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Terry’s Nursing Journey: N.O. means what is my Next Opportunity

Dr. Bonnie Hesselberg, Program Director Keiser University ABSN program with Terry Doire, RN MSN CRRN, Nursing Faculty and SNAC Doctoral Scholarship recipient.

Next opportunity is the philosophy that has led Terry Doire to RN to BSN to MSN to CRRN and now to a Nursing Faculty position at Keiser University and into her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Nova Southeastern University.  That’s a big long sentence it stretches over many years and encompasses many next opportunities seized.

Ms. Terry Doire received a 2017 SNAC Nursing Faculty Doctoral Scholarship.  Read on to discover how nursing education has and will be impacted by the decisions she made to follow opportunities.

Terry learned very young to listen to her mentors.  “At age 17, I ruptured my appendix with peritonitis and ended up in Mass General ICU, hospitalized for 30 days and nearly dying. I had just 2 weeks left in my first semester of nursing school so had to take an incomplete.  I was trying to do my work lying in the hospital be but too sick.   It was a nurse in the step-down ICU after I came out of a coma that kept me going in my career choice.  She had compassion, knowledge and a positive attitude. Her bedside manner and encouragement sent me back to school in the next class. Getting my ADN in 1979 in Boston as there was a nursing shortage meant instant employment and I have never looked back.

My Mom, also a nurse, is my greatest mentor.  I watched her work overseas in the mission field with limited supplies and knew I wanted to me just like her. We had the opportunity to work together in a volunteer medical mission to Santa Domingo and Haiti in 1990. Working side by side, one day in the operating room she turned to me and said,” Do you know what you are doing?” Yes Mom. She was then impressed with the knowledge I had obtained over my career.

By 2019 I will be a RN for 40 years.  It is all the experiences and clinical/ managerial aspects and pitfalls and discouragements that led me to this exact point in my career and the decision to now teach.  I don’t think I could have done this with the passion I have now 10 years ago. I thought I was ready, but it was not the level to which I was destined to teach. I kept going back to school and advanced my career “the long way”.  My BSN in 1990 as there was an initial push for BSN’s especially in manager position:  My MSN in 2012, also from St. Joseph’s, in preparation for “whatever” my life course took me to explore new career options.

As you get in your 50’s, you reflect on how you want your children to remember your job ethics and career.  After a chance meeting with the Nurse Education Navigator from SNAC; she listened to what my roadblocks where and what my passions were.  She just came out and said, “You need to teach!”  I filled out my DNP applications that night and applied as faculty at Keiser accelerated BSN program.  I am in my 3rd term for my DNP at Nova Southeastern University and teaching as full-time faculty at Keiser.  With the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition scholarship, I can concentrate on my school work and work full time without the worry of how to continue. My mentor for constant encouragement for an advanced degree is now my friend who is a stroke coordinator and a brilliant research nurse – always tells me that I can do it! Finish my dream she says! What you dream you can achieve.

Teaching nursing is the future I am destined to have in my career.  

My Dad always said… “Keep on” “keeping on” – so I am keeping onward.

I can mentor our future nurses on my experience over four decades and how they can also shape the future.  I am a role model for my children and family so that they also can succeed in life.”

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How will you seize the day?

NO! or Next Opportunity!

SNAC is here to help.

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Manatee Memorial Hospital Education Fair on June 20th

MMH Education Fair Friday, June 20, 10 am to 2 PM.  Auditorium

Come investigate a boost in your career.  Use your MMH tuition assistance dollar$ today!  Advance your professional practice.

Come on down and meet your Nurse Education Navigator, Kate Garber. The NEN role is to assist anyone initiating or advancing a nursing career. Kate Garber’s services are provided FREE by the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition SNAC, a local coalition comprised of nursing academia, healthcare employers, and community volunteers. Kate will be your mentor, coach and concierge as you continue to develop your nursing career; right up to a doctorate!

Chamberlin College of Nursing  RN to BSN  MSN  Nurse EducatorNurse ExecutiveFamily Nurse PractitionerNursing Informatics or Healthcare Policy /   DNP

Florida State University (on SCF LWR campus) MSN / DNP FNP represented by SCF today)

Galen College RN>BSN/ LPN / LPN> AD/BSN / AD/BSN

Keiser University   11a-1p only ASN / RN>BSN/ Accel BSN/ Fast track BSN /MSN online / FNP/ MS/ DNP

St. Petersburg College ASN/ LPN>AS/ Paramedic > AS / RN to BSN

State College of Florida AS>RN   / RN to BSN

University of Phoenix   RN>BSN   MSN education/ leadership/ informatics/  FNP

University of West Florida RN to BSN/ MSN leadership / education/ new FNP program

University of South Florida   BSN/ Vet to BSN/ RN to BSN/ Bachelors Second degree sequence /AS to MS/ RN to MS/ BS / BA/ B to MS/ Master’s Concentrations = Adult-Gerontology Acute Care/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care /Clinical Nurse Leader/ Family Health Nursing/ Nurse Anesthesia /Nursing Education /Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing /Occupational Health Nursing/ Pediatric Health Nursing/ CRNA /Doctoral Programs/ Doctor of Nursing Practice/ PhD Program

Utica College Accelerated BSN

Walden University RN to BSN online / MSN / Leadership/ education/ informatics / NP adult & gerontology/ Primary or acute care NP / Psych mental health NP /DNP/ PHD

Western Governors Univ.  RN to BSN /B.S. Health Informatics /B.S. Business—Healthcare Management /M.S. Nursing—Education / Leadership and Management

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Interested in becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist? – Act NOW for Fall 2018 USF CRNA Applications

Interested in becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist? Act NOW for Fall 2018 USF CRNA applications!

The University of South Florida College of Nursing is currently accepting new applications for the CRNA program for Fall 2018. For more information, please see http://health.usf.edu/nursing/academics/crna/apply . The annual CRNA Open House will be held on July 28:

When: July 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation (CAMLS), 124 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
What: Join us for a program & admission process review and a tour of the CAMLS facility. Meet faculty, students, and admissions advisors.
Registration Required: Click Here (Space is Limited)

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Today, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are master’s prepared advanced practice nurses who enjoy a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. CRNAs provide anesthetics to patients in every practice setting, and for every type of surgery or procedure.
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Please Join Us – The Promise of Nursing Webinar on March 21st!

Please Join Us – The Promise of Nursing Webinar on March 21st!

Join Walden University’s upcoming webinar, “The Future of Health Care – The Promise of Nursing,” and learn how the Affordable Care Act and Value Based Purchasing may impact the nursing shortage, evidence-based practice, patient care, and ultimately the promise of the future of nursing.

Register: www.WaldenU.edu/promise

 

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Florida State University College of Nursing Information Session

We are excited to share this great opportunity to learn more about FSU’s graduate and doctoral programs! Florida State University College of Nursing is hosting an Information Session on their MSN and DNP Nursing Programs on February 1, 2017.

These MSN Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator programs are offered online with some synchronous online meetings to enhance faculty-to-student and peer-to-peer interaction. The DNP nurse practitioner program is offered on the State College of Florida campus in Lakewood Ranch via videoconferencing.

For more information visit our website at nursing.fsu.edu or contact Dr. Barbara Little at blittle@fsu.edu, or (941) 363-7226

 

 
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Enhance Your Nursing Career – Monday, November 14th

Your future is written in the Stars.

Chart your journey to an alternate universe!

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 Investigate how you can enhance your Nursing Career.

Compete that BSN     go for the MSN       get that ARNP

         Use your HCA tuition a$$istance dollar$

Monday November 14 7:30 AM – 10 AM Doctors Hospital Sarasota
Come to Human Resources
Monday November 14 1-3PM   Blake Medical Center Bradenton
Room 4400   Medical Arts Bldg  

Kate Garber, Nurse Education Navigator, will show you the way.

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Your future is written in the Stars. Chart your journey to an alternate universe!

Your future is written in the Stars. Chart your journey to an alternate universe!

Your future is written in the Stars. Chart your journey to an alternate universe!

Investigate how you can have a career in Nursing.

Join us on Monday, October 10th from 1-4 pm
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
2635 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, Florida 34237

Kate Garber, Nurse Education Navigator, will show you the way. #Nursing #SNAC4FL #Career

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Come on over to Manatee Memorial 9/28

Come on over to Manatee Memorial 9/28 and find out how these 10 Colleges and Universities of Nursing can further your career.  Learn from the expertise of representatives and your Nurse Education Navigator as you investigate all your options. The perfect fit is waiting for your decision to move ahead. Do something today that your future self will thank you for tomorrow!

Manatee Memorial Hospital
Date:  Wednesday, September 28th
Time: 7:30 am – 2:00pm
Location: Auditorium, 206 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208

Participating Schools

  • University of Phoenix
  • Chamberlin College of Nursing
  • Keiser University
  • St. Pete College
  • State College of Florida
  • St. Leo University
  • Walden University
  • Galen College
  • Western Governors University
  • University of South Florida

Meet with representatives from the above schools as well as the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition to find the degree program and career path right for you!

Education is the power to change the future. . .

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