Intely@Sea SME Profile – Ashly Brown

Intely@Sea is a five-day cruise out of Miami, Florida to the Bahamas, taking place May 9 – 13, 2022 in honor of Nursing Professionals Week! We are so excited to be a part of this celebration. It is going to be a trip to remember!

Joining us on the cruise will be prominent nursing professionals who are subject matter experts and leaders in the nursing world. Some of them will be teaching courses on board for CEU credits. Each of them will be available to network and share their stories with you! Be sure to read up on each of these pioneers in nursing and follow them on social media as well.

Meet Ashly Brown

Ashly is a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) and the Founder of Raising with Confidence, a company whose mission is to recognize and celebrate the contributions of STNAs and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in healthcare. She has been in healthcare for over 15 years and is passionate about being an advisor for her peers, and to those who are interested in joining the healthcare profession. Ashly has obtained certifications in Conflict Management Collaboration and Dementia. 


IntelyCare: What does Nursing Professionals Week mean to you? 

Ashly: “Nursing Professionals Week is for celebrating nurses for their hard work and dedication to caring for their patients. It focuses on the advancement of the nursing field and how we have grown as professional caregivers. I personally believe it provides a time for everyone to show their appreciation to a nurse or nurses.” 

IntelyCare: What does education mean to you? 

Ashly: “Education is an opportunity to learn and grow as an individual. In order to advance ourselves, we must keep learning new things and taking on challenges in life. When we think about education we think about school and homework, but it is more than that. It is learning life skills and being able to teach the younger generation.” 

IntelyCare: What do you think every nurse should understand about the importance of self-care? 

Ashly: “I think every nurse should understand that self-care is important because we cannot provide the best care if we are not taking care of ourselves. It can be challenging at times to care for ourselves but finding the time is key to our success. Another point to mention is that being a nurse is demanding both physically and mentally and it is important to remember that it is ok to ask for help. We are always concerned about making sure everyone around us is taken care of, and we often forget to take a moment for ourselves.” 

Learn more about Intely@Sea here, and be sure to read about the other nursing leaders and subject matter experts who will be attending.

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