An exclusive interview in Nurse Deck magazine
A deep dive into nurse staffing issues - and the desperately needed solutions“So, graduating with a master's in organizational development, I ended up in higher education in the nonprofit world. My first adventure into healthcare was actually as manager of education services at the Connecticut Hospital Association in the early 90s. If you remember the early 90s, healthcare was booming and reimbursements were high. My role provided education programs to 35 different groups that met at the hospital association - everything from CEOs to directors of social work, directors of emergency services, and also nurse educators and nurse execs.”
Marcia Proto, M.Ed., CAS, has decades of experience in not only healthcare, but nursing leadership and education, and her career shows an exceptional dedication to the nursing profession. She started in healthcare in the early 90s, as manager of education services at the Connecticut Hospital Association, jumped into capital campaigns, and has served as the executive director of the Connecticut League for Nursing from 2004 to today, with a two-year leave to work in regional sales management at the National League for Nursing. Marcia is also an entrepreneur, and has offered healthcare consulting expertise as part of her business, Marcia Proto Consulting, LLC, since 1996.