KATHLEEN BARTHOLOMEW, RN, MN
Nurse Speaker & Expert on Hospital Culture
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
KEYNOTE FEE:

$5,001 - $7,500

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
TRAVELS FROM:

Washington

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"Kathleen Bartholomew is one of the most dynamic and knowledgeable speakers on the state of nursing care I have heard. Her insight into nurse-to-nurse bullying and how use of how use of current technology, ie. cell phones, negatively impact delivery of safe patient care resonates with nurses today - especially those in leadership roles. Her wisdom on what we, as nurses can and should do to promote the profession for our patients is not to be missed."

Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management

"Please accept our most ardent and sincere thanks for your insights, help and most significantly, caring. You have effectively provided our arena some very poignant avenues to follow towards improvement."

Chief of Urology, Professor of Surgery

"The comments about your sessions were by far the most positive and sincere of all. Everyone had more than one insightful takeaway from their session with you... I was so happy that we were fortunate to have you participate in the Symposium, but the best part was finding out that you are an awesome communicator with such a great ability to teach these wonderful nurses and administrators very, very valuable (and much needed) lessons. Each attendee I spoke to expressed how much it meant for them to be reminded of why they do what they do and to feel appreciated. So thank you for that Kathleen!"

"Thank you again for three excellent presentations. I appreciate the adjustments you made throughout the two days to ensure we used our time to gather targeted feedback for our Nursing Leaders. Thank you again!"

Division Director
ABOUT KATHLEEN BARTHOLOMEW

Before turning to healthcare as a career in 1994, Kathleen Bartholomew held positions in marketing, business, communications and teaching. It was these experiences that allowed her to look at nursing from a different perspective and speak poignantly to the issues that effect nurses today.

Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN has been a national speaker for the nursing profession for the past 20 years. As the manager of a 57 bed surgical unit in Seattle, Kathleen quickly recognized that creating a culture where staff felt a sense of belonging was critical to retention. Throughout Swedish Medical Center Kathleen spoke to the numerous factors which propel our society toward isolation and encouraged staff to connect and value one another. During her tenure as manager, staff, physician and patient satisfaction improved significantly as she implemented her down-to earth strategies for creating community. Despite the nursing shortage, Kathleen could always depend on a waiting list of nurses for her unit.

Kathleen’s Bachelor’s Degree is in Liberal Arts with a strong emphasis on Sociology. This background laid the foundation for her to correctly identify the norms and particular to healthcare – specifically physician-nurse relationships and nurse-to-nurse hostility. For her Master’s Thesis she authored Speak Your Truth: Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse-Physician Communication which is the only book to date which addresses physician-nurse issues. In December of 2005, Kathleen resigned her position as manager in order to write a second book on horizontal violence in nursing. The expression, “why nurses eat their young” has existed for many years in the nursing profession (and has troubled many in the profession). In her book, Ending Nurse to Nurse Hostility (2006), Kathleen offers the first comprehensive and compassionate look at the etiology, impact and solutions to horizontal violence. Kathleen won the best media depiction of nursing for her Op Editorial in the Seattle P.I. and in 2010 she was nominated by Health Leaders Media as one of the top 20 people changing healthcare in America.

Kathleen’s passion for creating healthy work environments is infectious. She is an expert on hospital culture and speaks internationally to hospital boards, the military, leadership and staff about safety, communication, cultural change and power. With her husband, John J. Nance, she co-authored, Charting the Course: Launching Patient-Centric Healthcare. From the bedside to the boardroom Kathleen applies research to practice with humor and an ethical call to excellence. Everyone that hears her is inspired.

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While other high school students were practicing for their driver’s license, Nicole was accumulating flight time. She was sixteen years old when she took her first solo flight and from that point on there was no stopping her. While in high school, she joined the Civil Air Patrol and participated in Air Force Junior ROTC. Nicole’s professional story began when she earned her commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1996. Following graduation, she attended Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) at Columbus AFB, MS and began her career as a pilot. Competitively selected to fly combat aircraft, she was among the first group of women to fly modern fighter aircraft. As a career pilot, she served in combat as an F-15E Flight Commander, Evaluator, Instructor Pilot and Flight Lead. Over her 21-year career, Nicole achieved the rating of Command Pilot with over 2,300 flight hours in six different Air Force aircraft. She was also selected to fly as Thunderbird #3 with the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron – the first woman to fly on any Department of Defense military jet demonstration squadron. Colonel Malachowski has served as a mission ready fighter pilot in three operational F-15E fighter squadrons and has flown over 188 combat hours, including her proudest moment as a fighter pilot: leading the first fighter formation to provide security for Iraq’s historic democratic elections in 2005.

On the ground, Nicole was a White House Fellow, class of 2008-2009, where she served on the Presidential Transition Support Team (PTST) while assigned to the U.S. General Services Administration. The White House Fellows Foundation and Association awarded Nicole the 2019 IMPACT Award for demonstrating both remarkable achievement and transformational contributions in her field, as well as a sustained commitment to the White House Fellows program. Nicole also served two high-level staff assignments at the Pentagon – one in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD P&R) as well as the Secretary of the Air Force Office of International Affairs (SAF/IA). She also served as the Executive Director of the White House’s national ‘Joining Forces’ initiative where she directly advised former First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden on all topics relating to service members, veterans, and military families to include employment, education, mental health, veterans’ homelessness and more.

Nicole’s operational F-15E assignments include two tours of duty at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom as well as one operational assignment to Seymour Johnson AFB, NC. She has also served alongside the United States Army 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Republic of Korea, as an Air Liaison Officer. During her second assignment to Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, she had the honor of commanding the 333rd Fighter Squadron, leading an elite cadre of F-15E Instructors in the training of the next generation of combat aviators. Further, she was responsible for resources totaling over $1.1B and the execution of a $119M annual flying hour program.

Nicole earned a Master of Arts, with honors, in National Security Policy from American Military University and a second Master of Arts, with highest distinction, in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. While there, she earned the Admiral Stephen B. Luce Award as the class honor graduate, the first Air Force officer in the history of the Naval War College to do so. Nicole has been recognized with several honors for her consistent contributions to community service. As Nicole continues to recover from her neurological tick-borne illness, she embraces any opportunity to educate others about her medical journey and gains energy from educating others about this growing epidemic. She is on the Board of Directors at the LivLyme Foundation and is a Patient Advisory Board Member of The Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness.

Colonel Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) was born in Santa Maria, CA and graduated high school in Las Vegas, NV. She and her husband Paul have twin children; son Garrick and daughter Norah. Paul is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former F-15E Evaluator Weapons Systems Officer.

KATHLEEN BARTHOLOMEW PROGRAMS & TOPICS

From Pandemic to Promise: A Care Plan for Nursing

The 2020 pandemic demanded the immediate and intense attention of nurse leaders to effectively respond to an on-going crisis. By nature and necessity, our focus narrowed. This session widens the lens by reviewing insidious national health issues that continue to contribute to the declining health of Americans. How can 4.6 million nurses actualize our potential, reverse current trends, and heal our profession? With a care plan for our beloved profession. In this session we asses and diagnosis our profession; providing a common framework from which to actualize the healing potential of nursing.

The Dauntless Nurse: Becoming a Skilled Communicator

Ultimately, it is the confidence and skill with which we hold our everyday conversations that will pave the way to a future time when our patients are safe, our voices are heard, and the skills and knowledge of this incredible profession are valued and utilized.

America needs nurses who are bold and intrepid; who have the confidence and skill to represent this noble profession. And at no other time in history have their voices been so desperately needed. Hospital based errors are now the third leading cause of death in America, despite our professional ethic of “First Do No Harm” – and yet recent surveys show that the majority of nurses are still avoiding the difficult conversations. In addition, the health of Americans is insidiously declining as the rates of cancer, diabetes and obesity steadily rise.

  • Explain two reasons why our country needs nurses who are dauntless.
  • Assess your confidence level in mastering challenging conversations.
  • Identify a conversation that you have been avoiding and apply the DESC model.
  • Discuss how and why courage plays a critical role in becoming dauntless.

A Passion for the Art of Nursing

Nursing is both a science and an art. The science of nursing requires us to engage our minds, while the art of nursing engages our soul. Using the power of story, Kathleen inspires nurses to be in awe and appreciation of nurses’ work. This lecture challenges the way we perceive our own profession, reminding us of the moments where we have connected to another human being on the deepest of levels. When we encourage the role of nurse as artist, and integrate these qualities into our daily routine, we unleash our own personal power. Nursing then becomes a place to be nourished rather than drained.

Objectives

  • Re-kindle your passion for the nursing profession
  • Describe the benefits of practicing both the art and science of nursing for both patients and nurses
  • Identify two situations in your practice where you have experienced or observed nursing as “art”
  • Explain why the art of nursing has been portrayed as ‘less than’ science

Understanding Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Civility Matters

The expression “Nurses eat their young” is so far removed from our idea of the caring and nurturing nurse that we shudder to think it could possibly be true. Bur the truth is nurses are hurting each other. Stories from the ‘front line’ cannot be ignored. These stories are the voices of nurses telling the world about their experiences. The first step to healing our relationships is the most difficult: to recognize and openly discuss the problem. Only by understanding the origin and reasons for our behaviors can we even begin to create the healing environment that is so desperately needed in nursing- for ourselves, as well as our patients.

Objectives

  • Understand that nurse-to-nurse hostility is an unconscious human behavioral response
  • Explain why nurses experience un-caring behaviors from their peers.
  • List one action that you can take to build a culture of healthy relationships and/or decrease horizontal hostility in the workplace.
  • Describe the impact of horizontal hostility on the patient, our peers, and our profession

Nursing Leadership: Webinar Series with Nursing Salons

This program consists of a series of three webinars followed by an on-site visit. The in-person session will give a high-level re-cap of the previous webinars (and can be recorded). This presentation is followed by three nursing salons where I facilitate and encourage nurses to share their realities, shift their perceptions, and share strategies to thrive. Salons create a safe place for nurses to integrate the material and learn from each other. The result is increased bonding between nurses because they can acknowledge a shared reality and internalize that they are part of a team and a noble profession.

The main objectives of this program are to support and inspire nurses by:

Re-framing current challenges by presenting a broader perspective, and providing the opportunity to create a new story
Empowering voice and emphasizing the need for each nurse to speak their truth while role modeling professionalism
Personalizing knowledge so that they can objectively identify their limits, and learn skills to counter-balance stress
Renew hope, optimism, and community by providing the opportunity to share individual realities in a group setting

Webinar 1 – PERSPECTIVE: Framing Reality

Research has shown that optimism is one of the most critical factors to resilience. But after more than a year of being a nurse in a pandemic, nurses are struggling to remain positive. Constantly bombarded by personal and professional stressors, nurses are, in one word, suffering.

In the first of three sessions we take an objective look at the reality of nursing in 2021-2022. We will review a care plan for our profession, and then take this information down to a personal level to identify supportive, positive actions that give us a hopeful perspective from which to re-frame and engage in our everyday realities.

Webinar 2 – Team Players Who Speak Their Truth

In the culture of health care nurses who disagree passively or aggressively to the norm are labeled as not being a good “team player”. Self-silencing became a survival norm.

Ironically, what is needed to protect our patients, profession and organization is for nurses to stand firmly in their power and truth. To do so we need to be skilled professional, communicators. In this session we look at the relationship between power, self-esteem and voice. We review how to address the non-verbal innuendos that tear us down, and how to professionally communicate our thoughts and opinions so that others will hear and validate our shared reality knowing that communication is the greatest predictor of any team’s success.

Webinar 3 – Compassion Fatigue: When You Don’t Even Have the Energy to Burn

The antidote to burn-out is compassion. But compassion takes energy and nurses are struggling. It is well documented that to care for our patients, we must care for ourselves — and that managers must care for their staff. What does caring and compassion look like as a daily experience? And what actions can you specifically take to tighten the bonds of community within your own unit?

In this webinar we learn the PERMA MODEL: Strategies to Counter-Balance Stress which is used by soldiers who are in combat for lengthy periods of time. We learn how to acquire habits that will help us thrive by applying this model to their own personal situations and creating personalized interventions.

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KATHLEEN BARTHOLOMEW, RN, MN
Nurse Speaker & Expert on Hospital Culture
TRAVELS FROM:

Washington
KEYNOTE FEE:

$5,001 - $7,500

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
"Kathleen Bartholomew is one of the most dynamic and knowledgeable speakers on the state of nursing care I have heard. Her insight into nurse-to-nurse bullying and how use of how use of current technology, ie. cell phones, negatively impact delivery of safe patient care resonates with nurses today - especially those in leadership roles. Her wisdom on what we, as nurses can and should do to promote the profession for our patients is not to be missed."
Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management

COPIC

"Please accept our most ardent and sincere thanks for your insights, help and most significantly, caring. You have effectively provided our arena some very poignant avenues to follow towards improvement."
Chief of Urology, Professor of Surgery

University of Vermont

"The comments about your sessions were by far the most positive and sincere of all. Everyone had more than one insightful takeaway from their session with you... I was so happy that we were fortunate to have you participate in the Symposium, but the best part was finding out that you are an awesome communicator with such a great ability to teach these wonderful nurses and administrators very, very valuable (and much needed) lessons. Each attendee I spoke to expressed how much it meant for them to be reminded of why they do what they do and to feel appreciated. So thank you for that Kathleen!"

LCMC Health, New Orleans

"Thank you again for three excellent presentations. I appreciate the adjustments you made throughout the two days to ensure we used our time to gather targeted feedback for our Nursing Leaders. Thank you again!"
Division Director

HCA Human Resources Group

ABOUT KATHLEEN BARTHOLOMEW

Before turning to healthcare as a career in 1994, Kathleen Bartholomew held positions in marketing, business, communications and teaching. It was these experiences that allowed her to look at nursing from a different perspective and speak poignantly to the issues that effect nurses today.

Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN has been a national speaker for the nursing profession for the past 20 years. As the manager of a 57 bed surgical unit in Seattle, Kathleen quickly recognized that creating a culture where staff felt a sense of belonging was critical to retention. Throughout Swedish Medical Center Kathleen spoke to the numerous factors which propel our society toward isolation and encouraged staff to connect and value one another. During her tenure as manager, staff, physician and patient satisfaction improved significantly as she implemented her down-to earth strategies for creating community. Despite the nursing shortage, Kathleen could always depend on a waiting list of nurses for her unit.

Read More

Kathleen’s Bachelor’s Degree is in Liberal Arts with a strong emphasis on Sociology. This background laid the foundation for her to correctly identify the norms and particular to healthcare – specifically physician-nurse relationships and nurse-to-nurse hostility. For her Master’s Thesis she authored Speak Your Truth: Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse-Physician Communication which is the only book to date which addresses physician-nurse issues. In December of 2005, Kathleen resigned her position as manager in order to write a second book on horizontal violence in nursing. The expression, “why nurses eat their young” has existed for many years in the nursing profession (and has troubled many in the profession). In her book, Ending Nurse to Nurse Hostility (2006), Kathleen offers the first comprehensive and compassionate look at the etiology, impact and solutions to horizontal violence. Kathleen won the best media depiction of nursing for her Op Editorial in the Seattle P.I. and in 2010 she was nominated by Health Leaders Media as one of the top 20 people changing healthcare in America.

Kathleen’s passion for creating healthy work environments is infectious. She is an expert on hospital culture and speaks internationally to hospital boards, the military, leadership and staff about safety, communication, cultural change and power. With her husband, John J. Nance, she co-authored, Charting the Course: Launching Patient-Centric Healthcare. From the bedside to the boardroom Kathleen applies research to practice with humor and an ethical call to excellence. Everyone that hears her is inspired.

KATHLEEN BARTHOLOMEW PROGRAMS & TOPICS
From Pandemic to Promise: A Care Plan for Nursing
The 2020 pandemic demanded the immediate and intense attention of nurse leaders to effectively respond to an on-going crisis. By nature and necessity, our focus narrowed. This session widens the lens by reviewing insidious national health issues that continue to contribute to the declining health of Americans. How can 4.6 million nurses actualize our potential, reverse current trends, and heal our profession? With a care plan for our beloved profession. In this session we asses and diagnosis our profession; providing a common framework from which to actualize the healing potential of nursing.
The Dauntless Nurse: Becoming a Skilled Communicator
America needs nurses who are bold and intrepid; who have the confidence and skill to represent this noble profession. And at no other time in history have their voices been so desperately needed. Hospital based errors are now the third leading cause of death in America, despite our professional ethic of "First Do No Harm" - and yet recent surveys show that the majority of nurses are still avoiding the difficult conversations. In addition, the health of Americans is insidiously declining as the rates of cancer, diabetes and obesity steadily rise.
A Passion for the Art of Nursing
Nursing is both a science and an art. The science of nursing requires us to engage our minds, while the art of nursing engages our soul. Using the power of story, Kathleen inspires nurses to be in awe and appreciation of nurses' work. This lecture challenges the way we perceive our own profession, reminding us of the moments where we have connected to another human being on the deepest of levels. When we encourage the role of nurse as artist, and integrate these qualities into our daily routine, we unleash our own personal power. Nursing then becomes a place to be nourished rather than drained.
Understanding Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility: Why Civility Matters
The expression “Nurses eat their young” is so far removed from our idea of the caring and nurturing nurse that we shudder to think it could possibly be true. Bur the truth is nurses are hurting each other. Stories from the 'front line' cannot be ignored. These stories are the voices of nurses telling the world about their experiences. The first step to healing our relationships is the most difficult: to recognize and openly discuss the problem. Only by understanding the origin and reasons for our behaviors can we even begin to create the healing environment that is so desperately needed in nursing- for ourselves, as well as our patients.

Request Availability for Kathleen Bartholomew

KATHLEEN BARTHOLOMEW BOOKS