Exploring the Unparalleled Career Options in Nursing
On episode 3 of the 21st Century Nursing podcast from Aspen University, Keith is joined by Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP, FAAN, aka: The Inspiration Nurse.
In the course of their conversation, Keith and Donna discuss the innumerable career alternatives available to nurses, why it's important to have a broad view of what's possible, and how nurses can get stuck when listening to narrow viewpoints of what "real" nursing is. There are emerging areas of nursing that are particularly exciting, and keeping your finger on the pulse of how the profession is evolving is an important way to keep your eyes and mind wide open.
About Donna Cardillo:
Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP, FAAN (Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing) is The Inspiration Nurse. She is a powerhouse of energy, wisdom, humor, and solid content and has been referred to as a positive force of nature who lights a path for others to follow.
Donna travels the world helping individuals to be happy in their lives and careers and to reach their full potential. She does that as a keynote speaker, retreat and seminar leader, columnist, author, and cut-up. Her accomplished career combines over 25 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer! Donna’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing. She holds a diploma in nursing, a BS in Healthcare Management, and an MA in Corporate and Public Communication. She is the original ‘Dear Donna’ columnist at Nurse.com.
Donna is author of the award-winning book, Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart. She is also the author of Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional, 3rd ed., and The Ultimate Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every State of Your Career, 2nd ed.
As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, Donna is one of only 10% of all speakers to hold this designation and one of only 25 nurses with this credential. She is one of only 3 nurses in the world to hold both the CSP and FAAN designations. Donna sits on the Advisory Board of the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA).
Donna is a Reiki Master, Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Certified Meditation Teacher, and labyrinth facilitator. When she is at her home base in Sea Girt, NJ, she serves as a local spokesperson for family caregivers.
Connect with Donna Cardillo:
Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur.
You can find him at NurseKeith.com.