SHIFT Talk brings nurses together to get real about the challenges we’re facing on and off the clock. This season we’re looking at the impacts of COVID-19. Because what could be more important right now? You’ll hear how other nurses are healing, and also how they’re dealing with everyday issues like bullying and burnout. We’re sharing the truth about our experiences and figuring out how to move forward. Together. Talk with us, laugh with us, cry with us. Get courageous with us.
A Love Letter to Nurses
In our season finale, Rebecca Love explains why the pandemic is a critical juncture for nurses. She talks about how to “rebrand” nursing and how the actions we take today can ensure that nurses get a seat at the table as decision-makers tomorrow.
Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way
With more than 30 years of nursing and health care experience, Lynne Meadows has a wealth of knowledge to share with us. We talk to her about building a school nursing program from the ground up and how school nurses do so much more than hand out Band-Aids and ice. Plus, she gives us a lesson in leadership.
Alison has always been committed to mentoring, but COVID-19 made her see an even greater need for programs that prepare nurses to do their jobs well. With a first job often serving as a make-or-break experience, preceptorship is a critical support—especially amid the chaos of COVID-19.
A Disturbing Narrative
We talk with Lovoria Williams about structural racism, health equity and what really happens after patients walk out of the clinic or hospital doors. We dig into why communities of color face worse outcomes and higher health risks, and how nurses can provide more culturally competent care.
When Something Deeper Is Going On
After co-authoring the report “Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder in Nurses” earlier this year, Tricia and Michelle became sought-after experts for an emerging disorder known as “pandemic PTSD.” They join us to talk about what it is, how to spot it, the impact of COVID-19 and what to do if you’re experiencing it.
The Floor is on Fire
When COVID-19 hit, Jackie O’Halloran was thrown into the ICU with little more than a pep talk. In this episode, we talk about how a lack of preparation failed nurses nationwide, as well as Jackie’s experience publicly calling out administrators for their lack of front-line support.
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I love this conversation!!!!! This is needed. I applaud you for having the courage to speak up
Nurses! Take note!
Wow! This podcast is great! Nurse Nikki NP is great to listen to as guest speaker #1. If you take just one thing away from episode 1, it should be that you always have something to learn! “If you come to work knowing everything, you’re a dangerous nurse” 💯
Nurses, don't miss this!
Lots of times things created by large foundations or institutions are out of touch with what nurses on the ground are going through. This is the exact opposite. Real nurses, real talk. Realistic and also funny, please release many more quickly for my commute!