Kim Richards, RN, NC-BC, President
Kim has almost 23 years experience in the Nursing
Management Recruitment industry. She was hired by AORN, (the Association of
Perioperative Nurses) to evaluate and re-launch their interim management and
consultation department. As the General Manager of AORN Management Solutions,
Kim led the business to significant growth through targeted marketing,
development of strategic partnerships and relationship building. After three
years, Kim left AORN to restart her own executive search firm, Kim Richards and
Associates, Inc. which specializes in national recruitment of top nursing
talent. The company has been successful in providing interim, permanent and
consultative services for hospitals around the country.
Kim co-authored The Practice of Self-Care to Prevent Burnout and Create the Optimal Healing Environment
. Mastering Precepting: A Nurse's Handbook for Success, ed. Beth Ulrich. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.
co-authored 2 chapters in the new release of 101 Global Leadership
Lessons for Nurses: Shared Legacies from Leaders and their Mentors
The chapters include:
Self Recovery and Renewal
Jobless and Searching
K, Campbell, J, Flaherty, K (2009). Self Recovery and Renewal and Jobless
and Searching. 101 Global Leadership Lessons for Nurses: Shared Legacies
from Leaders and their Mentors, ed. Nancy Rollins Gantz. Indianapolis, IN:
Sigma Theta Tau International.
Find out more about the book and order yours today!
authored a chapter in Stringing Pearls: A Collection of Gems from Nursing
Leaders, called "Braving the Deep: Entrepreneurship."
PESI (2008), Leslie Furlow, Editor
Invite Kim to speak at your next event!
If you need a motivating, thought-provoking, inspiring, passionate and humorous
presentation on "Caring for the Caretaker... Solutions to Prevent Compassion
Fatigue and Improve Nurse Engagement" for your next event or gathering, contact Kim today and find out what she can deliver for you!
Kim shares common threads of burnout, self-reflection, mindfulness and
resilience after interviewing hundreds of nurses over her recruitment career.
Kim's presentation is highly participatory, deeply personal and motivating. She
leads the audience through an emotional, educational and evidenced based journey
that defines the mandatory need to place our self-care as a priority in our own