Speaking and Events

Does your nursing team, organization or conference need an uplifting, inspiring, personable, and expert nurse speaker/presenter? 


Keith is available for a variety of events and speaking engagements, including:

  •  Live speaking engagements (conferences, keynotes, retreats, workshops)
  • “Lunch and Learn” seminars
  •  Webinars and virtual learning environments
  •  Group coaching sessions / coaching demonstrations
  •  Team-building seminars and workshops
  •  Half-day, full day, or multi-day retreats

KeithNNBAKeith’s topics of expertise include:

  • Professional networking for the 21st-century nurse
  • Nurse career management
  • Nurse career assessment and “rebooting”
  • Promoting and nurturing nurse intrapreneurship in the healthcare workplace
  • Savvy social media use for nurse career management and networking
  • Savvy social media use for healthcare organizations
  • Nurse entrepreneurship
  • Nursing in the 21st century
  • The intersection of social media, nursing, and healthcare
  • Promoting progressive, forward-thinking nurse leadership
  • Nurse self-care, well-being, and work-life balance
  • Nurse burnout prevention and recovery
  • Effective teamwork in the healthcare setting
  • Cultivating an effective, cooperative, and collaborative organizational culture
  • Creating a workplace culture of kindness and compassion

Keith’s Keynotes (also available as 1/2-day and full day workshops):

Networking and Personal Branding for the 21st-Century Nurse Entrepreneur
In this fun and informative presentation, well-known nurse career coach, podcaster, blogger, author, and speaker Keith “Nurse Keith” Carlson provides uplifting and actionable steps for savvy nurse entrepreneurs in relation to the mastery of online and in-person networking skills, as well as the creation of a solid personal brand.

Nurse entrepreneurs need to take their networking to the next level in order to truly manifest the robust network that will support them on their journey. In addition to networking, branding efforts must be developed simultaneously in order to create a comprehensive and cohesive presence. These skills are essential to the building of a successful 21st-century entrepreneurial venture.

Harnessing The Power of Social Media in Your Nursing Career
In this address, Keith covers the basics of online networking, and how nurses and nurse entrepreneurs can harness the power of social media for many career-related purposes:

  • Identify the most salient social media platforms for nurses and nurse entrepreneurs
  • Learn key factors and behaviors that promote the successful use of social media
  • Walk away with an action plan for jump-starting or rebooting your social media strategy

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Please contact Keith for more information about in-person and virtual workshops, as well as events tailored specifically for the needs of your facility, organization or conference. 


Keith’s Previous and Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Since January of 2012, Keith has been co-host (and co-founder) of RNFM Radio, the increasingly popular podcast for nurses. He is also the host of The Nurse Keith Show, his career podcast for nurses.

In 2017, Keith is scheduled for the following events:

  • 3rd Annual Medical Surgical Nursing Symposium (San Diego, California)
  • Adventist Health Nurses Week Conference, (Roseville, California)
  • American Sentinel University webinar/podcast series
  • National Nurses in Business Association annual conference (Florida)

In 2016, Keith presented at the following events:

  • National Nurses in Business Association annual conference (Las Vegas)
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses webinar series
  • 2nd Annual Medical Surgical Nursing Symposium (San Diego, California)
  • New Mexico Nurses Association Professional Webinar Series
  • New Mexico Nurses Association Capitol Challenge Days (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
  • American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners webinar series
  • OnCourse Learning/Nurse.com webinar series

In 2015, Keith presented at the following events:

  • New Mexico Nurses Association Capitol Challenge Days (Santa Fe)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners  (Santa Fe)
  • Southwest Acupuncture College (Santa Fe)
  • Northern New Mexico University School of Nursing (Espanola, New Mexico)
  • Wealth and Wellness LIVE–For Nurses and Nurse Entrepreneurs (Atlanta)
  • National Nurses in Business Association annual conference (Las Vegas)
  • The Nursing Show podcast with Jamie Davis of PodMedic
  • The RN Show podcast with Marsha Battee of The Bossy Nurse
  • Nurse Mentoring Institute annual conference (Cherry Hill, New Jersey)
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses webinar series

In 2014, Keith spoke or presented at the following events:

  • The Infusion Nurses Society 41st Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • The Santa Fe SpeakEasy (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
  • Living Juicy” on KSFR, Santa Fe Public Radio
  • The Santa Fe 50+ Career Center (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
  • The Art of Nursing Online Speaker Series
  • 5 Days to Empowered Nursing TeleSummit with Lorie Brown
  • The Santa Fe premier of the film, “The American Nurse“, sponsored by the New Mexico Nurses Association at The Santa Fe University of Art and Design
  • WKOB TV Morning Interview Program (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • New Mexico Nurses Association “Our Shared Voice: A Vision of Nurse Advocacy In Multicultural Communities” Conference (Santa Fe, NM)
  • “Nurses Speak” spoken word event, Jean Cocteau Theater (Santa Fe, NM)

In 2013, Keith was a guest speaker for a number of inspiring events and programs:

  • The Southwest Emergency Nursing conference (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • National Nurses in Business Association annual conference (Orlando, Florida)
  • The third RejuveNation Collaboration, a web-based continuing education event
  • SpotliteRadio.com: Internet Business Radio
  • The One Love For Nurses Podcast

In 2012, Keith presented a series of six webinars on self-care for nurses under the auspices of CoursePark and The Nurses Network.


Testimonials for Keith’s speaking and presentations: 

The Southwest Acupuncture College-Santa Fe would like to highly endorse Keith Carlson for his presentation on the uses of social media for entrepreneurs. Keith is very knowledgeable about the various social networks available for marketing your business and yourself on line. His presentations are informative and easy to follow, and he fields questions from his audience with skill. Keith has a nice rapport with the audience and directs individual ideas for different participants. All the attendees were very excited about what they learned, and felt they could implement several of his ideas to benefit their self-marketing through social media. We cannot wait for his next presentation!

Latricia Gonzales-McKosky
Campus Director, Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM


Keith Carlson presented to our 50+Employment Connection Job Club on the subject of creating a LinkedIn account that is both attractive and highly functional.  He wowed our participants with numerous examples of how to enhance one’s profile to attract the right contacts, and he also discussed strategies for engaging in authentic online networking. We were very pleased and will invite him back in the future for a more advanced session or workshop.”

Anita Pisa
50+ Employment Connection, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Keith Carlson provided a clear, concise, and informative presentation on the use of LinkedIn for the Santa Fe, New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Along with his excellent presentation, Keith also provided participants with a handy document that guides the reader through the optimization of their LinkedIn profile.

I recommend that any professional organization seeking an expert speaker to consider Keith Carlson, especially regarding his considerable knowledge and expertise in the areas of social media, personal branding, and the savvy uses of LinkedIn.”

Christy Martinez
National Association of Women Business Owners


Keith participated as one of the speakers at the 2013 Southwest Emergency Nursing Conference. Keith’s presentations were well received by the audience and received high marks in the post conference feedback. Participants called his presentation motivating and inspiring. I had the opportunity to watch him speak and found Keith to be a very engaging speaker that encouraged audience participation and interaction. I highly recommend inviting Keith to participate in your educational endeavors.”

Kevin McFarlane, MSN,RN,CEN,CPEN,EMT
Education Director, Southwest Emergency Education & Consulting


Thank you Keith for your support and participation in the Art of Nursing program during National Nurse’s Week. I asked Keith to come on board as an evening synthesizer who would co-host the wrap up call of the day. Keith brought so much enthusiasm, positivity and generosity to the call. He is extremely articulate and highly insightful as he highlighted key themes for my audience. Thank you, Keith. As always it was a joy to work with you and I look forward to when we share each other’s collaborative space again.”

Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN


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