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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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Lakewood Ranch Medical Center nurses Richard S, RN, Jackie G, RN BSN and Widley R, RN are investigating programs to complete their RN to BSN and MSN degrees. Did you know over 1600 accredited nursing programs exist in the USA? There is one made just for you!

Contact SNAC and get going on your future. Kate @ 941-780-1447

Do something today that your future self will thank you for tomorrow
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Annual Nursing Competency Testing Complete! What’s Your Next Step Toward the Future?

 

Over 100 nurses completed their annual nursing competency testing on May 23 at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Sandi Letourneau, MSN, RN, Hospital Clinical Educator, and many others made this serious business into an exciting day!

SNAC was front and center and your Nurse Education Navigator is now “navigating” with a dozen nurses going for BSN, MSN , FNP and DNP programs. And a possible PhD!

They decided to “do something today that your future self will thank you for tomorrow.” You can make the same decision by calling Kate at 941-780-1447 today!

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USF System Partnership Creates Suncoast Nursing Accelerated Pathway

“A new University of South Florida College of Nursing partnership with USF St. Petersburg (USFSP) and USF Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) will allow eligible students to complete two bachelor of science degrees – one in biology and another in nursing — in five years.

The Suncoast Nursing Accelerated Pathway program creates an opportunity for students from USFSP and USFSM to earn an undergraduate degree in biology from their respective institutions, followed by a seamless transition to the USF College of Nursing’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.” Continue Reading: https://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/nursingnews/usf-system-partnership-creates-suncoast-nursing-accelerated-pathway/

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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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The “Inside Scoop” Highlights Work of AARP’s Nursing Center

Courtesy of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

The Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) and a couple of its staff members were highlighted this week on Inside Scoop, a cable program on Fairfax (VA) Public Access that will also air on 500 stations nationwide. CCNA is an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and runs the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of those same three organizations … Read On: http://campaignforaction.org/lights-camera-action-inside-scoop-highlights-work-aarps-nursing-center/

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University of South Florida announces new DNP to PhD Program

University of South Florida announces new DNP to PhD program starting fall 2017.

To learn more please check out these flyers:

Contact:
Mark Freeman, Doctoral programs Advisor
University of South Florida – College of Nursing
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 22
Tampa, Florida 33612
Phone: (813) 974-2191
Fax: (813) 974-3118
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