Dr. Renee Thompson is a true champion for nurses. After more than 25 years as a nurse, nurse educator and nurse executive, Renee has become one of our country’s leading authorities on nurse bullying, clinical and professional competence, and nursing culture.
Dr. Renee Thompson is the CEO and President of RTConnections, LLC and has been repeatedly published, interviewed, and awarded for her work to educate, connect and inspire current and future nurses. Renee is the published author of several books and speaks nationwide to healthcare organizations and academic institutions motivating her audience at keynote addresses, professional conferences, workshops, and seminars. Her presentations and seminars focus on improving clinical and professional competence, eliminating nurse-to-nurse bullying, effective communication and leadership, building a positive and healthy workplace, and nurturing a culture of respect.
To stay connected with nurses, Renee continues to practice as a bedside nurse.
Nurses around the country are saying…
“Your session was the best of the whole convention! They saved the best for last! I have been feeling so tired and unappreciated at work, and it has really affected my attitude and job performance. I feel so much better about life and work, and I think I will make it! What you do is wonderful, and I wish you lived next door! It’s contagious and I hope I can go back to work, and help others who feel the way I have been. You are amazing and beautiful, and the best motivational speaker I have ever listened to!”
-Jamie McElroy, RN, CMSN, CRRN
“I had the extreme honor of attending one of Renee Thompson’s workshops. I found if not only informative but enjoyable as well. Quality and excellence characterize her work. Renee is bright and engaging as well as entertaining. In addition, she expresses herself extremely well. I thought her entire presentation was excellent and requested that she do an all-day workshop with our nursing faculty. She has done that workshop and the faculty comments were excellent. Great find!”
-Mary Ann Merrigan, PhD, RN, Associate Dean and Chairperson, Wilkes University School of Nursing
“Renee’s bully-proofing seminar was amazing! I learned so many strategies that I can use to address bullying behavior in my work environment. Renee is so energetic and positive! I loved her interaction with the audience. A must see for anyone dealing with bullying.”
-Natalia Ospina, BSN, RN / Washington Hospital Center
“This class validated what I value as a nurse leader – attitude vs. aptitude is what will help us survive in our profession!”
-Gemma Rama Banaag, RN, MSN, MBA, Chief Nursing Officer
“Robert Morris University is known for the quality of its educational programs. Renee Thompson of RTConnections has the same commitment to quality and we are delighted to partner together to provide valuable continuing education for nursing professionals.”
-Lynn George, PhD, RN, CNE Associate Dean and Professor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences / Robert Morris University
“You rocked in Richmond! I always worry that the speaker is going to be dull and boring, but not you. Full of energy, and the stories were great. You have renewed my interest in learning and reviewing things that I thought I knew. Thank you!”
-Lara Millikin, Professional Staff Nurse / AMSN Certification Review Course
“Renee is a motivating, energetic, passionate and knowledgeable speaker. Renee presented on the topic of “Creating a Culture of Civility and Respect: Inside and Outside of the Classroom”, to our nursing and allied health educators. She took the time to familiarize herself with the culture of our school and our specific challenges. Her presentation was interactive, uplifting, informative and relevant to our practice. Renee is a true professional and advocate for nursing. I would highly recommend Renee, her passion for nursing and for education is contagious!”
-Beth Briglia MSN,RN,ONC / Clinical Supervisor Stone Academy Practical Nurse Program