The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University presents career information to nursing students. This show is made to help students as they transition from the classroom to the medical field. Follow Adia Hansen and Corbin Smith as they interview nurses, doctors, professors and recruiters to learn more about how you can succeed in your respective field and be the difference in the lives of those you help.
Law and Order in Nursing
The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University presents career information to nursing students. Two nursing alumni are featured today. First, Cami Schiel discusses the role of a nurse attorney and her work in advocating for patients. As a registered nurse AND litigation associate, she shares ways to learn about policy change, charting tips, and being involved on the unit floor. Her background provides unique process recommendations and develops realistic policies and procedures by acting as a liaison between the clinical, business, and legal viewpoints. Second, Jennifer Maruri lends insight into the position of appeals coordinator. For more than two years, she has advocated for others in Michigan, seeking to receive in-patient approval for hospital care. Her love of nursing is apparent as she strives to create a more user-friendly, effective, and cost-efficient healthcare world. Both guests provide an email address to those wanting to learn more about these careers. This is the ninth episode in The College Handoff series and was recorded in October of 2020.
Fixing Homes, Helping Families and Saving Lives
The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University presents career information to nursing students. Two nursing alumni are featured today. First is Joanna Ostler, a practice shared leader and registered nurse with Primary Children’s Hospital PICU. She shares insight of working with children in a stressful environment and ways it can be so rewarding. Second is Nancy Gibbs, a public health nurse in Denver. She recently completed a position being the liaison between the health department and adult protective services. She has also worked with child protective services to provide intervention, assessments and teaching to struggling families. Her insight into public health nursing will make you realize this area of healthcare is a hidden and truly gratifying career. This is the eighth in The College Handoff series and was recorded in October of 2020.
The Red Cross Needs YOU!
The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University presents career information to nursing students. Our first guest is Dr. Blaine Winters, a nursing professor and regional nurse leader for the Utah/Nevada Region. The Red Cross is always looking for individuals to support their organization. Dr. Winters discusses the need for students or recent graduates to volunteer with relief opportunities you can be involved in both in your hometown and across the country. He is joined by Hannah Kaplin, a third-semester nursing student at BYU that shares her interest in a psychology minor. With just 19-hours of required credits, a psychology minor pairs nicely with nursing education. Kaplin explains ways her additional classes have benefited her in healthcare settings and with patient care. This is the seventh in The College Handoff series and was recorded in September of 2020.
The Benefits of Providing In-Home Care
The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University presents career information to nursing students. Today’s discussion focuses on home care for seniors. The first guest is Mackenzie Breedlove of Home Instead. She has a passion for helping others and transitioned into the office to help recruit and train caregivers and make sure they are fully supported in their role providing care to others. Her bright personality, care, and compassion, organizational skills, and personal care skills make learning about this topic fun. She is joined by assistant teaching professor Tracy Dustin, a coordinator for the gerontology minor at Brigham Young University. She explains the benefits of adding this minor to your educational studies, along with the job advantages of having it on your resume and as a skill set. This is the sixth podcast in The College Handoff series and was recorded in September of 2020.
The Importance of Mental Health
This episode discusses the importance of and need for addressing and helping the mental health aspects of ourselves and others. The featured guest is associate teaching professor Dr. Michael Thomas. Besides being a nursing professor at Brigham Young University, he maintains a part-time psychiatric practice at a clinic associated with Intermountain Healthcare. As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, he has over eleven years of diverse experience. He completed a doctorate of nursing practice degree from the University of Utah in 2018. In addition to his interest in patient safety and team communication, Michael is passionate about promoting self-care for healthcare professionals. We also hear from Andrea Alfondre, who volunteered as a nurse in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic in April of this year. She talks about her experiences helping in the center for the U.S. outbreaks (at the time) and what she learned because of it. This is the fifth episode of the College Handoff series and was recorded in August of 2020.
The Life of a Travel Nurse
The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University presents the concept of being a travel RN to nursing students or adding a university minor without delaying graduation. Mike McNeil is a graduate student at BYU College of Nursing and is completing its family nurse practitioner program. He spent the summer as a travel registered nurse for various ICU float pools in Arizona and offers insight into travel nursing and how to encourage more men to become nurses. The podcast also includes information from Delsa Richards, an assistant controller and undergraduate program secretary for BYU Nursing. She shares details of the global women’s studies minor and how nursing students can complete this degree by only taking a few additional classes to become more compassionate and caring when interacting and caring for women. This is the fourth podcast in The College Handoff series and was recorded in August 2020.