A registered nurse, inspirational speaker, author, mentor and transformational coach for nurses and students,
Mona Clayton, MSN, RN is on a mission to become an uncommon remedy to empower the next generation of nurses, and to bridge the gap for the nursing shortage globally.
Mona has been featured in “Black Enterprise Magazine,” “Working Nurse Magazine,” “The Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper,” “Los Angeles Wave Newspaper,” “Our Weekly Newspaper,” “Minority Nurse Magazine,” “The University of Phoenix Buzz, ”Grand Canyon University Today” and the University of Phoenix Center for Health and Nursing Research Magazine.
She is the CEO and Founder of The Nurses Pub Non-Profit Organization, Nurses 2 Rock Pub and the author of "From Student to Nurse-Surviving the Journey As Painlessly As Possible.” Her book reached national distribution throughout Barnes & Noble Booksellers with with thousands of copies sold.
Mona's passion for helping single mothers prompted her desire to develop programs useful to build future nurses; in particular single mothers from underserved communities.
In 2014, she began the outreach campaign, the (#future100k), aiming to recruit 100,000 single mothers to the profession of nursing. The campaign has expanded from passionate students and single mothers living in the USA to students in Africa, Asia, and most recently the Philippines.
Nurse Mona's achievements for working to build the nursing community are: Recipient of "Nurse of the Year" for Los Angeles County Healthcare System; "Mayor's Recognition Award;" "Mayor's Commendation Recognition Award;" "National Super Phoenix" for University of Phoenix; Finalist for the Health Care Leadership Award by the "Los Angeles Business Journal," "Distinguished Alumni Award" for University of Phoenix Southern California (Selected 1 of 12 out of 92,000) alumni in 2017 and in 2018, nominated for the "Leadership Impact Award," the (Top 3) alumni from University of Phoenix Southern California and the "Love Inspiration of the Year Award" for 2019.
Mona received her Associate of Science in nursing degree from Southwest College, her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from the University of Phoenix and completed her Master’s degree in Nursing Education at Grand Canyon University. She also acquired undergraduate studies in journalism and pharmacology.
A registered nurse for over 23 years, Mona's experience includes: Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, Intensive Care, Labor and Delivery, Urgent Care and Home Based Telephonic Nursing. Mona currently operates as a travel nurse for numerous hospitals across the country and as an instructor for nursing students.