Episode 102: Nurse Bullying Roundtable with Renee Thompson and Susan Strauss


On February 12th, 2014, national experts Renee Thompson and Susan Strauss joined forces on RNFM Radio to share their expertise and views on nurse bullying and harassment. It was an informative and empowering show indeed, and we encourage our entire nursing community to listen to the archived recording or watch the interview in its entirety on YouTube (see below).

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Susan Strauss RN Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include organization development, leadership development, and bullying and harassment.

Susan conducts bullying and harassment investigations, works as an expert witness for harassment and bullying lawsuits, and coaches managers and employees that need assistance in stopping their harassing or bullying behavior.

She has worked as an RN in the OR, pediatrics, med-surg, psychiatry, and public health. She has also been director of quality improvement, director of education and development, and other leadership roles. She researched physician abuse to RNs in the OR to determine if the abuse varied based on the gender of the nurse. Please visit her website, Strauss Consulting, by clicking here.


Renee Thompson has more than 23 years healthcare experience including clinical practice, nursing education, quality management and executive leadership. She has a doctoral degree in nursing. This diverse experience has afforded Renee the unique ability to view the delivery of healthcare from a 360° perspective. Renee is the CEO and President of RTConnections, LLC. An organization that educates, connects and inspires current and future nurses.Renee is a published author of the book, “Do No Harm” Applies to Nurses Too! Strategies to protect and bully-proof yourself at work.

Renee speaks nationwide to healthcare organizations and academic institutions motivating her audience at keynote addresses, professional conferences, workshops, and seminars. Her presentations and seminars focus on improving clinical and professional competence, eliminating nurse-to-nurse bullying, effective communication and leadership, building a positive and healthy workplace, and nurturing a culture of respect. Renee also continues to care for patients on a neuro-trauma step-down unit. Please visit RTConnections by clicking here.