Renee Thompson – Nurse Entrepreneur’s Exchange Video Interview
Nurse Entrepreneur’s Exchange are interviews covering how nurses become nurse entrepreneurs and how nurses succeed in business. The name is attributed to the grassroots newsletter that evolved into the founding of the NNBA in 1985. The NNBA was and continues as the only professional nursing organization that is dedicated to the independent practice of nursing through entrepreneurial models.
NNBA member interviews are moving accounts of dreams, opportunities, challenges, and triumphs. In a spirit of trust and generosity nurse entrepreneurs shared their experiences with me during these interviews. Nurses will find confidence, motivation, and inspiration in their stories of transforming their careers through entrepreneurship.
Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, FAAN, CSP®
Dr. Renee Thompson is a sought after speaker, author, consultant, and leading authority on creating healthy workforces by eliminating bullying and incivility. With more than 30 years as a clinical nurse, nurse educator, quality manager, and nurse executive, Dr. Thompson is a leading authority on workplace bullying and incivility and spends the majority of her time working with healthcare leaders who want to cultivate a healthy workforce.
Renee is the CEO and Founder of the Healthy Workforce Institute and has been repeatedly published, interviewed, and awarded for her work to eradicate disruptive behaviors in healthcare.
Renee has been published in numerous nursing journals including, but not limited to, Journal of Medsurg Nursing, Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA), Nursing 2008, Nursing Administration Quarterly, and Nurse Leader. She is a frequent invited guest on radio, podcasts, webinars, and online social media platforms.
In 2016, Renee received the Nursing Excellence award as a nurse entrepreneur to honor her work to eliminate workplace bullying. She received the first Outstanding Nursing Alumni for Excellence in Leadership Award and Distinguished Alumni recognition from her alma mater, and was a finalist in the Healthcare Heroes Awards as a Healthcare Provider. Her blog has won numerous awards as a Top Nursing Blog “must-read” by the online nursing community and her anti-bullying videos are viewed by healthcare organizations around the world.
Renee is one of only 30 nurses in the world who have achieved the prestigious certified speaking professional designation. In 2018 she was recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Top Ten Voices in Healthcare for her contribution to their global online healthcare community and in 2022 was identified as one of the top 5 Nurse Influencers on LinkedIn.
Renee has a Masters degree in Nursing Education and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Pittsburgh.
You can learn more by visiting:
Facebook business page: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyWorkforceInstitute
LinkedIn business page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rtconnections/
If you are a nurse entrepreneur or one in the making, who’s looking to create a business that makes an impact and allows you to do the work you love, Join the NNBA and become part of The Voice of Nurse Entrepreneurship.