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In this section you will find information from Dr. Rhonda Collins designed to engage, inform and inspire.
Get started by learning a little more about her journey below.

Rhonda Collins, RN, DNP, FAAN

Chief Nursing Officer at Vocera


Rhonda Collins

I distinctly remember the first CNO I had as a young nurse, and the impact she had on my life and my career.

She did not walk down the halls with her arm around me, whispering in my ear what I needed to do here or there. She was tough. I wanted to be good enough to please her because she gave out accolades very sparingly. I wanted her to see me and to value me. Because of that, I worked hard.

An opportunity came up for me to reopen an obstetrical service in a different hospital that had been closed. I would need to hire all the nurses, write all the policies – all that goes with it. I saw it as an exciting challenge, and I resigned.

The CNO called me to her office – and you understand this is West Texas. She said, “Rhonda, I just want to make sure no one has stepped on your tail here because you know you could run that service out of your garage with one hand tied behind your back, right?”


I think the challenge and opportunity for nurse leaders is to let the nurses around you know you value their work and see their contribution.


In that moment, I knew she saw me. I knew she truly valued my work and found it extraordinary. I left to go do the other job with the CNO’s blessing. I try to give back to every nurse around me that same gift of knowing that I find their work valuable, that I value what they do with me. I try to do that with my team always.

I think the challenge and opportunity for nurse leaders is to let the nurses around you know you value their work and see their contribution.

This is how we lift each other up, not only as nurses, but as human beings.

Cultivated by Dr. Collins
Nurse Leader

CLINICIAN COGNITIVE
OVERLOAD AND ITS
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSE
LEADERS


Video

Caring Greatly Podcast with Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN. 15 minutes.


CNO

THE CNO PERSPECTIVE.
3-Point Strategy to
Help Strengthen Nurses
Resiliency


Video

Reduce the Noise and Chaos, Improve Safety


Nursing Times

NURSE ENGAGEMENT IN TECH
AGENDA ‘CRITICAL TO
PROTECTING CLINICAL
PRACTICE'


Webinar

DIGITAL HEALTH STRATEGY TO
REDUCE COGNITIVE LOAD, AND
IMPROVE PATIENT AND CLINICAL
WELL-BEING


NURSING REPORT

2020 CNO PERSPECTIVE

NURSES HAVE STEPPED UP. NOW IT’S TIME TO SUPPORT THEM

3-Point Strategy to Help Strengthen Nurses’ Resiliency

Around the world, we’re sorting through the lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 crisis. This is a report about looking forward as we care for those who have cared so tirelessly for patients and families.

The CNO Perspective report looks at the foundation cognitive science provides for devising a strategy to strengthen nurses’ resiliency.

  • Lightening clinicians’ cognitive load by addressing the strategic delta between documentation and communication.
  • Relieving the burden of adapting to multiple preferences and systems by giving clinicians control over how they communicate.
  • Providing clinicians with clear, contextual, just-in-time information using software to enhance workflow.

To all the healthcare providers helping with this pandemic, you are heroes and inspirations to us all

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