Nurse Well-Being Week 2020
Nurse Wellbeing week

Schedule

Don't Miss the Nurse Well-Being Week Keynote with Tim Cunningham

Friday, October 1st at 3:00pm ET

Monday, September 27th

10:00am ET

Nurse Well-Being at Risk: A National Survey

As a follow up to surveys conducted in September, 2020 and January 2021, NurseGrid, the #1 rated mobile app for nurses, again surveyed users on their observations and emotional well-being in the face of a pandemic. We will release the results of this landmark survey on Sept. 27th exclusively for Nurse Well-being Week.

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5:00pm ET

Instagram Live with Zach Smith and Linda Scruggs

Kick-off Nurse Well-being Week with our hosts, Zach Smith, BSN, RN, and Linda Scruggs BSN, RN, as they break down survey results, session topics and speakers scheduled to participate this week.

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Host

Linda Scruggs, BSN, RN
Linda leverages her experience in reproductive medicine to improve patient care via the integration of healthcare and tech.
Zach Smith, BSN, RN
Zach is a nurse innovator, content creator and co-founder of NurseGrid.

Tuesday, September 28th

11:00am ET

Mental, Emotional, and Physical Exhaustion: Look Beyond Sleep to Find Restoration

Even before the pandemic, nurses had to cope with extreme fatigue and exhaustion. But the grueling schedules, overwhelming stress, and unsustainable pace of the past 18 months have brought about a whole new level of physical, mental, and emotional fatigue and exhaustion among nurses. Join Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Nacole Riccaboni, MSN, APRN, as they discuss the different types of rest that nurses need to feel truly restored.

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Panelist

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
Dr. Dalton-Smith is a Board-Certified internal medicine physician, speaker, and author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity
Nacole Riccaboni, MSN, MBA, APRN
Nacole is an advanced practice registered nurse in Orlando, FL, and the founder of NurseNacole.com.
3:00pm ET

Grief and Anger: How to Cope with Each and Build Resilience

Feelings of grief and anger, whether recognized or not, can have a lasting impact on a nurse’s emotional and physical well-being. In this session, we will discuss strategies for coping with grief and anger, building resilience, and laying the foundation for a more sustainable career.

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Moderator

Susan Bauer-Wu PhD, RN, FAAN
President, Mind and Life Institute

Panelist

Jonathan Bartels, RN
Palliative Care Liaison and Compassionate Care Liaison to University of Virginia Health System, Innovator of The Pause
Paula Blake-Beckford, BSN, RN
Trained on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Janice Papedo, PhD, CNS
Clinical Psychologist
9:00pm ET

Instagram Live with Katie Duke, host of the Bad Decisions podcast

Join the conversation with Katie as she discusses strategies and solutions for dealing with bullying in the workplace.

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Host

Zach Smith, BSN, RN
Nurse innovator, Content creator, and Co-founder, NurseGrid

Guest

Katie Duke, MSN, ACNP-BC
Keynote Speaker, Mentor, Host Bad Decisions Podcast


Wednesday, September 29th

11:00am ET

Using Mindfulness to Prevent Burnout

Like elite athletes, nurses face extreme conditions that take a toll on their bodies and minds. With mindfulness, you can begin to train your mind like you train your body. Learn what a mindfulness practice looks like and how it can help improve mental fitness and overcome burnout.

Moderator

Raquél Pérez, BSN, RN
Raquel is a NICU Nurse, public speaker, and AmeriCorps alum

Panelist

Sasha Dingle
MBSR Teacher and Director, Mountain Mind Project
Diana Winston
Director, Mindfulness Education at Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA
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3:00pm ET

The Year That Changed Nursing

In this session we bring together nurses with a broad range of backgrounds and areas of expertise to discuss what they’ve learned from the unique and catastrophic challenges of the past 18 months. From personal changes in habits and relationships to solutions for critical, systemic obstacles, this discussion will focus on using lessons from the past to build a more resilient and sustainable future for all.

Moderator

Raquél Pérez, BSN, RN
Raquel is a NICU Nurse, public speaker, and AmeriCorps alum

Panelist

Trisha Coady, BSN, RN
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Solutions, HealthStream
Asa Briggs, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Program Director of Rural Psychiatric Services, Prisma Health
Dewi Brown-DeVeaux, DNP, BS, RN-ONC
Director Nursing Services, NYU Langone Health
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6:00pm ET

Instagram Live with Financial Planner Matt Elliott

Join Matt Elliott, a financial planner specializing in healthcare professionals, as he discusses navigating student loans, organizing your finances, setting practical financial goals, and other topics to help bolster your financial well-being.

Host

Zach Smith, BSN, RN
Founder, NurseGrid

Panelist

Matt Elliott
Certified Financial Planner, Founder Pulse Financial Planning, specializing in healthcare professionals
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Thursday, September 30th

11:00am ET

How to Use Your Voice for Good

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on nurses and the nursing profession. Whether speaking up for yourself among your peers, learning how to work towards positive legislative change, or simply educating the public about critical issues, your voice as a nurse matters. Learn strategies for using your voice to advocate for yourself and your nursing peers.

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Moderator

Zach Smith, BSN, RN
Founder, NurseGrid

Panelist

Kelly Aldrich, DNP, MS, RN
Director of Innovation, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt School of Nursing
Theresa Brown, PhD, BSN, RN
Nurse and Author of The Shift
Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC
Keith Carlson is a board-certified holistic career coach for nurses, nurse podcaster, freelance writer and columnist, keynote speaker, and award-winning nurse blogger.
3:00pm ET

Love Nursing, but Need a Change?

Burnout, compassion fatigue, exhaustion - these are all issues that are driving people away from their nursing careers. So what do you do if you love nursing too much to leave, but don’t know how much longer you can continue? In this session we will discuss reasonable changes you can make in your career - changing departments, adjusting your hours, pursuing new certifications, and more - to ensure that you can remain a nurse long-term.

Moderator

Nurse Alice, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FNP-C, CCRN, CEN
Host "Ask Nurse Alice" Podcast

Panelist

Amanda Guarniere, MSN, NP-C
Founder "The Resume Rx"
Wali Khan, BSN, RN, SRNA
Speaker, Writer
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8:00pm ET

Instagram Live with Katie Duke, MSN, ACNP-BC, and host of the Bad Decisions podcast

Katie returns with a follow-up conversation. This evening she will discuss her unique take on managing nurse burnout.

Host

Linda Scruggs, BSN, RN
Linda leverages her experience in reproductive medicine to improve patient care via the integration of healthcare and tech.

Guest

Katie Duke
MSN, ACNP-BC, Keynote Speaker, Mentor, Host Bad Decisions Podcast
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Friday, October 1st

3:00pm ET

Keynote: Post-traumatic Growth While the Waves Keep Crashing

This interactive keynote will dive head first into the waves of this pandemic and past epidemics as Cunningham uses narrative medicine practices and storytelling to examine what growth we've experienced, despite it all. The five aspects of post-traumatic growth will guide Cunningham's talk, in which he will share stories of impossible survival and practices that may help you survive the mental tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From thinking about self-wellness practice to necessary system changes, you will leave this keynote thinking differently and hopefully with your own, authentic ideas about how you will continue to persevere and succeed.

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Host

Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN
Tim is the Vice President of Practice and Innovation at Emory Healthcare where he also holds an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing at Emory University. Tim’s co-authored textbook, Self-Care for New and Student Nurses challenges the way we as learners and leaders approach the critical practices of caring for ourselves that we may care for others.
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