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What is the role of a nurse leader in the inpatient clinical setting?

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  Question: What is the role of a nurse leader in the inpatient clinical setting? Is it the same as a charge nurse? What is the pathway to becoming a nurse leader? Allegra H. Answer: Dear …

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What positions exist for me to become a Psychiatric Nursing leader?

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  Question: I am in the process of getting my doctorate in nursing practice the more I learn the more I understand that I am learning how to examine evidence based interventions to employ …

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How do I obtain leadership experience?

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  Question: How do I obtain leadership experience?  -Marilyn W. Answer:  Dear Marilyn, Congratulations on your DNP. Leadership experience can be obtained through your internships, daily role at work or through volunteering. Your work …

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What are my career options besides teaching?

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  Question:I am a minority RN. I am graduating this May with my master’s of science in nurse education. My question is what kind of career choice do I have other than teaching? I …

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What can I do to be culturally sensitive to my patients?

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  Question: What can I do to be culturally sensitive to my patients? –Patrycja C. Answer: To be culturally sensitive, you have to be culturally competent. This is “nursing knowledge and understanding of another …

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Becoming Conscious Of Your Subconscious?

Nina Guercio SPHR, SHRM-SCP Training & Development Specialist Talent Development / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital What’s the best way to become always conscious of your subconscious? Ex: ingrained mannerisms like sighing and facial expressions, body language habits, and tone. Does one just pretend to be fake like a robot with no emotion? …

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I’m Intersted in Holistic Health and Working From Home

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  I received my R.N. diploma in 1976, B.S. in Health Arts in 1983, and have 25+ years in O.R. and O.B. The past nine years of which was in pre-op interview at an …

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Interested In Becoming An ICU Nurse

Jefferey Hammond, MSN, BSN, NEA-BC, CCRN Patient Care Director  New York I am a Med-Surg Nurse. If I am interested in becoming an ICU nurse so that I can later become a Nurse Anesthetist, do you recommend that I read any books before hand to make me a critical thinker …

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Mandating Nurses To Stay At Work?

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  I’d like to know if it is appropriate for the Director of Nursing to threaten your license as blackmail for purposes of mandating nurses to stay at work? Answer: Miscommunication or not communicating …

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Do you like what you do?

Linda Versea

Linda Versea, ANP-BC, MSN, AOCNP Director, Cancer Services Norwalk Hospital I love it! I’ve always been a person to think of several ways to solve a problem and in health care we have them all around us! Whether it’s making a clinical recommendation, improving staffing or improving work flow, opportunities …

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