RN to CEO with Jason Penberthy

High Performance Nursing

RN to CEO with Jason Penberthy

November 21, 2022

RN to CEO with Jason Penberthy

You often hear me talking about how your nursing career is a license to create a career on your terms. Our guest for this episode, Jason Penberthy is an example of whats possible, he started working as an RN. Fast forward to today, he is a successful General Manager, CEO, and Director of Nursing within the New South Wales private healthcare sector.

In this episode, we’ll learn about Jason’s journey from his experience as an RN, taking on various roles to build up his skills to prepare him to become a senior executive.

Jason shares his tips and advice for moving up the ladder. We’ll see the importance of maintaining a grounded connection between executives and RNs that can bolster communication and transparency.

If you have your sights on becoming a nursing executive, from RN to CEO, then this episode is perfect for you!

Key Takeaways:

00:45 – Introducing Jason Penberthy

02:30 – The journey from RN to GM and CEO 

03:00 – Bullying in the workplace 

9:08 – Developing your management style

10:10 – Graduate program misconceptions

18:30 – Connections between executives and RNs 

23:55 – Tips and advice for moving up the ladder 

26:20 – Setting up RNs for success 

30:28 – Impact of COVID on healthcare culture 

36:15 – Non-clinical challenges nurses face 

40:45 – Performance Management as a CEO

47:15 – How to build a leadership career?

51:55 – Importance of consistency 

Are you a senior healthcare leader who is burntout, lacking support and unsure how much longer you can survive in your role? I work with NUMs/Leaders throughout the country to navigate the challenges this role present on a personal and professional level. You can book a call below to chat about your situation and we can make a plan to get you moving forward!


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