TERRY FOSTER, RN, MSN, FAEN, CCRN, CPEN, TCRN, CEN
Terry Foster, RN, Nurse Humorist
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
KEYNOTE FEE:

$5,001 - $7,500

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
TRAVELS FROM:

Kentucky

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"I have had the pleasure of working with Terry for several years on a number of our nursing programs, and he never ceases to amaze me! The passion and honesty he brings to his presentations is reflective of his commitment to his profession, and to the patients he works with every day. Our groups range from bedside staff nurses to Chief Nursing Officers – and Terry’s program content and delivery resonates with all audiences. From clinical sessions to humor talks, Terry consistently scores high with our attendees – his expertise and wit are invaluable. We are very fortunate to have Terry as a seasoned speaker for our conferences!"

Conference Coordinator

"If you need a way to energize your audience, get everyone to relax or if you want to split your sides laughing, Terry is your guy. Good thing he's a registered nurse if anyone does actually hurt themselves!"

Global Practice Leader, Healthcare

"Terry presents the key points in ways that you can relate to and you find yourself saying 'I think that was the same patient I had!.' His blend of humor and presentation style helps to cement the concepts in a way that you will instantly recall in the future."

Trauma & Stroke Coordinator

"I have had the distinct pleasure of being on the receiving end of several, unique and side splitting presentations delivered by Terry Foster over the past 12 years while attending national ENA conferences. In fact, I look through the conference faculty roster hoping for another great Terry Foster session to attend. Each and every presentation is riveting, relevant and highly entertaining. Terry has a knack of making our daily, on the job life and death experiences hysterically funny while driving home his relevant, 'take home' message. His audiences are delighted when he hits the stage and engaged from the first minute to the last and are then left begging for more! I highly recommend Terry Foster, a unique and comical speaking talent, for your next event. You won't be disappointed."

Board of Directors
ABOUT TERRY FOSTER

Terry M. Foster was originally a 1977 LPN graduate of Booth Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing in Covington, Kentucky. After working for 4 years as an LPN in both the ED & ICU, he received his RN diploma from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, and in 1997 received his Master’s Degree in Critical-Care and Trauma Nursing from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health. During his career, he has held positions of volunteer, ward clerk, staff nurse, charge nurse, critical-care instructor, clinical director and night supervisor, at both the Mercy Hospitals of Cincinnati, Ohio, and at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in northern Kentucky. His primary areas of nursing experience have always been in the Emergency Department and Critical-Care Units where he has national certifications in four areas: critical-care nursing, emergency nursing, pediatric emergency nursing, and trauma nursing.

Terry has authored more than 40 professional publications in various textbooks, nursing, and healthcare journals. He has lectured on a wide variety of clinical topics at nursing seminars and conferences throughout the USA, having given a total of over 5000 formal presentations, covering all 50 states by the time he turned 50 years old. Nationally he is a well-known and sought-after speaker on nursing humor, as well as clinical topics on critical-care and emergency nursing, always representing St. Elizabeth, and nurses, in a positive light. As a professional humorist, Terry has also performed at the Las Vegas Caesar’s Palace, Atlantic City’s Trump Tower, and at local comedy venues in the greater Cincinnati area.

An active community volunteer, he regularly volunteers for Covington’s Parish Soup Kitchen, Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Cincinnati Arts Association, “Chicks & Chucks” Breast Cancer Support group, and oversees the operation of the Peggy Foster Memorial Fund. He is also a member of the executive committee of the St. Elizabeth Foundation and volunteers on multiple charitable boards and especially for fundraiser events. He has previously served for many years on the alumni board of The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, and currently serves on the boards of Rosedale Green and the Northern Kentucky Health Department. Terry has been the recipient of the Judith Kelleher award, which is the highest award, given by the national Emergency Nurses Association and he was inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Emergency Nursing, an internationally appointed group of accomplished emergency nursing leaders from around the world. In 2018, Terry was elected to a three-year term on the national Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors. In 2020, he was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the ENA.

Over the past ten years, Terry has been featured in ten episodes of The Learning Channels (TLC) national TV program “Untold Stories of the ER.” He is the first RN to ever be featured on this physician only based television show.

Since 1998, Terry has been the Critical-Care Clinical Nurse Specialist in the six Emergency Departments at St. Elizabeth Healthcare system (a Magnet designated hospital) based in Edgewood, Kentucky. In June, 2017, Terry was promoted to the dual role of Ambassador for the St. Elizabeth Foundation along with his position as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Emergency Departments. He has been employed in this six-hospital system since 1975.

TERRY FOSTER PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Covid Power Talk

Since March, 2020, the world of health care has been turned upside down. Patient demands, challenging work environments, and burnout have been at an all-time high. The intensity, urgency and uncertainty are daily stressors. Listen to this front-line ER nurse discuss some of his most meaningful experiences--both good and bad--during this pandemic. Learn some ideas for how to maintain a healthy attitude, convey positivity and a "can do" approach in the workplace, and by all means, using humor as a proven coping mechanism--even in the darkest of times.

Humor in Healthcare

​Healthcare employees share a very "unique" brand of humor. Healthcare professionals have often said, "You can't make this stuff up" along with "We could write a book!" It doesn't matter if your target audience is from radiology, the lab, a clinic or even the surgery department. If you work in healthcare, you'll "get it!" The speaker will relate to how we use humor, often as a coping mechanism, to get us through a bad shift or even a dire situation. This fun and energizing presentation, often placed at the end of a conference day, will leave your group laughing at all the crazy stuff we see in healthcare.

"How Can You Laugh at That?" A Closer Look at the Use of Humor in Nursing

This fun and enlightening talk will focus on the very "different" sense of humor shared by all nurses. Often used as a coping mechanism, this speaker will explain the appropriate uses of our type of humor. Our humor invokes a positive attitude and unites us, no matter what your area or era, of nursing practice. Plan to be thoroughly entertained! (Note: Please empty your bladder fully prior to attending this session).

The Bizarre and the Spectacular: Unique Cases in Emergency Care

This lecture will focus on some of the most unique cases that have been seen in the Emergency Department. The speaker-a 30+ years experience ED nurse-will describe unusual types of patient history, mechanism of injury, clinical presentation, and other "contributing factors" that make an interesting case. This talk is very educational as well as entertaining and audience participation is strongly encouraged.

Surviving and Thriving in the Crazy World of Nursing!

Do you sometimes just need to hear about the good things nurses do? Listen to this practical, realistic, and positive talk about the supportive and caring work of nursing. We’ll talk about what makes nurses tick-as well as what can tick us off! We’ll also laugh at some of the crazy and funny things that only nurses know. Sit back, relax, listen, laugh, and restore your pride as a professional nurse!

Emergency Nursing: The Sacred and the Profane; All Rolled into One!

As emergency nurses, we experience both sacred and profane interactions on a daily basis. On the front lines, we regularly see the best and the worst aspects of our society. This lecture focuses on some of those unforgettable moments and lessons learned in emergency nursing. Plan to be enlightened, reflective, and entertained as this speaker reviews and reminds us why emergency nursing is our chosen profession!

Request Availability for Terry Foster

TERRY FOSTER, RN, MSN, FAEN, CCRN, CPEN, TCRN, CEN
Terry Foster, RN, Nurse Humorist
TRAVELS FROM:

Kentucky
KEYNOTE FEE:

$5,001 - $7,500

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
"I have had the pleasure of working with Terry for several years on a number of our nursing programs, and he never ceases to amaze me! The passion and honesty he brings to his presentations is reflective of his commitment to his profession, and to the patients he works with every day. Our groups range from bedside staff nurses to Chief Nursing Officers – and Terry’s program content and delivery resonates with all audiences. From clinical sessions to humor talks, Terry consistently scores high with our attendees – his expertise and wit are invaluable. We are very fortunate to have Terry as a seasoned speaker for our conferences!"
Conference Coordinator

Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research

"If you need a way to energize your audience, get everyone to relax or if you want to split your sides laughing, Terry is your guy. Good thing he's a registered nurse if anyone does actually hurt themselves!"
Global Practice Leader, Healthcare

Kronos Incorporated

"Terry presents the key points in ways that you can relate to and you find yourself saying 'I think that was the same patient I had!.' His blend of humor and presentation style helps to cement the concepts in a way that you will instantly recall in the future."
Trauma & Stroke Coordinator

Kadlec Regional Medical Center

"I have had the distinct pleasure of being on the receiving end of several, unique and side splitting presentations delivered by Terry Foster over the past 12 years while attending national ENA conferences. In fact, I look through the conference faculty roster hoping for another great Terry Foster session to attend. Each and every presentation is riveting, relevant and highly entertaining. Terry has a knack of making our daily, on the job life and death experiences hysterically funny while driving home his relevant, 'take home' message. His audiences are delighted when he hits the stage and engaged from the first minute to the last and are then left begging for more! I highly recommend Terry Foster, a unique and comical speaking talent, for your next event. You won't be disappointed."
Board of Directors

Emergency Nurses Association

ABOUT TERRY FOSTER

Terry M. Foster was originally a 1977 LPN graduate of Booth Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing in Covington, Kentucky. After working for 4 years as an LPN in both the ED & ICU, he received his RN diploma from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, and in 1997 received his Master’s Degree in Critical-Care and Trauma Nursing from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health. During his career, he has held positions of volunteer, ward clerk, staff nurse, charge nurse, critical-care instructor, clinical director and night supervisor, at both the Mercy Hospitals of Cincinnati, Ohio, and at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in northern Kentucky. His primary areas of nursing experience have always been in the Emergency Department and Critical-Care Units where he has national certifications in four areas: critical-care nursing, emergency nursing, pediatric emergency nursing, and trauma nursing.

Terry has authored more than 40 professional publications in various textbooks, nursing, and healthcare journals. He has lectured on a wide variety of clinical topics at nursing seminars and conferences throughout the USA, having given a total of over 5000 formal presentations, covering all 50 states by the time he turned 50 years old. Nationally he is a well-known and sought-after speaker on nursing humor, as well as clinical topics on critical-care and emergency nursing, always representing St. Elizabeth, and nurses, in a positive light. As a professional humorist, Terry has also performed at the Las Vegas Caesar’s Palace, Atlantic City’s Trump Tower, and at local comedy venues in the greater Cincinnati area.

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An active community volunteer, he regularly volunteers for Covington’s Parish Soup Kitchen, Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Cincinnati Arts Association, “Chicks & Chucks” Breast Cancer Support group, and oversees the operation of the Peggy Foster Memorial Fund. He is also a member of the executive committee of the St. Elizabeth Foundation and volunteers on multiple charitable boards and especially for fundraiser events. He has previously served for many years on the alumni board of The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, and currently serves on the boards of Rosedale Green and the Northern Kentucky Health Department. Terry has been the recipient of the Judith Kelleher award, which is the highest award, given by the national Emergency Nurses Association and he was inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Emergency Nursing, an internationally appointed group of accomplished emergency nursing leaders from around the world. In 2018, Terry was elected to a three-year term on the national Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors. In 2020, he was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the ENA.

Over the past ten years, Terry has been featured in ten episodes of The Learning Channels (TLC) national TV program “Untold Stories of the ER.” He is the first RN to ever be featured on this physician only based television show.

Since 1998, Terry has been the Critical-Care Clinical Nurse Specialist in the six Emergency Departments at St. Elizabeth Healthcare system (a Magnet designated hospital) based in Edgewood, Kentucky. In June, 2017, Terry was promoted to the dual role of Ambassador for the St. Elizabeth Foundation along with his position as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Emergency Departments. He has been employed in this six-hospital system since 1975.

TERRY FOSTER PROGRAMS & TOPICS
Covid Power Talk
Since March, 2020, the world of health care has been turned upside down. Patient demands, challenging work environments, and burnout have been at an all-time high. The intensity, urgency and uncertainty are daily stressors. Listen to this front-line ER nurse discuss some of his most meaningful experiences--both good and bad--during this pandemic. Learn some ideas for how to maintain a healthy attitude, convey positivity and a "can do" approach in the workplace, and by all means, using humor as a proven coping mechanism--even in the darkest of times.
Humor in Healthcare
​Healthcare employees share a very "unique" brand of humor. Healthcare professionals have often said, "You can't make this stuff up" along with "We could write a book!" It doesn't matter if your target audience is from radiology, the lab, a clinic or even the surgery department. If you work in healthcare, you'll "get it!" The speaker will relate to how we use humor, often as a coping mechanism, to get us through a bad shift or even a dire situation. This fun and energizing presentation, often placed at the end of a conference day, will leave your group laughing at all the crazy stuff we see in healthcare.
"How Can You Laugh at That?" A Closer Look at the Use of Humor in Nursing
This fun and enlightening talk will focus on the very "different" sense of humor shared by all nurses. Often used as a coping mechanism, this speaker will explain the appropriate uses of our type of humor. Our humor invokes a positive attitude and unites us, no matter what your area or era, of nursing practice. Plan to be thoroughly entertained! (Note: Please empty your bladder fully prior to attending this session).
The Bizarre and the Spectacular: Unique Cases in Emergency Care
This lecture will focus on some of the most unique cases that have been seen in the Emergency Department. The speaker-a 30+ years experience ED nurse-will describe unusual types of patient history, mechanism of injury, clinical presentation, and other "contributing factors" that make an interesting case. This talk is very educational as well as entertaining and audience participation is strongly encouraged.
Surviving and Thriving in the Crazy World of Nursing!

Do you sometimes just need to hear about the good things nurses do? Listen to this practical, realistic, and positive talk about the supportive and caring work of nursing. We’ll talk about what makes nurses tick-as well as what can tick us off! We’ll also laugh at some of the crazy and funny things that only nurses know. Sit back, relax, listen, laugh, and restore your pride as a professional nurse!

Emergency Nursing: The Sacred and the Profane; All Rolled into One!

As emergency nurses, we experience both sacred and profane interactions on a daily basis. On the front lines, we regularly see the best and the worst aspects of our society. This lecture focuses on some of those unforgettable moments and lessons learned in emergency nursing. Plan to be enlightened, reflective, and entertained as this speaker reviews and reminds us why emergency nursing is our chosen profession!

Request Availability for Terry Foster