Posts Tagged: Nursing

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

The power of perseverance.

Perseverance is an essential characteristic when embarking on something new. I was a PhD student for 4 years. Some students took 5 years to complete the degree. Yet, I knew I wouldn’t be able to sustain a fifth year. I needed to finish in 4 years. I spent the first two years of the program… Read more

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.          … Read more