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Conversations with Tiffany Nelson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Nelson.

Hi Tiffany, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I started my journey and love for giving back at a very young age by watching and helping my grandparents give back to the community.

My grandmother was very passionate about fundraising and helping those in need so it was natural for me to do the same. My love for healthcare started at an early age as well as I was always interested in cleaning up the scrapes and scratches of my group friends when we were outside playing. My mother was also in the healthcare field.

In 2003, I graduated from nursing school and began my career, and ultimately reached my goal of becoming an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 2012. I have taken my knowledge and expertise and started FB Lives called “Talk with Tiff Live at Lunch” where I discuss trending health topics. I have also started a nursing mentorship program aimed at providing minority nursing students mentorship by minority nurses.

In addition to my work in the Healthcare field, I am the Founder and CEO of a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, TOTES 4 Tomorrow. Our mission is to assist those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and to provide opportunities for our youth to get involved with giving back.

We have three yearly events that we host each year that align with our mission. As a rape and teen dating violence survivor, I find joy in speaking with youth and young adults about making healthy choices in relationships.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
No, it has not been a smooth road.

I have learned that throughout life there will be some challenges. Those challenges will come with lessons that we must learn from. I have also learned to take care of myself (mind, body, and soul). I can’t pour from my cup into others if it is empty.

In 2020, my family and I had to navigate being the victims of a devastating fire and starting over.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am an Adult Nurse Practitioner with 18 years of nursing experience. I specialize in providing patient-centered care to individuals 13 years old and over.

I am known for my work in the community and my live sessions on Facebook. I am most proud of my persistence despite the things that I have been through.

I am also proud that I am able to motivate those around me who are nurses or aspiring nurses. I believe my transparency, authenticity, and willingness to bring a sense of unity sets me apart from others.

Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
My advice to those who are starting out would be to just start.

There is no growth in your comfort zone! I would also say to surround yourself with like-minded people and never be afraid to remove people, places, or things that don’t align.

One thing that I wish I knew is that I am not responsible for making people feel what I feel about my vision. People will either see your vision or they will not.

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