Home Careers Nurses Working Overtime: Is It Safe?
Nurses Working Overtime: Is It Safe?

Nurses Working Overtime: Is It Safe?

Start a health sciences degree at American Public University.

Podcast with Dr. Stacey Kram and Dr. Marie Gould Harper

As the current nursing workforce continues to age at an alarming rate, current and projected nurse shortages will only continue to grow. What are the national standards for nursing shifts, and is our nursing workforce able to meet those demands? Here to talk more about the issue of overtime in healthcare is nursing expert and the Program Director for Nursing at American Public University, Dr. Stacey Kram, and Dr. Marie Gould Harper, Dean of the School of Business at American Public University.

About the Speakers

Dr. Stacey Kram, DNP, RN-BC, CCRN, PCCN, CNE, serves in both academics and health outreach in the School of Health Sciences at APU. Dr. Kram completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Salisbury University and has been a nurse for 15 years and an educator for nine years. Her clinical experience is primary care of critically ill adults and their families. Prior to joining the university, Dr. Kram worked as a Nurse Manager for a novice nurse residency program within a community hospital system on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She also served in the Army Reserve Nurse Corps for three years as a First Lieutenant with the 2290th USAH at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Dr. Marie Gould Harper is the Dean of the School of Business at American Public University. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wellesley College, a master’s degree in instructional systems from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in business from Capella University. She is a progressive coach, facilitator, writer, strategist and human resources/organizational development professional with more than 30 years of leadership, project management, and administrative experience. Dr. Gould Harper has worked in both corporate and academic environments.

Dr. Gould Harper is an innovative thinker and influential leader, manifesting people skills, a systematic approach to problems, organizational vision and ability to inspire followers. She is committed to continuous improvement in organizational effectiveness and human capital development, customer service and the development of future leaders.