Michelle’s Commentary on American College of Healthcare Executives Survey

Special message from Michelle Podlesni regarding recent news of importance for nurses.   You are familiar with my mantra on how, as nurses, we need to be aware of the legislative, financial, technological and social issues affecting healthcare, so we are better able to reframe our roles, and to remain marketable. I’d like to comment on the recent survey...

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Why Nurses Need a Plan B and More in Today’s Healthcare Marketplace

Three events in this past week alone should be ringing some alarm bells to nurses, and I’m not talking about a patient’s call button, I talking about these gargantuan mergers taking place and the continued corporatization of health care. December 3rd, CVS Health announced a deal to buy Aetna for $69 billion dollars. Now there are rumors of Walmart buying...

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Nurse Expert Witness wins Shark Tank at National Nurses in Business Conference

Dawn Cook had the opportunity to attend the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference at the Sirata Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida from November 17th through the 19th. For those unfamiliar with the NNBA, it is best described as “a professional nursing association and springboard for nurses...

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Tribute to Nurse Entrepreneurship #NNBA2017

As a Tribute to Nurse Entrepreneurship, a couple hundred nurse entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs, took over the beautiful Sirata Beach Resort for NNBA’s signature educational conference. First scheduled in September; the NNBA postponed the conference due to Hurricane Irma’s impending arrival that same weekend! Speed, quick decision making and pivoting, the...

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Nurse Entrepreneur Journey – Linnea Stonebraker

  I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Linnea Stonebreaker, RN, PhD, founder of the National Institute for Healthcare Education. Linnea spent most of her career in critical care nursing with an advanced degree in healthcare program administration. After three decades nursing, her career choices all seemed to have high stress and long hours. In 2001 she began to...

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The Legacy of the Red Poppy: the Poet, Mailman and Volunteer

        In what was just to be thought a description of the scene before them, came to be a remembrance that many take part in each Memorial Day. The day before, Dr John McCrae had seen a close friend die on the battlefront of WWI. Glancing at the bombed and gnarled soil where many of the war dead had been buried; there grew the red poppies. He...

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How to Check Important Things off Your Bucket List!

The first book of Brian Tracy’s that I ever read was Maximum Achievement in 1994. I was working in the corporate world at the time, traveling extensively and having more staff, clients, and business come my way. I’m. a. nurse…business was not my knowledge base but what I loved about reading and listening to Brian was that he made it clear that if I applied myself, I...

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NNBA Featured Expert

Reality Check 2017: Are You Doing or Being? By Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP, FNP-BC, CRNFA As the previous year closes, a new chapter of your life has begun to unfold. HAPPY NEW YEAR! The excitement of new beginnings and new, clean pages of your future life has come into view just begging to be filled in with new and exciting life adventures. Perhaps you decided and...

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NNBA Featured Expert

“Time out” is not just for Misbehaving Children By Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP, FNP-BC, CRNFA You are overwhelmed. You are an amazing, intelligent, powerful corporate business success story. You have broken through the glass ceiling of your industry, yet somehow you are under so much stress, pressure, and overwhelm to produce or “do” that everything no longer seems to...

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What to do when clothes no longer fit…

I have a friend that made more than one of us laugh at her Facebook post, That awkward moment when you realize that fat pants are too tight. It made me think about things fitting and then not fitting. Our careers like our clothes, work well for a period of time and then the wear and tear of our jobs becomes uncomfortable. As soon as we have used up the all the seam...

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