Nurse Entrepreneurs Release New Book with Goal to Empower and Impact Healthcare Professionals Throughout the Country

September 07, 20223 min read



Media Contact: Arden McLaughlin



Nurse Entrepreneurs Release New Book with Goal to Empower and Impact Healthcare Professionals Throughout the Country

CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 – Veronica Southerland, FNP-BC, along with 18 of her Mentor Me nurses announce their newest project A Nurse’s Journey To Entrepreneurship. This book is a culmination of decades of work within the nursing industry – from growing up with dreams of nursing to overcoming adversities such as racial disparities, teen pregnancies, and language barriers to see their childhood dreams become a reality. This book is now available for purchase.

In January of 2022, these 18 nurses joined Southerland, also known as Vee The NP, for a six-month intensive business builder program. Throughout this program, these nurses learned high-level business practices plus day-to-day growth tactics. They each are now healthcare business owners in states across the country.

“Creating a business-focused mentorship program for nurses is easy for me, almost a no-brainer,” Southerland said. “I’m a serial entrepreneur with quite a few successful businesses in my portfolio. But to me, that doesn’t mean much if I’m not teaching my fellow nurses who want options in addition to their bedside role. I’ve learned A LOT of lessons in my decades of being in business. My calling is to pour out all I’ve learned.”

A Nurse’s Journey To Entrepreneurship launch serves as a pinnacle for these nursing professionals. Each of them wrote their own story and allowed it to be woven into the fabric of the story of nurse entrepreneurship.


These nurses will convene on Atlanta September 23, 2022. September 23, they will present to the Health Occupations Students of America program at South Atlanta High School as well as awarding the school a scholarship.

The goal of this book, and the celebration at the school, is to pour into the next generation of nurses. The students will get to benefit from stories of women who look like them while gaining direct access to mentors who can help them navigate the tricky waters of post-high school education.


·       Adriane M. Brown, MHA, BSN, RN – Washington

·       Adrienne Cox, RN, BSN – Florida

·       Alisha Cruz, ADN, RN – Delaware

·       Brenda Parks DNP, APRN, MPH – Florida

·       Christella Medozile MSN, LNC, APRN, FNP-BC – New York

·       Cynthia Ambroise, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC – North Carolina

·       Delana Newcoste Charles, RN, MLD-C – Louisiana

·       Khadijah Fife Latham, BSN, RN – New York

·       Kierra Ward, BSN, RN – Georgia

·       LaTesha Dennard, RN, BSN, FNP(s) – Georgia

·       Mirabelle Beck, MSN, FNP, NP-C – New York

·       Novia Markes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C – Florida          

·       Paige Munk, ADN, RN – Missouri

·       Qiana Brost, MSN, RN – Maryland

·       Rakiema Sellars-Pompey, RN, BSN, CEN - California        

·       Sabrina Willis, MBA-HCA, BSN, RN CCPS, CPHQ – North Carolina

·       Shaynae Smith, RN – Texas 

·       Sherry Williams, B.Ed, RN – Texas

·       Veronica Southerland, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, DNP(s) – North Carolina

Each nurse will have events throughout the country as well as their home states to share personal stories.





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Arden McLaughlin

Arden McLaughlin created Definita because she saw how so many people with whom she came in contact had difficulty defining who they were. She saw what made them stand out in the marketplace, but they could not. Through her natural gift of storytelling, she could see the components that made businesses and people stand out and truly meet the goals they wanted to meet. Arden also builds relationships. She ensures anyone on her team knows she leads with truth and integrity. It's through these relationships that she can effectively tell her clients' stories. Definita is more than a PR agency. It's a way to build connectivity. It's a firm dedicated to sharing what you love to do with the world. It's a methodology honed and perfected throughout Arden's many years of practicing public relations. She's excited to bring that methodology to every person with whom she works.

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