Lessons in Determination with Dr. Sonya Curtis: EPS 070

by | Nov 23, 2016 | 9 comments

Oh my goodness. Talk about determination. This nurse does not give up. Even when things are hard, times are tough, or competing priorities arise… this nurse certainly walks her talk. It is no wonder that her motto is #stayingfocused!

A few take aways from our interview with Sonya include:

  • How determination will lead to success in your nursing career;
  • What time management can do for your goals;
  • And why #stayingfocused is the name of the game!


Dr. Sonya Curtis, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL is currently a QSV Consultant at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, TX. Dr. Curtis is an Adjunct Instructor for Ottawa University’s RN-BSN Online Program in Ottawa, KS. Dr. Curtis also serves as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Ambassador for AACN.

You can connect with Sonya and find out more via LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, or Pinterest.

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  1. Barry Eugene Graham

    You are an inspirational, dynamic leader. Thank you, Dr. Curtis, for your motivational spirit. Your transformational and servitude leadership style serves as a catalyst for pushing your para-professional as well as professional colleagues into the future of nursing. I am very proud of your accomplishments.

    • Elizabeth

      So glad you enjoyed the podcast. Thank you for leaving this lovely feedback for Dr. Curtis!

  2. Sandra K. Griffin, MSN, RN, CNL

    Good Morning Dr. Curtis,

    Your interview was very uplifting and it gave me the courage to continue on with my DNP degree. It was very uplifting to hear how someone who has failed never gave up and continued on to accomplish the goals you have is amazing. Thank you for your words of encouragement.

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks for this feedback for Dr. Curtis! Great to hear!!

  3. Linda Borns

    What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

    • Elizabeth

      Glad you enjoyed the episode! Thanks for the feedback!!

  4. Angel

    Real words of motivation. Thanks for sharing your personal and professional wisdom.

    • Elizabeth

      Glad you enjoyed the podcast!!

  5. Abie Awani

    Dr. Curtis,
    This is very inspirational. Thanks for sharing. Listening to you makes me want to practice to the full extent in the nursing profession.


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