Thursday Apr 18, 2024

S2E35 How one nurse turned a negative experience into a shift to make a positive impact on healthcare Andrea Johnston, guest


We interview nurses who are business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders. We want to hear inspiring stories from the nurse next door who is making a difference in the entrepreneurial and business space. My mission is for you to own your seat at the table of nurse entrepreneurship, gaining confidence, skills, and freedom to live your life on your own terms. You will dream big and expand your consciousness as an entrepreneur.

Welcome our guest today, Andrea “Drea” Johnston, author of The Struggle to Change Healthcare, One Woman’s Dream for the Future of Nursing, living in Oregon, Wisconsin.  Today’s episode, “How one nurse turned a negative experience into a shift to make a positive impact on healthcare.”

About Andrea Johnston
Dedicated and experienced Registered Nurse Andrea "Drea" Johnston brings a profound seventeen-year perspective to consulting by influencing positive change through patient and provider dynamics and support person interactions. As an accomplished author, her debut book, The Struggle to Change Healthcare, One Woman’s Dream for the Future of Nursing, reflects her commitment to addressing challenges in the nursing industry and proposing sustainable solutions. In her second book, Escaped Oblivion: Untethered, Traumatized, Alone, Facing the Real World. A True Story of Resilience, she delves into personal resilience after many adverse life experiences.  

Complementing her nursing career, Andrea elevated her journey into Human Rights Consultation, stemming from a passion for advocating for Quality of Life. She has ventured into entrepreneurship, launching On Purpose Dream Consulting to advance humanity's approach to giving, receiving, and supporting medical attention. 

Utilizing her authentic self and diverse experiences, she joins Global Leaders to drive impactful change in healthcare practices and patient well-being.

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Our mission at The Nurse Shark Academy is to expand the consciousness of nurses as experts to reflect their individual and collective power by promoting self-agency through inspiring nurses to dream big, reach far, and soar to new heights in business and the profession of nursing thereby producing a healthier & richer society. Let us help you get started in your next healthcare business venture by giving you a strong foundation on which to build your dreams. We offer individual consultation, group coaching, and a community of nurse entrepreneurs for support of your entrepreneurial journey. 

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