Cheryl, co-owner and registered nurse, was asked to be the keynote speaker for the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) Nurse Residency monthly meeting. The focus of the meeting was public speaking, research poster presentations, and sharing evidence based information to improve nursing practice. The title of Cheryl’s presentation was “Find Your Voice”. Cheryl shared some of her own personal stories regarding public speaking and overcoming fears during the first years of nursing. She encouraged each nurse resident to not only ‘find your voice but use your voice’ to change nursing practice locally and nationally with the goal of improving patient outcomes.
Quote from nurse resident:
“Thank you for presenting! You are awesome! It looks like you’ve overcome your fear of public speaking. It gives me hope I will survive the next years of nursing!”