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 Sharonda Davis  Mobilizing Nurses for Web3 Innovation and Transformation in Healthcare
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Sharonda

Davis, RN

Pioneering Nurse Innovator and Advocate for Healthcare Transformation, Founder of NurseBloc

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Her Story

Short Introduction of yourself
and your career.

I am Sharonda, a dedicated mother, innovator, and seasoned nurse at the heart of healthcare transformation. My journey in nursing, spanning over eighteen years, has evolved from critical care to spearheading NurseBloc, a groundbreaking decentralized platform that revolutionizes concierge health services through peer-to-peer payments. My mission is to merge my deep-rooted nursing expertise with cutting-edge technology to empower nurses and enhance patient care on a global scale.

With over eighteen years of experience in critical care nursing, I've witnessed firsthand the challenges and opportunities that exist in healthcare. That's why I've dedicated myself to bridging the gap between technology and nursing, pushing boundaries, and exploring the potential of emerging technologies.

My journey has taught me the undeniable power of community and networking in driving change. For those aspiring to impact healthcare through technology, I emphasize the importance of continuous learning, leveraging your unique insights as healthcare professionals, and cultivating a network of like-minded individuals passionate about innovation.

My academic pursuit of a Master’s degree in Nursing Informatics at Grand Canyon University reflects my commitment to lifelong learning and my passion for leading by example in the integration of technology and healthcare.

As the "NFT NURSE," I'm passionate about advocating for healthcare advancements through Web3 technology. I believe that by leveraging the power of decentralized networks and digital assets, we can drive positive change for nurses and patients alike.

How did your interest in emerging technology begin?

Inspired by my son's creativity with NFTs, my venture into blockchain technology unfolded, revealing its transformative potential for healthcare. This personal and professional pivot has not only enriched my perspective but also ignited a drive to innovate within the healthcare sector.

Can you share any opportunities or challenges that you see in your
industry that can be aided
by emerging technologies?

While there are opportunities for blockchain in the healthcare industry, it's essential to acknowledge some challenges as well. These include regulatory considerations, interoperability with existing systems, scalability, and the need for industry-wide collaboration. However, with the right approach and collaboration between healthcare stakeholders and technology experts, I firmly believe that blockchain technology can revolutionize the healthcare profession, enhancing data integrity, patient care, and overall healthcare outcomes.

What has been your biggest learning in web 3?

One of the most significant lessons I've learned in the realm of Web3 is the incredible power of networks and community. It has been a transformative experience for me.  In the Web3 space, I've witnessed firsthand how the strength of a network and the power of community can drive innovation and create real impact. The collaborative and decentralized nature of Web3 technologies, such as blockchain, has opened up a world of possibilities for connecting like-minded individuals, fostering collaboration, and amplifying our collective efforts.

What has been your biggest learning in web 3?
 
What advice would you give to young women aspiring to succeed in your industry?
Is there anything you wish you had known when you were starting your career?

First and foremost, believe in yourself and your unique abilities. As nurses, we bring invaluable skills and perspectives to the table. Trust in your expertise, knowledge, and intuition as you navigate the exciting world of emerging technologies. Your contribution to this field is incredibly valuable, and your voice matters. 

 

As "NFT NURSE," I believe that nurses are the epitome of non fungibility.  This is why I am a champion for the integration of Web3 technologies to revolutionize healthcare delivery, advocating for the empowerment of nurses and the betterment of patient care through innovation.

If you're eager to dive into this exciting realm, never stop learning.

The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly, and staying up-to-date with emerging technologies is crucial. Explore online courses, attend webinars, join workshops, and connect with experts in the field. Be curious and embrace the joy of continuous learning.

Any tips for aspiring nurses and others on building a career in emerging technology?

Aspiring nurses and others interested in building a career in emerging technology, here are some valuable tips:

  • Embrace Continuous Learning: Stay curious and up-to-date with emerging tech trends through courses, conferences, and self-study.

  • Leverage Your Nursing Background: Apply your unique nursing perspective to bridge healthcare and technology in innovative ways.

  • Network and Collaborate: Connect with professionals in the field through LinkedIn, industry events, and online communities for collaborations and mentorship.

  • Gain Practical Experience: Seek internships or volunteer opportunities to gain hands-on experience in applying emerging technologies.

  • Develop a Diverse Skill Set: Build a versatile skill set by exploring related areas such as data analytics, user experience design, or cybersecurity.

  • Seek Mentors and Role Models: Learn from experienced professionals who have navigated successful careers in emerging technology.

  • Stay Passionate and Persistent: Embrace challenges as learning opportunities, stay true to your purpose, and never lose sight of your passion.

The path to integrating blockchain in healthcare is laden with challenges, yet I see these as opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and growth. Overcoming hurdles such as regulatory landscapes, interoperability, and scalability requires a collective effort—a challenge I am eager to tackle alongside fellow innovators.

Insights and Advice for Aspiring Healthcare Innovators

My journey has taught me the undeniable power of community and networking in driving change. For those aspiring to impact healthcare through technology, I emphasize the importance of continuous learning, leveraging your unique insights as healthcare professionals, and cultivating a network of like-minded individuals passionate about innovation.

Closing thoughts

Additionally, remember the importance of building a professional presence on LinkedIn. It's a powerful platform for networking, connecting with industry experts, and showcasing your skills and achievements. Regularly update your profile, engage in relevant discussions, and leverage LinkedIn's resources to expand your professional network and access exciting opportunities in the emerging tech field.

If you're eager to dive into this exciting realm, never stop learning. The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly, and staying up-to-date with emerging technologies is crucial. Explore online courses, attend webinars, join workshops, and connect with experts in the field. Be curious and embrace the joy of continuous learning.

 

I want to empower every nurse by reminding you of the strength of your voice, the priceless value of your contributions, and the boundless potential you have to drive change. Embrace the challenges before you, maintain your curiosity, and let your unwavering passion for healthcare and technology be your guide toward creating meaningful, lasting impacts.

 

 

At NurseBloc, we're not just building a platform; we're fostering a movement towards decentralized, nurse-led healthcare solutions. My recognition as a leader within the Web3 community, including accolades from Mission Impact's Global Leadership Development Program and Colony DAO’s DAO club cohort, underscores my contribution to this evolving field.

 

Connect with us @NurseBloc on Twitter and LinkedIn, and join our Telegram Chat group to stay updated on our progress and be part of our transformative journey. https://t.me/+pDZ-EAUFZAZhZDIx

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