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Carol Gino RN, MA, has been a nurse, author and teacher for many years. As author of the best-selling book, “The Nurse’s Story”, Carol is a consistently positive, provocative and inspiring voice for nurses and the nursing profession. She has worked in all areas of nursing including ER, Intensive Care, the Burn Unit, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Hospice Care for the terminally ill. Her website, http://hopefulhealer.com, offers video, blog posts and inspiring stories for the 21st century nurse.
Cyndie Koopsen is a registered nurse with national certifications in public health, holistic nursing, and professional nursing development. She has a Master of Business Administration degree and is the co-author (with Caroline Young) of two books: "Spirituality, Health, and Healing: An Integrative Approach" and "Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals".
Her professional nursing career has spanned over 30 years and has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, writing, consulting, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care.
Cyndie is an national accreditation appraiser and is also a continuing education (CE) consultant with the Arizona Nurses Association. Cyndie has designed, developed, and presented hundreds of live and online educational courses,workshops, seminars, and programs for multicultural audiences covering the entire spectrum of holistic and integrative health, health promotion, prevention, and wellness, and chronic disease management. Her particular passions are healing environments and spiritual nutrition.
Ms. Koopsen joins us to talk about her passions, as well as her holistic nursing CE company, Allegra Learning Solutions, LLC!
Donna Cardillo, RN travels the world helping women and healthcare professionals to be happy in their careers and to reach their full potential. She is fiercely passionate about life in general.
Some know Donna as “Dear Donna” at Nurse.com where she doles out daily online career advice to nurses. She is also an Expert Blogger at DoctorOz.com – the first nurse to blog there!
Donna is author of 3 books and is working on her fourth.
She has received numerous business and healthcare awards and recognitions but is most proud of being named a Diva in Nursing by the Institute for Nursing in NJ for outstanding achievements and excellence in practice.
Donna has been referred to as the Ann Landers and the Dr. Phil of the nursing profession. Regardless of who she’s compared to, there’s no denying that she has her own unique style, indomitable spirit, and uproarious sense of humor!
Denys Cope, RN, BSN, MSS author of the book Dying--A Natural Passage: A Bedside Manual for Being with Dying, has been an RN for over 47 years and a hospice RN for over 27 years. An End-of-Life Coach specializing in the dying process, eldercare and end-of-life issues, she serves as a resource, an advocate, case manager and/or a support for persons faced with navigating the medical system.
Gary Bronga is an expert entrepreneur and Founder of Clipeze Worldwide, Inc., a Florida Corporation. He is the author of the book: "Bringing a Product to Market From Your Home: With $500 and an Idea you can Make Millions".
Gary has been awarded five US Patents and is a Small Business coach. He is a frequent guest speaker at conferences, community colleges, universities and on business talk radio. He has been featured in newspapers and business magazine articles.
If you've ever been interested in creating a product and bringing it to market, join us as we discuss product development, marketing, branding, trademarkes, copyright and patents with an expert in the field!
Nurses, we CAN bring our individual and collective genius to the marketplace, and Gary Bronga can help us realize how to do it!
One Nurse At A Time is non-profit organization created by nurses who are passionate about giving back to the local and global community through volunteer and humanitarian medical pursuits. Dedicated to assisting other nurses enhance the profession, they seek opportunities for nurses to serve locally, nationally and internationally.
One Nurse At A Time offers a directory of organizations seeking volunteer nurses, and offers scholarships to nurses to help offset travel costs. The organization offers education modules intended to help nurses understand disease processes that are uncommon in our work practices at home while also offering personal guidance, recommendations and encouragement to nurses seeking opportunities to volunteer their skills and knowledge.
Please join us in a lively discussion of the important impact of nurse volunteerism around the world.
Please join us on September 9th, 2013 for our second "Scrubs Magazine Extravaganza"!
Scrubs Magazine is the leading lifestyle magazine for nurses, offering highly valuable content in a full-color hard copy magazine and a thoroughly robust website.
During this special episode of RN.FM Radio, we'll be joined by several editors from the Scrubs team, as well as a handful of nurse writers whose contributions to the magazine regularly bring brilliantly written content to their many devoted readers.
This will be a wonderful show, and we encourage you to listen in live if you can, call or tweet with questions and comments, or listen to the archived recording or podcast.
Let's welcome Scrubs Magazine back to RN.FM Radio!
Please join us for the second appearance of Laurel Lewis on RN.FM Radio!
Laurel, who calls herself a "Transition Specialist, Coach and Consultant" is a hospice nurse, healer, and visionary leader in the field of death and dying.
Her "Death and Dying Dinner Parties", generally held in her home city of Los Angeles, have been attended by luminaries such as Deepak Chopra, and Laurel is now bringing these facilitated dinner conversations to cities throughout the United States, including New York City and Santa Fe.
During the episode of RN.FM Radio, we'll talk with Laurel about her experience as a young widow, her work in hospice, and her coaching and consulting work in the field of death and dying. We'll also celebrate the success of her Death and Dying Dinner Parties, and allow ourselves the pleasure of her wonderful company and intelligent, insightful conversation about grief, loss, death, dying, and living life to its fullest.
Dont' miss this episode which is part of our series honoring National Hospice and Palliative Care Month!
Janet Fontana, RN reinvented herself when a latex allergy tended her hospital nursing career. She took positive action, finding tools for improving her health through yoga, meditation, exercise and nutrition.
Inspired by the benefits she gained in using a mind-body approach to restore her health, Janet pursued a Master’s degree in Health Education and Integrative Health Practices. She also completed training in mind-body medicine and positive psycholog, and became certified as a yoga and meditation teacher.
Janet has helped thousands of individuals reduce their level of stress, optimize their health and get more enjoyment out of life. She is happy to share with the RN.FM Radio community her experience of the journey from hospital nurse to successful nurse entrepreneur.
Mary Ellen McDonald has been involved with Palliative Care since 1982. She has worked in all sectors of health care including hospital, community health and long term care, and in 2009 she achieved national certification for hospice palliative care in her native Canada.
Since her conversion to Catholicism in 1989, Mary Ellen has served as a Eucharistic Minister, and is a member of the Catholic Women’s League Caring and Sharing Group. She is also an Associate of the Sisters of St Joseph’s.
Professionally, she is a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario, Sarnia Lambton Palliative Care Association, Save Palliative Care, The End of Life Network and the Bereavement Network
It is Mary Ellen’s personal experience with loss that compliments her knowledge and understanding of the challenges of grief. She recently self-published a book entitled “Grief til Now”, documenting the losses in her life and allowing the reader to reflect on their own grief and loss.
Mary Ellen is married, with two married daughters and four grandchildren.
Please join us for a heartfelt conversation about grief and loss during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
Electronic Medical Records: How to Make Them Your Friend
Is the medical record an accurate representation of the care you give, or will it come back to haunt you?
During this episode, you’ll learn how to look at your charting from a legal perspective. Find out how to protect yourself and your patient by hearing the insights of Patricia Iyer, MSN RN LNCC, a Legal Nurse Consultant with 27 years of experience.
Please join us for an episode of RN.FM Radio like no other!
On October 28th, 2013, we will be joined by three clinicians who are also accomplished poets and writers.
Our airwaves will be graced with these writers' generous reading of their work (much of which is directly related to healthcare, medicine and nursing), and we will also discuss various aspects of what it means to be a medical professional and a dedicated writer.
Joining us on this evening of inspiration and creativity will be Stacy Nigliazzo, RN and professional poet; Tom Lombardo, the founding Editor-in-Chief of WebMD; and Judy Schaefer, RN, MA and professional nurse poet and writer.
Get ready to be moved and inspired!