Holistic Career Coaching….for savvy 21st century nurses!


Writing is one of my passions. I’ve been a nurse blogger since 2005, and continue to write for a multitude of nursing websites and publishers. Nurse Keith cover

My first book, “Savvy Networking For Nurses: Getting Connected and Staying Connected in the 21st Century,” was published in 2015 and revised in 2017.

Keith Carlson is a master networker and career coach. In his book, he provides the reader with simple strategies, tips to achieve career success. Keith uses simple yet powerful strategies to help nurses build global and hometown relationships. Knowing that the #1 desired human emotion is to feel connected with other humans, Keith provides the quintessential roadmap for success.” –Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN, and CEO of The Healthy Workforce Institute






Aspire To Be Inspired My second book, “Aspire to be Inspired: Creating a Nursing Career That Matters,” was published in 2017.

“Keith Carlson’s latest book, Aspire to Be Inspired, captures the spirit of nursing and highlights the tremendous value nurses possess. With multiple perspectives, Keith gives voice to empowering nurses to take their knowledge and experience and express it in work they love. The section titled ‘Your Nursing Career and a Latte’ beautifully describes the development of our nursing journey and left me wanting to read more. For nurses that feel stuck or wish to take their careers to the next level, Nurse Keith can help and this book is for you!” –Michelle Podlesni, RN President and CEO of the National Nurses in Business Association





Digital Doorway is my award-winning blog that focuses on nursing and health care. Thousands of readers visit Digital Doorway monthly.

I have written professionally for Nurse.com, American Nurse Today, LPNtoBSNOnline.org, MultiBriefs News Service, NursingCE.com, Nurse.org, AusMed.com.au, StaffGarden, Working Nurse Magazine, DiabeticLifestyle, Nurse LinkUp, American Sentinel University, and many other online publications.

I have chapters featured in the following books:

  • Reflections on Doctors: Nurses Stories About Physicians and Surgeons, edited by Terry Ratner, RN, and published 2008 by Kaplan Publishing.
  • Final Moments: Nurses’ Stories About Death and Dying, edited by Deborah Sherman, PhD, and published 2009 by Kaplan Publishing.
  • Nurses on the Run: Why They Come, Why They Stay, edited by Karen Buley, RN, and published 2009 by Dog Ear Publishing.
  • Successful Nurse Communication: Safe Care, Healthy Workplaces, & Rewarding Careers, Beth Boynton, published 2015 by L.A. Davis Company.

An expert career coach who is also a seasoned nurse!

Your companion on the journey of creating an amazing nursing career!

Contact me about taking your nursing career to the next level!

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