In this podcast, Nurse Alice Benjamin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FNP-C, combines no-nonsense advice with thought-provoking interviews featuring top health experts, celebrity guests, and frontline nurses. As she worked her way up the nursing ladder from CNA to LPN to RN to BSN to MSN to Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, and Media Health Expert, Alice learned valuable lessons along her journey. She's been featured on Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Dr. Drew, CNN, HLN, TVOne, BBC, NBC, and many more. When Nurse Alice talks, she's teaching. If you listen you'll learn! Alice eloquently facilitates discussions in a way that only a nurse can. And, gives the best advice - from struggling as a nursing student with a young family to life beyond the bedside, all the taboo conversations in the break room, and reminiscing on those patients we’ll never forget. This podcast is presented by Nurse.org and made with love, for nurses by nurses.
HOW TO MASTER THE BEDSIDE SHIFT REPORT: best practices for an effective nursing handoff
Giving an effective bedside shift report sets the tone for the shift. Nurses might struggle with nursing handoff - maybe they don't know exactly what to say or how to properly communicate everything that needs to be said, where to conduct shift reports, or how to best give the report. In this episode, Alice shares her best advice for giving a shift report that will set up the incoming nurse for success. And, ultimately give the highest level of patient care.
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DISAPPOINTMENT HURTS: how to turn painful situations into opportunities for growth
Nurse Alice opens up about a relationship that ended and the strategies she used to work through the overwhelming emotions to learn and grow from that experience. We've all experienced disappointment in life and it always hurts - here are 5 ways to deal with disappointment.
WHAT NURSES CAN DO ABOUT MISINFORMATION ONLINE: dealing with conspiracy theories on social media
Nurse Alice answers a listener's question regarding a registered nurse from his home town who was spreading misinformation about COVID vaccines on Facebook. The listener reported the nurse to the board of nursing and now the nurse is retaliating against this listener.
Conspiracy theories and misinformation about the pandemic and vaccines are all over the internet. If you're a nurse, you've likely come across patients who believe the conspiracy theories. It's a difficult topic to navigate and in this episode, Alice gives her best advice about addressing conspiracy theories and misinformation.
DEATH IS A REALITY FOR NURSES: how to cope with death
Death is a reality for nurses, but coping with it can be difficult. In this episode, Nurse Alice shares her own personal experience with the death of a loved one and how she used that experience to help other patients and their families.
For more advice on coping with death, read the nurse.org article "I'm a Nurse and I Grieve - Coping With Death" https://nurse.org/articles/nurses-coping-with-death/
SHIFT WORKER SLEEP DISORDER: 10 tips to fight sleep deprivation as a nurse
No matter how old you are, what occupation you hold, or where you live in the world we can all agree that sleep is essential to functioning properly on a day-to-day basis.
That being said, as a Registered Nurse (RN) getting a full amount of sleep can be hard due to the constant and rigorous schedules they must endure. This is especially true for those who work swing shifts, rotating shifts, or night shifts. Losing a minimal amount of sleep can cause changes in a person’s mood, energy level, and ability to handle stress.
Shift Worker Sleep Disorder (SWSD) is a common disorder amongst nurses. It is known as a circadian sleep disorder that affects the body’s circadian rhythm and the function of the body clock that regulates time periods for sleep.
In this podcast Nurse Alice opens up about a scary incident where she was very sleep-deprived and had a car accident. Later, she discusses advice for improving sleep quality as a sleep-deprived nurse.
Read the full article here: https://nurse.org/articles/shift-work-sleep-disorder/
HOW TO PAY OFF STUDENT LOANS FASTER: Nurse Aishah paid off $80K in 2 years and reveals tips to pay down debt
Aishah Williams, CNM, paid off $80K in two years. Now she’s on a mission to empower nurses to do the same. Aishah wears many hats: midwife, women’s health nurse practitioner, social media influencer, financial coach, and entrepreneur, but at the heart of everything she juggles is a passion for helping others. Nurse Alice chatted with Aishah on the Ask Nurse Alice podcast to learn more about her journey and financial advice for nurses in investing and how to go to nursing school for free.
Read the full article here: https://nurse.org/articles/nurse-student-loan-help/
Super helpful and enjoyable podcast
I love listening to Nurse Alice’s podcast. Her advice is actionable and her stories are very relatable. Thank you.
Straightforward need to know
RN here. Discovered you awhile ago! I really enjoy Alice’s podcast because she doesn’t beat around the bush. Her conversation does not drag and keeps me consistently intrigued. Keep talking about the important things that matter to us! Solid advice.
Thoughtful and authentic
Thanks, Nurse Alice. Keep the podcasts coming.