The Nursing Uncharted podcast is a space to share the raw and real stories of nurses from across the healthcare industry. Each episode, host Maggie Reichard, BSN, RN, CNRN talks to nurses from a variety of specialties and settings—discussing travel nursing, career advice, nurse empowerment, and unique stories from nursing life. Join us each episode to laugh, learn, and discover new aspects of our incredible profession.
Bullying in the Workplace: Perspectives of an OR Nurse - Andrea Mary Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR
On this episode, we brought in an OR nurse to talk about life in the OR and bullying in the workplace. Special guest, Andrea Mary Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR, shared her own experience working with pediatric patients in the OR, before providing her insights into the issue of bullying, addressing bullying in the workplace, standing up for others, and more.
Float Pool Nursing and Nurse Education - Irene Aghahowa, BA, MSN, MPH, RN-BC
On this episode, we split time discussing float pool nursing and nurse education. Special guest, Irene Aghahowa, BA, MSN, MPH, RN-BC, shared her professional wisdom on both topics, discussing the role of an acute care SRO nurse, the differences between float pool and floor nursing, nurse education in a post-COVID world, and more.
PACU Nursing: What You Should Know – Ali Moog, RN, BSN
On this episode, we dove deep into a setting that is becoming more and more popular among nurses today—the PACU. Our special guest, Ali Moog, RN, BSN, shared her personal account of life as a PACU nurse, her memorable moments from the PACU, working as a PACU nurse during COVID, and more.
How to Get Started with Travel Nursing - Hannah Quirk, RN, BSN
On this episode, we brought in a road-tested nurse to discuss how to get started with travel nursing. Special guest, Hannah Quirk, RN, BSN, gave us the full rundown of what it takes to jumpstart your nursing career with confidence, offering her advice on finding the right travel company and recruiter, what to look for in a travel nursing contract, travel interview best practices, and more.
Psychiatric Nursing: Unlocking the Locked Unit - Sarah Richards, MSN, PMHNP-BC
On this episode, we peek behind the curtain of the locked unit. Joining us to discuss psychiatric nursing was special guest, Sarah Richards, MSN, PMHNP-BC, who has worked as both an inpatient and outpatient psych nurse during her career. Calling on her unique experiences, Sarah sheds light on typical psych nursing patient populations, understanding psych ward codes, the effects of COVID on the psychiatric health community, and more.
The Role of a CNS & Empowering Nurses Through COVID - Scott Darrah, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG
On this episode, we welcomed special guest, Scott Darrah, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, to share his perspective on being a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and his experience working through the COVID pandemic. Scott brought his career experience into the conversation, discussing the role of a CNS, common misconceptions about the CNS role, finding empowerment in a post-COVID healthcare landscape, and more.
Wow we needed this!
Listening to this podcast literally feels like breathing a huge sigh of relief—hearing other people’s stories about nursing and the intricacies of the day-to-day, the funny, happy, surprising stories and the common frustrations that nurses encounter. The medical field really needs more spaces like this podcast to talk about our motivations, our struggles, and our journeys...especially after the intensity of this past year. It allows us to connect and feel validated while sharing ideas and solutions. At the very least, listening to nursing uncharted will make you feel less alone, but more likely, this podcast will help to reignite a passion for nursing and even reveal new opportunities that maybe you hadn’t considered before. I look forward to new episodes/can’t wait to hear more stories :)! 10/10 recommend. Thank you Maggie Reichard for being the best host for this much needed podcast!!
As someone that does not work in the medical field, it was hard for me to really wrap my head around what others were experiencing throughout this last year. Maggie and Sam do a great job here painting some of the highs and lows of not only what it was like to be a nurse in this pandemic, but an ICU nurse in the pandemic and the sort of realities you have to brace yourself for. Really eye opening and a perspective I think a lot of the general population could also benefit from.
Passionate, Quality Conversations, Relatable, Inspiring!
Covid happened and the host, Maggie, just dives right into the first episode. It’s nice to hear other people around the world talking about the real struggles of last years impact. I can’t wait to hear the next episode. Tuning in from Denver!