Overcoming a stroke and finding a career in nursing
Our guest for this episode has a truly remarkable story. At 26, Paul Coyne suffered a stroke while working as a derivatives analyst at Goldman Sachs. Rather than slowing him down, the stroke and the nurses who cared for him inspired Paul to pursue a career in healthcare, and over the next four years, he earned five degrees, including a Doctorate from Columbia University School of Nursing, an MBA in Healthcare Management and an MS in Finance from Northeastern University.
Paul went on to pursue a career in nursing informatics at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he is now a Vice President. He also founded Inspiren, a nurse-led technology company that has been recognized by awards from the ANA, Time Magazine, Fast Company, Becker’s Hospital Review, SXSW and the Webby Awards.
In our conversation today, Paul and Dan talk about his journey and how it led him to where he is today, as well as the outside-the-box advice he gives to nurses who come to him for career advice.
Links to recommended reading:
- Improving Clinical Communications: A Smartphone for Every Nurse
- Paul Coyne, A Nursing Graduate Inspired by His Nurses
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/paul-coyne