A Nurse First is a podcast about firsts—stories from nurses who have been there, done that, and have lived to tell the tale, so to speak. It explores the world of nursing from all sorts of unexpected angles, sweeping you along in stories and giving you pause to think, “What would I do if it were me?”
Ariella Teater thought she’d buried herself far enough under her grief until a phone call with her dad opened the door to the painful memories of patients she had loved and lost.
She thought her colleagues would be supportive as she neared the end of her master's program. Instead, Amanda Shilo was blindsided with questions like, "Why don't you just go to medical school?" and "You clearly don't want to be a nurse. Why are you here?"
When chest pain interrupts her vacation, former emergency room nurse Diane Sieg finds herself in an ER bed rather than beside it. She's scared, and she's anxious—but from this experience comes an invaluable validation about compassion.
A new direction
You may have noticed our podcast has taken a bit of a hiatus the past year. Taking this break gave us an opportunity to look at the podcast world with fresh eyes and make way for—surprise—a new start! We hope you'll come along with us.
SigmaCast Episode 18 | Using Social Media for Scholarship
In this episode we discuss how Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CWE, uses social media to bring together a large interdisciplinary research team to answer a compelling research question.
SigmaCast Episode 17 | Research from Around the World: Improving Healthcare in Partnership with Children and Families
In this episode, we discuss the body of nursing research with Linda S. Franck, PhD, RN, FRCPCH, FAAN, a Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee (July 2020), Jack and Elaine Koehn Endowed Chair in pediatric nursing, and professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at the University of California San Francisco.