Making A Difference Together in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Community

Mentoring Nurses, Providing Practical Instruction
& Training for Agencies, Published Author of A Path of Purpose

Making A Difference Together in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Community

Mentoring Nurses, Providing Practical Instruction
& Training for Agencies, Published Author of A Path of Purpose

My Services

As a Provider, does your agency need a DD Nurse Advisor?
Do your Direct Support Professionals need purpose and vision for their personal development?
Do you need a motivational Speaker for an event?

I provide focused coaching and support by utilizing media resources with video conferencing, FaceBook, YouTube and in-person engagements when social inclusion is favored.

DD Nurse Skill Building

Does your DD Nurse need guidance, encouragement and support as a new DD Nurse? I needed a connection with other DD Nurses who could answer my questions and direct my steps to be successful.

Coaching

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are HEROS who support individuals with intellectual
and developmental disabilities. I believe that DSPs need to understand their value. As a
DSP I needed instruction on how to serve with excellence.

Speaking

Do you have group events for your agency or association for which you need a speaker with pertinent topics related to the I/DD Community? Are you a nurse staffing agency that needs directions on how to serve individuals in the I/DD Community?

A Path of Purpose

The Power of Focused Support and Targeted Care

In A Path of Purpose Sharlene Meakins, BSN, RN takes you on a decade-long journey of twists and turns as she navigated the unlikely path to finding and fulfilling her life’s purpose, which led her to developmental disabilities nursing. She has since become one of the go-to consultants in the DD Nursing field, bringing together professionals across the community.

“It was during my practice with ODDS that I became a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse. It was also during this time that I had the good fortune to meet Sharlene Meakins. While Shar was a relatively new RN when we first met, I found her application of nursing science and ethical principle within her DD Nursing practice to be head and shoulders above the rest.

To this day, Shar and I interact professionally and she has become a trusted colleague and friend. Every day I express gratitude for experiencing the most perfect nursing practice journey and gratitude for colleagues like Shar Meakins who have profoundly contributed to my journey and to the profession of nursing.”

Gretchen Koch, MSN, RN

Policy Analyst
Oregon State Board of Nursing

Making a Difference Together in the I/DD Community

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