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Nurse Boss # 29: Nyuma Harrison

 

Introducing Nurse Boss # 29:  Nyuma Harrison

Nyuma Harrison, Career Strategist | E.R & Trauma Nurse | Visionary

What are you doing now?

I recently resigned from a position in higher ed where I worked as a Nursing Career specialist/career coach. I absolutely loved being in this role – the work was challenging and incredibly rewarding, the environment was very inspiring and positively challenging, but after three years I decided that it was it was time to branch out and to go in search of new spaces where I could creatively and more independently apply everything that I have learned. 

My goal for 2017 is to refine and to develop a few initiatives I created to inspire and support both new and experienced nurses.   In the meantime, and as all this develops, I will still be working full time in the E.R.  The Emergency Department is my first love and my professional home – I absolutely love the challenge and rewards that come from being a “bedside nurse” and I feel so fortunate to always have the opportunity to earn a steady income, to have the benefit of having benefits and to keep my finger on the actual pulse of healthcare.

Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

I have always had this instinct that I was born to lead, to inspire, to motivate, to nurture.  I have always had a desire to be the consummate professional who colors “outside of the lines” in a way that informs, strengthens and enhances everything happening “inside of the lines”.  I have never had (and still don’t have) an exact “job title” that I aspire to, but I have always been clear about how I want to influence people and the kind of legacy I want to leave.

Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

The foundation of  all Nursing education itself is holistic and built on the basis of understanding people, biological (aka internal) systems, and non-biological (aka external) systems. Furthermore, the career opportunities for nursing are limitless…..Limitless, portable and pliable. Nurses can essentially dream and curate their own careers.

What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

The ability to be respected and found extremely relevant and credible in all professional circuits all while educating, elevating and empowering  others to do the same.

What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

Needing to go above and beyond to prove my knowledge, competence in the places where a specific credential was “required” or “preferred.” How have I overcome this?  Anytime this challenge arises, I make a purposeful commitment to working overtime on everything, and I make an effort to consistently project my competence, abilities and readiness to learn/grow.

 What does your current job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?

Working away from the bedside allows me to “think outside of the box”  and to learn systems and processes from others in other industries. However, working at the bedside as a “traditional nurse” keeps me directly in touch with what nurses do, experience and need and that is what I hope will always be basis of my work elsewhere.

For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

Network outside of your lane. Talk to new people. Take classes other than the classes required by your current job. Do the things you are passionate about (outside of Nursing) and then find a way to connect those things back to Nursing, so that the two can begin to coexist.

What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?

GOOGLE   Google “Nurses doing……..”  

Someone, somewhere has already done what you want to do. Find them (as many of them) and research everything about them. Read, listen and watch what they have already published. Find a way to contact them and learn everything from them. And then figure out how to do your own thing. Create your own brand.

 What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

Ummmm….a few. I am currently re-reading “ReWork” by Jason Fried and David Heinhemeier Hansson. But after this I will probably look to read something more poetic and lyrical….Maybe something by my favorite author Edwidge Danticat or something by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. I like balance. I like concrete textbook type books, but I also like stories about love, war, people and places from around the world.

 If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Uggggh!!!! Good question. I like a lot of different types of foods, but I think I could spend my life eating a lot of Kenyan/Indian inspired food. I love my chapatis, sambosas, chevra, kachumbari, pilou, mandazi, nyama choma….ahhhhh!!! So many good options. I would certainly be beyond “carb loaded”, but I would be extremely happy.

How can we get in touch with you?

Via social media @nyumaharrison, on LinkedIn, https://www.instagram.com/NyumaHarrison

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Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination.

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join us over on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh in the Nurse Boss Tribe. 

Keep shining your light,

XO,

Lisbeth, Healthy Nurse by Design

 

Nurse Boss #28: Ashley Pofit

 

 Introducing Nurse Boss # 28: Ashley Pofit 

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What are you doing now?

I am currently a float nurse in Denver, Colorado. I am also exploring nurse journalism and filmmaking. I have a blog, NurseByHeart.com that helps nurses re-fall in love with nursing by sharing our experiences and reclaiming our collective voice as a profession. I recently went part-time to explore my dream of becoming a nurse journalist and filmmaker. I have a special project coming out next summer (stay tuned) and I want to make a documentary about nursing one day!

Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

Great question. Nursing is definitely my passion, however I never realized how many opportunities there are outside of the clinical settings. Attending the National Nurses in Business Conference, this year really solidified my desire to make an impact on the profession in a unique way. Sometimes I fantasize about being in a movie or documentary, so after that conference I woke up one morning and said to myself “F*** it! Let’s do this.”

Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

Well for one, we tell people every day how they can live a better life but we don’t live that way ourselves. To truly be an affective nurse, you need to reach outside of your comfort zone quite often to give patients the best care. We should do that for ourselves too. You don’t necessarily have to be a slave to the shift life, unless the shift life provides you the lifestyle you’re truly seeking. Regardless, life is short and nurses know that, so do whatever you want to be happy and fulfilled.

What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

Or as I like to say “Nurse BAWSSS.” A nurse boss needs to be open and willing, confident and assertive. When you present yourself that way, you feel that way, and people want to be around you. Doors open up for you. A nurse boss takes responsibility for their life and lives it to the fullest. <Insert whatever that means to you>

What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

After nursing school, I struggled with addiction. It was a hidden, private battle at the time and now I am very open it. Today, I don’t let that part of my life define me, however it’s something I have to be aware of every single day. It’s exhausting to stay clean, but its offered me more opportunities than I could have every imagined. Tough times can be blessings in disguise. I think I am a powerful advocate for patient’s that are dealing with addiction in addition to their other medical problems because I often share my story with them and it helps them open up. You have to know the whole story in order to take care of a patient properly.

I want nurses to know that we aren’t perfect. We are human. The things that we see and deal with can really take a toll on us in strange ways. PTSD is real for us. That’s why self-awareness is essential. I know when I’m “off balance” and need to find it again, because if I don’t, I’m risking not only my nursing career, but my entire life. For any nurse that’s out there struggling with an addiction- alcohol, drugs, food, sex, toxic relationships, shopping, working… wake up tomorrow and choose to ask someone for help. The Employee Assistance Program is the best resource. You will be making the best decision of your life.

What does your current job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?

My current job as a float nurse allows me to see every part of nursing. I have so much respect for each specialty and the skills require doing a different job. Being a float nurse requires me to

put my pride aside, because often times I am not familiar with the routine and culture of a nursing unit, and I can’t walk around acting like I know everything. Putting my pride aside opens up a channel for learning, and I love that about my job.

For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

Well first, the status quo is not real. It only exists because the status quo is a limitation that seems safe (hint: it’s an illusion!). There are leadership opportunities all around you. Sometimes you just need to breakout form the daily grind and try something new or take on a new project. If that doesn’t work, my next piece of advice is figure out what you want to do… don’t hesitate… and go do it. I’ve taken some big risks in my life in blind faith, and they’ve always paid off.

What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?

Join the NNBA ! This community helps each other out. We are all so unique and the energy is contagious. Also, don’t ask for permission to explore something that intrigues you. Just do it.

Now for fun:

What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

There are at least 5 books on my nightstand at any given point. I just finished Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I am currently reading Dough Nation by Nadine Grzeskowiak because a gluten free life seems to be a good idea. The Unconventional Nurse by Michelle Podlesni, and Being Mortal by Atuwal Gawande (this book has completely changed my perspective on how I perceive nursing for the aging and dying).

The best book I have ever read…. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Her use of language is like poetry of the senses. You can taste, smell, hear, feel, and see every scene playing out. She once described the taste of licking an icicle after breaking it down from the roof. I almost cried it was so accurate. She’s hands down the best writer out there right now.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Easy. Marinara sauce. My fiancé will say “Ashley I see you haven’t had any marinara this week, are you ok?” NO I’m NOT ok! Gimmee!

How can we get in touch with you?

Check out my website or the Facebook community attached to my blog . You can also email me at [email protected]

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Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join us over on Facebook at Nurse Boss Tribe http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh

Keep shining your light,

XO,

Lisbeth

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Nurse Boss-a blog series dedicated to nurses

Nurse Boss #27: Lisbeth Overton

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Lisbeth Overton, BSN Photo credit: Joe Pollock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it would be super FUN to share an interview with my audience about me, the nurse who created this Nurse Boss series!! It is so apropos that it is the 27th installment and ocurring on 11/11. These are all very lovely numbers that have to do with alignment and manifesting awesomeness. So….allow me to share a bit about myself.

1.What are you doing now?

I currently work part time as a nurse case manger as I build my empire transforming the lives  of nurses with my coaching business Healthy Nurse by Design.

2. Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

YES, I did. At four years of age, I knew that I was called to be a speaker or inspirational coach. I felt called to inspire others from a young age and love witnessing others transform into the most beautiful authentic version of their best selves.

3. Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

If you can be a great nurse, you can do ANYTHING!

Nursing school does not come close to preparing you for the emotional, physical, mental, or spiritual aspects of helping deliver babies to creating the healing space for others to leave their physical bodies.

It’s more like, baptism by fire and if your lucky and have amazing coping skills, you will thrive in nursing. Nurses are put in some of the most horrific working conditions doubled with some of the most complex medical cases and even more fragile emotional circumstances you can imagine and yet, we provide amazing care and keep coming back despite the toll it takes on our mind, body, and soul.

Nurses are natural problem solvers, risk takers, critical thinkers, creative, innovative, early adopters, resourceful, generous, master collaborators, big picture thinkers, team players, curious, motivated, driven, and resilient. All crucial elements for running a business.

Nurses are great at figuring out how to make things work.

4. What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

Believing with certainty that you have exactly what you need to succeed and that when you release your resistance all that you desire will come to you in spades in divine timing.

5. What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

The limiting belief that people did not care about or need what I had to offer. That I wasn’t “qualified” to do the work I’m offering. I was able to overcome this limiting belief by doing the energy work to acknowledge the old limiting belief pattern, release it, and replace it with a new pattern that propels me forward.

6. What does your current  job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?

My current job(s) allow me to hone my skills of guiding others from status quo to living a life they did not think was possible.

I am also able to teach and share two of my favorite things, mindfulness and yoga at my day job to provide healing opportunities and outlets for stress relief.

My coaching business allows me to fulfill my mission of upping vibe of the nursing collective, one nurse at a time through retreats, workshops, and my online camp for the nurse soul, Nurse Boss Soul School.

It also allows me the opportunity to show what’s possible when nurses combine their nursing savvy with their creativity and passions through my Nurse Boss blog.

I have the privilege to network and mastermind with other nurses who share the same values as me.

I am able to build a community and tribe of amazing nurses whom support one another and empower one another to live to their fullest potential in a safe place. #NurseBossTribe on FB

I am able to model for my children that you can do whatever you really set your mind to. I have more time to spend with my family and can travel when I want.

It also allows me to make my own way in this world on my own terms.

7. For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

If you want your life to be different, all you have to do is decide that you want it to be different, and that will set in motion the opportunities to create your new vision. 

For starters, you must be aware of that noggin of yours and the barrage of all the thoughts you circulate on the daily. If you notice that you have negative thoughts, acknowledge them and then release them. Your thoughts create vibration, even the ones you aren’t aware of.

Everything is energy. Like attracts like. Negative thoughts attract more negativity in your life.

Start to practice mindfulness to help uncover your inner dialogue. Many of us are oblivious of the negative chatter that keeps us stuck.

Practice getting still once a day, even for five minutes. See what shows up: emotions, physical sensations, ideas, thoughts. Become an observer to what shows up. In other words, acknowledge what you notice and then release it. You can even attach the sensation, thought or idea to an imaginary cloud that is floating by in your mind.

As you sit quietly use your breath as an anchor to bring you back to the present moment. During the entire practice try not to judge yourself in any way, if you notice judgment, you can acknowledge your pattern of judging and choose to release it.

Practicing stillness and mindfulness is similar to journaling. Things are brought to the surface of your consciousness that you are otherwise unaware of. You can not change what you have no awareness of.

Practicing this awareness and mindfulness will help reduce your stress and provide the space for clarity. Over time and with practice, you may notice you have more presence and are less reactive to what comes your way in life.

When we are super stressed out, the solution we seek is covered up with chaos. This practice clears the chaos of the mind, body, and spirit. This also opens up the channels to your intuition.

Start to ask what it is that you really want. Get still and even better if you can get in nature often and the answers will be provided to you. Ask for signs and get quiet some more.

Many nurses are working far harder than necessary, because your natural energy type is not aligned with your current line of work. This blocks your creativity, creates unnecessary stress, and disconnects you from your true self.

Start to dedicate time to flexing your creative muscles. Color, paint, dance, sing, or build something. Do what makes you feel ALIVE. You were born to create, but chances are you haven’t created in a long time. Creativity provides even more clarity for what you seek.

If you have an idea for a business or product, then you too have the steps to bring it into fruition.

If you can see what you want, you can create it as well. Create a vision board of what you want with an actual vision board or create one online http://www.dreamitalive.com/. Start to imagine how you will feel when you have what you desire. Do things that cultivate that feeling in your body and trust that what you want is already on it’s way to you. 

8. What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?

Find your tribe. Seek out others who are doing what you love. Talk about your desires and dreams to others. Join associations that cultivate support and provide resources and connections that speak to your soul.

A few of my favorites are:

  • NNBA (National Nurses in Business Association) 
  • NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) 
  • AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association) 

Network on social media. Join groups that resonate with you. Connect with others. Build relationships. Collaborate. Ask for support. LinkedIN is a mecca for groups that provide endless opportunity to connect and collaborate with others who share your vision. Find an accountability partner that you can check in with weekly to keep you on track and to also hold your hand on the really hard days when you feel stuck. Get aligned on a mind, body, soul level. Make that vision board http://www.dreamitalive.com/ and keep taking inspired action.

Now for fun:

9. What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

Mindful magazine

The Universe Has Your Back Gabby Bernstein

10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Avocado, hands down.

11. How can we get in touch with you?

Check out the social media buttons below, email me through my website or shoot me at txt at 347-766-8773.

Thank you so much for reading my interview!! Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join my community over on Facebook at Nurse Boss Tribe http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh 

If you dig my vibe, you may enjoy the E Book on The Top 10 Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make I am releasing soon or, if you want to heal and have a blast at camp for the nurse soul, then Nurse Boss Soul School has your name written all over it. The next launch is in January. If you want info on either shoot me a txt message to the number listed above so we can get you the deets!! 

Keep shining your light

XO,

Lisbeth

Healthy Nurse by Design

NURSE BOSS-A BLOG ABOUT NURSES WHO OWN THEIR AWESOME

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Welcome to the 26th installment of Nurse Boss. A blog series dedicated to nurses.

I was guided to create this series after a spark of creativity within my soul felt that it would help thousands of nurses.

My hope is that these interviews will ignite a spark in you or stir your inner landscape in a way that propels you to dream big and go after what it is that you desire in life and career.

A Nurse Boss is a nurse who has created a lifestyle that aligns their passion with their natural gifts and energy style in a way that helps others while also honoring their own body, mind, and soul. A Nurse Boss walks their talk and they are open to receive the abundance that is theirs.

A Nurse Boss is more than a role or job he/she has, it’s a certain energy, a vibe, a mindset.  A Nurse Boss has an uplifting energy and loves helping others, but not to the detriment of his/her own well-being.

Today’s Nurse Boss, Cathleen Kelly is a nurse and healer extraordinaire. She has used her knowledge and gifts to overcome serious health issues of her own. I connected instantly with her grounding energy at our first encounter on social media. Read about her fascinating journey here.

 

 

Cathleen Kelly, RN

Cathleen Kelly, RN

1. What are you doing now?

In this moment, I am taking time to respond to these interview question:) 

In my life-career, I have a private holistic nursing practice which includes Holistic Health Assessment, formulation of an Individualized Self-Care Plan, and treatments including Reflexology, Reiki, Amethyst Biomat, crystals, healing discs, drum, rattle, ear gemsticks, affirmations, and Kundalini Yoga mantra and/or exercises.

I offer Star Souls Kids Yoga and Adult Kundalini Yoga classes weekly.

I volunteer at an elementary school one morning a week, and care for my two grandchildren 1 or 2 days a week.

Community outreach was a prominent activity this year. I offered Reflexolgy at area health and wellness fairs and it was overwhelmingly received.

My husband, Michael, and I have improved our technique of channeling healing energy and messages from my astral roots, the Pleiades. We have “come out of the closet” so to speak and are presenting a group healing later in November 2016.

2. Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

I have to say “both” here because at the age of four, I awoke from anesthesia to the warm, comforting face of a nurse and

vowed from then on to help people. I later refined the vision to “help people learn ways of feeling good about themselves without the use of tobacco, coffee, alcohol, drugs, or other chemicals.”

3. Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

When I taught the “Foundations of Holistic Nursing” continuing education course, I assisted many nurses in creating just that!

They had their “basic training” but were exhausted, disillusioned, or physically unable to continue working in the environment they were in. Nursing, especially holistic nursing, has an enormous number of capacities in which nurses can function. The challenge

is to look inward at beliefs and values to determine what activities bring the most joy, and then applying those in life AND career.

4. What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

Daily self-care! Indulgence becomes necessity as a nurse boss. Knowing when to say “no,” and to hold steady in the stormy

seas is only possible with daily meditation, relaxation, and renewal.

5. What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

Self-imposed limitations of success (i.e. fear). I believe that each of us comes through challenges in a unique way and can use these as opportunities for personal growth (or not). I have been able to use my life experiences as stepping stones toward a healthier self-esteem and inner confidence. I felt that my special gifts and abilities at a young age were not appreciated and that my voice was not heard. Most recently, I have used mantra recitation and Kundalini Yoga meditation to overcome a

CVA that limited my abilities to speak, read, or write. I have strengthened my physical core, found my voice, and re-instated my beauti-FULL-ness as a loving being.

6. What does your current  job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?

BE my Whole Self in every situation. I often felt I had to filter things based on a situation, environment, or participants within those.

7. For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

Do activities that you love and incorporate them into daily life, make your work environment fun, and know that YOU are the answer because as you align with your deepest desires, the rest will follow!

8. What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?

Take the home-study course for Holistic Nursing and find a local chapter of AHNA where you can find like-minded nurses:

http://www.ahna.org/

Join a hobby group to “indulge” in your passions (music, dance, etc.).

Network with other practitioners in business, e.g.

http://www.holisticchamberofcommerce.com/

My get-back-to-living bible:

Louise Hay “You Can Heal Your Life”

Check out Andrew Weil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv1B1YkYTNg

Now for fun:

9. What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?

the Quantum Doctor by Amit Goswami, PhD

10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

Potatoes!

11. How can we get in touch with you?

http://www.RNHolistic.com

[email protected]

Fiddlehead Grove Retreat and Healing Center ~ A sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation any season of the year~ Services of Reflexology, Reiki, and …

Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join us over on Facebook at Nurse Boss Tribe http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh

Keep shining your light,

XO,

Lisbeth

Nurse Boss

Nurse Boss-a blog series dedicated to nurses

Nurse Boss Blog Series-Lisbeth Overton

Nurse Boss Blog Series-Lisbeth Overton

Welcome to the 25th installment of Nurse Boss. A blog series dedicated to nurses.

I was guided to create this series after a spark of creativity within my soul felt that it would help thousands of nurses.

My hope is that these interviews will ignite a spark in you or stir your inner landscape in a way that propels you to dream big and go after what it is that you desire in life and career.

A Nurse Boss is a nurse who has created a lifestyle that aligns their passion with their natural gifts and energy style in a way that helps others while also honoring their own body, mind, and soul. A Nurse Boss walks their talk and they are open to receive the abundance that is theirs.

A Nurse Boss is more than a role or job he/she has, it’s a certain energy, a vibe, a mindset.  A Nurse Boss has an uplifting energy and loves helping others, but not to the detriment of his/her own well-being.

Today’s Nurse Boss, Lisa Marie Walsh is a great example of the variety and possibilities of what you can do as a nurse when you follow your passion. Read about how she uses her expertise and offers non judgment to offer a safe space for her patients to heal.

Lisa Marie Walsh, NP

Lisa Marie Walsh, NP

1. What are you doing now?

I am working in addiction medicine.

2. Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?

I always had the desire to work in addiction medicine, but unfortunately nursing school encourages nurses to go into medical/surgical hospital nursing as a new graduate. Therefore, I followed the advice of my school and started originally working on a medical /surgical cardiac telemetry unit.

Working on that unit I had many experiences where nurses would report off to me that the patient was a “drug seeker” and I would be appalled and would build rapport with my patient to find out what was really going on.

In most cases these patients were not “drug seekers” and had legitimate pain issues. When we did have a patient that had a substance use disorder, I was the nurse on the floor talking to that patient and offering resources to help them overcome their addiction. I used unconditional love not judgement, when dealing with these patients. Whether or not it made an impact was not my concern. My only concern was to let them know that someone cared and believed in them enough to offer assistance.

3. Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?

Nursing is a broad field that allows nurses to take their career to any level. Nurses can use their nursing education, knowledge, and expertise to fit into a lifestyle that suits their personal needs, goals, and the sky is the limit! I am very passionate about nursing period!

I personally have built an incredible lifestyle for myself that is rewarding and exhilarating!

I am a clinical instructor for a local university, a nurse facilitator for impaired nurses, I work in private practice as a nurse practitioner, I have a nursing blog, I am an author, writer, and mentor.

4. What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?

PASSION – my passion is what drives me and it doesn’t feel like work!!

5. What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?

The biggest obstacle was getting started! It was difficult initially to get my first mental health nursing job. I just kept talking about my passion and advocating for my patients!

6. Does your current job allow you to do things that traditional nursing did not?
Absolutely!

7. For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?

Don’t give up! Keep moving until your find your spot.

8. What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?
Blogging, presentations, speaking engagements, writing.

Now for fun:

9. What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?
Affirmations, and prayer book.

10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
Acovados!

11. How can we get in touch with you?
http://www.nursinginspiration.org
[email protected]

Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what you are doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?

If you want to join the Nurse Boss movement to up the vibe of the nursing collective, join us over on Facebook at Nurse Boss Tribe http://bit.ly/2aE9vkh

Keep shining your light,

XO,

Lisbeth

Nurse Boss