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Nursing Uncensored features candid conversations with nurses about topics that range from educational to explicit, from scholarly to scatological. NU will make you laugh, make you think, and might even make you blush with our bold opinions and dark humor. At the core of our mission is the education, advocacy, and empowerment of nurses and students. We believe in creating a space that uplifts and supports all individuals, highlighting what makes them unique and interesting. We honor HIPAA but are NSFW, so listen responsibly.

Nursing Uncensored Adrianne Behning

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 143 Ratings

Nursing Uncensored features candid conversations with nurses about topics that range from educational to explicit, from scholarly to scatological. NU will make you laugh, make you think, and might even make you blush with our bold opinions and dark humor. At the core of our mission is the education, advocacy, and empowerment of nurses and students. We believe in creating a space that uplifts and supports all individuals, highlighting what makes them unique and interesting. We honor HIPAA but are NSFW, so listen responsibly.

    Building a Business and a Legacy with Nurse Stephanee Beggs

    Building a Business and a Legacy with Nurse Stephanee Beggs

    🌟Stop what you’re doing, because today we're diving into the life of the one and only Stephanee Beggs, CEO of RNExplained, Forbes 30 under 30 sensation, social media influencer, and ER nurse. Yeah, she does it all and she’s really cool, too. 

    🚀 In this episode, Steph tells Adrianne about how she unexpectedly transformed her personal study methods into a thriving business during the pandemic, her move into online product sales, and uncovering the entrepreneurial spirit and sacrifices that drive success.

    💡From educating nurses on social media to classroom teaching, Steph dishes on the transition and things she wishes were different in nursing education. It’s a discussion filled with the behind-the-scenes stories and pivotal moments that shaped her path.

    So, put down your stethoscope, grab a fresh bevvie, and listen about the life and wisdom of the unstoppable Stephanee Beggs. It's Nursing Uncensored, baby – where chaos meets charisma, and scrubs meet sarcasm. Tune in now, because this episode is hotter than that coffee you’ve been sipping on! 🩹💉


    Find more of Stephanee's content at: 
    https://hoo.be/stephaneebeggs

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    Shake It - Aakash Gandhi

    • 44 min
    The Past, Present and Future of Nursing Education with Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC

    The Past, Present and Future of Nursing Education with Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC

    Welcome to the last episode of season nine of Nursing Uncensored! This hour-long interview recorded in June of 2022, is also the last one recorded when Nursing Uncensored Headquarters was located in Minneapolis, MN, making it a fitting end to the season.

    Adrianne engages in a conversation with experienced nurse and educator Audrey Snyder, who formerly served as the Dean of Practice and Innovation for the College of Nursing at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro and has now been appointed as the Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Academic Partnerships in the same institution. The discussion revolves around nursing education, encompassing its evolution over time and its future prospects.

    Dr. Snyder's viewpoints offer a fascinating and insightful dialogue. She emphasizes the significance of nursing education is centered around the community and technology and outlines the modifications required to cater to the needs of upcoming students as well as the struggling healthcare sector.

    Some key points they elaborate upon are:
    The healthcare model should prioritize disease and injury prevention, not just treatment.Nurses' roles and skills should be viewed differently on a global scale.Nursing education should prioritize critical decision-making and interpersonal communication.The advantages and disadvantages of online learning are discussed.Telehealth has benefits for both providers and patients.The challenges faced by first-generation and non-traditional college students are acknowledged.From start to finish, this episode is stuffed with interesting information and stories. Not only was Dr. Snyder a joy to converse with, but she also sent Adrianne a charming gift after the interview. The gift consisted of a pair of starfish-shaped silver earrings, and the story behind it will warm your heart, so be sure to listen to the whole conversation. Adrianne expresses her sincere gratitude to Dr. Snyder for everything. If you’d like to connect with Dr. Snyder

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/audrey-snyder-bb57283b

    Twitter: @AudreySnyderPhD

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Overcoming Self-Doubt and Finding Positivity in Nursing with Donna Cardillo, The Inspiration Nurse

    Overcoming Self-Doubt and Finding Positivity in Nursing with Donna Cardillo, The Inspiration Nurse

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes Donna Cardillo, the Inspiration Nurse! With over 25 years of clinical, managerial, and business experience, Donna is a positive force of nature who lights a path for others to follow. Donna is the author of four books including the award-winning Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart.

    Topics they discuss include:
    -Donna's journey from bedside nurse to entrepreneur to author and keynote speaker
    -The importance of personal growth and overcoming self-doubt in achieving success
    -What is a labyrinth, what is it for, and where can I find one near me?
    -Suggestions for nurses struggling to find positivity in their personal and professional lives.
    -The vast career opportunities for nurses and why nurses should explore their talents and interests.

    Don’t just listen to this episode, bookmark it, download it, whatever, because this information is valuable and you’ll want it later.

    Thank you so much to Donna for being such an excellent guest and a dedicated advocate for nurses everywhere.


    Donnacardillo.com
    Her IG
    Labyrinthlocator.com

    • 47 min
    From Triage to Admission: The Truth About ER vs. Inpatient Nurse Drama ft Kevin McFarlane of AOEN

    From Triage to Admission: The Truth About ER vs. Inpatient Nurse Drama ft Kevin McFarlane of AOEN

    This episode takes a humorous look into the often-contentious relationship between emergency department (ED) nurses and inpatient nurses. Hosts Adrianne Behning, an inpatient nurse, and guest Kevin McFarlane, an ED nurse educator, discuss the root causes of the friction and its impact on patient care. They will also share their own experiences and perspectives on the issue, including some outrageous work stories. Kevin and Adrianne also offer practical solutions for improving communication and collaboration between the two specialties. Whether you're a nurse looking to bridge the divide, looking for a laugh, or simply interested in the inner workings of healthcare, this is a must-listen episode. NSFW.
    If you are not already familiar with Kevin’s podcasts, check out

    The Art of Emergency Nursinghttp://artofemergencynursing.com/
    How Not to Kill Your Patient
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-not-to-kill-your-patient/id1612099061
    Thanks to Kevin for being such a fun guest with a wealth of stories and information.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Lakota NP's Journey to Empowering Indigenous Patients & Students ft. Whitney Fear, MSN, PMHNP-BC

    A Lakota NP's Journey to Empowering Indigenous Patients & Students ft. Whitney Fear, MSN, PMHNP-BC

    Adrianne is excited to welcome Whitney Fear, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who lives and works in Fargo, North Dakota. You may recognize her from Shift Nursing’s documentary Who Cares? A Nurse’s Fight for Equity, a powerful film that follows her as she works to provide care on the Pine Ridge reservation where she grew up. Pine Ridge is one of the poorest areas in the United States with some of the lowest life expectancy rates. Whitney is a woman of the Oglala Lakota Nation and works at a federally qualified health center that takes a holistic and trauma-informed approach to treating behavioral health and substance use disorders. She highlights that healthcare is far more than appointments, prescriptions, and forced compliance to care plans. Her methods are the focus of this conversation. Whitney and Adrianne discuss a range of topics in this hour including:
    Imposter syndrome and how it holds us back; her personal experiences and lessonsChallenges of being a 1st generation college student from a non-traditional backgroundWhy diversity among healthcare providers is so essential for providing quality careAdvice for creating safe spaces for conversation in the mental health care settingLGBTQ+ care, discrimination, colonialism, and their intersectionsWhat does and does not make an excellent provider in Whitney’s eyesDon’t miss out on this engaging, unrestricted conversation, and be sure not to miss the SHIFT nursing documentary which you can find at shiftnursing.com/whocares or on SHIFT’s YouTube channel where it has over 389K views here. Here’s the link if you need to cut and paste:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so1G2QuGsWQYou can also find Whitney on TikTok @hwa_mathoThank you to Whitney for taking the time to share such personal experiences and insights for the sake of others’ growth and education. She is one badass nurse.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    CYA from the BON with Maggie Ortiz, MSN RN of Advocates4Nurses

    CYA from the BON with Maggie Ortiz, MSN RN of Advocates4Nurses

    In this episode (recorded in the spring of 2022), Adrianne welcomes Maggie Ortiz, nurse and expert witness for medical malpractice and administrative law. She’s an outstanding advocate for nurses and is here spilling the tea for you. In this hour, Maggie and Adrianne discuss things like:

    -Advice for nurses to protect their licenses while working bedside

    -Oversight (or lack thereof) for United States’ Boards of Nursing and her experience as an investigator at a state BON.

    -What is Jurisprudence and why she thinks all nurses should understand it.

    -Things nurses have been reported for that required they defend themselves and their licenses.

    -What can happen if you’re sanctioned by a BON.

    This information, while it can bring up anxiety for some, should be understood by every license-holding nurse. Check out this lively and informative conversation, and then go follow Maggie’s social media for more valuable tips, tools, and advice.


    linktr.ee/advocates4nurses

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    • 55 min

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