As an international speaker, author, and consultant, Dr. Renee Thompson tackles the professional challenges facing healthcare leaders today. With 26 years as a clinical nurse, nurse educator, quality manager, and nurse executive, Dr. Thompson is an expert on workplace bullying, and spends the majority of her time working with healthcare organizations that want to eliminate bullying and incivility.


Renee is the CEO of RTConnections and has been repeatedly published, interviewed, and awarded for her work to educate, connect, and inspire current and future nurses in healthcare.  She is the author of several books and is in demand as a keynote speaker.


Dr. Thompson has been published in numerous nursing journals including, but not limited to, Journal of Medsurg Nursing, Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA), Nursing 2008, and Oncology Nursing News. She is a frequent invited guest on radio, podcasts, webinars, and online nursing blogs.


In 2016, Renee received the Nursing Excellence award as a nurse entrepreneur to honor her work to eliminate workplace bullying. She received the first Outstanding Nursing Alumni for Excellence in Leadership Award and Distinguished Alumni recognition from her alma mater, and was a finalist in the Healthcare Heroes Awards as a Healthcare Provider in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Her blog has won numerous awards as a Top Nursing Blog “must-read” by the online nursing community and her anti-bullying videos are viewed by healthcare organizations around the world.


Renee has a Masters degree in Nursing Education and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Pittsburgh.


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