"From Africa, Asia, Philippines To The USA Nursing, Is A Part Of Every Culture"
My journey from student to nurse was not an easy path!
Leaving the Los Angeles Divorce Court to begin a new era of my life as a nursing student at the Los Angeles Southwest College was, bittersweet.
That was over twenty years ago.
My success as a speaker, published author, and registered nurse is because of strength, endurance and a strong vision for future nurses. For that reason I'm driven to share my story with listeners, about how I overcame my obstacles.
My hope is to inspire, encourage and let future nurses know they can overcome obstacles preventing a successful journey.
Students often fail due to a lack of support, motivation and encouragement. It is my desire to assist them in overcoming those roadblocks, in particular, throughout their journey to success.
If you are an individual contemplating a career in nursing, a current nursing student or someone seeking a career transition, then let me be your personal blueprint!
It is an exciting time for a career in nursing and I would love to be a part of helping you get yours started.
I look forward to being with you on your journey, whether it be by book, blogging with you, answering your most intriguing questions or speaking at your next engagement.
Mona Clayton, MSN, RN
Nurse Mona-Clayton is the CEO and Founder of “The Nurses Pub®” and "Nurses 2 Rock Pub." Mona's passion for helping single mothers prompted her desire to develop programs useful to build future nurses; in particular single mothers from underserved communities.
An expert of the field and author of "From Student to Nurse-Surviving the Journey As Painlessly As Possible," her passion and knowledge for nursing goes beyond practicing. Her book reached national distribution throughout Barnes & Noble Booksellers with over 1000 copies sold.
Nurse Mona has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine,
Working Nurse Magazine, The Los Angeles Sentinel Magazine,
Los Angeles Wave Newspaper, Our Weekly Newspaper,
Minority Nurse Magazine, The University of Phoenix Buzz,
GCU Today and other local and national publications.
Mona recognizes the importance of giving back to the community that she called home during her childhood. Her desire for recruiting future nurses started with her producing seminars for the inner city communities.
In 2014, she began the outreach campaign (#future100K) with the development of “The Nurses Pub,” a non-profit organization. "The Nurses Pub" is "The #1 Global Connection” for future nurses and Mona uses her expertise as an inspirational speaker and mentor to guide students to their desired goals.
The "#Future100k" campaign has expanded from passionate students, minorities, men and single mothers living in the U.S. to students in Africa, Asia and most recently the Philippines. Nurse Mona aims to recruit 100,000 students worldwide. Mona's achievements for working to build the nursing community are:
Nurse Mona attended public school and wanted a higher education than her grandparents, who had only received a first-grade education. She wanted more than what her single mother experienced; working multiple jobs in order for Mona to pursue a proper education.
Mona attended John C. Fremont High School in Los Angeles, California, attended the University of the Pacific’s school of pharmacy and continued her education at Compton Community College (CCC). At CCC is where she earned a degree in Computer Science.
She received her Associate of Science in nursing degree from
Southwest College, her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from the University of Phoenix and completed her Masters degree in Nursing Education at Grand Canyon University.
Mona has served as a registered nurse for over 23 years and has experience in Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, Intensive Care, Labor & Delivery, Urgent Care, and Home Based Telephonic Nursing. She has also worked as a travel nurse for numerous hospitals across the country.
Nurse Mona's future goals are to be a global spokesperson for recruiting future nurses, assisting Michelle Obama with her campaign to combat childhood obesity, and working to decrease the incidence of childhood diabetes. In addition to those goals, connecting with Oprah Winfrey's School for Girls as an educator for future nurses is another.
Nurse Mona has one daughter and currently resides in
Los Angeles, California.
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