Caring for Caregivers: Exploring Nurse Wellbeing and Leadership, with Chief Nursing Officer, Dani Bowie

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Caring for Caregivers: Exploring Nurse Wellbeing and Leadership, with Chief Nursing Officer, Dani Bowie

September 19, 2023

Caring for Caregivers: Exploring Nurse Wellbeing and Leadership, with Chief Nursing Officer, Dani Bowie

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Danielle ‘Dani’ Bowie, the Chief Nursing Officer at Trusted Health, the career marketplace for healthcare professionals, to discuss the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare providers and how this plays into the system wide issues in healthcare. 

In her role at Trusted, Dani helps health systems transform their nursing workforce programs to achieve greater efficiency and flexibility and to empower the frontline nurse and manager. Dani’s career has spanned a variety of roles from bedside nurse to hospital administrator to the manager of enterprise-wide technology initiatives. Her true passion is in health system workforce management and staffing, an interest that was first kindled at Yale nursing school where she built early predictive nurse scheduling models as part of her doctorate research. 

Before joining Trusted, Dani was the System Vice President of Nursing Workforce Development for Bon Secours Mercy Health. In that role she was responsible for developing and executing the health system’s strategic nursing workforce plan, focused on recruitment, retention, professional growth and the re-design of staffing and scheduling models for 14,000 nurses spanning across seven states. Prior to joining BSMH, Dani led an enterprise staffing and scheduling technology project at Legacy Health, converting 126 nursing units and 5,000 end-users to new staffing and scheduling technology, achieving improved nurse engagement and a reduction in premium nursing labor spend. Dani obtained her BSN from the University of Portland as a Providence Scholar, her MSN from Vanderbilt University and her doctorate from Yale.

Tune in to this week’s episode to learn:

  • Danis’ evolution from frontline nurse to transformative leader, exploring her key decisions and moments of growth
  • The wide-reaching staffing and workforce issues affecting nursing, gaining insights from Danis’ unique perspective
  • The physical, emotional, and mental resilience strategies for both nurses and leaders
  • Examining healthcare workers’ mental health through revealing survey results, and strategies for fostering a culture of support
  • Ways to authentically communicate the priority of healthcare providers’ wellbeing, echoing Danis’ call for fearless leadership

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