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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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    • 4.4 • 77 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.

    Community Mental Health Nursing Post-COVID with Renee DuShane

    Community Mental Health Nursing Post-COVID with Renee DuShane

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes returning guest, community mental health nurse Renee DuShane. You may remember her from the episode Fired From My First Nursing Job. Well, Renee is back to share more about how she bounces back - this time as a community-based health professional in the middle of a pandemic.

    They discuss quite a bit about community mental health services as a broad system as well as how it works on an individual level. The cover lots of other things on Renee’ss mind like:

    How the pandemic has affected her job and how she has adapted
    The negative effects of social distancing and isolation on the community she serves.
    Common misconceptions about the residential-based mental healthcare model.
    How mental health issues affect how people perceive and cope with illness and restrictions.
    The ways they are preparing for the coming cold weather and potential illness.
    The ways the pandemic has improved our collective tech skills.

    Thank you to Renee for giving us the inside scoop on the current state of community mental health care in her area of Massachusetts and being such a big supporter of Nursing Uncensored.

    If you’d like to follow Renee you can find her on Instagram: @alittlepieceofinsane

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    Take Me Down to the Fashion Show - NoMBe
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    • 53 min
    When It's Time to Go: Life Beyond Nursing with former ICU nurse Yolanda Russell

    When It's Time to Go: Life Beyond Nursing with former ICU nurse Yolanda Russell

    Many people say nursing is a calling. What if you’re no longer hearing that call? Adrianne welcomes former nurse Yolanda Russell to talk about her journey through nursing, her decision to leave the profession, and how she made the transition to entrepreneurship and her own business.

    Yolanda and Adrianne weave a path through lots of topics including:
    -Being burned out without realizing it
    -An incident that made Yolanda consider her place in nursing
    -How burnout manifests as bad coping and how to turn it around
    -Freeing ourselves from what’s holding us back
    -How things that make us good nurses make us good at other things, too
    -The power of online mentorship
    -Leaps vs micro-improvements
    -How small habits can have big effects.

    Yolanda has a lot of great energy and ideas that are likely to inspire, educate, and entertain you. Please check out more of Yolanda online:

    IG: _yolandarussell
    Bad Ass Bosses: A community for tips and information
    Accelerate Your Brand & Breakthrough podcast

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    Earth Bound - Slynk

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    • 47 min
    Student Nurse Precepting: Pt. 2 with Nurse Margo

    Student Nurse Precepting: Pt. 2 with Nurse Margo

    Margo is back with Adrianne for part 2 of their discussion on precepting senior nursing students. In this episode recorded in May 2020, they talk about starting the new semester with new students when COVID hit the United States hard. They talk about their experiences and the effects of COVID-19 upon nursing programs and students, and how clinical sites and preceptors have adapted to the challenge.

    Among the topics they cover are:
    -How patient acuity and hospital policies have changed
    -Safety implications and our responsibility to ourselves, students, and patients
    -Early PPE restrictions
    -How ICU cross-training has affected preceptorships
    -Strategies for precepting: Per patient vs tasking
    -Importance of experience vs the risk of exposure
    -Perks and pitfalls of PPE
    -And their plans and hopes as preceptors in future semesters

    This conversation moves fast and you’ll glean a lot from their experiences.

    If you haven’t heard the first part of this discussion from March 2020, please check it out here.

    If you’re interested in the book Marg mentions it’s Oh Sh*t, I Almost Killed You!
    A Little Book of Big Things Nursing School Forgot to Teach You
    By: Sonja Schwartzbach BSN RN CCRN
    *not sponsored, but I listened to it on Audible and I loved it.

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    The Closest Without Going Over - The Whole Other
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    • 45 min
    Be a Health Content Writer with Janine Kelbach, RNC-OB of The Savvy Scribe

    Be a Health Content Writer with Janine Kelbach, RNC-OB of The Savvy Scribe

    Are you a nurse who loves to write? This is your episode. Adrianne spends some time chatting with Janine Kelbach, nurse, author, coach, and creator of Write RN LLC and The Savvy Scribe. Janine and Adrianne cover the basics on Health Content Writing....what is it? who does it? where do we find their work? You may be surprised to hear her answers. Then you may be empowered to try it yourself. Please enjoy this hour of exploring a promising side gig that could potentially change your career.

    If you'd like to learn more about Janine and the work she does, you have some great choices. Visit her at WriteRN.net, on The Savvy Scribe podcast, or the Savvy Scribe Collective on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/savvyscribecollective

    • 57 min
    Feeling Derailed and How to Deal: Nurse Jillian is Back!

    Feeling Derailed and How to Deal: Nurse Jillian is Back!

    In this episode, Jillian is here again to talk about a topic she and Adrianne know all too well...feeling like nothing is going as planned. You’re derailed. The train is off the freaking rails!
    But don’t despair, there are things that can be done to make this period of time seem less daunting and insurmountable.

    Adrianne and Jillian examine what factors, intrinsic and extrinsic, make us feel like we’re in such a damn hurry and any setback or detour is a disaster. In our current world with COVID, the election, climate change, and natural disasters, among other things, it’s a time of frustration, unforeseen changes, and uncertainty. This is especially true for students who find themselves thrust into online curriculums and modified clinical training with little notice. Navigating takes some finesse, but is not impossible.

    The advice discussed in this shorter-than-usual talk includes:

    -Finding a balance between being tough and dealing with your emotions.
    -Remember that detours are not defeats
    -The antidote to worry is action
    -Being at the top of your bureaucracy game
    -Listen to your body and take care
    -Follow those who are doing well
    -Always have a backup plan

    Adrianne and Jillian are not perfect people, but we’ve tried to learn from our own derailments. Now they pass that onto you. As always, not all advice works for all people; take what you think might work and make it your own.

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    • 31 min
    Fill Up Your Cup with Emily Mazurak, RN BSN MPH

    Fill Up Your Cup with Emily Mazurak, RN BSN MPH

    Adrianne welcomes nurse and professional mentor, Emily Mazurak to discuss how we can fill our own proverbial cups when the work we do has drained them empty. Emily is the founder of the Fill Up Your Cup Project which helps nurses to “reignite their purpose and power so they can energetically live a life they love on and off their shift.” She drops helpful suggestions to survive the dreaded Burnout most nurses face at some point in their careers.

    Topics in this episode include:
    How Emily identified her burnout and what her first steps were to take back control
    How Fill Up Your Cup project was born
    How we talk ourselves out of taking action
    What a real nurse looks like
    Finding joy and clarity among chaos and stress
    Reaping the benefits of self-development
    Creating and sticking to healthy boundaries

    And so much more worth your while. Please listen in on this lively conversation and spark your desire to Fill Up Your Cup.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

NWB239 ,

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.

Yolanda's Mac ,

A platform nurses need

Adrienne is genius for creating a platform nurses to speak their truth! I believe so many of us want to be heard, but aren’t quite sure how to share our stories and impact—or our frustrations are falling on deaf ears. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be heard and discuss the good, bad, and ugly of this marvelous profession.

mervé117 ,

You HAVE to subscribe

This podcast has been a favorite of mine for about a year now and it is my absolute favorite nursing podcast, by far. The information provided is invaluable, and all the different guests are amazing and easy to listen to!

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