12 episodes

The Anxious RN is the podcast the medical field has been waiting for. Host/Registered Nurse, Kailan, opens up about the mental health issues that healthcare workers face day to day. With a touch of humor, she brings in healthcare guests to discuss these issues and show you that you are not alone.

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The Anxious RN is the podcast the medical field has been waiting for. Host/Registered Nurse, Kailan, opens up about the mental health issues that healthcare workers face day to day. With a touch of humor, she brings in healthcare guests to discuss these issues and show you that you are not alone.

    The Fog of Depression and Finding the Light

    The Fog of Depression and Finding the Light

    My guest this week is my friend Elizabeth Kenny, a Registered Nurse who works on a Cardiac/Pulmonary PCU that has now turned into a Covid Floor.  She opens up to me about when she started dealing with depression, her journey of figuring out what coping...

    • 55 min
    My Mom/OB Nurse and Her Mental Health Journey

    My Mom/OB Nurse and Her Mental Health Journey

    My guest this week is my mama Robin Chidester, a Labor and Delivery RN.  She opens up to me about how she discovered she was experiencing anxiety along with what coping skills help her. We also chat about what it is like to be a Labor and Delivery nurse...

    • 44 min
    The Thoughts of a Pediatric Nurse Getting Redeployed to Adult ICU

    The Thoughts of a Pediatric Nurse Getting Redeployed to Adult ICU

    My guest this week is Sophie, a RN in the UK who is about to experience her third strict Covid lock down. Sophie opens up to me about how covid has impacted her job by having to transition from Pediatric Nursing to Adult ICU, how she went from a...

    • 40 min
    The Weight of Being a Nurse & Figuring out what Self-Care Tips Work

    The Weight of Being a Nurse & Figuring out what Self-Care Tips Work

    This week my guest is Chelsea Renner, a Travel Nurse and Aesthetic RN.  Chelsea and I talk about the weight that nurses carry as caregivers, how Covid has forced us to figure out the self-care that works for us, and so much more! If you need an episode...

    • 40 min
    How Covid has changed Nursing, Eating Disorders, and Handling Anxiety

    How Covid has changed Nursing, Eating Disorders, and Handling Anxiety

    This week my guest is a ICU RN Deanna Okajima.  Deanna and I dive into how the art of nursing has changed completely due to Covid-19, how eating disorders and anxiety can go hand in hand, and the journey of learning what our individualized minds need to...

    • 52 min
    First Time Panic Attacks, Dealing w/ Negative Social Media Comments, & Test Anxiety

    First Time Panic Attacks, Dealing w/ Negative Social Media Comments, & Test Anxiety

    This week my guest is a Physician Assistant, Savanna Perry aka "@ThePAplatform".  Savanna gives daily advice on how to become a PA, how to get into PA school, advice on how to get a job, and MUCH more on her social media account. We dive into the first...

    • 43 min

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