Trailblazing Nursing, a podcast presented by the University of South Florida College of Nursing. Hosted by Usha Menon, Dean of the College of Nursing and Senior Associate Vice President at USF Health. Each month, we’ll bring you a 15-minute discussion on current topics in nursing, talking with your colleagues and experts from across the world!
Preparing Nurses for the Virtual Frontier: Challenges and Strategies
Dr. Bonnie Clipper is a nurse futurist, expert in virtual nursing, nationally recognized
thought leader, and global speaker. She brings her decades of executive leadership,
operations, and knowledge of technology together to transform the national healthcare
ecosystem. She was the first VP of Innovation at the ANA where she built the innovation framework to bring over 4M nurses into the innovation space through education, HIMSS Nurse Pitch™ events, and strategic partnerships such as the ANA + BD Innovation Awards and the ANA + J&J nursing innovation podcast.
As CEO and Founder of Innovation Advantage, Dr. Clipper is leading change and was
among the first to revolutionize how virtual nursing care is practiced and delivered in
hospitals. As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, she has
published extensively on innovation in nursing including The Innovation Handbook: A
Nurse Leader’s Guide for Transforming Nursing; The Nurse’s Guide to Innovation and
The Innovation Roadmap: A Guide for Nurse Leaders.
She regularly shares her insights on technologies impacting nursing such as artificial
intelligence, virtual reality, ambient computer vision, and robotics through webinars,
speaking, and publications. Dr. Clipper is a member of the prestigious American
Telemedicine Association, Clinician Council, and is a strategic advisor for several healthtech companies.
Dr. Clipper is a sought-after connector, collaborator, and influencer in healthcare, and is
a highly effective change agent and unifier. In short, Dr. Clipper has transformed the way hospital-based nursing care will be delivered and her approach has raised the bar across the country.
Learn more about Dr. Clipper here!
Rx for Change: Nurses at the Forefront of a Bold Green Healthcare Revolution
Listen as we talk with Erika Kimball, a healthcare sustainability leader with more than 15 years of experience in the field. She began her sustainability journey as a staff nurse leading volunteer waste reduction projects in clinical units. Today she is the Founder and CEO of Kimball Sustainable Healthcare, a consulting firm that develops sustainability strategies, programs, and communications for hospitals and healthcare.
Erika is a positive and determined change agent who brings people together to create solutions that improve environmental outcomes while supporting hospital quality, safety, and value. She is a certified TRUE zero waste advisor and knows that healthcare waste is a solvable problem. She works with clients to build sustainable clinical practices and grow the circular economy for healthcare.
Erika loves learning and adventure and holds an MBA from Presidio Graduate School and a BSN from the University of South Florida College of Nursing!
Innovation, Industry, and Academic Practice Partnerships
If we have learned one thing over the last few years, it's that we are better together! That's why we invited Alison Barlow, executive director of the St. Petersburg Innovation District to share more about the "Grow Smarter Strategy" employed by the Innovation District and how it can be applied as we work to prepare high-quality nurses.
Addressing the real issue
By 2035, Florida is on track to have a shortage in excess of over 60,000 nurses. While that may no longer surprise you, the current turnover rate just might.
Listen, as I sit down with Florida Hospital Association's President and CEO, Mary C. Mayhew for a provocative conversation about the bold innovation necessary to proactively address these essential issues and more.
Mayhew’s more than 30-year career spans public and private sector roles and combines experience and expertise in government relations, executive leadership, regulatory oversight, public affairs, and public policy. Her proven history of driving accountability around integrated care models, addressing social determinants of health, and navigating through an unprecedented global pandemic has made her a renowned leader in healthcare policy, innovation, and advocacy.
Recovering the Nursing Workforce
History has proven that the nursing workforce has survived trials before. Dr. Peter Buerhaus, nurse and a healthcare economist well known for his studies on the nursing and physician workforces in the United States joins Dr. Usha Menon as the discuss the recovering nursing workforce.
Beurhaus is a Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Montana State University College of Nursing.
Supporting New Nurses
As the turnover rate of nurses begins to decline, nursing leaders are faced with an important question, "how do we proactively prepare to welcome more 'new' nurses to the profession"? Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Annmarie Chavarria, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC at Tampa General Hospital joins Dean Menon to talk strategy and partnership as it relates to transitioning new nurses into clinical settings.
Dr. Chavarria also serves as the Assistant Dean of Academic-Practice Partnerships at the USF College of Nursing and was recently appointed by the governor to the Florida Center of Nursing's Board of Directors.
Thank you for this wonderful podcast and encouragement to all hess as healthcare professionals to lead with HEART and collaborative to gain impactful changes.
How long has it been since you’ve worked at bedside? I challenge you to work 3 12 hour shifts, take a complete assignment, without the resources that are needed to do your job not only safely but effectively. I encourage anyone that is thinking about becoming a nurse to be mentally prepared for disappointment that comes from feeling like you failed your patients because you cannot reasonably provide the care, attention, and teaching that they deserve when you are one person with 7 patients, a number that fluctuates when you discharge then admit 4 additional patients. If a hospital could give a decent nurse to patient ratio, they wouldn’t have the issues with staffing. Starting my day at 6:45 with 5 patients and being given 2 admissions by 7:10 is not safe. By 8:00 I’ve admitted 2 (making my assignment 7) by 8:10 the house supervisor wants to know why I haven’t discharged the 2 with orders to go home. Charge nurse? What’s that? The “charge nurse” has a her own 7 patients and is training.
As nurses the hospitals set us up to make errors, they aren’t helping us to prevent re admissions by rushing patients out the door. There are so many patients admitted for problems that are just as easy (just not as quickly) done outpatient.
Nursing is a great career, but the past 8-10 years it’s become disappointing because we’re expected to churn them in and out, then we’re the ones being punished when something goes awry.