Acknowledging Personal Growth through Public Speaking

Last week I had some major flashbacks this afternoon as I approached the Northeastern campus. I was invited to speak on innovation in nursing and healthcare to graduate nursing students. I’ve done this annually for the last several years.

As I approached the classroom, I had memories of rushing to class two nights a week for 4 years after being at work all day. I used to park in this garage as I would rush to make it to class on time.

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I then spoke for 2 1/2 hours straight tonight 😳🤣.

As I left, I remembered how much I greatly disliked speaking in front of a class 10+ years ago.

I’d stress about it all day.

My knee caps would shake while I tried to remember what I wrote on my notecards.

I wouldn’t think about anything else but the fact I needed to do that for about 5 minutes, 10 at most.

Now I enjoy it and find it one of the fun parts of my job.

While I’m talking, I don’t think about anything else going on in my day. I make fun of myself and laugh about it. Most importantly, I hope the students think differently as they leave about the opportunities that might catch them by surprise at some point in their career.

 

**If you are interested in having me come to speak at your event, school, conference etc., please do reach out at tiffany.kelley@nightingaleapps.com and I’d be happy to discuss further**

Nurses aim to break innovation barriers

Thank you again MedTech Boston for the opportunity to share more insights on entrepreneurship in nursing.

“Nurses solve problems every day by the bedside, Kelley said, and the same problem might persist every day, only the nurses and the patients might be different.”

Nurses Aim to Break Innovation Barriers

Post originally appeared on Dr. Tiffany Kelley RN on November 16th, 2017

Keynote at Lowell General Hospital’s Quality and Research Fair (Nov 2017)

I had a great time giving the keynote today at Lowell General Hospital for their Quality and Research Fair.

What a beautiful bouquet 💐 of flowers with a lovely card and many other thoughtful and unexpected gifts.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to speak to other nurses…it is always a memorable time.

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Post originally appeared on Dr. Tiffany Kelley RN on November 14th, 2017

We have something coming your way soon.. digital stickers & Know My Nurse Life

We have something headed your way soon…. Know My Nurse Life!

“Stickers are a logical evolution of that, bringing visual communication of emotions and stories into the on-going conversations we all run through our “phones”.”

Read more about digital stickers from this article: Stickers are serious business.

Post originally appeared on Dr. Tiffany Kelley RN’s page on November 13th, 2017