To celebrate the launch of the Year of the Nurse, American Nurse Journal launched its My Nurse Influencer program to feature some of the greatest online nurse influencers! These influencers bring a fresh perspective to our journal and offer our readers more diverse topic matter. We are also thrilled to offer these influencers a platform to share their voices.

We hope you enjoy our influencer program, and if you are interested in learning more, contact us.

Fidel Lim is a clinical associate professor at New York University  Meyers College of Nursing. He has worked as a critical care nurse for 18 years and concurrently, since 1996, has been a nursing faculty member. As the faculty advisor to various student groups (Asian Pacific-Islander Nursing Students Association, Men Entering Nursing, and the LGBTQ-NSA group) he has, among other things, fostered salience in nursing education through high-quality extra-curricular programming. His work as a nurse educator in a Magnet-designated hospital provides sustainable staff-focused educational support. He is particularly interested in bridging gaps in nurse engagement and practice excellence. Fidel has published many articles on an array of topics, including clinical practice, nursing education issues, LGBT health disparities, reflective practice, men in nursing, nursing humanities, and Florence Nightingale. 

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Marion Leary is the Director of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. As the Director of Innovation at Penn Nursing she works to amplify and educate nurses as leaders in health and healthcare innovation. Ms. Leary is a member of the American Nurses Association’s Innovation Advisory Committee, a Founding member of the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders (SONSIEL), a member of the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Innovation Subcommittee.

This past August 2019 she was named as an Influencer of Healthcare winner in the category of Excellence in Innovation by the Philadelphia Inquirer.  In 2017, she was named Geek of the Year for her outstanding achievements in Philadelphia’s vibrant geek community in the areas of innovation, technology, and activism.

Follow Marion on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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Faculty and students at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing represent a diverse community committed to the profession of nursing and helping people and communities throughout the world improve their health and wellbeing. The school’s faculty and students are influencers across healthcare for their groundbreaking research, leadership in clinical excellence, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Inside Nursing: Preparing providers to care for veterans and their families

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Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, speaker, and author.

With two decades of nursing experience, Keith understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. Keith’s podcast, The Nurse Keith Show, offers inspiration and practical support to nurses seeking to create meaningful lives and careers.

Keith’s message of savvy career management reaches nurses worldwide and he can be found on social media, as well as at


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Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 20th year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. She serves on several national boards including The American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), a gun violence prevention research non-profit organization and the National Board of Certification for School Nurses (NBCSN).

Robin is the Legislative Chair for the New Jersey State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA). She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor.

Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. You can also follow her on Twitter at @RobinCogan.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Wishing another year away

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Dr. Kae Livsey has more than a decade of experience creating and developing applied community-based learning experiences for undergraduate BSN students, with particular emphasis on use of community-based service learning experiences, simulation and working with underserved populations. 

Dr. Livsey also has experience working as a BSN-prepared RN in a primary care setting, where she engaged in chronic disease management and practice redesign for a free clinic as the sole RN on staff. She received her BSN from UNC-Chapel Hill, her MPH from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and her PhD in Nursing from George Mason University.  

Since 2016, she has been serving as PI on two large HRSA grants to embed primary care-focused experiences in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. She also has extensive experience in policy and advocacy, having served at the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. She also has recently been seated on the HRSA National Advisory Committee for Nursing Education and Practice.

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What you may not know about primary care nursing practice

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Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, is an internationally recognized patient safety and health culture expert. Kathleen has spoken on leadership, communication, patient safety, and peer relationships to hospital executives and nurse leaders for twenty years.

Kathleen is also a guest Op Ed writer to the Seattle Times and has been interviewed twice on NPR’s “People’s Pharmacy”. Her Tedx Talk calls for changing our belief system from a hierarchy to equality in order to keep our patients safe – and also explains how disaster thrust her into ‘the best profession ever’.

You can also find more information about Kathleen on her websiteTwitter, and Facebook.


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