HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Boston, Massachusetts, USA or Virtually from your home or work.

7th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 16-18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

October 16 -18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
NWC 2023

Robin Adams Geiger

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2023 - Robin Adams Geiger
Ingenovis Health, United States
Title : Building resilience: Acknowledging trauma in nursing


Nurses work through frequent, and often unrecognized, mental and physical challenges as part of their dedication to the profession. This level of dedication can often create patients out of nurses, and unmet expectations from our initial view of what it means to be a nurse. It’s vital to remind nurses, and teach students, that self-care is equally important; it’s essential (and ok) to ask for help when needed. Health Systems must be proactive vs. reactive when providing support for frontline clinicians as part of their strategic plan and quality review process. Covid allowed open vulnerabilities and more visualization into an already fragile system of expecting super skills and dedication from nurses without full support of their needs. What is your role in strengthening the nursing workforce?

In this session, we will begin to discuss resilience in nursing, and why it’s important. You will be challenged to recognize your current preparedness to care for patients or support nursing staff through internal and external stressors, challenges, and potential cumulative trauma. There will be situational case presentations of unexpected, and often unrecognized sources of stressors, in hopes of acknowledging and diminishing future trauma.

By the end of the session, you will be more familiar with the varied sources of stress, contributing lived experience/ trauma that may affect nursing care, and how to create support systems and coping skills to build resilience.


Dr. Geiger is the Senior Vice President, Clinician Advocacy at Ingenovis Health. She is board-certified as a Nurse Executive and Nurse Practitioner. She maintains clinical privileges as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) co-founder and co-owner of a concierge-based health clinic for the uninsured.

She has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for National University, Vice President of Clinical Services/ Chief Privacy Officer for Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., and Head Nurse for Veterans Affairs Community Care. She has published and presented on multiple healthcare topics. She is passionate about clinician advocacy, health equity, and mentorship. She resides in Florida with her family.