Nurses help us heal physically and emotionally during times of distress. They are currently on the frontlines helping so many as the nation battles COVID-19. Before the outbreak, I interviewed Rhonda Smith Wright, RN, MSN, MHSA a clinical nursing instructor at Johns Hopkins & University of Maryland’s School of Nursing, a @brynmawrschool for girls alumna and trustee, and former @gbali co-director to learn:
- how she teaches future nurses to understand the unique needs of diverse and underserved populations in Baltimore and the nation.
-what personal and professional development, wellness, and community building opportunities could help physicians, nurses, and administrators thrive
-what does the future of nursing look like and what skills will public health students need to succeed and contribute new and bold ideas and practices to create a more mindful, well, and inclusive national and global community
-what technical, life, and or social emotional learning skills will youth and adults need to thrive in the next 25 years!
Connect with Rhonda on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhonda-wright-23694b4
Rhonda Smith-Wright currently serves as a Clinical Nurse Instructor for Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland Schools of Nursing, where she supports the professional learning of graduate students and aspiring registered nurses in community settings. Concurrently, Rhonda consults in numerous health care and public health roles and projects including workforce development, quality, care coordination, and community health assessments. Prior to consulting and while living in Naples, Italy for two years, she successfully led the U.S. Naval Hospital to the U.S. Surgeon General's Blue H. Award for excellence in health promotion activities. Before Rhonda's time overseas, she served as Vice President of Clinical Services for a consortium of community health clinics in Northern California directing programs such as mobile mammography, HIV testing, and diabetes self-management for vulnerable populations in the area. Rhonda holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Michigan, and a master of science degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University. involvement with the Bryn Mawr School includes membership on the Alumnae Association Board from 2003-2006 and 2016-2019, the Board of Trustees Community and Inclusion Task Force during 2018-2019 school year, Parents Association class parent (2015-2016), and Admissions tour guide for Lower School.
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