About Kay Butler
I am a lifelong resident of the Tidewater area of Virginia and began my professional nursing career with an associate degree from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia, in 1995. This was the best decision that I could have made and I find myself wondering where the time has gone! At this point in my life, I cannot see myself NOT being committed to nursing. I am very excited to be taking this new step in my nursing career, as a Nurse Entrepreneur!
RN the Know, LLC
A small business born out of the certainty that the average person is oblivious to the fact that they are in dire need of advance care planning information they can understand. The importance of comprehending how our healthcare system works is compounded when beneficiaries of Medicare, or their family members, do not understand benefits. Needless human suffering and hours of frustration can be spared if this information is learned in a stress-free setting, prior to any sudden crisis. My beautiful and spacious office is the ideal place to take in the facts!
I stepped out in faith by launching RN the Know, LLC, answering what feels like a calling of sorts. It is difficult to articulate why but I left a job where I felt very valued and respected by my peers. In fact, I had just passed the 10-year mark and had recently received a raise for the outstanding work I produced. I feel I have been gifted with a quick wit, a knack for teaching others, extensive knowledge, and a multitude of skills for a good reason! I must follow what seems like my life’s natural career path.
I am a Master’s prepared Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), a Board Certified Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS-BC), with decades of experience in various aspects of nursing but mostly critical care and case management. I strive to remove the taboo from discussing death and events surrounding end-of-life care by educating and encouraging people to complete advance directives.
I love working with people on such a personal level and feel quite privileged to be in a position where I can make a significant difference in someone’s life. I fully recognize that this is a deeply personal decision and your quality of life goals heavily influence your decisions. I believe knowledge is to be shared and not hoarded!