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Nursing Uncensored is a series of conversations hosted by Adrianne Behning RN. This podcast opens up frank discussions about everything on the minds of nurses. This is a space meant to create laughter in addition to serious conversations about the joys and challenges of living life as an American nurse. Nursing Uncensored strives to provide education and advocacy through storytelling, experience sharing, and humorous reflection. Our strong, and at times, inappropriate, opinions are entirely our own and do not represent those of our employers, schools or professional associations.
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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Nursing Uncensored is a series of conversations hosted by Adrianne Behning RN. This podcast opens up frank discussions about everything on the minds of nurses. This is a space meant to create laughter in addition to serious conversations about the joys and challenges of living life as an American nurse. Nursing Uncensored strives to provide education and advocacy through storytelling, experience sharing, and humorous reflection. Our strong, and at times, inappropriate, opinions are entirely our own and do not represent those of our employers, schools or professional associations.
Listen in on our phone calls, but tender ears beware.
NSFW.
We respect HIPAA at all times.

    Surviving Cancer During a Pandemic: One Nurse's Story with Courtney Shihabuddin, DNP, APRN-CNP

    Surviving Cancer During a Pandemic: One Nurse's Story with Courtney Shihabuddin, DNP, APRN-CNP

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes Nurse Practitioner, educator, mentor, blogger, cancer survivor and mom, Courtney Shihabuddin, DNP, APRN-CNP. She recounts her surreal experience being diagnosed with breast cancer just as COVID was causing the overwhelm and shutdown of healthcare facilities across the country in early 2020. She takes us through the timeline of her treatment, surgeries and complications very openly, candidly and with just enough humor to keep us from losing our composure.

    If all of that weren’t enough, they also discuss:

    -Care+Wear, the healthcare clothing company and its impact for recovering patients
    -The conflicts and benefits of being both a patient and a provider
    -How social media became a key piece of Coutrney’s treatment plan
    -How to (not) talk to someone who is panicking
    -Early detection and screening for breast cancer and potential challenges
    -How her personal life, work, and advocacy for other women intersected for Courtney

    Naturally, Courtney and Adrianne talk a lot about breasts and how everyone should
    “Feel ‘Em on the First (of the Month)”

    Thank you to Courtney for discussing such personal subject matter on the show. You can find more of her content, including her blog, at:

    https://npcourtney.com

    You can follow her on Instagram at @np.courtney


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    Breast self-exam on male: https://youtu.be/oH2w6ZCmkik

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    Care About You - Density & Time
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Nurses with Migraines: A Chat with Nurse Isla

    Nurses with Migraines: A Chat with Nurse Isla

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes special guest Isla, a General Practice nurse from Scotland. Isla and Adrianne met through Instagram and this interview is their first time speaking - you’d never know since they talk like old friends. Isla shares some of the nuances of nursing in the UK that differ from the States, how she became a nurse, and what her job is like. Most importantly, they talk about the biggest challenge they share.

    Isla, like Adrianne, is a migraine sufferer. Adrianne welcomes Isla to share her long and intense experiences dealing with this chronic condition and how it has affected her personally and professionally.

    In addition to their personal migraine experiences they discuss:

    -How nursing school is structured in the UK
    -The historical impact of a nurse with a hole in her skull
    https://bit.ly/3v4j2rT
    -How many nurses feel when they sign off sick vs working sick
    -Some facts and statistics about nurses and migraine
    -Higher migraine risk in healthcare professionals than in the general population
    https://bit.ly/3dwGmbL
    -Quality of Life and Productivity in Nurses Reporting Migraine
    https://bit.ly/2QHVM3X
    ...and more.

    Thanks again to Isla for joining Adrianne and for being so open about her history with migraines.
    If you want more information about migraine, you can check out the American Migraine Foundation.
    https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/

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    That One Bar Scene - RKVC

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    • 59 min
    Nursing Pet Peeves: Vol 4 with Mackenzie Kane RN MSN CNL

    Nursing Pet Peeves: Vol 4 with Mackenzie Kane RN MSN CNL

    You all have been waiting for this - even demanding it - the fourth installment of the Nursing Pet Peeves series. We’ve all got ‘em - those universal irritants of nursing. The things that we all deal with that dance on our last damn nerve. Adrianne welcomes back nurse, educator, SANE, and all-around badass Mackenzie Kane to back and forth with their current priority peeves.

    Abandon all seriousness here because the only answer to this kind of ridiculousness is laughter and shaking your damn head. From the confused patient that screams your name and your name alone for 12 hours, to the shifts where every damn piece of equipment you pick up has a dead battery, we’re complaining about everything. So grab a coffee, a cocktail, a mocktail, or whatever the hell you want to drink because you’re going to wanna hang out for this hour.

    If you haven’t caught the last three pet peeves episodes, what have you been doing? There’s not a single repeat (there doesn’t need to be - the pet peeves in nursing are ENDLESS!)

    http://bit.ly/peeves-1

    http://bit.ly/peeves-2

    http://bit.ly/peeves-3

    Thanks to Mackenzie for being such a great guest!

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    Road Trip - Slynk

    Know Myself - Patrick Patrickios
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Real Talk with Nurse Papa, David Metzger

    Real Talk with Nurse Papa, David Metzger

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes David Metzger, pediatric oncology nurse, podcaster, author, and father. He is gracious enough to open up about all of these roles, how they all blend together, and how he is using them to entertain and teach us.

    David and Adrianne run through all the emotions in their talk, so settle in for this one. They discuss things like:
    - What it’s like working with chronically ill children and their parents
    - How a nurse handles the strong emotions of being around sick kids
    - The way we communicate matters and memories of physical space
    - Family-centered care and the intuition of parents
    - The ritual of care after the death of a child
    - How David hopes to reach parents with his perspective and advice
    - The upcoming Nurse Papa book
    ...and much more.

    Please connect with David for his great content:

    Nursepapathebook.com

    @nursepapathebook on Instagram

    Find the Nurse Papa podcast on your Favorite Platform
    We’d like to link you to Spotify.
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4tR8IXplzWNPSXbs1WzJIh?si=1LF-XD-VQKSNOqMIcsla4w


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    Sunshine - Delicate Steve

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    • 40 min
    Exploring Stress in Medicine with Nina Ahuja, MD

    Exploring Stress in Medicine with Nina Ahuja, MD

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes Dr. Nina Ahuja, surgeon, author, advocate, and creator of the group Docs in Leadership, to explore topics in her book Stress in Medicine. In the book, she discusses the unique stresses and challenges faced by doctors from training through their careers. In this conversation, they talk about how these challenges also apply to nurses.

    They also discuss things like:
    - Dr. Ahuja’s personal experiences that inspired her to write the book
    - The ways we recognize and deal with stress
    - Difficulties we have identifying distress when it’s normalized in our work environments
    - How stress and response changes throughout our careers
    - How we can confidence-build as we progress professionally and personally

    Please explore more about Dr. Ahuja and her work by visiting https://www.docsinleadership.org/

    You can find the group on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/docsleadership/

    Purchase her book Stress in Medicine: https://amzn.to/3aovOKk
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    Communicator - Reed Mathis

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    • 35 min
    One Nurse's COVID Vaccine Experience

    One Nurse's COVID Vaccine Experience

    In this solo episode, Adrianne shares her recent experience with getting her COVID-19 vaccination by reading her journal to you (with some edits, of course). She has a lot of strong opinions about the COVID vaccine and the way my state and country is handling this ongoing pandemic, but this isn’t that kind of episode. This is just her personal vaccine experience. She’s also releasing this as a blog with lots of links to things she mentions that are worth checking out. Please go and find it at nursinguncensored.com/blog/covidvax.

    On a related note, Adrianne is part of a new group of nurse podcasters who are recording roundtable-style podcasts - aptly named “The Nurse’s Roundtable”. You can find it on Spotify. The first episode is about COVID-19 and the vaccine. In that episode, they all share how they feel about the vaccine and whether or not they each plan to take it when offered.

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    Take It Slow - SefChol
    Pretty Boy - DJ Freedem
    Let It Me - Jeremy Black
    Easy Shake - Geographer
    Luge - Geographer

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    • 17 min

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