Comedian & Registered Nurse
Nurse Blake is the largest nurse influencer, advocating for nurses and patients on social media where he has over 1 million likes on Facebook and over 850,000 followers on Instagram. Blake is a registered nurse and received his BSN from the University of Central Florida. He has worked in a number of healthcare roles throughout his career and has managed several large programs including The Banned4Life Project and Nurses Support Their Young.
He is a writer and public speaker and has been a paid contributor to the New York Times. He recently released a children’s book I Want to Be A NURSE When I Grow Up which was an Amazon bestseller. His social media platforms reach over 10 million unique individuals each month, and his viral videos have been viewed over 250 million times. In addition to selling out 55 shows on tour in 2021, Nurse Blake has been the Keynote Speaker at in-person and virtual conferences around the country. He uses humor to connect with audiences by sharing his nursing journey and showing them the power they have within themselves to make positive changes in healthcare and the communities they serve.
Nurse Blake guides audience members through the past, present, and future of nursing. He uses his experience to assess the current state of healthcare while reviewing key research on how nurses are feeling about the profession. He provides relatable insight and solutions for how nursing can move in a clear and positive direction for nurses, hospitals, and patients. This talk covers burnout, moral injury, and staff satisfaction in a positive way that highlights current problems while also providing practical advice to advance the profession of nursing and the workplace as a whole.
Back in 2013, Blake was turned away from donating blood while in nursing school. This led him on a journey that would shake up blood donation policies around the globe. After graduating and entering the world of nursing, Blake had a panic attack after leaving a long shift. He felt alone and thought nursing wasn't for him... then he posted an online video that went viral and the rest is history.
Nurse Blake uses both moments as examples of how life has influenced his nursing practice and how he sees nursing today. This talk will leave audience members inspired and reminded that we are all in this together.
It was so amazing!!!!! Our nurses loved it so much! We have only heard raving reviews about the event.