Posts Tagged: innovation

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… Read more

Workarounds and their power for finding Innovative Solutions

If you are anything like me, you see ways to make improvements wherever you go and wonder why something is the way it is… As nurses and healthcare professionals we need to make improvements often through workarounds to get our work done. In this piece, I describe those innovative behaviors through workarounds in the context… Read more

February 11th was National Inventor’s Day!

Last Monday was National Inventor’s Day! To celebrate the day, I attended an event held on behalf of UCONN at the Mark Twain House in Hartford CT. I learned quite a bit… February 11th is National Inventor’s Day because it is Thomas Edison’s birthday (inventor of the 💡). The first patent issued from the USPTO was… Read more

Nightingale’s Innovative Nurse: (November): Amelia Roberts, RN

  Meet Amelia Roberts, RN What do you love about being a nurse? What I love about being a nurse is the perspective I get! From where I stand, I see life with all that it offers, both problems and solutions. In my nursing role, we deliver patient care in a variety of forms. This viewpoint… Read more

Nightingale’s November Newsletter

Did you catch our November Newsletter? Here’s an excerpt: While I get to share my story, I also get to offer a perspective that perhaps is new. Yet, I hope that perspective lights that initial spark that can be taken back to the workplace and think differently about how to solve some of the challenges faced in… Read more