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Nursing Uncensored is a series of conversations hosted by Adrianne Behning RN. This podcast opens up frank discussions about everything on the minds of nurses. This is a space meant to create laughter in addition to serious conversations about the joys and challenges of living life as an American nurse. Nursing Uncensored strives to provide education and advocacy through storytelling, experience sharing, and humorous reflection. Our strong, and at times, inappropriate, opinions are entirely our own and do not represent those of our employers, schools or professional associations.
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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 134 Ratings

Nursing Uncensored is a series of conversations hosted by Adrianne Behning RN. This podcast opens up frank discussions about everything on the minds of nurses. This is a space meant to create laughter in addition to serious conversations about the joys and challenges of living life as an American nurse. Nursing Uncensored strives to provide education and advocacy through storytelling, experience sharing, and humorous reflection. Our strong, and at times, inappropriate, opinions are entirely our own and do not represent those of our employers, schools or professional associations.
Listen in on our phone calls, but tender ears beware.
NSFW.
We respect HIPAA at all times.

    LPN Magic with The Nurse Sam

    LPN Magic with The Nurse Sam

    This week we’re shouting-out the magic of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses with @TheNurseSam. She and Adrianne are bringing you the hot tea on this often-underappreciated group of professionals including what the LPN role entails, how Sam came to be a proud practicing member and, later, a successful entrepreneur helping countless nursing students.

    This episode is intended to show students, nurses, and the public alike that LPNs have an important place in healthcare, and the LPN program is one of many paths into the profession. Sam also shares her experiences with her own health issue and how it gave rise to her business helping students study for exams with pop culture artwork.

    For more information on Nurse Sam’s content, visit her website at:
    thenursesam.com
    or
    linktr.ee/Thenursesam

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    • 43 min
    Protection and Growth for Your Career with Irnise F. Williams Esq., Your Nurse Lawyer

    Protection and Growth for Your Career with Irnise F. Williams Esq., Your Nurse Lawyer

    Happy Nurses Week! Let’s talk about things that matter to nurses with a wonderful guest, nurse and lawyer, Irnise F. Williams, Esq. (AKA Your Nurse Lawyer). Irnise and Adrianne are focusing on two important themes for nurses in 2022: Growth and Protection.

    Irnise brings her expertise and insights on ways nurses can protect their licenses, practice, and integrity. They also explore ways nurses can harness their skills and talents for reaching their goals at and away from the bedside.

    This is a valuable episode full of insights and perspectives that will make you think, evaluate your own strategies and goals, and set you on a path to achieve them.

    Please look to Irnise for more valuable wisdom and information by visiting her website at https://iwilliamslaw.com/

    • 51 min
    (Carpe) Per Diem Staffing with Rebecca Love, CCO of Intelycare

    (Carpe) Per Diem Staffing with Rebecca Love, CCO of Intelycare

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes back Rebecca Love, a well-known thought leader on nurse innovation and entrepreneurship, to discuss technology solutions around nurse staffing and scheduling.

    In this talk they discuss
    -the well-known and not-so-well-known reasons nurses are leaving the bedside
    -how per diem nursing gives nurses freedom and hospitals security
    -the history of how nurses became a mere line item on a budget
    -why recruiting new nurses won't fix the lack of experienced ones
    -and how Intelycare wants to harness AI to help solve staffing issues

    There is much to learn, even if you haven't ever considered per diem nursing and Rebecca is a wealth of information.

    It's always lovely to talk with Rebecca. If you'd like to hear more from her, check out our last chat about the Nurse Hack4Health. https://www.nursinguncensored.com/episodes/nursehack4health

    Check out Intelycare.com for per diem nursing jobs in over 20 states.

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    • 59 min
    Loan Forgiveness Updates (2022) with Travis Hornsby CFA

    Loan Forgiveness Updates (2022) with Travis Hornsby CFA

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes back Travis Hornsby, Chartered Financial Analyst and the Founder of StudentLoanPlanner.com. You may remember him from the episode we did on Student Loan repayment back in 2020. He’s back to update us all on the most recent changes the Biden administration has made to the existing Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, including making forgiveness possible for thousands more people. Could you be one of them?

    Drop in on this conversation, find out where your student loan debt fits in this puzzle, and make moves to get qualifying loans forgiven.

    Adrianne and Travis cover:
    -the spectrum of debt nurses have related to education
    -qualifying for PSLF in 2022 & those previously left out
    -how to find out if you qualify
    -loopholes and following the rules to your advantage

    This episode is a must-listen for any nurses with Federal Loans, those curious about PSLF, and nurses previously denied PSLF because of their payment plan.

    To learn more about Student Loan Planner or to check out their website and page of Student Loan Calculators
    https://www.studentloanplanner.com/student-loan-calculators/

    See if you qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness at
    https://studentaid.gov/pslf/

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    • 39 min
    Precepting in a Pandemic with Kati Kleber

    Precepting in a Pandemic with Kati Kleber

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes (and fangirls over) nurse, author, and educator, Kati Kleber. Kati is also a national speaker, host of the amazing fresh RN podcast, and owner of freshrn.com, which is an online platform created to educate, encourage and motivate newly licensed nurses in innovative ways.

    Kati joins Adrianne to discuss the oft-misunderstood art of precepting and how it has grown more challenging in the years since the pandemic began. This episode is for willing and hesitant would-be preceptors alike!

    Kati and Adrianne cover topics like
    -How precepting can set the course for a new grad’s career
    -How the last 2 years have affected precepting (COVID, staffing shortages, supply shortages)
    - TFW you’re “voluntold” to be a preceptor and how to make the best of not feeling prepared
    -Balancing responsibilities to your patients and giving your preceptee attention/education
    -The kind of relationships we have with students and new nurses and how to best advocate

    They pack a lot into this episode so you’re very likely to come across some helpful nuggets in this episode.

    Thanks to Kati for giving so much wonderful advice and knowledge, and for being such a lovely person to hang with for an hour.


    Head to freshrn.com/courses to find the PreceptorPro course as well as all of the other content Kati has created.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    How You Can Fight Healthcare Disparities: A Conversation with the Gritty Nurses

    How You Can Fight Healthcare Disparities: A Conversation with the Gritty Nurses

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes back good friends Amie Varley and Sara Fung of the Gritty Nurse podcast for another lively conversation. This time they are focusing on ways individuals can take action against disparities in the American and Canadian healthcare systems.

    They start with the basics of defining and identifying disparities in health care and go on to describe how nurses can work towards providing more equitable care. They also bring the T on what Amie really does when she’s on Twitter - with a bonus story of what NOT to do in the space. It’s a serious episode, but somehow always fun when these guests are involved.

    Find The Gritty Nurse podcast at grittynurse.com

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

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Let the guests speak!

I enjoy this podcast and it’s topics, but if the host is going to interview people she needs to let them speak! She constantly talks over them.

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I love your content.

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I am a struggling nursing student and this podcast helps me survive and reassures me I will make it through. Love all the guests, humor, and truth!

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