15 Jan 5 Nurses You Should Be Following
Happy Birthday to the great Martin Luther King, Jr.! MLKJ was the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. His many contributions have paved the way of integration throughout America. We can thank MLKJ for integration in the health services. I’m so grateful to be able to celebrate such a significant holiday!
In honor of his day and while black excellence is at it’s all time high (as it will always be), I want to take a moment to shine light on a few Nursepreneurs. Here are 5 black nurses you should follow:
Nurse Jean is an emergency room Trauma nurse. Nurse Jean is also the the creator of Scrub Addict, a medical apparel line that caters to all healthcare professional around the world. If you’re ever in need of a pair of unique custom scrubs, Scrub Addict has got you covered! In addition to being the creator of a scrub apparel line, Nurse Jean gives back! She recently went on a medical mission to her home country, HAITI! Follow this Haitian Queen, @_nursejean_ , and stop by her site for a cute pair of scrubs!
If you aren’t already following Murse Mike, @offficialmursemike, my question to you is “HOW??” Murse Mike is a family man, a southern gentleman and also an ER/STICU Neuro/Flight Nurse based in Atlanta, GA. Murse Mike founded gogoNurse which is fun, easy to use, and a SAFE AND TRUSTED hub connecting business with customers, travelers with other travelers, and hosts with potential renters. You can do cool things like list an extra space you have for rent to another medical professional and read about different cities that they have explored. Murse Mike and his team are working to spread the word about gogoNurse “in hopes that it will make the hectic lives of my fellow nurses a little bit easier.” Murse Mike is also a blogger/vlogger and discusses many issues that matter most to nurses.
Monica Elston is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Women’s Health Medelita HIP Ambassador. After passing the American Nurses Credentialing Center FNP Boards, she started her first job as a Nurse Practitioner in Obstetrics & Gynecology at MGUH being the FIRST EVER African-American Nurse Practitioner hired in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She’s also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.! (HAPPY FOUNDERS’ DAY!). Monica has her own online skincare boutique as a consultant with Rodan and Fields. “As an NP, I’ve adopted a care model that includes caring for the whole person by providing comprehensive, patient-centered, non-judgmental, evidence-based gynecological and obstetric care across the lifespan. This is the plan He has for me; To consistently provide the very best care to women, inspiring them to have the confidence to live their best life.” -ME Be sure to check out her website and follow her on IG @givememoremonica!
Valentine Ewudo, @valewudo, is a proud Nigerian, Fit ER Travel Nurse, speaker, health and leadership coach, and entrepreneur. Val is also the host and creator of a podcast called “Think Alpha Project.” The podcast is extremely enlightening and for young people aspiring to be greater. “The mission is to empower minority millennials to break barriers, take risks, and grow to reach excellence, to become the alpha in your life that you are destined to be. Through no-BS conversations with achievers in life, and through sharing lessons of my own, we will grow and succeed, together.” *Yasss inspiration!!* When you get a chance be sure to listen to his podcast for all of the gems!
Brianna Bradley is a trauma nurse in a Level 1 Trauma Center and is currently studying to be a nurse practitioner. Brianna is a business owner who is a lover of fashion and healthcare. #NotJustNurses is a network where nurses who aspire to be more can come and network with one another. Giving advice on topics such as health and wellness, empowerment, study tips, job searching, etc. “My vision is that Not Just Nurses blossoms into a lifestyle brand that can serve as encouragement and motivation to nurses, nursing students, nurse entrepreneurs, and health care professionals alike.” She has super cute apparel available online and interesting spotlights on nurse bosses —> @youreadyb__
Happy MLKJ Day! And Happy Founders’ Day to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.!