Nursing in the 21st Century with Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN: Ep 05

We’re back with a new episode of Mastering Nursing! The topic for discussion this week is nursing in the 21st century, and what nurses’ contract with society is. Joining Nurse Keith to explore this fascinating subject and more is the brilliant Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN. Barbara is an internationally recognized integrative holistic nursing pioneer, a nurse theorist, and Florence Nightingale Scholar.

She is Co-Director of the International Nurse Coach Association and Core Faculty of the Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program. She is also the International Co-Director of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, and the Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico (where our host Nurse Keith also resides).

What You’ll Discover in This Episode:

  • The importance of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The importance of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and the Nightingale Initiative.
  • That nurse coaching can encompass lifestyle, health, well-being, and more.
  • That the International Nurse Coach Association is the leading nursing organization that is championing the designation of Certified Nurse Coaches.
  • Plus so much more!

Featured on the Show:

A Quick Look at the International Nurse Coach Association and the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health

Barbara Dossey is the Co-Director of two excellent organizations which have different goals, but both are champions of their areas under the greater banner of nursing.

International Nurse Coach Association at a Glance:

  • About: “The International Nurse Coach Association recognizes and supports Nurse Coaches, local to global, who are bringing coaching skills and competencies into all healthcare settings.”
  • Mission: “To provide Nurse Coaches with a global community for learning, networking, and reconnecting to the heart and art of nursing. INCA inspires and empowers Nurse Coaches to be leaders in healthcare – local to global.”
  • Programs Offered: Certificate Program – INCCP , One Day Introductory Program (Intro to Integrative Nurse Coaching), Board Certification (National Nurse Coach Certification).
  • Connect: Twitter | Facebook

Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH) at a Glance:

  • Founded: 2000
  • Mission: “To inform and empower nurses and other health care workers and educators to become ‘21st Century Nightingales’ — working in the local, national and global community to build a healthy world.”
  • 3 Organization Mandates: 1.) To mobilize public opinion to reach all 17 UN Global Goals. 2.) To inform, involve and empower nurses and concerned citizens to participate in this advocacy — locally, nationally and internationally 3.) To understand that the actions we take to support our own health are relevant to the health of all nations in today’s world.
  • Connect: Facebook

Nursing Organization of the Week: Student Nurses Association of Illinois (SNAI)

Nursing isn’t just about medicine, it’s also about the community. Nurses who work together help drive the field forward and provide support, encouragement, and so much more for nurses all over the world. With that in mind, we here at the Mastering Nursing podcast want to highlight and recognize those that are doing a particularly great job of it.

We seek nominations from our listeners and other passionate nurses, and then decide on award winners each episode. If you have any nursing organization you think should be highlighted, don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail (or social media message) and let us know!

This week we’re happy to award the Student Nurses Association of Illinois!

The student nurses association of Illinois, or SNAI is based in Manteno Illinois. SNAI is the empowering entity and guiding professional voice for the unification of all nursing students throughout Illinois. And they focus on the following values: Professionalism | Commitment | Pride | Respect | Integrity.

It’s unique in that their board of directors are nursing students… so the organization is run by students, for students. They’ve been around and developing student leaders since 1950.

Connect with them online to learn more about their board of directors, awards they’ve won, and stay up to date on the latest events that they put together, featuring great speakers and more. You can also of course sign up to join SNAI.

In terms of upcoming events, if you’re interested in connecting with SNAI, be sure to save the date for SNAI’s upcoming annual convention, which will be held on October 13th, 2018.

Huge congrats to the Student Nurses Association of Illinois on Their Selection. Keep up the great work!

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