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COCO CHANEL TALKS ON WHY WELLNESS IS TOTAL HEALTH

MATERNAL HEALTH

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DISPARITY DR. DANA HINES WHY PRACADEMICS OFFERS A PROMISING ALTERNATIVE FOR NURSING SCIENCE

ON SET! FOR NURSES BY NURSES PRODUCTIONS INTRODUCING THE VIBE OUR FEATURED SPOT WHERE CREATIVES COME ALIVE! MEET LISBETH OVERTON


A MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR: "THE LAST QUARTER WAS ONE OF EXPANSION FOR OUR COMPANY. WE LAUNCHED A NEW PRODUCTION COMPANY WHICH IS SET TO BRING PURE LIFE TO NURSING SCIENCE. I GET GOOSE BUMPS JUST THINKING ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANS. THE PROFESSION HAS STRUGGLED FOR YEARS FOR A VOICE ON ALL LEVELS OF SOCIETY, AND I COULD NOT BE MORE HONORED TO BE ABLE TO SHARE IT THROUGH GREAT STORY-TELLING."

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ONSET! Telling stories through a lens of diversity, nursing science, research and health disparities.

POVERTY: ITS EFFECT ON THE VULNERABLE Poverty is the #1 influencer of health disparities. Over 43 million people are living in poverty in the United States of America.

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It's our special spot where we recognize nurses and other humans who are doing great creative things. Let's meet Lisbeth Overton, RN.

PRACADEMICS: DR. DANA HINES SPEAKS Dr. Dana Hines, Nurse Scientist, speaks on what pracacademics is and where it fits into the the future of nursing.

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NURSING

FOR NURSES BY NURSES CELEBRATING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION!


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SPA TRUTHS ABOUT MEN 1. MEN ARE MORE APT NOW TO ATTEND A SPA THAN ANY OTHER WELLNESS CENTER. 2. THE SPA IS WELL KNOWN FOR BEING THE ULTIMATE WOMEN’S GETAWAY LOCATION. HOWEVER, IN MORE RECENT YEARS, AROUND 47% OF SPA-GOERS WERE MEN. 3. THE MOST POPULAR SPA TREATMENT FOR MEN IS THE FACIAL. MOSTLY BECAUSE IT NOT ONLY IS RELAXING, BUT IT IS A SIMPLE FIRST EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WHO ARE NERVOUS. 4. MANY MEN SEE THE SPA AS AN ADDITION TO THEIR DAILY EXERCISE ROUTINE AND ALSO AS A WAY TO CREATE BALANCED WELLNESS PROGRAMS. 5. THE SPA IS WELL KNOWN FOR BEING THE ULTIMATE WOMEN’S GETAWAY. HOWEVER, MEN HAVE BEEN MAKING IT ONE OF THEIR WELLNESS TRUTHS. AGING IS THE #1 FACTOR THEY SAY, SO THEIR EXPERIENCE USUALLY INCLUDES A YOUTHFUL CARE REGIME.


WHEN MEN GO TO SPAS, THEY ARE USUALLY LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN WOMEN.

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FOR NURSES BY NURSES PRODUCTIONS THE BLACK ANGELS MINI-DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE Over

the past year, For Nurses By Nurses has nurtured the untold story of THE BLACK ANGLES. There are not many films on the efforts of nursing or their contributions to medicine, science or society. Although not a story many have heard of, it speaks to not just the contribution of nurses, but to the severity of tuberculosis, then and now.

Director, Reid Kerley, beautifully brings the essence of nursing, culture, history and human sacrifice to screen. Particularly with a focus on the life of Black Angel, Marjorie Reed, who was able to be interviewed for the film but died in November 2018.

Tuberculosis is the ninth leading cause of death in the world, and has passed HIV as the most infectious, making it a public health crisis and security threat to the nation. Housed out of Staten Island, New York, at Seaview Hospital, The Black Angels is more than a story about African American nurses, but it is a diet of science, health disparities, research and epidemic experiences in our America. Seaview Hospital served as the largest treatment center for tuberculosis in the early part of the 20th century, until it was closed by the city in the 1970s. Then, in the early 1950s, doctors at Sea View began clinical trials of hydrazides, which famously led to the widespread cure of the disease, and is now part of Sea View’s public health legacy.

THE BLACK ANGELS: A NURSE'S STORY PREMIERE

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CULTURE CULTURE HAS MANY DIFFERENT MEANINGS, BUT IT MOSTLY CONSISTS OF THE VALUES, BELIEFS, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION, AND PRACTICES THAT PEOPLE SHARE IN COMMON AND THAT CAN BE USED TO DEFINE THEM AS A COLLECTIVE. CULTURE ALSO INCLUDES THE MATERIAL OBJECTS THAT ARE COMMON TO THAT GROUP OR SOCIETY. CULTURE IS DISTINCT FROM SOCIAL STRUCTURAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF SOCIETY, BUT IT IS CONNECTED TO THEM—BOTH CONTINUOUSLY INFORMING THEM AND BEING INFORMED BY THEM.

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POVERTY: IT'S EFFECT ON THE VULNERABLE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS HAVE BEEN DEFINED AS SPECIAL GROUPS WHO HAVE INCREASED RISK OR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ADVERSE HEALTH OUTCOMES.

There are over 43 million people living in poverty in the United States. More than 43 million people in the U.S. population are currently living in poverty. In this population, the socioeconomic, cultural, and environmental conditions have detrimental health effects, mainly chronic disease.

Health and poverty are inextricably linked, with poverty affecting health and health affecting economic well-being. Better health contributes to higher productivity at all life stages, and nurses are vital to helping bridge the gap.

The health of low income populations continues to be the main driver of public and community health initiatives. Is it the role of nurse or nurse scientist to address poverty? Or should we focus on more causes of illness, such as health behaviors? The answers to this question largely depends on whether or not we believe income as an effect on health equity. Regardless of the belief, it is worth paying attention to, because wealth absolutely affects health individually and systemically, and nurses are key role players on each level when it comes to healthcare.

The profession of nursing is frontline on all healthcare initiatives, they provide the gateway to every step of an effective outcome. Whether it is education, prevention, research or innovation, nurses are one of the most underrated tools for helping end health disparities.

Research shows that addressing the root causes of health inequity requires interrupting the vicious cycle of poverty leading to illness.

Research suggests that poor adults are five times as likely as those with incomes above the federal poverty level to report being in poor or fair health. It's important for nurses to continue the conversation, how they can affect social determinants of health and more importantly how to reach the high risk populations.

POVERTY CAUSES VULNERABILITY BY MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO FUNCTION IN SOCIETY.


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THE BLACK ANGELS: A NURSE'S STORY MINI-DOCUMENTARY TOUR STARTS SEPTEMBER 2019

GET OUR TOUR LIMITED EDITION POSTER! ONLY 300 AVAILABLE, IN HONOR OF THE 300 BLACK ANGELS. *$1 FOR EVERY POSTER SOLD WILL BE DONATED TO THE MARJORE TUCKER REED NURSING SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

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BORBORYGMI

THE SCIENTIFIC TERM FOR STOMACH OR BOWEL NOISES IS BORBORYGMI. THE TERM IS APPLIED TO RUMBLING NOISES OF VARYING QUALITY AND INTENSITY PRODUCED BY PERISTALTIC MOVEMENTS OF THE BOWEL PROPELLING MIXED GASEOUS AND LIQUID CONTENTS. IN GENERAL, THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT IS A HOLLOW TUBE THAT RUNS FROM MOUTH TO ANUS AND ITS WALLS ARE PRIMARILY COMPOSED OF LAYERS OF SMOOTH MUSCLE. WHEN THE WALLS ARE ACTIVATED AND SQUEEZE THE TRACT'S CONTENTS TO MIX AND PROPEL FOOD, GAS AND FLUIDS THROUGH THE STOMACH AND SMALL INTESTINES, IT GENERATES A RUMBLING NOISE.


TASHA, RN

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LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW! FACTS YOU CAN USE

Legionnaires' disease is a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia. It's caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila found in both potable and nonpotable water systems. Each year, an estimated 10,000 to 18,000 people are infected with the Legionella bacteria in the United States.

Legionnaires’ disease, or Legionellosis, is a severe infection caused by Legionella species, primarily L. pneumophila. In fact, L. pneumophila is responsible for 90% of infections. The disease typically presents as pneumonia and symptoms may include a high fever, chills, cough, muscle aches, headaches, and diarrhea.


About one in 10 people who get sick from Legionnaires' disease will die, a recent government report found. The disease infects an estimated 10,000 to 18,000 people in the United States each year. People can get sick when they breathe in mist or accidentally take water into their lungs containing the bacteria. It can be treated with antibiotics, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The major source is water distribution systems of large buildings, including hotels and hospitals. Cooling towers have long been thought to be a major source for Legionella, but new data suggest that this is an overemphasized mode of transmission. Other sources include mist machines, humidifiers, whirlpool spas, and hot springs. Air conditioners are not a source for Legionnaires' disease.

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NURSING MANAGEMENT: CULTIVATING A CULTURE OF PROMISE Leaders have always faced the job of inspiring others while making important decisions with incomplete information. Today's leaders are confronted with challenges and opportunities that have never been more dynamic or complex. No matter how times may change, some things are immortal, like character and integrity, however, it is important to be able to assess our leadership to ensure that we are able to meet the demands of our current needs.

NURSING LEADERSHIP

In a world where the social contract between leaders and employers as changed dramatically, nursing leadership has been forced to adjust its rules of engagement. So how can now nursing leadership better harness their power and lead a new generation of nurses?

IS FUNDAMENTAL TO A CLEAR MISSION AND MUST BE ASSESSED AND EVALUATED TO MEET CURRENT NEEDS.

CULTIVATE A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE CULTURE Diversity and inclusion must become the root of everything that a leader does. The moment that anyone perceives your inability to connect with everyone of your employees, you will lose a part of your leadership that you may not be able to recoup. Cultural competence is the biggest tool for nurse leaders, not only does it empower staff, but it engages patients and their families.

FOR NURSES BY NURSES STAFF Creatives and Writers – Nursing is considered one of the most dynamic and challenging professions of all time, requiring the consistent clinical and academic prowess that can meet the demands of a diverse and innovative world.

EMPOWER GROWTH If your nurses feel they are not making progress in their own personal and professional development, they will soon become disconnected and seek opportunities elsewhere. Nursing leadership must support and encourage growth when it has reared its head. ENGAGE WITH MORE FACE-TIME Next generation nurses rave constant interaction and won't settle for a laissez-faire boss who meets with them only occasionally. Regular meetings and continuous feedback boost engagement and performance.

AUTHENTICITY IS ENGAGEMENT: Great leaders don't stress about how they might be perceived and neither should you. Forget about who you think you should be, and just be yourself. Not just next generation nurses, but everyone wants a leader who is transparent and forthright. HAVE A SENSE OF PURPOSE: Oftentimes nursing leaders have all traveled the same terrain, and the story often loses traction due to lack of diverse story-telling. Doing meaningful work is key to sustainability. It's not enough to chase credentials and not apply them appropriately. PRIORITIZE YOUR LEADERSHIP Nothing is more important to nurses than to receive content from leaders who have made it personal. It's important to insert the art of nursing into your leadership engagement. And that art is you own personal stamp. Don't be afraid to take a stand on something or for someone. MASTER YOUR CRAFT Nothing is more of a turnoff for next generation nurses is to be under the rule of someone who is ineffective, and lacks the knowledge to make key decisions. Be a master of action, agent of change, practical contributor, and constantly learning. That applies for millennials and those who manage them. ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL The next generation audience is the most creative and innovative of our history. Nursing leadership should keep an open mind and be deliberate about the approach of engagement. Look for greatness, and lose the sense of entitlement.


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BLACK WOMEN & THE MATERNAL HEALTH DISPARITY THE RATE OF MATERNAL MORTALITY IS CLIMBING AND MARKEDLY HIGH AMONG BLACK MOTHERS.

40 PER 100,000 BLACK WOMEN

17.8 PER 100,000 WOMEN OF OTHER RACES

12.4 PER 100,000 WHITE WOMEN

FACTS MATTER. PERIOD


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THE ANATOMY OF CONFIDENCE SMART IS EVERYTHING. CONFIDENCE EXUDES CREATIVITY, WIT, CULTURE, AND A CERTAIN VENACULAR, ALL WHICH COMES FROM A DELIBERATE INENTION OF CONSTANT LEARNING.

COMPASSION IS THE FOUNDATION OF SELFCONFIDENCE. IT’S QUITE CLEAR: THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MORE COMPASSIONATE FEELING…THAT BRINGS SELF-CONFIDENCE—THE DALAI LAMA

COURAGE AND GRIT ARE SCIENTIFIC FACTORS THAT EMPOWER CONFIDENCE. THE GUT IS THE MANUFACTURE OF THEM BOTH. LISTEN TO YOUR GUT, FOLLOW THROUGH. YOU WILL BE BETTE FOR IT.

THEY SAY A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS. HOW YOU ENTER, WORK AND EXIT A ROOM ARE ALL APART OF YOUR CONFIDENCE ANATOMY. THE MESSAGE THAT YOU COMMUNICATE THROUGH MOBILITY IS OFTEN A KEY FIRST IMPRESSION. NOW GO IN CONFIDENCE, CHIN UP!


Confidence? Confidence helps us feel ready for life's experiences. When we're confident, we're more likely to move forward with people and opportunities.

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THE VIBE: A PLACE WHERE CREATIVES COME ALIVE! MEET LISBETH OVERTON,RN

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WHAT'S COOKIN' COLLARD GREENS: IMPROVING BRAIN HEALTH

EVERY BRAIN CHANGES WITH AGE, AND MENTAL FUNCTION CHANGES ALONG WITH IT. MENTAL DECLINE IS COMMON, AND IT'S ONE OF THE MOST FEARED CONSEQUENCES OF AGING. BUT COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IS NOT INEVITABLE. NUTRITION IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING YOUR BRAIN HEALTH, AND STARTING WITH SOME GREENS IS A GOOD FIRST STEP. WE LIKE COLLARDS! THEY ARE CHEAP AND PACKED WITH BRAIN CURRENCY, SUCH AS LOW CALORIES, AND VITAMIN K, WHICH IS KEY FOR PREVENTING NEURON DAMAGE.


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SO WHAT EXACTLY IS A PRACADEMIC? ACCORDING TO MCDONALD & MOONEY (2010) A PRACADEMIC IS A SCHOLAR WHO HAS SUCCESSFULLY WOVEN PUBLIC SERVICE INTO THEIR CAREERS. PRACADEMICS HAVE ALSO BEEN DESCRIBED AS A BRIDGE BETWEEN ACADEMIC AND NON-PROFIT RESEARCH (TRUONG, 2018) AND THE WORLDS OF THEORY AND PRACTICE (PANDA, 2014). PRACADEMICS HAVE FURTHER BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE LINK BETWEEN ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND PUBLIC AGENCIES (POSNER, 2009), SOMEONE WHO MAINTAINS AN ACTIVE ROLE IN ACADEMIA AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PRACTICE AREA (WILSON, 2019); AND A BRIDGE BUILDER BETWEEN PRACTICE OR INDUSTRY AND WHAT DOES A PRACADEMIC LOOK LIKE? WHAT ARE THEIR DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS? A PRACADEMIC, SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS A “PRACTICAL ACADEMIC” HAS AN ESTABLISHED AREA OF PRACTICE PRIOR TO ENTERING ACADEMIA; OR HAS MOVED FROM ACADEMIA INTO INDUSTRY OR PRACTICE. PRACADEMICS HAVE AN INTERDISCIPLINARY FOCUS, PROVIDE SEAMLESS APPLICATION OF PRACTICAL, REALWORLD KNOWLEDGE INTO THE ACADEMIC SETTING (OR VICE VERSA), AND A KEEN FOCUS ON IMPLEMENTING, EVALUATING, AND REFINING IDEAS GENERATED FROM PRACTICE OR RESEARCH (2014). HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO NURSING SCIENCE? NURSING PHD PROGRAMS SOCIALIZE FUTURE NURSE SCIENTIST TO THE ACADEMIC FACULTY ROLE. ADDITIONALLY, THEY PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW INTO THE ACADEMIC LIFE, WHICH CONSISTS OF JUGGLING THE TRIPARTITE OF TEACHING, SCHOLARSHIP, AND SERVICE; CONTINUOUS GRANT WRITING; PUBLISHING OR PERISHING; MENTORING STUDENTS; SERVING ON COMMITTEES; AND STRIVING FOR TENURE AND PROMOTION. RARELY, HOWEVER, DO NURSING PHD PROGRAMS DISCUSS OR PREPARE NURSING DOCTORAL STUDENTS FOR A NON-ACADEMIC CAREER. I VIVIDLY REMEMBER ASKING QUESTIONS OF MY T32 TRAINING FACULTY ON NON-ACADEMIC CAREER OPTIONS FOR NURSES WITH PHD’S AND NEVER RECEIVING A CLEAR DESCRIPTION OR EXPLANATION OF WHAT THIS TRAJECTORY LOOKS LIKE. THERE WERE NO PROGRAMS OF STUDY, PATHWAYS, OR CURRICULUM MAPS FOR BUDDING NURSE SCIENTISTS LIKE ME. AS THE NURSING PROFESSION CONTINUES TO EVOLVE AND THE ROLE OF NURSE SCIENTIST EXPANDS, GREATER ATTENTION TOWARDS DEVELOPING AND FOSTERING THE ROLE OF NURSE SCIENTISTS AS PRACADEMICS WILL BE WARRANTED.

Nursing Science News


PRACADEMICS? DR. DANA HINES

ALTHOUGH A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF LITERATURE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED ON PRACADEMICS, VERY LITTLE HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT PRACADEMICS IN NURSING LITERATURE. I FIRST USED THE TERM PRACADEMIC TO DESCRIBE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MY RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND TEACHING FOR MY MIDTRACK TENURE DOSSIER. THE SECOND TIME I USED THIS TERM WAS WHEN INTERVIEWING FOR A NON-ACADEMIC JOB IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SECTOR. BOTH TIMES I WAS MET WITH CURIOUS STARES, QUESTIONS SUCH AS, “A PRACAWHO/WHAT?”-- AND COMMENTS SUCH AS, “I’VE NEVER HEARD THAT TERM BEFORE.” I QUICKLY REALIZED THAT ARTICULATING MY ROLE AS A PRACADEMIC, WOULD REQUIRE I FIRST PROVIDE A CLEAR DEFINITION OF THE TERM. DEFINING THE TERM PRACADEMIC IS AN ESSENTIAL STEP TOWARDS ESTABLISHING AN IDENTITY AS A PRACADEMIC AND BEING ABLE TO ARTICULATE THE PRACADEMICS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELD. MOREOVER, ARTICULATING THE ROLE OF A PRACADEMIC IS A CRITICAL PART OF ESTABLISHING CREDIBILITY AND VALIDITY FOR THIS PRACTICE AREA THAT BLENDS OR BRIDGES THE WORLD OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE, AND ACADEMIA.

REFERENCES BUSHOUSE, B. K., JACOBSON, W. S., LAMBRIGHT, K. T., LLORENS, J. J., MORSE, R. S., & POOCHAROEN, O. O. (2011). CROSSING THE DIVIDE: BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PRACTITIONERS AND SCHOLARS. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH AND THEORY, 21(SUPPL_1), I99-I112. MCDONALD, M. P., & MOONEY, C. Z. (2011). “PRACADEMICS”: MIXING AN ACADEMIC CAREER WITH PRACTICAL POLITICS: EDITORS' INTRODUCTION. PS: POLITICAL SCIENCE & POLITICS, 44(2), 251-253. PANDA, A. (2014). BRINGING ACADEMIC AND CORPORATE WORLDS CLOSER: WE NEED PRACADEMICS. MANAGEMENT AND LABOUR STUDIES, 39(2), 140159. POSNER, P. L. (2009). THE PRACADEMIC: AN AGENDA FOR RE‐ENGAGING PRACTITIONERS AND ACADEMICS. PUBLIC BUDGETING & FINANCE, 29(1), 12-26. TRUONG, NHAN. (2018). THE PROMISE OF NONPROFIT “PRACADEMIA”: HOW TO MARRY CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE RESEARCH TO COMMUNITY PRACTICE. ACCESSIBLE VIA: HTTPS://NONPROFITQUARTERLY.ORG/THE-PROMISE-OF-NONPROFIT-PRACADEMIA-HOW-TO-MARRY-CULTURALLYRESPONSIVE-RESEARCH-TO-COMMUNITY-PRACTICE/ WILSON, B. (2019). ‘PRACS’ AND ‘DEMICS’: IDENTIFYING PRACADEMIC SUBTYPES IN FAMILY MEDIATION AND OTHER DISCIPLINES. AVAILABLE AT SSRN 3404962.

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THE ART OF PATIENT CARE SERVING THE UNDERSERVED THROUGH BUILDING CAPACITY

CAPACITY BUILDING RESEARCH IS ONE OF THE MOST ENGAGING AND AUTHENTIC FORMS OF BUILDING SELF-AWARENESS AS WELL AS MAKING AN IMPACT ON YOUR COMMUNITY. BEING ABLE TO SERVE POPULATIONS THAT ARE UNDERSERVED IS DEMANDING AND WILL REQUIRE DISCIPLINE, COLLABORATION AND EMPATHY. NURSES WHO USE THE CAPACITY BUILDING TOOL TO ENHANCE THEIR SCHOLAR NOT ONLY WILL ENLARGE THEIR ACADEMIC TERRITORY BUT ALSO THEIR RESOURCEFULNESS FOR FUTURE PROJECTS IN THE COMMUNITY. THIS IS ADVANTAGEOUS AS IT BUILDS TRUST, EMPOWERS DIVERSITY AND INCREASES EFFECTIVENESS.

BUILD CAPACITY

INCREASE DIVERSE SKILLS

EMPOWER COMMUNICATION

It is they WHY you are doing what you are doing.

It is what inspires you continuously without interruption.

They are the energy that pulls your passion.

A mission is the what you’re trying to accomplish, and a purpose is the why. Purposeful leaders and artist act in ways that are personally meaningful and socially beneficial.

In order to inspire others, we first need to recognize how

One of the great things about becoming your whole self is that you don't need to spend thousands of dollars trying to create an audience around your gift. The process of becoming develops an energy that brings them to you.

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our own passion manifests. Take time to figure out what lights you up first. Without passion, it will be difficult to become your whole self.

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DIVERSITY CREATING INCLUSIVENESS, INNOVATION & RETENTION

TOP 3 STRATEGIES FOR A CULTURE OF EMPOWERMENT

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INCLUSIVENESS It’s impossible to understand all of the values, beliefs, norms and rituals that are important to every person at work. But work to understand your own unconscious bias about what you assume about others. In order to hold yourself accountable for (or even question the accuracy of ) your thought process, you first have to know what is it.

INNOVATION Innovation makes it easier to grow, regardless of the size of the facility or employees. You might have a small hospital but if you innovate, you can grow your business, services and create more opportunities. The right innovation will allow your to offer something unique to your population of service.

RETENTION Create an environment that makes employees feel like an asset. Don’t make them feel like overhead. Allow them to feel secure in their job. It's important to make goals and expectations clear, this will encourage more engagement and leadership, all which empower the brightest of minds. Be a good steward of mentorship and sponsorship. Great talent should be nurtured and then given the freedom to produce.


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A quarterly magazine that focuses on bringing nursing science to life through diversity, inclusion, science and culture.

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A quarterly magazine that focuses on bringing nursing science to life through diversity, inclusion, science and culture.