34 episodes

Discover how you can create a nursing career that works for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love.

Whether it’s raising her family, traveling the world, or living comfortably at her condo on the Caribbean, Deanna has been using her RN license since 1994 to support her family and her lifestyle. From bedside nurse, home health nurse, travel nurse, procedure nurse, agency nurse, patient service rep, case manager, author, entrepreneur, and more, Deanna has done it all.

She reveals her tips and tactics to discover which career move is the right next move for you, discover which job will meet you and your family’s needs, how to market yourself to potential employers, how to find the best employers to work for, as well as resume, LinkedIn, and interview tips so that you can get the job that works for you.

If you are looking for a traditional bedside nursing job, non-bedside nursing job, work from home nursing job, flexible nursing job, high paying nursing job, remote nursing job, flexible part-time nursing job, nursing side gig, to become a freelance nurse or nurse entrepreneur or exploring the options of what you can do with your nursing credentials this podcast is for you.

Nursing is a great career choice if you know how to use it to your advantage. The Stay At Home Nurse Podcast will inspire and equip you to do just that! It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and solo shows from Deanna, that you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe now and get ready to change your life.

The Stay at Home Nurse Deanna Cooper Gillingham

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Discover how you can create a nursing career that works for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love.

Whether it’s raising her family, traveling the world, or living comfortably at her condo on the Caribbean, Deanna has been using her RN license since 1994 to support her family and her lifestyle. From bedside nurse, home health nurse, travel nurse, procedure nurse, agency nurse, patient service rep, case manager, author, entrepreneur, and more, Deanna has done it all.

She reveals her tips and tactics to discover which career move is the right next move for you, discover which job will meet you and your family’s needs, how to market yourself to potential employers, how to find the best employers to work for, as well as resume, LinkedIn, and interview tips so that you can get the job that works for you.

If you are looking for a traditional bedside nursing job, non-bedside nursing job, work from home nursing job, flexible nursing job, high paying nursing job, remote nursing job, flexible part-time nursing job, nursing side gig, to become a freelance nurse or nurse entrepreneur or exploring the options of what you can do with your nursing credentials this podcast is for you.

Nursing is a great career choice if you know how to use it to your advantage. The Stay At Home Nurse Podcast will inspire and equip you to do just that! It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and solo shows from Deanna, that you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe now and get ready to change your life.

    From Toxic Work Environment to 6-Figure Travel Nurse With Sarah Gaines

    From Toxic Work Environment to 6-Figure Travel Nurse With Sarah Gaines

    Description Sarah Gaines has an incredible story of going from an unappreciated staff nurse to a happy six-figure travel nurse. But she didn’t stop there! Sarah has now added entrepreneur to her list of accomplishments. She is helping other nurses to have the freedom and happiness they deserve. 
    In this episode, she will share with you how she went from crying on the floor to turning in her resignation in 1 shift! And she has never regretted it. 
    Sarah Gaines, MSN, RNC-OB (also known as the 6-Figure Travel Nurse) is a labor and delivery nurse, nurse mentor, educator, and entrepreneur. Passionate about travel nursing (20 contracts and counting!), she’s created the 6 Figure Travel Nurse Course to educate and empower nurses to control their career so that can gain the freedom and autonomy they deserve. To learn more about how the Travel Nurse Course can help you reach you travel nurse goals the fastest and easiest way possible, visit www.sarahgaines.com For daily travel nurse tips and inspiration follow Sarah on her Instagram @Sarah_Gaines 
    Shownotes Connect with Sarah on Facebook and Instagram.
    Link to Sarah’s free Masterclass for RN’s - https://www.sarahgaines.com/live-masterclass-sign-up 
    Listen to more episodes on our website
    TheStayAtHomeNurse.com/Podcasts
    Follow me on Instagram @The_Stay_at_Home_Nurse
    And while you’re there, sign up for our newsletter so you can be notified when a new episode is released. 
    Would you like more interview episodes? Is there someone you would like to hear on the show? Send us an email at Hello@TheStayAtHomeNurse.com and let me know what you think.

    • 43 min
    Nurses, Don’t Get Another Degree, do this instead…

    Nurses, Don’t Get Another Degree, do this instead…

    Description
    Are you a nurse looking at your career options and wondering if getting another degree is the answer? Listen to this episode first, it could just save you tens of thousands of dollars and years of your life.
    In this episode, we look at who should and who should not invest in another degree and the many other options available to advance your career.
    Show Notes
    Specialize
    * Get certified

    * Take a course or two

    * Employers value lifelong learning

    * Let’s face it, medicine changes, employers want employees who keep up with the changes

    * Become a superuser

    * Get training on equipment and software

    * Volunteer to be educated and cross-trained 

    * Attend conferences

    * Present at conferences (speak or poster presentations)

    How do you get it if you can’t get your foot in the door?
    * Job shadow

    * Cross-train

    * Volunteer

    * Get complimentary experience 

    * Show how you have learned and excelled in other areas and you will do the same in this new area

    • 25 min
    5 Easy Steps to Setting & Achieving Your Goals

    5 Easy Steps to Setting & Achieving Your Goals

    Description
    #031 - Today I’m going to share with you a formula to help you discover what goals are most important to you, and then set yourself up for success at achieving them. A little hint, it’s not what you think.
    We all have goals we want to reach. Personal goals, professional goals, financial goals. And sometimes it seems so easy, we set the goal, do what it takes, and achieve it. But then there are those other goals that we just can't seem to reach. This formula will help you discover which goals you are most likely to achieve, and give you a proven framework to reach them. 
    Show Notes
    Success Formula
    Why CARE:
    Why Connection Affirmation Responsibility Environment Links
    Episode 25:  5 Reasons Nurses Need Financial Freedom
    YNAB (You Need A Budget) 
    Quotes
    You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
    ~Jim Rohn
    Success is not found in a man’s hands; it’s the heart that makes all the difference!
    ~Mark Miller

    • 17 min
    The Secret to Productivity, It's Easier Than You Think!

    The Secret to Productivity, It's Easier Than You Think!

    Description
    In this episode, I’m going to share with you the secret to how I was able to accomplish all of this…
    * Writing 4 books

    * Launching 4 courses

    * Putting on multiple live events

    * Speaking at numerous industry conferences

    * All while building and growing a business

    And these are the successes, there have been a few failures in there, that take time but don’t lead to the intended outcome. 
    To accomplish all of this I have to get sh!t done. 
    In less than 7 years I have been able to build a thriving business that allows me to live the life of my dreams. Today, I’m going to share with you the secret productivity hack that helps me to reach my goals. 
    Show Notes
    Why do I use the Official Bullet journal? 
    1. Consistency - same size, type of paper, dot’s instead of lines, pocket, 

    2. Look great on my bookshelf (blue, green, black)

    3. The beginning has a Key, Tips, Index, Future Log

    4. Pages are already numbered

    5. The end has instructions, more tips on higher-level things like indexing and migration. (since I don’t do this often, I like to have the tips right there when I need them)

    Currently, my bullet journal consists of:
    * Day planner

    * Yearly Goals

    * Weekly Big 3

    * To-do list

    * Gratitude Journal

    * Affirmations

    * Project Tracker

    * Idea brainstorming

    * Place to store new ideas and opportunities

    * Organizer

    * Yearly reminder

    * Book read list

    Other uses:
    Vacation planner
    Event planner
    Habit tracker
    Future Log: This is where I log everything that is coming up in future months
    Birthdays, anniversaries, the first day of school, conferences, tournaments, weddings, showers.
    These are built into the official bullet journal. From this point on it is all you. Here is what I currently have…
    * Collections

    * Goals

    * Project ideas

    * Current Projects

    * Books read

    * Books I want to read

    * Project Breakdowns

    * Monthly Log

    * Weekly Log

    * Daily Log

    * Gratitude

    * Affirmation

    * To Do

    * Appointments


    Link 
    For tips, tricks, and methods: https://bulletjournal.com/

    • 25 min
    7 Best Nurse Side Hustles, Even During COVID-19

    7 Best Nurse Side Hustles, Even During COVID-19

    Description Working an extra shift at the hospital is an easy way to make some extra cash fast. But at what expense? Floor nursing is hard. And dragging yourself in for yet another shift can quickly lead to burnout. The answer? A side hustle. 
    I’ve had many side hustles during my career and I’m going to share some of my favorites with you, as well as some I haven’t tried but might be just what you are looking for. You will also learn the pros and cons of each. If you have been thinking of getting or switching side hustles you won’t want to miss this episode. 
    Episode Highlights:
    The nurse side hustles with the most flexibility The nurse side hustles with the most income potential The best nurse side hustle for fast cash The best nurse side hustle for residual income And so much more! Show Notes Links to Previous Episodes Mentioned:
    Episode 15 w/ Janine Kelbach- ”Getting Paid to Write as a Nurse” 
    Episode 22 - How to Leverage Nursing Skills, Knowledge & Expertise in an Unconventional Way with Meredith Ximines-Mullings
    Episode 4 - Nurses Make Great Entrepreneurs
    Episode 16 - Nurses, You Will NEVER Get Rich Working For Someone Else!
    Episode 19 - Start & Grow Your Own Business with Nursepreneur Catie Harris
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    • 17 min
    Everything Remote Nursing with The Remote Nurse Sadie Glisson

    Everything Remote Nursing with The Remote Nurse Sadie Glisson

    Description #028 - Today on The Stay At Home Nurse Podcast, I get to sit down and chat with The Remote Nurse, Sadie Glisson. She helps nurses find remote jobs and create happier, more flexible lives.
    If you’re interested in landing a work-from-home nursing job that truly fits your needs, buckle up, and enjoy this episode.
    In this episode, Sadie and I talk about:
    Her nursing career journey When and what made her realize she didn’t want to work in the bedside How she fell into helping nurses find remote nursing jobs  And recommendations on how to get started and where to find remote jobs  Shownotes 
    Remote nursing may not be for everybody but if you think it’s for you, you should check out www.theremotenurse.com
     
    Here’s more on where to find Sadie:
    Send her an email: hello@theremotenurse.com
    Facebook
    LinkedIn
    Instagram: @theremotenurse
    Check out her website: www.theremotenurse.com
    Sadie’s Bio 
    Sadie Glisson BSN, RN, CTR is the Founder of 'The Remote Nurse,' an online community and job board designed to connect Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants with remote, work-from-home telehealth jobs. Sadie has been working from home as a nurse for several years and now uses her expertise
    to help others break into the burgeoning field of telehealth to create more sustainable careers while advancing the next generation of healthcare.
    Listen to more episodes on our website
    TheStayAtHomeNurse.com/Podcasts
    And while you’re there, sign up for our newsletter so you can be notified when a new episode is released. 
    Would you like more interview episodes? Is there someone you would like to hear on the show? Send us an email at Hello@TheStayAtHomeNurse.com and let me know what you think.
    And don’t forget to share this episode with a nurse you think needs to hear it.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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lakrichter ,

Encouraging

I’m at the beginning of my journey to find the perfect work/life balance for myself. I’m so excited to transition into a new role next month. Listening to these episodes have made me even more excited to begin the journey as a remote RN.

mcnarymom ,

New listener

I so excited to have found this podcast! I’m taking Deanna’s advice and writing down my 5 year goals today:)

RNCCM ,

Inspiring & motivating

I am so inspired & motivated by Deanna’s experiences that she shares. I am totally in tune with the entrepreneur aspect of a nursing career. I look forward to learning everything she has to share.

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