College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Promoting Nurse Well-Being: Practices for Supporting a Healthy Mindset

General Information

In honor of National Nurses Week, Lewis University is hosting a seminar designed to support a healthier you. In addition to the presentation, participants are invited to network and tour our facility. Nurses, as caring professionals, tend to focus on taking care of others first and themselves last. This is backwards. Nurturing ourselves reaps mutually beneficial results. We present ideas that shift your thinking on this concept and provide ideas to incorporate into your lifestyle that support a more positive and healthier you!

Participants will receive 1.0 CEU.

keynote Speakers

Meredith Brow

Meredith Brow, MSN, RNC-NIC

Meredith has been a nurse for 16 years and has spent much of her career in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
After struggling with burnout, she stepped away from the bedside to dedicate this next leg of her professional path to educating future nurses. She is an Assistant Professor for Lewis University where she teaches Care of Childbearing Families and Leadership at the baccalaureate level. She aspires to arm novice nurses with coping skills to thrive in the healthcare environment throughout their entire career. In her spare time, Meredith loves to read, craft, meditate, and spend time with her family.

Michele Riley Kramer

Michele Riley Kramer, PhD, MSN, RN, AHN-BCC

Michele is currently a Professor in the Graduate Nursing Program and Track Coordinator for the MSN Healthcare Systems Leadership track at Lewis University. Certified as a Holistic Nurse, her pursuit and interest in alternative health and holistic nursing has run parallel to her nursing career. She is trained in Yoga, Integrative Healing Arts, and Holistic Nurse Coaching, as well as energy healing modalities such as Therapeutic Touch, Reiki I and II,, Reconnective Healing and Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings (SUHB) and Complexity Science theories. She has worked in a variety of roles (emergency department and medical-surgical staff nurse, adult nurse practitioner, chief nurse, nursing supervisor, preceptor, staff development, legislative aide, NCLEX test developer, and nursing professor) in a variety of settings (military, inpatient, ambulatory care, staff education, politics, business, academia). Published and presented on many topics related to consciousness, energy, holistic health, leadership, posttraumatic growth, and teaching. Her doctoral degree is in transpersonal psychology with a concentration in consciousness and spirituality.

Date & Time

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

RSVP & Registration

Registration Deadline: April 17, 2024



3 P.M.

Pamela Taylor, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor and Chair, Graduate Department of Nursing Lewis University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

3:05 P.M.

Meredith Brow, MSN, RNC-NIC
Michele Riley Kramer, PhD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC

4 P.M.


4:15 P.M.

Following the speaker presentation, please join us for a networking reception and tours of our Acute Care Labs and patient exam rooms on-site.


    Lewis University at Oak Brook
    1111 22nd Street
    Suite 700
    Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Space is limited. The event will be livestreamed.

    Via Zoom.

    The link will be sent upon registration confirmation.


For any questions, please contact Tiffany Tate at or (815) 836-5008.

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