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Conquering Self Doubt and The Business of Nursing with Amelia Roberts: Ep 22

Self-doubt is one of the challenges professionals in any career will face at one point or another. When it comes to things like nursing and entrepreneurship, or “the business of nursing”, overcoming self-doubt is key to success. Our guest this week is Amelia Roberts, and she has made it her mission to spread her knowledge on all of this.

Amelia Roberts is a Visibility Strategist, Speaker, Coach and Nurse. She was worked with startups, solopreneurs and other professionals who wish to establish thought leadership by leveraging social media. Amelia teaches professionals and organizations how to leverage social media to have the appearance of being everywhere all at once. Her proven process of strategic visibility has allowed her to meet and exceed professional goals for both herself and her clients while getting a full nights rest.

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Fertility Nursing and Healthcare with Monica Moore: Ep 21

Get ready for yet another Mastering Nursing episode! On this show, Nurse Keith was joined by a brilliant nursepreneur, Monica Moore! Together, Monica and Keith explored a number of topics as they relate to fertility nursing and healthcare.

Monica started her NP career in REI (reproductive endocrinology and infertility) over 20 years ago by accident. Over time, she segued into the role of nurse manager, but found that her passion is truly in nurse education. With this in mind, she started a nurse education and consulting company called Fertile Health where she travels the U.S. educating REI nurses, then supports them remotely.

Her newest venture is partnering with another nurse educator to start a monthly electronic newsletter called The Fertility Nurse Newsletter (#fertilitynursenewsletter) which provides valuable content for nurses.

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Making Nursing Documentaries with Lisa Frank and Carolyn Jones: Ep 20

Get ready for yet another Mastering Nursing episode! This week, we were so fortunate to have two fantastic guests on the show to talk about documentaries they created on healthcare and nursing. Carolyn Jones and Lisa Frank joined Nurse Keith to detail their experiences making the films Defining Hope and The American Nurse and cover what they learned about nursing, nurses, and healthcare in the process.

Carolyn Jones is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who specializes in telling stories that shed light on issues of global concern. As a documentary producer and as Director of Programs and Production for the 100 People Foundation, Lisa Frank oversees the planning, execution, and delivery of groundbreaking creative projects, from award-winning documentary films to corporate video content to short documentaries on global issues for students worldwide.

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Medical Student Reflections on Healthcare and Medicine with Jamie Katuna: Ep 19

Get ready for yet another Mastering Nursing episode! It’s so important when talking about healthcare and medicine to hear from as many perspectives as possible. This week, we’ll be hearing from a student currently studying medicine. Nurse Keith was joined by Jamie Katuna, who is a second year DO/MPH student (and former college basketball player).

Jamie is a medical student, athlete, spoken word artist, and big-picture thinker who wants to change and improve the healthcare experience for physicians, patients, and medical students. Listen in to hear her thoughts on medicine in the 21st century!

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  • September 26, 2018
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Opening a Home Care Agency with Elais Ponton: Ep 18

Welcome to another episode of Mastering Nursing! This week, we’re talking about what it’s like to launch a home health agency as a nurse entrepreneur and business owner. Joining Nurse Keith to share her experience is Elais Ponton.

Elais Ponton holds a BA in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and a BS in Nursing from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where she specialized in home health care and wound care. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in high acuity hospital settings, hospice, as well with home care populations focusing on mental and public health. As Chief Nursing Officer, Elais is co-owner and co-founder of Nurses With Heart Home Care, providing medical and non-medical care to individuals living in their homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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  • September 20, 2018
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The Importance of a Nursing Education with Dr. Divina Grossman, University of St Augustine: Ep 17

Obtaining a quality education in the field of nursing is so important! Degrees open up new possibilities and opportunities for any nursing career. This and more was covered in the discussion between Nurse Keith and our guest this week, Dr. Divina Grossman.

Dr. Divina Grossman is President of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Previously she was a tenured professor and former Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Dr. Grossman has more than 30 years of experience as a leader, researcher, and innovator in higher education and is nationally recognized as a visionary dedicated to developing culturally competent practitioners who are prepared to meet the health needs of diverse patients.

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  • September 12, 2018
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Nurse Product Development and Entrepreneurship with Wayne Nix: Ep 16

Nurses are amazing, this fact is well known! But those nurses embracing entrepreneurship and developing new products to push healthcare forward tend to stand out even more. Our guest this week, Wayne Nix, just happens to be one of those nurses that truly shines in the healthcare community. He was able to join Nurse Keith to discuss the importance of nurse product development and entrepreneurship!

Wayne holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and degrees in Nursing, Cardiopulmonary and Respiratory Therapy. He maintains active licensure as an RN and RRT and possesses 20+ years of medical experience and is a veteran of Louisiana Army National Guard. He’s also the President of RNvention, which serves to inspire, educate, and be a resource for clinicians who want to develop solutions to the challenges we face in the delivery of healthcare.

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Providing Socially Just Care to Diverse Populations with Nikki Akparewa: Ep 15

Providing quality care to diverse populations, while also having a strong understanding of the importance of social justice is crucial to being a great nurse in 2018. Our guest this week, Nikki Akparewa, is passionate about this fact and had so much to share with Nurse Keith about the why and how behind it all.

Nikki Akparewa, RN, MSN, MPH is a nurse entrepreneur and Creative Director of Transform Nursing; an organization with the mission of equipping nurses globally with the tools to confidently provide socially just care to diverse populations. With over a decade of experiences in international nursing, critical care, hospital and community based care, Nikki is an expert on navigating tough conversations around race, class and other social structures that nurses need to learn to deliver safe compassionate care.

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Nurse Employee Retention with Cara Silletto: Ep 14

Do you know how challenging the struggles with nurse employee turnover can be? This week on Mastering Nursing, Nurse Keith was fortunate to chat with Cara Silletto, President & Chief Retention Officer of Crescendo Strategies. Together, they discussed the ins and outs of understanding the mindset of the growing Millennial workforce and nurse employee retention in the 21st century.

Cara Silletto, MBA is a workforce thought leader who has even been named a “Game Changer” by Workforce Magazine. also named her in their “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch.” Lastly, Cara is the author of the 2018 book Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer.

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The Keys to NCLEX Success with Damion Jenkins: Ep 13

Welcome to a new episode of Mastering Nursing! This week, we are talking about a very important topic… success on the NCLEX. Our guest, who had a ton of insight to share on this, is Damion Jenkins.

Damion Jenkins is a nurse educator, mentor, tutor, blogger, content writer, and nurse entrepreneur. Damion is the founder and operator of The Nurse Speak, which is a boutique nursing education and consulting company that specializes in creating individualized consulting, mentoring, tutoring, and writing services. Damion’s passion for improving the nursing profession has led him to pursue a career in nursing education, where he helps nursing students, new graduate nurses, and professional nurses alike develop strategies for success.

Damion graduated from an associate degree nursing program in spring of 2010, and just six months removed from school figured out that he wished to pursue earning a Master’s Degree specializing in Nursing Education. In the spring of 2014, his MSN program was completed. From there he became an active member of several nursing organizations including: Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, The American Nurses Association (ANA), The National League for Nursing (NLN), and the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA). He’s also become a member of the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA).

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