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.

What You’ll Discover in This Episode:

  • How your areas of greatest growth as a nursing professional can come from your areas of greatest discomfort
  • Making yourself indispensable as an “intrapreneur” is one way to be most highly valued and trusted by your employer.
  • Developing your emotional intelligence is a powerful tool to gain the trust of others and become successful as a nurse and healthcare professional.
  • The first time you try something, you may not be very good at it — persistence is the key. .
  • Plus so much more!

Featured on the Show:

Fertile Health Expert – At a Glance

Fertile Health Expert is an online informational resource run by Monica Moore. With courses, detailed articles on infertility, and more, there’s a tremendous amount to unpack. In Monica’s own words:

“As a nurse working in a busy infertility practice over the years, I have both been the recipient, and the perpetrator, of poor nursing education/orientation. This is not intentional, but usually happens because the nurse available to teach may not always be the best one for the job, have the best materials or the time in their day to properly teach and orient nurses who are new to the fascinating, but complex, field of reproductive endocrinology.

Fertile Health, LLC, was founded as a way to remedy this, by providing unique, interactive teaching materials and excellent instructors who have a passion for teaching and the time to do it. Since 2010, we have dedicated ourselves to the education and training of nurses, so that they are then able to use evidence-based science to empower patients with their own health and fertility.

My educational and professional background is that I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. My first job as an infertility nurse practitioner was at Cornell/NYH Center for Reproductive Medicine over 20 years ago. Since that time, I have taught nurses, physicians, students and patients, both on-site and remotely.

My focus on fertility and education has allowed me to speak with many of my peers through professional consultancy, as well as writing and speaking engagements.

Every patient is unique, and I truly believe that proper training in reproductive health practices will empower nurses and allow them to provide a considerate and productive experience to each patient they see.”

Nursing Organization of the Week: The NAPNAP Foundation

Nursing isn’t just about providing care, 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 so happy to award the The NAPNAP Foundation.

The NAPNAP Foundation was formed in 1978 under the direction of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). It was incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is governed by a board of directors, whose nominations are approved by the Executive Board of NAPNAP.

The mission of the NAPNAP Foundation is to “support the improvement of the quality of life for children and their families by awarding and administering funds for advanced pediatric nursing education, research, clinical projects and special initiatives.”

Their goals are:

  • To increase the number of pediatric nurse practitioners available to care for infants, children and youth.
  • Increase the number and scope of nurse practitioner innovative clinical projects and services to improve the health of infants, children, youth and their families.
  • Increase nurse practitioner inter-disciplinary research studies to identify and disseminate child health best practices, model practices and evidenced-based practices.

They do fantastic work, and are certainly deserving of recognition!

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