98 episodes

Co-hosts Amie and Sara are experienced nurses, former co-workers, and friends. Together they tackle hot topics related to nursing and healthcare, with grit!

The Gritty Nurse Podcast Amie and Sara

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings

Co-hosts Amie and Sara are experienced nurses, former co-workers, and friends. Together they tackle hot topics related to nursing and healthcare, with grit!

    One of the Most Powerful Voices in the ICU: Birgit Umaigba's Experience of Grit, Poise and Advocacy in the ICU

    One of the Most Powerful Voices in the ICU: Birgit Umaigba's Experience of Grit, Poise and Advocacy in the ICU

    There is nothing that Birgit Umaigba cannot do. She is a teacher, singer,  ICU nurse, speaker, mother and writer. She has been a force and is one of the strongest and most vocal voices of a nurse who has worked in the ICU during this pandemic. In this episode, Amie and Sara discuss Birgit's experiences, her personal journey, passions and hopes for the future. We also discuss her advocacy in: health equity, Internationally Trained nurses, paid sick days.

    • 37 min
    What's the secret sauce? Children's Mental Health, Equity and Enriching Nursing Education

    What's the secret sauce? Children's Mental Health, Equity and Enriching Nursing Education

    In the first episode of Season 3, Amie and Sara sit down to talk to Dr. Lorna Kendrick PhD, the new dean for the School of Nursing at Samuel Merritt University in California. We discuss her experience as an advanced practice child-adolescent psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist which she had a private practice in for over 25 years. We also discuss her research with young African American men, focusing on untreated depression as a primary risk factor for early-onset cardiovascular disease.

    • 40 min
    49 episodes, 23 Countries, 2000 mins: This has been a Gritty Nurse Year!

    49 episodes, 23 Countries, 2000 mins: This has been a Gritty Nurse Year!

    43 episodes, 23 Countries, 1887 mins: This has been a Gritty Year!

    In the last episode of the season, Amie and Sara discuss their year in review: advocacy, political action, hopes for the new year and what's to come in 2022. 

    Thank you all for listening, and we will see you in 2022 for another Gritty Nurse year, where for sure, we will continue to take names, call out the BS, and advocate for better healthcare outcomes for all!

    Happy Holidays, stay safe!

    Love Your Gritty Nurses,

    Amie & Sara

    • 30 min
    From Bedside Nurse to CEO: Interview with Christine Buckley

    From Bedside Nurse to CEO: Interview with Christine Buckley

    In this episode, the Gritty Nurses sit down with Christine Buckley, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF). She shares her journey from frontline nurse to CEO. Christine talks about the many things the CNF has done to support nurses, especially during the pandemic. We also discuss advocacy and if she sees herself as an advocate!

    Thank you to our sponsor Samuel Merritt University! Visit them at https://smumsn.com

    • 34 min
    The Surgical Safety YELL List: Creating a Language of Mutual Respect in the Operating Room

    The Surgical Safety YELL List: Creating a Language of Mutual Respect in the Operating Room

    Working in the operating room can be a fun and very scary place.  When it comes to the Surgical Safety Checklist, a standard of care  to ensure patient safety, it can turn into a real hot mess when the whole team doesn't participate. In lighthearted, funny episode, Amie & Sara sit down with Nurse Matt to discuss an experience that he had that is not uncommon in the OR, but the ending had a unique twist! Ultimately, the name of the game is Respect, and there is much more that needs to go around! 

    • 41 min
    From the Bedside to the Courtroom: Why former ICU Nurse Jennifer Groenewold became a Lawyer

    From the Bedside to the Courtroom: Why former ICU Nurse Jennifer Groenewold became a Lawyer

    Sick and tired of being a nurse/healthcare provider? Feeling trapped in this profession? Feeling stagnant and need a change? Been bullied and pushed to the limits? Maybe it is time for a change- and thats what our guest Jennifer Groenewold did! She was an ICU nurse for many years and one pivotal moment made her re-think her entire career. From the ICU to the courtroom, Jennifer is still making an impact in healthcare, protecting the frontlines in healthcare, lawyer style!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Linake21 ,

THANK YOU

Thank you for advocating to us nurses and encouraging the rest of us to start/continue to advocate for the nursing profession. You ladies are absolutely inspirational! You take on the tough discussions that we are all thinking and bringing them forward for the rest of the world to hear!

Neuroscience Student ,

Awesome and topical

Spot on conversations about topics that matter! This is not just for people who work in healthcare.

nursesomm ,

Yes to healthcare advocacy!

I am so grateful to have found a Canadian show that gives me the healthcare role models that I need. As a nursing student that sees healthcare as my path to promoting social justice, this show demonstrates that I am not alone and that I am in VERY good company. The topics are great and their guests are equally inspiring. I look forward to listening every week and recommend it to all my friends in healthcare.

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