“As you will read the stories ahead of the incredible, rock star Rebel Nurses who each have challenged the status quo and chosen the road less traveled, remember that each journey has its own period of self-doubt, fear of failure, and uncertainty of success—but they persevered. We hope that these stories will inspire you to believe in yourself and aim a little higher each day.”
—FROM THE FOREWORD MOLLY K. MCCARTHY, MBA, BSN, RN-BC National Director, U.S. Provider Industry and Chief Nursing Officer Microsoft the U.S. Health and Life Sciences
This compilation of stories from more than 40 diverse nurse leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs portrays the winding and demanding paths that every nurse has braved to improve themselves, their patients’ care, and the healthcare of today. These Rebel Nurses push the boundaries of their profession by demanding a seat at the table of healthcare innovation, lobbying on Capitol Hill, expanding their horizons to fix the broken healthcare systems around the world, and valuing the humanity of the inevitable moments of life’s end. The inspiring innovation and entrepreneurship of these nurse leaders range from the incorporation of informatics or design communities and the implementation of artificial intelligence to creating New York’s Silicon Valley or nationwide adolescent programs that focus on school shootings—consistently disrupting the status quo through implementing life-changing procedures and policies. Readers will be inspired to transform today’s healthcare era by improving communities, implementing proactive care, and enhancing the environment of health and healing through research and policy application.
Develop a personalized plan for success by using the Motivational Introductions, Rebel Nurse’s Progress Notes, Thought-Provoking Questions, and Online Resources.
Helps nurses at all career levels embrace and develop leadership potential to effect change in healthcare.
The appendix includes a list of dynamic resources authored by SONSIEL members for further insight and professional development.
Introduction: Try. Fail. Pivot. Try Again. The Path to Success.
1. Shift Disruptors: Stories of Nurses Recognizing Their Unique Role in Healthcare
2. Overcoming the Odds: Pioneer Nurses Blazing Trails Around the World
3. Transforming Your Passion: Innovatively Adaptive Nurses Working Across Multiple Sectors
4. The Price of Compassion: Soulful Stories of the Humanity of Nursing
5. Sharing Their Story: Words of Wisdom by Rebel Nurses Who Disrupted the Status Quo
6. Rebel Nurses at the Crossroads: Innovative Methodologies, Reflections, and Resources to Guide the Future of Nursing
Appendix: Publication Resources
NurseHack4Health is a free, weekend-long virtual hackathon presented by Johnson & Johnson, SONSIEL, Microsoft and dev up for nurses to share and develop their ideas to improve healthcare and strengthen their innovation skills.