On February 5th, 2018, I published a blog post with the first of a series of two posts focused on the data from a late 2017 American Nurses Association survey of 6,000 nurses from around the United States. On February 9th, episode 146 of The Nurse Keith Show explored that first data set more fully. My February 12th blog post dove back into the second set of ANA survey data, and this current episode — #147 — completes the series.
On February 5th, 2018, I published a blog post focusing on the American Nurses Association (ANA) study of 6,000 nurses that was published in two parts in the November and December 2017 issues of American Nurse Today. In this episode of The Nurse Keith Show, we break down the numbers and help elucidate the state of the nursing profession exposed by the ANA survey results.
Just recently, I was honored to deliver the closing keynote address at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) inaugural Latino Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas. My recent blog post lavishes well-deserved praise on NAHN, and I want to use my experience in San Antonio as a jumping off point for discussing the importance of diversity and cultural competence for the nursing profession, the healthcare system writ large, and your nursing career.
Nurses, do you need some new magic in your nursing career? Nursing career development isn’t rocket science, but manifesting some magic and joy for your career is certainly possible if you want it. Is it time to let the rabbit out of the hat?
On episode 143 of The Nurse Keith Show, we reference a recent blog post and discuss the Gallup poll results that demonstrate continued public trust in nurses’ trustworthiness and honesty. How can nurses leverage that public trust in the interest of professional career growth and being an outspoken advocate for their communities and societies?
Has your nursing career gone off course? Do you feel professionally lost at sea? It is possible to overcome your nursing career mission drift by digging deep into what motivates you, what’s changed in your personal and professional life, and what you want to accomplish in the years to come.
When Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State signed the “BSN in 10” legislation into law in December of 2017, a legislative sea change for the nursing profession was initiated. How will this new law impact the nursing profession, nurses’ careers, and the healthcare system writ large?
Your nursing career deserves your attention, as well as solid planning and assiduous goal-setting. After all, as a nurse, you want to make your career happen rather than letting it happen to you.
On December 18, 2017, I published a blog post based on recent reports that a former charge nurse from Cedars=Sinai is suing the surgeon who was caught on video physically assaulting her outside the OR suite. The surgeon,Kerry Kourosh Assil, even had the temerity to tell nurse Paula Rickey that he hit her because she “liked the abuse”.
What happens when nurses speak truth to power and call physicians out on abuse? Nurses this is our #MeToo moment.
In a 21st-century nursing job market where competition is tough, effort is rewarded by outcome. For those nurses and healthcare professionals who sit on their laurels and don’t do the work, career growth can be stunted. But for those willing to put in the sweat equity, the potential return on investment is high.