Oct 25, 2022
Some forms of discrimination are indirect, subtle, and often unintentional, but what do you do when you find yourself on the giving or receiving end of these microagressions? Alissa, Caroline, Laura, and Maritess candidly share their own stories, experiences, and approaches to dealing with these situations in the med-surg unit.
Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology. She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership. Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018. Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship. She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.
Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator from HCA Healthcare and is currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
Alissa Brown, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game.
Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.