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Episode 16-We Have No Excuse NOT To Be Great Nurse Leaders-an Interview with Nyuma Harrison

Social Entrepreneurship Now Podcast

Release Date: 06/27/2019

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Nyuma Harrison is a Zambian-born, globally raised and educated healthcare practitioner, thought leader, philanthropist, and rising entrepreneur. Her professional experiences include almost 20 years of experience as a direct care practitioner at some of the busiest and most prestigious emergency and trauma centers in the United States. In addition, Nyuma has accumulated over 10 years of experience educating and training nurses for entry into the workforce. 

Nyuma is passionate about process improvement and capacity building for new nurses as well as nurses from under-represented groups.  Nyuma is the founder of the Association of Zambian America-based Nurses (AZAN), a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (STTI), the African Women’s Leadership Organization (AWLO), and Rotary International. She is also a member of LinkedIn’s first official cohort of Nursing Leaders.  Nyuma holds an Executive Master’s in Leadership degree from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Howard University, and numerous certificates from both Johns Hopkins and Harvard University. 

In our time together we discussed a lot of great tools and tips.  These are some of the takeaways:

  • Recruit nurses to do leadership work and use them to their fuller capacity
  • We need to eliminate the culture of self-exclusion that nurses often have when it comes to being at key decision tables
  • We need to learn to lead from the center, take risks and refurbish what isn't working 

If you would like to reach Nyuma you can find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nyumaharrison/ or you can reach her via email at: [email protected]

You can reach me, your host, Nikki at [email protected].  I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to share topics that you would like to hear about in upcoming episodes.