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About Kim Richards, RN, NC-BC, President

Recruiting

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.

 

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Author/Contributor:

  • imageKim 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.
  • Kim 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

    Richards, 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!
     

  • Kim authored a chapter in Stringing Pearls: A Collection of Gems from Nursing Leaders, called "Braving the Deep: Entrepreneurship."

    PESI (2008), Leslie Furlow, Editor

  • Kim was featured on the cover of Nurse Leader magazine, April 2007

 

Keynote Speaker/Presenter

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 lives.

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