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April 07, 2008

Donna Cardillo, RN

Donna Cardillo, RN has been referred to as the ‘guru’ of career development for nurses. Donna is a professional keynote speaker, author, consultant, and coach. Her accomplished career combines over 20 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer. Donna’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing.

Donna’s Latest Articles:

Steps for Successful Networking

Resumes vs. CV – What’s the Difference?

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Laura Wisniewski, RN

Laura Wisniewski RN is an educator, speaker and writer with 25 years of front line nursing experience. Her company, Nursing Voice Communications, provides empowering, solution-oriented presentations on nursing workforce issues. Her articles encourage and challenge nurses to improve healthcare.

Laura’s Latest Articles:

How to SCORE in Your Nursing Career

All Nurses Are Leaders

9 Career Mistakes to Avoid

Immediate Openings: Role Models and Mentors
Nursing as a Second Career

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Elizabeth Rudolph, JD, MSN, RN

Elizabeth Rudolph is an attorney and nurse with 20 years experience practicing health care law. She is a renowned speaker on legal issues in nursing and legal nurse consulting. Having obtained her Bachelors in Nursing, Masters in Nursing and law degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, Elizabeth has authored numerous publications on legal and nursing issues, many of which are available in books, courses and CDs. She has been the subject of many published articles and featured in network television programming. Elizabeth Rudolph is the founder and president of JurexTM Center for Legal Nurse Consulting,, which provides two-day Professional Legal Nurse Consulting certification (PLNCTM).

Elizabeth’s Latest Articles:

The Nurse Expert Witness: A Professional Legal Nurse Consultant Practice

Got Sued? What Initially Happens When a Lawsuit is Filed

The Need for Nurse Experts

Q & A: Legal Issues with Elizabeth Rudolph

Q & A Legal Issues with Elizabeth Rudolph

Malpractice and Other Lawsuits Affecting Nursing

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Hollis Forster, RNC-NP

Hollis Forster, RNC-NP received her RN in 1980 and her nurse practitioner license in 1982 from the University of California at Los Angeles. She’s worked in intensive care units and ambulatory care centers, delivering hands-on women’s health care services to countless women. During many of these years, she also worked as the risk and quality manager of ten women’s health centers, assuring compliance with local and federal law and managing the details of protocol development and implementation.

From 2003-2005, she served as the Executive Director of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, drawing on her knowledge of cervical cancer from her twenty years as a provider of cervical cancer services. This experience enriched her knowledge of the administrative needs of health care services.

In 2006, Holly joined Affiliates Risk Management Services, a risk management organization that serves a national health care association. She is currently Director of Risk and Quality Management for over 860 health care sites. She also continues her hands-on work to stay connected with the most important part of this job- the patient.

Ms. Forster has also served on the board of medical management for the Family Planning Funding organization in California and has been a visiting faculty member for the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, delivering medical education to reproductive health care professionals across the U.S.

Hollis’s Latest Articles:

Advanced Degree: To Be or Not?
Where Are We On This Issue? ADN vs. BSN

Todd Wheeler, President and CEO

Todd Wheeler is the founder and president of Concierge Colorado and Hospital Concierge of America. For over 20 years he has been a successful entrepreneur in many sectors of the service industry. In the 1990’s he operated an international management consulting firm specializing in organizational development and growth for mid-size and large organizations. Clients included: Arthur Anderson, Gambro International, Rocky Mountain Bank Note and Grupo Misa (Mexico City). In a former life, Mr. Wheeler was the Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum in Colorado.

At the present time Hospital Concierge of America and Concierge Colorado provides concierge consulting services and concierge programs to hospitals as retention and recruitment tools. These concierge programs have been noted by both hospital administration and staff as “indispensable”, “extremely professional”, “world-class” and “life savers”. Feedback proves that many nurses site these programs as the reason they work at this hospital. Mr. Wheeler believes that all concierge are not created equal, and strives every day to create and deliver elegant results to people problems. For several years, Concierge Colorado has been exceeding the expectations of over 10,000 individuals and has completed over 35,000 requests for hospital staff, with a 99% same day completion score.

After developing and utilizing web based concierge management technology to run the concierge business for the last 6 years, Concierge Colorado is now offering consulting services, training and the most powerful Customer Relationship Management tools for hospital concierge and small businesses.

Todd’s Latest Articles:

Work-Life Balance: Why You Need It & How to Get It

Stressed Out? How Nurses Can Regain Some Calm

C. Mike Emery, RN, CEO

C. Mike Emery is a Registered Nurse and the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Expedient Medstaff. Expedient Medstaff is a travel nursing company that offers amazing travel nursing assignments in beautiful locations throughout the United States.

Mike has been working in the healthcare staffing sector since 1990. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Lynn, and two boys, Jacob and Kyle.

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C. Mike Emery’s Latest Articles:

Travel Nursing: Tax Homes vs. Permanent Homes

6 Interview Tips to Win the Job

The Pros and Cons of Travel Nursing

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