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

8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2023

Susan Ferguson

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2023 - Susan Ferguson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
Title : Finding wellness through self-care


Life in the pandemic and all the craziness in the world is exhausting and has disrupted our lives, routines, and habits. There is a huge need to focus on our physical health and mental wellness as everyone may be struggling in some way to restore our bodies and regain our peace of mind. Research shows nurses give the best care to patients when they are operating at peak wellness. However, an American Nurses Association health risk appraisal found nearly 70% of nurses put the health, safety, and wellness of patients before their own. Adding to the professional demands are personal life challenges, which can lead to stress overload and job burnout, that are becoming increasingly common among nurses. Self-healing and restoration start with learning how to take care of ourselves. As the most trusted profession, nurses can be role models of health to the population. But we need to get it right ourselves.
Learn from Nurse Sue as she shares her personal story of work addiction and burnout to leading a balanced, more satisfying lifestyle through self-care. She describes Six Essentials of Health and how to incorporate them into your life to promote good health, vibrant energy, and clear thinking. Learn the why and how to find wellness through self-care, recognize your own unhealthy habits and see how you can replace them with evidence-based best practices. You’ll also learn about bio-individuality and self-care that support your well-being and you’ll leave with a commitment to do one little thing to take better care of yourself.


Susan Ferguson is an accomplished registered nurse, healthcare leader, and certified health coach with over three decades of healthcare experience. Her passion is to help individuals take ownership of their life and guide them to improve their health. The American Nurses Association highlighted Susan in the Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation wellness program as the healthy nurse of the nation in July 2021. This recognition validates her commitment to practicing healthy habits and living a healthy lifestyle. She gives hope and encouragement to others to live their healthiest and happiest life.