Inspires nurses to envision themselves as leaders, innovators, and agents of change
Firmly grounded in the digital age, this unique and innovative book focuses on the challenges and opportunities for nurses in the 21st century. The author, one of nursing's fastest-rising influencers, focuses on the power dynamic between nurses and the healthcare system--which often impedes opportunities for nurses to manage and lead effectively--and offers contemporary solutions that help nurses to mobilize and completely revolutionize healthcare as we know it.
Based on the author's extensive experience with digital and online trends, communities, and spaces, the book offers practical strategies whereby nurses can assert themselves within the healthcare and education systems to make positive change on institutional, regional, and national levels. Focusing on nurse self-advocacy, the book offers concrete strategies to ameliorate a top concern for nurses: a perceived lack of power and respect in the workplace. It features step-by-step processes for empowering and mobilizing nurses as change agents at a systemic level, demonstrates how nurses can alter cultural norms and perceptions of their profession, and illustrates how nurses can maximize their influence and impact on institutional and government policy. Woven throughout is the author's extraordinary personal story of rising from a Certified Nursing Assistant to CEO of the largest nurse-run online community.