Alexandra Maye, MSN, RN
Alexandra Maye, MSN, RN is a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, predoctoral fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR), and a Fontaine Society Fellow. Alexandra’s research interests include decreasing burnout, increasing retention, and increasing job satisfaction among nurses. She is an advocate for a safe work environment for nurses and believes that when nurses’ cups are full, high-quality patient-centered care can be provided. Alexandra earned her BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, Diploma in Nursing from JFK Muhlenberg School of Nursing, and MSN in Leadership in Health Systems Management from Drexel University. While in nursing school and throughout her nursing career, she observed how often she and her peers put their health and mental wellness on the back-burner when completing clinical rotations and caring for patients. Realizing the importance of personal wellness, she reminds nursing students, nurses, and health care professionals that self-care is not selfish and that we cannot pour from an empty cup. Alexandra maintains clinical practice as a cardiac catheterization laboratory nurse collaborating with interventional cardiologists and the nursing STEMI team to care for patients experiencing heart attacks and cardiac abnormalities.