of the Year in 2007.

      >University: Duke University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs

      LindaFlynn

      Linda Flynn is a professor and associate dean for academic programs at the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado. She is a past recipient of the Governor's Merit Award for excellence in research and the C.A.R.E. Award from the New Jersey State Nurses Association. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2009.

      >University: University of Colorado-Denver
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Linda Phillips, PhD,RN,FAAN

      LindaPhillipsPhDRNFAAN

      At the UCLA School of Nursing, Linda Phillips is the section chair of the Acute and Chronic Health Sciences. She has taught graduate level courses on gerontology; research methods including developing and testing instrumentation for nursing research, community-based research and grounded theory; and research seminars focusing on the development of research proposals. She has also been published in journals and research papers on elder care and geriatric nursing since 1981.

      >University: UCLA School of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Dr. Bertha Lane Davis – Professor

      Dr. Bertha Lane Davis is currently a professor and director of the Nurse Educator Track and the PhD in Nursing program at Hampton University School of Nursing. She is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve Nurse Corps.

      >University: Hampton University School of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN

      JeanneAlhusenPhDCRNPRN

      Jeanne Alhusen is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and conducts research in the Department of Community-Public Health. She has developed a program of research in understanding the biological and psychological underpinnings of maternal attachment and its influence on early childhood outcomes.

      >University: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Janet L. Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor and Division Chair

      JanetLLarsonPhDRNFAANProfessorandDivisionChair

      At the University of Michigan, Dr. Larson mentors students in her research laboratory and regularly teaches research seminars for graduate students as well as lectures on topics of respiratory physiology and respiratory pathophysiology at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is also the Division Chair of her department.

      >University: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Carol Fowler Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF – Clinical Professor & Director, CERC

      CarolFowlerDurhamEdDRNANEFClinicalProfessorDirectorCERC

      Carol Fowler Durham is a clinical professor and director at the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Durham has been involved in Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) as a core faculty since its beginning. She received the Nurse Educator of the Year from the North Carolina Nurses Association in 2005.

      >University: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Demetrius Abshire, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC – Nursing Professor

      DemetriusAbshireMSNRNACNSBCNursingProfessor

      Demetrius Abshire joined the College of Nursing as part-time faculty in 2009 and currently teaches the Foundations for Professional Nursing course. He has also worked as a nurse in the neurosurgical ICU and in rehabilitation.

      >University: University of Kentucky College of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Mustafa K. Dabbous, PhD., MS, BS – Professor

      MustafaKDabbousPhDMSBSProfessor

      Mustafa Dabbous is a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He has several publications printed, many about immunizations and biochemistry, including “Binding and subcellular distribution of cyclosporine in human fibroblasts” and “Role of saliva and salivary components as modulators of bleaching agent toxicity to human gingival fibroblasts in vitro.”

      >University: The University of Tennessee
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Mary Byrne, PhD, DNP, MPH, CPNP – Stone Foundation and Elise D. Fish Professor of Health Care for the Underserved in Nursing

      MaryByrne

      Mary Byrne teaches at the School of Nursing at Columbia University, with research interests such as pain management for children, early infant and child development, and pediatric HIV-AIDS. She is also the recipient of many awards, including Elected Fellow American Academy of Nursing and the Distinguished Research Scholar Award at the Columbia University School of Nursing.

      >University: Columbia University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap-Associate Professor

      DrRuthAnnBelknapAssociateProfessor

      Ruth Ann Belknap teaches courses such as Culture and Health, Health Issues in the Urban Latino Immigrant Population, and Vulnerable Populations at the Marquette University College of Nursing. She is a member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Wisconsin Nurses Association/American Nurses Association, and several other professional associations.

      >University: Marquette University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Sandra Gaynor, Associate Professor of Nursing and MS Nursing

      SandraGaynorAssociateProfessorofNusingandMSNursing

      Sandra Gaynor is a member of American Organization of Nurse Executives, Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders, and Center for Ethics and Advocacy. She is an associate professor of nursing at North Park University in Chicago and teaches classes that focus on include human resources, quality initiatives, strategic assessment, budgets, safety and risk management, and current social issues affecting healthcare delivery.

      >University: North Park University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Suzanne G. Leveille, PhD Program Director and Professor, Department of Nursing

      SuzanneGLeveillePhDProgramDirectorandProfessorDepartmentofNursing

      Suzanne Leveille is the PhD program direction and a professor in the department of nursing at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She has an extensive background in gerontological nursing, and is also collaborating on a number of projects involving geriatric physical impairments, the role of neighborhood environment in geriatric falls, and pain management in older adults.

      >University: University of Massachusetts Boston
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Stephanie Steiner, MSN, RN, ACNP – Professor and Director of Flight Nursing Program

      StephanieSteinerMSNRNACNPProfessorandDirectorofFlightNursingProgram

      Stephanie Steiner teaches at the School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She is also the director of the Flight Nursing Summer Camp. Her education interests include trauma, critical care transport, and simulation training.

      >University: Case Western Reserve University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Joel G. Anderson, PhD – Assistant Professor of Nursing and Roberts Scholar

      JoelGAndersonPhDAssistantProfessorofNursingandRobertsScholar

      Joel G. Anderson is the Assistant Professor of Nursing, while also a Roberts Scholar as a part of the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Interestingly, previous to entering graduate school, he was a manager at two cancer research laboratories. He’s also currently the Research Director at Healing Touch International.

      >University: University of Virginia
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Judith Halstead, PhD, RN – Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

      JudithHalsteadPhDRNExecutiveAssociateDeanforAcademicAffairs

      Judith Halstead if the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Indiana University School of Nursing. She has a wealth of expert insight into online education and co-edits Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty.

      >University: Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Kim Amer, PhD, RN

      KimAmerPhDRN

      Kim Amer is an Associate Professor at DePaul University and does a large amount of work in child and family health. She’s even a member of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Children in Chicago.

      >University: DePaul University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Kathryn Christiansen, PhD, MA, BSN – Associate Dean and Associate Professor

      KathrynChristiansenPhDMABSNAssociateDeanandAssociateProfessor

      Kathryn Christiansen is the Associate Dean and an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has wide-ranging interests, often working in community health nursing, care coordination and care transitions, among others.

      >University: University of Illinois – Chicago
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Kelly M. Bower-Joffe, PhD, MPH, RN, APHN-BC

      KellyMBowerJoffePhDMPHRNAPHNBC

      Kelly M. Bower-Joffe is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and often looks at substance abuse, uninsured, health literacy, food store availability, obesity, and many other areas. Having attained her doctorate at Johns Hopkins as well, she’s very familiar with the university’s health programs.

      >University: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Beth A. Brooks – PhD.,RN & FACHE – President

      BethABrooksPhDRNFACHEPresident

      Beth A. Brooks is the President of Resurrection University and has worked as the Executive Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Healthcare Innovation. As a graduate of Valparaiso University, she was named one of the 150 most influential people in the university’s history.

      >University: Resurrection University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Edie Barbero, PhD, RN , PMHNP-BC – Assistant Professor of Nursing Coordinator and Psychiatric Mental Health

      EdieBarbero

      Dr. Edie Barbero is the Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia School of Nursing and is the Coordinator of the Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner Program. The Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing has twice recognized her quality of research and even accepted the poster she created on Therapeutic Storytelling for the Biennial Convention.

      >University: University of Virginia
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. April D. Kidd, BSN, MBA, NEA-BC-Adjunct Instructor

      AprilDKiddBSNMBANEABCAdjunctInstructor

      April D. Kidd is an Adjunct Instructor at Hood College where she teaches Community Health Nursing in the BSN Completion Program. Her experience as an Army Community Nurse and currently works to ensure the military health system is aptly equipped to tackle issues resulting from threats, manmade or natural.

      >University: Hood College
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Michael E. Galbraith, PhD, RN – Associate Professor of Nursing

      MichaelEGalbraithPhDRNAssociateProfessorofNursing

      Dr. Michael E. Galbraith focuses intently on survivorship and health-related quality of life issues for couples affected by prostate cancer and his research initiatives have been funded by the NIH. Dr. Galbraith also works as a scientific reviewer for journals whose subject matter is men’s health issues.

      >University: University of Colorado-Denver
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor and Chair, Division of Nursing Business Health Systems

      MaritaGTitlerPhDRNFAANProfessorandChairDivisionofNursingBusinessHealthSystems

      University of Michigan’s Marita G. Titler is the Professor and Chair in the Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems. Her work has garnered accolades and research funding, while she also serves on the NIH and AHRQ study section. Her impressive work keeps a refined focus on health services research, particularly as it is relevant to older adults.

      >University: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Patricia Clinton, PhD,RN,ARNP,FAANP – Clinical Professor and Director of Faculty Practice

      PatriciaClintonPhDRNARNPFAANPClinicalProfessorandDirectorofFacultyPractice

      Patricia Clinton is a Clinical Professor at The University of Iowa where her career of over 30 years has given her increased insight as to how we can address problems such as the skyrocketing cost of health care and various indifferent care systems. She’s also served as Assistant Dean for MSN & DNP Programs, currently working as the Director of Faculty Practice.

      >University: University of Iowa
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Rojann Alpers, PhD, RN Associate Professor

      RojannAlpersPhDRNAssociateProfessor

      Rojann Alpers focuses on research as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University and has written articles on nursing history, the profession overall, and many more. She’s been awarded numerous nursing education awards, so he work is definitely worth checking out.

      >University: ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Angela M. Allen, RN, BSN, MAT, EdS, EA, PhDc

      AngelaMAllenRNBSNMATEdSEAPhDc

      Angela M. Allen has been awarded an incredibly impressive number of accolades in her time as a Clinical Professor at Arizona State University and continues to make large progress for nursing at the university. Most recently, she was honored with an Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Scholar Award.

      >University: ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Claudia Calle Beal, PhD, MSN

      ClaudiaCalleBealPhDMSN

      Claudia Calle Beal teaches research, translation science, and ethics as an Assistant Professor in the graduate program. Her work looks at stroke health and has been a huge part to helping better the School of Nursing at Baylor.

      >University: Baylor University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Mohammad Alasagheirin, Assistant Professor of Nursing

      MohammadAlasagheirinAssistantProfessorofNursing

      As an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Bradley University, Mohammad Alasagheirin works on health-related issues commonly experienced by refugee and immigrants, along with the physical activity of children and their bone growth.

      >University: Bradley University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Theresa Adelman-Mullally, Assistant Professor of Nursing

      TheresaAdelmanMullallyAssistantProfessorofNursing

      Theresa Adelman-Mullally is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Bradley University and teaches Fundamental Nursing Theory and Practicum, as well as classes on substance abuse and mental health. She also has experience working in the US Army Nurse Corp.

      >University: Bradley University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN – Nursing Professor

      CarolMMusilPhDRNFAANNursingProfessor

      Dr. Carol M. Musil is a Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing and does extensive work regarding older adults and caregiver status. With an impressive number of published works, there’s no denying how much she has contributed to Case Western Reserve University.

      >University: Case Western Reserve University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI – Alumni Professor of the School of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics

      SuzanneBakken

      Dr. Suzanna Bakken is the Alumni Professor of the School of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. She looks thoroughly at HIV/AIDS and her published works and awards signify the value of her work.

      >University: Columbia University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Jeanne Matthews, BS, MS, PhD

      JeanneMatthewsBSMSPhD

      Jeanne Matthews is the chair and Assistant Professor of the Department of Nursing, but has previously worked as the chair of the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Nursing Section.

      >University: Georgetown University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Laura Anderko, PhD, RN

      LauraAnderkoPhDRN

      Dr. Laura Anderko is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University and has worked on the Environmental Protection Agency’s federal advisory committee, the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee. She’s currently active in a handful of notable committees.

      >University: Georgetown University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN – Dean and Distinguished Professor

      MarionEBroomePhDRNFAANDeanandDistinguishedProfessor

      Dr. Marion E. Broome is a Distinguished Professor, specifically in Nursing Care, in the School of Nursing at Indiana University. She’s highly regarded in the field and has made incredible contributions throughout her career.

      >University: Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Dr. Kim Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Assistant Director of the FNP Concentration

      DrKimFergusonAssistantProfessorofNursingandAssistantDirectoroftheFNPConcentration

      Dr. Kim Ferguson is the Assistant Professor of Nursing and the Assistant Director of the FNP Concentration at Lincoln Memorial University. She specializes in areas such as Family Nurse Practitioners, Master of Science courses, child obesity, and rural health and she’s received numerous awards for excellence.

      >University: Lincoln Memorial University Caylor School of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D., MS, BSN

      ShelleyFConroyEdDMSBSN

      Dr. Shelley F. Conroy is very active in nursing higher education and works as a Professor and Dean at Baylor University. From leading study abroad trips to working on research endeavors, her experience is hard to match in nursing higher education. To date, she’s been awarded more than $7 million in grants.

      >University: Louise Herrington School of Nursing Undergraduate Program
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN – Dean and Professor

      VickiKeoughPhDAPRNBCACNPFAANDeanandProfessor

      Vicki Keough is a Dean and Professor at Loyola University in the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Her published works often include studies on the state of nursing currently. Additionally, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

      >University: Loyola university Chicago
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Deborah Watkins Bruner RN, PhD, FAAN

      Deborah Watkins Bruner obtained at Doctorate degree at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on nursing research and her work has focused on quality of life, patient reported outcomes, symptom management across cancer sites, and more related to cancer. Notably, she was the only nurse to serve as Principal Investigator of one of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Clinical Oncology Programs.

      >University: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Elizabeth J. Corwin RN, PhD

      ElizabethJCorwinRNPhD

      Dr. Elizabeth J. Corwin first worked as a physiologist before becoming a professor and applies her real world experience as a nurse with the rigor of a researcher to create a unique background suited for many situations. Currently, she’s also a Principal Investigator on a $2.4 million dollar award from the NIH.

      >University: Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Robin L. Bissinger, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN – Associate Dean for Academics and Associate Professor

      RobinLBissinger

      Robin L. Bissinger has made a name for herself in the nursing field as the Associate Dean of Academics in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina. She’s incredibly active professionally, also working as the President of the National Certification Corporation and as the Vice-Chair of the Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics, among other organizations she’s active in.

      >University: Medical University of South Carolina
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Joyce K. Anastasi

      JoyceKAnastasi

      Joyce K. Anastasi works in the NYU College of Nursing as an Independence Foundation Endowed Professor and is the Founding Director of the Division of Special Studies. She’s a leading clinical Scientist in symptom management. With multiple teaching and research awards to her name, she is well accredited in the nursing community.

      >University: New York University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Chrsitine Smith, DNP,MA and BSN – Associate Nursing Professor

      ChrsitineSmithDNPMAandBSNAssociateNursingProfessor

      Christine Smith is an Associate Nursing Professor helps to train students to work effectively in urban environments that embrace multiple cultures. She teaches at a local shelter teaching health education and invites students to work alongside her.

      >University: North Park University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Shelley Miller, MSN, RN

      ShelleyMillerMSNRN

      Shelly Miller is a Professor of Nursing at Oklahoma City Community College and has worked in critical care, focusing on cardiac ICU and open heart recovery. In 1990, she was awarded the Robert A. Watson Cardiovascular Nursing Award and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society.

      >University: Oklahoma City Community College
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Traci Boren, Professor of Nursing

      TraciBorenProfessorofNursing

      Traci Boren is a Professor of Nursing in the BADNAP nursing program at Oklahoma City Community College, while simultaneously working as a perioperative nurse. She also spent 8 years working as an Army National Guard medic, so has uniquely suited skills.

      >University: Oklahoma City Community College
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Gail M. Houck, PhD, R.N., P.M.H.N.P. – Professor & Program Director for Post-Master DNP

      GailMHouckPhDRNPMHNPProfessorProgramDirectorforPostMasterDNP

      Gail M. Houck is a Professor and Program Director at Oregon Health and Science University. She’s active in publishing articles that analyze various components to the profession, specifically how we can improve the development of children and babies.

      >University: Oregon Health & Science University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Brenda Recchia Jeffers, PhD, RN, Chancellor, Professor

      BrendaRecchiaJeffersPhDRNChancellorProfessor

      Brenda Recchia Jeffers is a chancellor and professor at St. John’s College, as well as a founding member of Team Illinois, an organization committed to relieving workface shortages. Her notable work in nursing education has placed her on the list, but she’s also recognized for her work at a number of organizations.

      >University: St. John’s College
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW

      KimberlyDAcquavivaPhDMSW

      Kimberly D. Acquaviva is a tenured Associate Professor at The George Washington University and is also the Director of Faculty Affairs. Dr. Acquaviva has been awarded over $20 million in federal funding and was recently a Fulbright scholar, helping to teach nursing students and physicians in Thailand.

      >University: The George Washington University
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Ellen Cram, PhD and RN – Associate Clinical Professor & Assistant Dean

      EllenCramPhDandRNAssociateClinicalProfessorAssistantDean

      Ellen Cram is an Associate Professor at The University of Iowa and is also the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate and Pre-licensure programs. In 2000, she was recognized as the Outstanding Iowa Nurse Leader of the year and has received other awards.

      >University: University of Iowa
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Stephanie Fugate, MSN, ACNP – Nursing Professor

      StephanieFugateMSNACNPNursingProfessor

      Stephanie Fugate teaches at the University of Kentucky and uses her experience from working in many areas within nursing education to facilitate the most effective learning methods to students. She also helps new graduate students in the BSN Residency Program at UK Healthcare.

      >University: University of Kentucky College of Nursing
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Jacqueline Fawcett, Professor, Department of Nursing

      JacquelineFawcettProfessorDepartmentofNursing

      University of Massachusetts Boston Professor Jacqueline Fawcett has spent the last 30 years working on a research project centered around the Roy Adaptation Model and has authored numerous conceptual models for nursing. Her impressive resume continues into renown for her meta-theoretical work as well.

      >University: University of Massachusetts Boston
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Anne Bruce, RN, PhD-Associate Professor

      AnneBruceRNPhDAssociateProfessor

      Anne Bruce is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Victoria and is a PhD Coordinator as well. She has an impressive list of research she’s worked on and a great selection of publications.

      >University: University of Victoria
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Debra Sheets- Associate Professor

      DebraSheetsAssociateProfessor

      Working as an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, Dr. Debra Sheets has over 20 years of clinical nursing experience and chairs the School of Nursing’s Undergraduate Committee. She’s worked as a research affiliate on the Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria and also on the Education Committee and helped conduct review panel work for federal agencies in America.

      >University: University of Victoria
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Ruth F. Craven, EdD, RN, FAAN -Professor Emerita

      RuthFCravenEdDRNFAANProfessorEmerita

      Ruth F. Craven looks in depth behavioral nursing, previously having worked in aging research and gerontological nursing, as well as nursing education. At the University of Washington, she also works with students on caring for the elderly and in-home care methods.

      >University: University of Washington -Seattle
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Barbara J. Bowers, Associate Dean for Research and Charlotte Jane and Ralph A. Rodefer Chair.

      BarbaraJBowersAssociateDeanforResearchandCharlotteJaneandRalphARodeferChair

      Barbara J. Bowers works largely with elderly individuals in residential and community settings to see how private and public policies can influence how seniors are cared for. In her time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she’s written an impressive array of publications, while also being awarded in 2002 and 2005 for her work in long term care and for the elderly.

      >University: University of Wisconsin
      >More Details: Online Bio

    1. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Lillian S. Moehlman-Bascom Professor of Nursing and Industrial Engineering. PhD

      PatriciaFlatleyBrennanLillianSMoehlmanBascomProfessorofNursingandIndustrialEngineeringPhD

      Patricia Flatley Brennan focuses on a very unique aspect of nursing research, specifically looking at how technology can influence self-care methods and reduce diagnosis time. Her research allows students to create integrative computer-based solutions for improving consumer health.

      >University: University of Wisconsin
      >More Details: Online Bio

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Topics: success, ranking, faculty, 2014, top 100, nursing

The No. 1 key to success as a nurse

Posted by Alycia Sullivan

Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:05 PM

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BY SEAN DENT

There is a lot of advice out there about how you should enter, develop and progress in nursing.

Do you get your feet wet by simply gaining some “field” experience before transferring to a specialty like Emergency, Critical Care, or the Operating Room?

What about pursuing an advanced degree? What are the qualities you should acquire and maintain to stay sharp? How do you avoid burnout? Where is the best place to work? What about workplace bullying? Nurses eat their young, right?

The list is long and the questions are never-ending  And, quite honestly, there is never a simple answer, or a single correct answer.

Over the years, I think I’ve finally figured it out: I found that “one thing” that matters. I found that “one thing” that can ensure you don’t get bogged down with the rhetoric and negativity. What is it?

Honesty.

Being honest is the key to success in this profession. And I’m talking global honesty across every facet of your job.

Be honest with your patients

  • If you don’t know something, admit it. It’s okay to share stories with them. It’s okay to be human. It’s nurses’ genuine nature that keeps patients voting us the most trusted profession every year.

Be honest with your coworkers

  • Don’t pull a fast one on the very people you’ll be relying on to pull you through that hellish shift. But don’t be a pushover. Be honest. Be genuine. You may be a little more vulnerable, but the reward you get always outweighs the risk.

Be honest with management

  • This goes hand-in-hand with coworker honesty. Take care of those who will take care of you. Even if it’s the worst boss in the world, hate and evil just beget more hate and evil. I truly believe that honesty always wins out.

Be honest with your physician partners

  • Respect has to be earned, not just expected. I have learned over the years to be honest about your skills, your knowledge and your performance with your physician partners–they will respect your honesty more than any lie you can tell. Don’t try to fool the very professionals who are your biggest supporters.

Be honest with yourself

  • Not happy with your job? Change it. Not happy with your position? Change it. Don’t let anyone convince you that your situation is not in your control. We work in the greatest profession I know. You have an unlimited number of opportunities–you just have to be enough of a forward-thinker to go find them.

Be honest. Now, remember, I never said being honest was easy. Just because it’s the right thing to do doesn’t mean it’s popular. Be honest, but be strong. You will find that being honest is tough, so hang in there and don’t succumb to the pressure of dishonesty.

Do you agree?

Source: ScrubsMag

Topics: success, positivity, nurses

Building the Professional Voice of Nurses

Posted by Alycia Sullivan

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 @ 01:28 PM



Source: Nursingideas.ca


Topics: success, nursing, healthcare, nurse, nurses, career, professional

7 Reasons Why Successful Nurse Entrepreneurs Blog or Write Articles

Posted by Hannah McCaffrey

Fri, Jul 27, 2012 @ 12:01 PM

By Lea Rae Keyes via Nurse Entrepreneur Network

There are a few things any nurse entrepreneurs can do to increase their likelihood of being successful. One of the easiest and most powerful is to blog or write articles. This is also a very low cost way to promote your business. If you are wondering what blogging or writing articles has to do with the success of your business, read on....

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1.  Develops your brand - Your brand tells your potential customers what you stand for, what you deliver, and portrays an overall experience. It tells your potential customers why they should buy from you.

2.  Helps people get to know you - Blogging is a way for you to share your personality and brand so your potential customers have a feeling that they know you or are at least getting to know you.

3.  Establishes you as an expert -- Blogging gives you the chance to share your expertise and knowledge with a larger audience.

4.  Helps to create community -- As you blog your audience will begin to add comments. Next they will start commenting on each other's postings and ultimately a community will begin to be form in a space you created.

5.  Aids your 'know, like, and trust' factor -- The more people read with you have written the more they feel as though they know you. As this continues they begin to like and trust you. People are far more likely to buy from someone they know, like, and trust.

6.  Enhances readability -- When you blog or write short articles it is easy for your audience to scan or quickly read what you have written. If your target audience can quickly read what you have written they are more likely to do this than if you are writing a long, complex newsletter or white paper.

7.  Increases you chances of being invited to write for others -- Blogging helps others notice you and then ask you to be a guest blogger for them. When you guest blog for someone else it broadens the number of people exposed to your writing.

If you want a low cost, effective way to become better known you need to add blogging to your marketing plan mix.

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