It was the innovation of nursing that lifted medicine out of the dark ages of practice. Today, Nurses represent nearly half of the healthcare workforce and are the end user of nearly every medical product on the market.

But Nurses are rarely if ever engaged in the decision-making process by which new health care products are designed, constructed and brought to market. This is a huge missed opportunity that is resulting in costly inefficiencies and leading to the highest levels of nurse burnout ever recorded.

Rebecca describes the cultural and behavioral shifts that must take place in healthcare in order to empower Nurses and to drive impactful innovation forward.
Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP is the Global Community Officer for Ryalto International and was the first Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the United States at Northeastern School of Nursing – the first initiative in the Country designed to empower nurses as innovators and entrepreneurs, which has led to transformational change in the Nursing Profession. Rebecca is an experienced Nurse Entrepreneur, founding in 2013 which was acquired in 2018. Rebecca is passionate about empowering nurses and creating communities to help nurses innovate, create and collaborate to start businesses to transform healthcare.

Rebecca holds a M.S. in Nursing from Northeastern University, B.A. in International Relations/Spanish from Boston University, and is currently Faculty at Norwich University, sits on the board of NextGen Ventures & the Host Committee for the Massachusetts ACLU. She currently lives in Marblehead Massachusetts with her husband and 3 children. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at