You keep hearing that you have unlimited career options when it comes to the nursing profession, but what’s actually out there? What (and where) are these elusive careers beyond the bedside?
This three-part series explores just that. Join us for one or for all three events!
This event is the second in the series and focuses on nursing careers beyond the bedside that are best acquired with advanced degrees. If you’ve considered going back to school for that MSN or DNP degree, Drs. Brooks and Thomas will help you think through grad school options and strategies on how you can shape your career with that advanced education.
Healthcare is not merely changing, it is being fundamentally transformed. This transformation will open new career doors beyond traditional hospital roles. It can be confusing and daunting to understand the graduate school options that can help to open those new doors. Nurses often express frustration with how little formal guidance they ever received on this important (and costly) investment in their career. This session will provide guidance on making informed decisions about your career development and trajectory.
You'll leave this 1-hour event aware of different career trajectories and an understanding of how to reach these traditional and non-traditional career paths. So if you are ready for a change, come to our event and learn how you can advance your career!
All nurses are invited to this event, just make sure you RSVP!
The Brooks Group LLC
PhD, RN, FACHE
Nicole Thomas INC.
DNP, RN CCM
Brooks A. Brooks, PhD, RN, FACHE is an accomplished health care executive who has a unique blend of leadership experiences from three distinct sectors of the healthcare industry: nursing operations within health care systems, for-profit companies (tech start-up, global advertising agency, nurse staffing agency), and academic administration (university president). She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow in the 2012-2015 cohort, received the American Organization of Nurse Executives Mentor Award in 2017 and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Award-winning nurse leader, educator, mentor, wealth builder & author are a few of the words to describe Dr. Nicole Thomas, DNP, RN CCM, the founder of Nicole Thomas INC., an educational firm that provides education, tools, and resources to nurses, nurse practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals who have a desire to take their career to a level that is beyond the confines and limits that have placed on them by society’s perception of what their respective role should be. In addition, Nicole is the creator of The Nurse Power Network is an online community and offline event curator for nurses seeking to gain control of their narrative as a nurse and operate in Nurse Power.
Nicole has led in her roles as a nurse-leader, associate director, and educator for various fortune 500 companies in the area of medical & clinical operations, teams of nurses, nurse practitioners, & allied health professionals who were challenged to go deeper into their “job” roles which resulted in 80% of her direct reporting staff expressing the desire to want to do more in their roles as a healthcare professional and 65% accepting the challenge and put in the work under her guidance & leadership, which concluded with an end result of all personnel going on to successfully further their education in healthcare, advancing to other roles within their respective organizations, or opening their own businesses which range from community health centers, healthcare organizing firms, consulting firms, home health agencies, and more. She has consistently maintained a 98% success rate on her ability to lead a successful team of healthcare professionals in the areas of productivity, education, motivation, and empowerment which has afforded her the opportunity to be the recipient of the Super Hero award, a prestigious award in which over 1,500 were nominated but only 125 were selected.
In addition to being a Doctorally prepared registered nurse with a specialization in healthcare systems leadership & certified case manager, Nicole utilizes her 14- years of leadership, healthcare expertise, clinical knowledge, and business acumen to provide healthcare consulting services through her company Impact Nurse Consulting to healthcare organizations around the world. As an accomplished Nurse, healthcare professional, educator, & strategist, Nicole is known for her ability to help individuals reach their ordained level of success as healthcare professionals all while ensuring it aligns with THEIR purpose as a healthcare professional. She is the author of "In Health, On Purpose! Awakening Your True Calling In The Healthcare Profession", a purpose guide for the healthcare professional. The strategies in this book have helped hundreds of healthcare professionals change their mindsets, adjust their language, and begin to identify, manifest, and fulfill their purpose as a healthcare professional.