When any nurse hear "BSN" it's automatically assumed to be the credentials earned but Selina was referring to the serve being done. I love this! Because one thing I didn't have early into nursing was a "big sister." Talking to Selina helped us learn more about her and her nonprofit organization.

1. Who are you? What do you do and How long have you been in business?

My name is Selina Dallas. I am a registered nurse and the founder and CEO of Big Sisters in

Nursing a 501c3 nonprofit organization and I have been in business for 1 year.

2.How did you end up there?

Big Sisters in Nursing was actually founded in 2006 when I was attending Eastern Michigan University completing my Bachelor’s degree in nursing, hence the BSN. The organization was not legally formed until 2018 after many years of experiencing nurses eating their young, multiple experiences of nurses being mistreated by various individuals in administrative

positions, and multiple experiences of being looked over for positions based on various reasons which were all unfair. I wanted an organization that could HELP, Provide Support, be an alliance, motivate, mentor, network, and connect.

3. Tell us about a challenge you have had in business and how you have

overcome it?

One of the challenges I have faced is not being confident in how to execute my passion for

helping others. I have also experienced many moments of feeling discouraged when individuals

didn’t engage. I eventually overcame this by remembering that my passion is to help others get

to where they want to be and realizing I can’t want more for someone than they want for

themselves. I decided that if I only help one person my goal has been accomplished.

What do you believe is an important factor in success for entrepreneurs?

I believe that it is important to be consistent and true to who you are and your passion for what

you do. Even if it's something you are struggling with.

4. How do you contribute to women's empowerment?

I contribute to women’s empowerment by being inclusive and sharing. I believe there is room for all of us and at some point we need the help of someone else.

5. Anything coming up you want us to know about?

I will be speaking at a national trauma conference in Florida on leadership. This is very exciting

and the beginning of what’s to come with Big Sisters in Nursing

6. How can the readers keep in contact with you?

I can be reached at Selinamdallas@gmail.com

on Instagram www.instagram.com/Admin.RN

Facebook @NurseDallas and @Big Sisters in Nursing

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