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Karyn Buxman - Keynote Speaker

Accomplished speaker, author and registered nurse Karyn Buxman was the keynote speaker at the 2009 Annual Meeting.

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"From Burned Out to Fired Up: A Nurse's Survival Guide"

We all struggle with expanding responsibilities, shrinking budgets, obstinate doctors, family demands, Joint Commission, HIPPA, and too much to do and not enough time to do it. Is it any wonder that we're feeling burned-out? In her program, "From Burned Out to Fired Up: A Nurse's Survival Guide", nurse and internationally recognized expert on therapeutic humor, Karyn Buxman helped us discover how being an advocate for yourself can affect everyone's bottom line. In her keynote session, we learned learn effective solutions to achieve performance recuperation, maintain healthy work environments and add balance to work-life issues. Her program also provided insight on how to get through the toughest of days and still remain amazed and amused and how to survive (and thrive) amidst today's healthcare crisis.


Karyn Buxman, publisher of The Journal of Nursing Jocularity, is possibly the funniest nurse on the planet. As a serious researcher into the practical applications of humor into life and business, Karyn knows humor, healthcare and personal success. Her mission to nurse nurses through humor has led Karyn to address thousands of nurses every year with an inspiring message, in a fun, laugh-out-loud way that is powerful, practical, and memorable, reminding them why they entered the healthcare profession in the first place.

Karyn wows audiences with her abilities as a humorist and nationally recognized platform speaker...CSP, CPAE, an inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame in the National Speakers Association, and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. Her dedication to live her mission has resulted in numerous television appearances, radio shows, and quotes printed in professional journals (American Journal of Nursing and Nursing Spectrum, as well as Marie Claire, Shape, and Woman's World.) To see Karyn's humor in print, check out Chicken Soup for the Nurses' Soul, Amazed and Amused: Survive and Thrive as a Healthcare Professional, and

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