Greetings, NSNA members and future colleagues!
I hope your July is filled with lovely summer air, warm beach days, and most of all, relaxation!
One of the most important and effective qualities to being a fantastic leader to me is being able to communicate professionally and with personality.
A visible quality in many nursing leaders that I admire is personality. But something that often gets overlooked in professional nursing leaders is also personality! There’s a pendulum between personality and professionalism and the best nursing leaders find that equilibrium. I am here as a future nursing leader to share some light on what I have learned to assist you in being the BEST nursing leader you can be!
I’ve had mentors that have been strictly professional, strictly personality, and the best of both worlds. And I’ve found time and time again that the best leaders not only uphold excellent professionalism when called for, but know how to extract the perfect amount of their personality for the delegation, colleagues, and other leaders to see.
An excellent example of this is our Executive Director, Dr. Kenya Williams. Not only is she a strong leader in the nursing profession, but everyone who knows Dr. Williams is not only a colleague, but a friend to her. Because of our similar leadership styles, I have learned multitudes of lessons from Dr. Williams. Additionally, while attending all the conferences I have, I’ve witnessed my own key takeaways and would love to share them with you!
Please leave any questions you have for me in the comments below and I will get back to you as soon as possible! If you would like to have a conversation with me on the side, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in service and signing off for now,
My name is Lauren Lodico and I am the 2023-2024 NSNA President. I attend Molloy University in Rockville Centre, NY as a senior in their traditional program. I am expected to graduate in May 2024 with my BSN and a minor in Writing. I aspire to be a future Labor and Delivery nurse with hopes to further my education by going back to school for my Family Nurse Practitioner and PhD, so I can have the pleasure of teaching future nursing students and conducting my own research. I have also published two novels and written several unpublished in genres such as young adult romance, mystery, suspense, and more.