On episode 349 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Nicole Akpawera, RN, MSN/MPH; Jayne Peterson, RN, BSN, NC-BC; and Jackie Levin, MS, RN, HWNC-BC of Nurse Champions for Justice, a mindful nurse community who engage a heart-centered, evidence-informed exploration of anti-racism practices to create spaces that are healing, rather than harmful, for those who experience racial trauma.

About Jackie Levin, MS, RN, HWNC-BC : Founder of Leading Edge Nursing, Jackie is a Board Certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse and Leadership Coach, author of the online mindfulness program Room to Breathe: Rewiring for Ease, a public speaker, nature-based retreat guide, and hosts Healing Circles. Her specialty is as a guide to Nurse Coaches in unlocking stubborn blocks to the creation of their signature niche program from the first steps to the successful launch.

Jackie lives among the trees of the Pacific Northwest on the Salish Sea near the foothills of the Olympics with her spouse and English Shepherd. She is currently completing her first memoir.

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About Jayne Peterson, RN, BSN, NC-BC: Jayne is a Board Certified Nurse Coach and Accredited 5Rhythms® Movement Practice teacher with a nursing career spanning nearly 40 years. She is passionate about teaching inner resource skills and embodiment practices that connect one to their natural healing abilities and innate wisdom. Jayne specializes in facilitating body-centered ways of experiencing, knowing and living into one’s whole self. Thinking herself progressive, liberal, inclusive and anti-racist Jayne was surprised by some defensiveness that came up while listening to a colleague share about experiences of racism. Jayne calls this her “moment of grace” which began a deep dive into areas of unconscious bias, white privilege, and systematic racism. Jayne now will tell you, “I am a woman with colonizer’s beliefs deeply embedded within my body. This colonizer mindset is visceral, in my DNA. Bit by bit I am trying to unravel this legacy and promote healing from the inside out.”

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About Nikki Akpawera, RN, MSN/MPH: Nikki is a nurse entrepreneur and the CEO of Transform Nursing; an organization with the mission of equipping nurses globally with the tools to confidently provide socially just care to diverse populations. Nikki’s vision is to coach nurse leaders using innovative strategies for inclusive leadership. Nikki is a published author of a workbook, The Clinician’s Guide to Microaggressions & Unconscious Bias, which is a pocket guide for healthcare providers. She is one of few nurse experts offering an online accredited course focusing on social justice, diversity, and inclusive leadership. With over a decade of experience in international nursing, critical care, hospital, and community-based care, Nikki is an expert on navigating tough conversations around race, class and other social structures that nurses need to learn to deliver safe and compassionate care.

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Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com.
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