Making Long-Term Care Nursing a Specialty to be Proud Of

The Nurse Keith Show

Making Long-Term Care Nursing a Specialty to be Proud Of

October 6, 2023

Making Long-Term Care Nursing a Specialty to be Proud Of

On episode 442 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews registered nurse, author, consultant, entrepreneur, and administrator Dr. Sylvia Abbeyquaye, Ph.D., MPA, RN. In the course of their conversation, Keith and Dr. Abbeyquaye discuss the importance of long-term care nursing and her mission to empower long-term care nurses to approach their practice with pride, discipline, critical thinking, and the framework of the nursing process. In Dr. Abbeyquaye’s new book, Navigating Long- Term Care: A Practical Approach for Nurses, the author expounds on methods and strategies for regulatory compliance, nurse professional development, staff retention, and optimal quality of care.

Dr. Abbeyquaye is the founder of NSDxpert Education and Consultancy Services LLC. She is a highly trained registered nurse, author, consultant, entrepreneur, and administrator with over two decades of experience in the long-term healthcare industry. She has served virtually every level, from being a certified nurse assistant (CNA), staff nurse, and nursing supervisor to becoming a director of nursing. She is also a nurse educator who is on a mission to reform nurse staff development programs in long-term care facilities. In addition, Dr. Abbeyquaye is the owner and developer of the NurseLTC app!

Dr. Abbeyquaye began her education at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. After immigrating to the United States, she earned a master’s degree in public administration from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. Her academic journey continued with a second Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Abbeyquaye is currently an assistant professor of nursing at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is passionate about teaching, mentoring new nurses, and advocating for long-term care staff development and practice reforms.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media ringmaster and newsletter wrangler.

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