Last week I was a motivational speaker for the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators in Austin Texas.
This enthusiastic and fun audience was comprised of over 300 vocational nurse educators from across texas. Nurse educators teach at community college to license vocational nurses.
The stress this unique crowd faces daily includes managing a very diverse schedule and student population. Conflict with other faculty members often arise over resources and scheduling.
College administrators continually look for ways to cut back and nurse education programs are not immune. Budget cut backs leave Nurse educators with less time, resources and money to provide exceptional programs.
Nurse educators use life like manaquins to teach hands on skills to students. These manaquines can do everything from breath and give birth!
I really enjoyed being a motivational speaker for the vocational nurse educators. I presented the opening motivational speech, The Nerve to Serve... Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout! and a closing motivational speech, Dare to Care... Leading a Spirited Healthcare Team.
We had some interesting discussions about managing younger student populations. The motivational speech, Dare to Care, focused on how to influence others. We discussed how younger generations have shorter attention spans, work ethic and a sense of entitlement. Next we addressed methods to help create engagement and commitment.