ER Travel Nurse Keisha Brown Served as Lead Nurse Over Covid Testing at Tyler Perry Studios and Warner Brothers
Keisha Brown is a true woman of power, a natural-born optimist, and a registered nurse. She has always believed that positive energy makes you feel healthier, happier, and more empowered.
With over 5 years of experience at the helm, Keisha is an ER travel nurse who specializes in Pediatric and Adult Emergency Medicine. Her love for helping others was initiated at a young age and, over the years, has revolutionized that experience by infusing comprehensive wellness methods for clients all over the country.
Having learned the intricacies of patient testing, Keisha went on to serve as a lead nurse over Covid testing at Tyler Perry Studios and Warner Brothers, in an effort to enforce safe filming practices for talent and staff.
The founder of D.O.P.E Healing, a concierge IV therapy and wellness clinic, Keisha specializes in helping clients unlock the healing power of holistic health. An avid advocate for preventive care and naturopathic practice, she is always blossoming her integral health hub with the highest quality natural health products, classes, and services.
Throughout her career, she has fashioned a decorated professional landscape, with a focus as both a nurse and supporter. She’s a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, Black Nurses Association, and AORN.
Offering flagship services in Atlanta, GA, Keisha‘s current mission is to provide holistic healing to as many customers as possible. Even with the loss of her mother this year.
Though excited about expansion and growth, she prides her success on beautiful, lasting customer relationships, always giving them exceptional service from the foundation that D.O.P.E was built on – Delivering Only Positive Energy.
Tammy Reese: For those who don’t know, who is Keisha Brown?
Keisha Brown: Daughter, Mother, Wife, CEO. As an RN there is a level of commitment and compassion that is needed for my field of work. Stepping outside of comfort lines and becoming an entrepreneur was not easy by any stretch, it took levels of fight and determination that no amount of teaching can prepare you for.
Tammy Reese: Describe working in Manhattan during the beginning of the Pandemic in 3 words?
Keisha Brown: Chaotic, Isolated. and Hopeful.
As I was in New York, I got to see firsthand the importance of our first responders, nurses, EMTs, doctors, officers, and firefighters. We were thrown into a situation where not much information was known and the fear was evident more on the patients who were struggling. When I first got there PPE was limited, doctors were overwhelmed and resources were limited.
Patients were unable to see family members. My colleagues and I using iPhones and tablets to allow families to say their goodbyes was surreal. Those moments and memories had taken a toll on me. Returning home only to see and speaking to my child from a hotel room, or outside a door, was gut-wrenching. So many nurses had to quarantine themselves before they went home out of precautions and fear. But I got to return home, to see my family, hug them, love them, and get closer than ever before.
Tammy Reese: What are some misconceptions in regards to your career?
Keisha Brown: Some common misconceptions are, being a nurse means only handing out medications. All nurses are women. That nurses only work in a hospital. In my field, the nurses are the heart to every situation. We listen, we help and we do care. For my patients, they receive a nurse who won’t overwhelm them with jargon, yet someone who will be their advocate through their dark time.
Tammy Reese: How would you describe your work ethic?
Keisha Brown: I’m driven and determined. Not to be generic, but to be successful there has to be a level of fight to reach your desired goal. Without the work ethic, I wouldn’t have completed school, overcome the loss of my mother, or been able to face my losses as I build my business and my brand.
Tammy Reese: How has being in your field made an impact on you personally?
Keisha Brown: It provided me with more patience and showed me a side of humanity to cheer on and a side that reminds me good people are needed. I became more empathetic to people. My heart for caring isn’t just saying nice things, it’s the constant act of doing for others. Satisfaction is ok for some, but I live my life wanting to help, care, and comfort those who are hurting and showing that person, Someone’s here.
Tammy Reese: How do you balance your family and your career?
Keisha Brown: Separating work from home life, in the beginning, was difficult, a constant test. Constantly reminding myself that my frustration in one aspect of my life can’t be placed in another. I learned that who I am is a reflection of what I do.
So the same energy I put into my patients and business, I put the same energy into my family. Always wanting to know that I did something to help them. I learned that the mom, wife, and business owner have roles and to respect each individual.
Tammy Reese: When you go to work each day, what is the first thought that comes to mind?
Keisha Brown: How can I help? Listen to what they say, pay attention. Do they need an ear to just listen or do I need to hear what is not being said? What can I do to make you feel better? As a nurse, I listened to a patient’s ailments only to help provide a better assessment for the doctor’s diagnosis. With IV hydration, I enjoy hearing about the energy they have, for my avid workout individuals I love hearing how my drips helped recovery and improved their workouts. I enjoy knowing I helped improve a life.
Tammy Reese: We’ve just finished celebrating Women’s History Month. Who are some women who have made an impact on your life? Why?
Keisha Brown: My mother was an inspiration to me as a woman. She lived her life showing me independence and strength. She showed a heart that forgave and endured. My mother though she may not be here anymore is constantly in my mind and heart telling me to do more. Providing signs and a gentle nudge to let me know that she is still watching. And for that, my race is not done, and I will continue to make her proud.
My daughter is an impact like no other, as I see that she is growing and emulating her mother, I am aware of the example that I set. So I am paving a road for her to see, anything is possible. Every day I wake I know where my motivation and inspiration arise from, Paula Nixon and Bella Brown.
Tammy Reese: What advice would you have for anyone who wants to follow your career path?
Keisha Brown: Never settle, Never take anyone’s limited Viewpoint. See beyond your circumstance. I worked overnight, completed school, faced adversity, had a child, traveled, faced a pandemic on the front lines, created a business in a pandemic.
You who are reading this, if you’re looking for more, think it, imagine it, execute it. You will be told no by many people, but that’s the fun, the journey, the process. NO will come in many forms, rejection, lies, and deceit. That’s what made me who I am, I am not the result, I am not the business, I am the JOURNEY.
Keep up-to-date with Keisha by connecting on Instagram @d.o.p.e.healing