Bringing the nursing

profession forward, together.

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Trusted Health and the Capitol City Black Nurses Association (CCBNA) are proud to present: “Shift[ing] Forward” — a week-long virtual event series set to educate, inspire, and connect nurses. From nursing careers beyond the bedside to tools for anti-racist allyship in healthcare, Shift[ing] Forward is all about bringing the nursing profession forward, together.

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Why are we

Shift[ing] Forward?

Our mission at Trusted is to help people everywhere get care. Rooted in that mission are the enduring principles of community, compassion, fairness, justice, and love.

Racism and bias in the United States and specifically in the healthcare industry are pervasive, damaging, and fly in the face of that mission. And while we collectively have a long way to go to correct these injustices, we are committed to doing the work.

One of the first steps we are taking to educate our company and the nursing community is to partner with organizations like the CCBNA to listen, learn, and amplify. We will endeavor to continue to use our platform to magnify the voices of leaders and nurses in the Black community.


While all events are free to attend, we ask that you donate to our partner, the CCBNA, to help create sustainable programs that improve allocation of opportunities for nurses, nursing students, and future generations of nurses through scholarship, accountability, and health equity. Donate by selecting "Trusted Health" in the dropdown.


All nurses are welcome to these virtual events and all proceeds will benefit the CCBNA. RSVP below...

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Tuesday, July 28

Nursing Careers Beyond the Bedside

From corporate advisory to writing, solo entrepreneurship to innovation, nurses have an incredible array of opportunities to expand their careers beyond the bedside.
You’ll hear from three nurses who have forged career paths that are sure to inspire:

Monica Elston Carter

MSN, FNP-BC Obstetrics/Gynecology, 
Creator of The NP Compensation Course

Portia Wofford 

Nurse, Writer, Owner of The PW Agency

Taofiki Gafar-Schaner

RN, BSN, Co-Founder of Frontier Health Resources, LLC
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Wednesday, July 29

5 Simple Ways to Advance Your Nursing Career

A nurse's career path is ripe with advancement opportunities—it takes ambition and a plan to make those career dreams a reality. Join Sheree Criner, Nurse Manager at the Kaiser Permanente and Vice President of the CCBNA, for this one-hour chat highlighting five simple ways to advance your nursing career.
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Thursday, July 30

Racial Bias & Allyship in Healthcare

You’ve heard the word “ally," but what does that mean? 
How do you become an ally? How do you advocate for your friends, coworkers, and patients? Join us as we discuss the role of implicit bias in healthcare and how we can be better allies and caregivers. Come with an open mind, open heart, and ready with questions.
Shifting Forward