Our second spotlight for this month is Marshanell Wright, a registered nurse and a DNP candidate. Marshanell is a powerhouse for education and nursing leadership! Read our interview below! Please comment and share!
1)How long have you been a nurse? I have been a nurse now for 27 years
2.)Why did you decide to become a nurse? I did not decide to become a nurse it is my calling, as a little girl I have always known I would be a nurse and a teacher. So, while in high school I was focused already on the classes I needed to take to be accepted in a Nursing Program.
3.)Tell us about your company, how you are connecting the community and healthcare, and how your business can help healthcare professionals. I am the President of Black Nurse Rock Bay Area we educated and empower those less fortunate than us, our goal is to help our communities live a healthy life and let them know how to care for themselves and their families. We have educated not only our Black community but the Vietnamese and Latino communities also on high blood pressure, diabetes, signs and symptoms of stroke. We also have partnered with American Heart Association to educate our communities on Hands on CPR. I am a member of Silicon Valley Multicultural Leadership Committee of American Heart Association and we are focused on Hands on CPR, Heart and Stroke and educating our communities. My business is MMW Enterprises LLC, under this I do Speaking Engagements on empowerment, and Leading with Integrity, Nurse Retreats (self-care, self-love). Many of our Nursing Profession go day to day caring for patient and family members but not ourselves, my focus is having Nursing Retreats for nurses to Refocus, Regroup, Recharge. The speaking engagements is focused on empowering nurses by giving my story of where I was and where I am now, I understand the power of story telling and the impact it has on an individual. I am a Nurse Leader and I see opportunities within our Profession and I believe I am charged also to speak on Leading with Integrity and its importance (which as a staff nurse we lead you do not have to have a position as a Nurse Leader).
4.)What are your passions outside of nursing? I love to go to the ocean and get away from the chaos and recharge myself, I also love to learn from other women,and yes I love to travel and read a good book.
5.)Where do you see yourself, within the nursing profession, in 5 years? I see myself traveling speaking at different meetings, having the nurse retreats and continuing to impact not only our communities but nurses and women. I also see myself advanced in Leadership as a Nurse Executive (Director), and having a voice on Nursing with Evidence Base Practice.
6.) What are you most proud of/biggest accomplishment(s)? I am proud that I continue to PUSH, in spite of my past in spite of the obstacles as a minority woman in leadership in our profession, and that I am almost complete with my Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
7.) If you were not a nurse what would your career be? I don't know this answer I have always known I would be a nurse and a teacher
8.)List all social media accounts and
contact info for anyone who may want to contact you.
I am currently creating different social media accounts for business, at the moment email is my contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS MARSHANELL FOR YOUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO THE NURSING PROFESSION!