Tiffany Gibson likes to refer to herself as a troublemaker and a nurse agitator — two labels that Dr. Nurse Dan can absolutely get behind!

Tiffany is a pediatric nurse turned professional development specialist who helps nurses become more effective leaders. Her focus is on asking hard questions, disrupting old narratives and empowering a new generation of culturally competent nurses.

In their conversation, Tiffany and Dan talk about why she thinks that DE&I can’t be separated from professional development and how she integrates the two in her consulting practice. She shares her thoughts on the intersection of belonging and patient safety, why managing your emotions is critical to becoming an effective leader and why equity is about more than just racial justice.