The Impactful Nurse
Hello everyone! As you read through The Impactful Nurse you will discover me, Callie Hughes, a wife, mother, nurse, and entrepreneur.
The Wife & Mother
I married my incredible husband September 2019 and we just found out we will be welcoming a second beautiful baby girl into our family November 2021; super exciting! From having two children under two, tandem breastfeeding and pregnancy, to raising happy, healthy, confident African-American young women, we have our work cut out for us. Read all about our adventures in the lifestyle section of the blog!
The Nurse with Pediatric & Public Health Specialties
With five plus years of certified pediatric nursing experience to include clinical research nursing at the National Institutes of Health, acute care, pediatric cardiac intensive care and clinical documentation improvement at the only free-standing children's hospital in Washington, D.C., I have seen many of what children have to endure in the health industry.
Additionally, my education includes a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Human Growth and Development from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowie State University, and a Master of Science in Public Health Practice & Policy from the University of Maryland.
With all of these accomplishments, obviously my passions rest between nursing and public health! Through my blog, I aim to provide a voice of advocacy and empowerment for the community on black maternal, infant, and child health issues. I specialize in educating on the business of healthcare, healthcare policy, safe navigation of the healthcare system, and the use of natural remedies for healing in pediatric patients and their families. Throughout the blog you will find articles and stories of inspiration, motivation, and education for daily life written through the eyes of an experienced nurse with the heart of a mother.
The Serial Entrepreneur
Like most of the world, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic was the catalyst to big changes within our family. Here I was, a brand-new mom faced with the decision to continue my nursing career in the hospital or protect my family from one of the deadliest viruses the medical community has seen in a generation. With the support of my personal superman, my husband, I set out on my full time entrepreneur journey. I have always had thoughts of owning my own business, although I didn't know what working for myself full-time would look like. And quite honestly, as a new wife and mother, I am still figuring it all out. In the beginning, I tried to limit my business to nursing. However, now I allow all of my interests to blossom into multiple streams of income, and I am much happier for it!
Nurse Writer & Blogger. Sharing my nursing and healthcare experiences in an effort to educate my community provides my with a creative outlet.
Healthcare Staffing Agency. As a company we ease the burden of the national nursing shortage on our community by providing employment to high-quality licensed healthcare professionals in a variety of settings. Check us out here: IMPACT Healthcare Staffing, LLC.
Print Shop. As a joint venture with my husband, we run a custom print shop. T-shirts, mugs, cards, stickers... your design or ours, you need it, we print it. Check us out here: The Signature Print, LLC.
Real Estate Wife. Investing, renovating, and rental properties, our family is all in. Check out the lifestyle section of the blog to watch this business grow. In the meantime, searching for your next home or looking to sell your current home? Check out my husband #RealEstatewithLance for all your needs. Website link HERE.