42 episodes

Co-hosts Amie and Sara are experienced nurses, former co-workers, and friends. Together they tackle hot topics related to nursing and healthcare, with grit!

The Gritty Nurse Podcast Amie and Sara

    • Medicine
    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings

Co-hosts Amie and Sara are experienced nurses, former co-workers, and friends. Together they tackle hot topics related to nursing and healthcare, with grit!

    Movember: Know Thy Nuts and Talk about Thy Feelings!

    Movember: Know Thy Nuts and Talk about Thy Feelings!

    In honour of Movember, we talk about men's health in this episode! We get into the nitty gritty on prostate exams, testicular cancer, mental health, emotional literacy, and stereotypical ways men deal with their health. 

    We cover current issues, myths, and small steps you can take to improve men's health, either for yourself or an important man in your life.

    • 33 min
    Gross Nursing Stories: You Put That Hot Sauce Bottle Where?!

    Gross Nursing Stories: You Put That Hot Sauce Bottle Where?!

    In this episode, we talk about grossest nursing work stories as told by fellow nurses! We share experiences in the following categories: Poop, poop and more poop, wounds galore, oral secretions, childbirth fluids, crotch goblins, lost body parts, random things up the butt, patients drinking their own fluids.

    We discuss possible reasons why these crazy situations can occur, and what you can do if this happens to you! You can't make this $h!t up. 

    • 33 min
    Confessions of Universal Healthcare: Socialism vs. Social-Awesome!

    Confessions of Universal Healthcare: Socialism vs. Social-Awesome!

    The Gritty Nurses are born and bred Canadians! In this episode, we talk about what it's like living in a country with universal healthcare. We talk about what it is, what it isn't, pros and cons. The Gritty Nurses both share stories of Canadian relatives who have had experience with the US healthcare system. 

    • 47 min
    Ghost Stories: Hell Hospital Part. 2

    Ghost Stories: Hell Hospital Part. 2

    The Gritty Nurses continue to discuss ghost stories from nursing and their own experiences, including a creepy encounter from when Amie's grandfather was in the hospital and when Sara was in an underground tunnel connecting two hospitals together. Happy Halloween!

    • 32 min
    Ghost Stories: Welcome to Hell Hospital

    Ghost Stories: Welcome to Hell Hospital

    The Gritty Nurses get into Halloween spirit by discussing personal encounters with the paranormal! Listen to this one curled up in the comfort of your bed or couch :)

    Sara talks about a spooky encounter on nights at the hospital and another as a student living off campus, and Amie explains a creepy story from her childhood home, and a haunted room at the hospital.  They also discuss favourite horror movies.

    • 42 min
    Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Stories of Hope and Courage

    Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Stories of Hope and Courage

    (Warning: the topics discussed may be triggering for some.)

    In this raw and emotional episode, the Gritty Nurses welcome Jessica, a Mental Health Counselor. Jessica and Amie share their personal experiences with miscarriage, their struggles, and how they are doing today. They share insight into the reasons for their losses and advice on how to best support women and families. 

    This episode is dedicated to anyone who has experienced perinatal loss. Know that you are not alone!

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Informative and authentic!

Great podcast where the hosts tackle those intereting questions you want answered but are sometimes afraid to ask yourself.

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Nurses must listen!

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