Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

There are SO many issues in healthcare that impact medical/nursing providers and patients alike, but each of them may not see the connections to themselves. This show will be a forum for nurses to tell stories about their own experiences, whether professional or family-focused and guests will inspire conversation on health and nursing-related topics. Issues will vary from communication in healthcare to current issues, such as nurse/patient ratios, dealing with conflict, how to create cooperative workplaces, speed-reading people, as nursing strikes and much more. Government policies are creating a major shift for all healthcare providers as well as their patients. We, as nurses, will be creating the future healthcare paradigms as we move forward, becoming a crucial part of the solutions. “Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse: Exploring the World of Nursing” is broadcast live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica’s Health and Wellness Channel.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 53 min
There is a new wave of healthcare coming to the forefront of medicine and my 3 guests are among the first to ride that wave. It is called Integrative Medicine and is being practiced by Advanced Practice nurses across the country. Kim Evans, APRN, RN is the founder of Integrative Medicine in Louisville, KY, Pam McDonald, IMNP, is founder of Penscott Corporation, and Mary Ann Osborne, DNP, FNP is the Owner of the Institute for Integr...
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February 22, 2021 55 min
Post COVID, Nurses must recreate ourselves! We have more, or less, accepted the roles others and Media have portrayed us as. We are FAR more than that! My guest, Ann Scanlon McGinity is a decades-long model of Nursing Leadership, who continues to vibrantly move the role of nurses forward. In this Episode, we will share a DYNAMIC conversation on necessary changes nurses must make for our future reinvention. Let us look at Nurses’ cu...
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One of the MOST difficult and most HEALING things a human being can do is to speak about their own “secrets.” Have we ALL grown up believing that we are the only ones who have them and that revealing these truths will destroy us? Just about everyone I know would answer “Yes” to that question. The irony is that it is those who do tell the truth and then seek help, healing and a “maskless” life going forward, are truly the ones relea...
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Much has been written over the past 30 years about Nurses Eating their Young. It has been debated up, down and sideways. My guest, Kathleen Bartholomew, MN, RN decided to do something to stop it. She and two colleagues, Dr. Martha Griffin and Arna Robins, wrote a book called, “The Dauntless Nurse: Communication Confidence Builder.” The book is a NO nonsense look at the reality of sometimes severe Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility. It Exists...
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What is the cost to Healthcare for not listening to nurses in 2020-21? If Healthcare organizations in the World think they have had problems with turnover in the past, they have not seen ANYTHING yet. My Guest, Melissa Cortez, BSN is a very experienced nurse in high-risk areas. After traveling in the USA as a COVID ICU nurse and seeing the trauma, exhaustion and demoralization of nurses, she decided to share her practice of evidenc...
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Our Healthcare system is broken. In fact, we do not have healthcare in this country—we have disease care. We wait until you get sick and then try to fix you, easily the most inefficient and expensive form of “healthcare” in the world. Yet, we CAN truly transform healthcare. Each of us will interact with our healthcare system, whether for our families or ourselves. Let’s conscientiously create a system, based on science, research an...
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This is Brian Mohika’s 2nd episode on Once a Nurse. He first appeared on December 30, 2019 to talk about his persistent and committed work as an entrepreneur to invent, sew, market and gain a small foothold in medical equipment with his Cathwear underwear for men and women who wear Foleys, Suprapubic, Biliary, and Nephrostomy catheters. As he watched the stress, embarrassment & frustration of individuals, who must wear leg cath...
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Nurses are the bedrock of healthcare around the world. Without Nurses there is NO Healthcare (HC). While doctors & every HC provider contributes to the value of HC, it is nurses who are with the patient 24/7, best know the client & family and make the directives of other departments work for the patient. Nurses are are mandated to prevent injury & disease/ advocate for the patient. They want to focus on community-based ...
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2021 is a NEW Year and New Economic landscape. Nurses have been hit hard in some Countries, States & Counties and others have been working overtime without days off. My own experience was I knew next to nothing about managing my finances except: “Save as much as you can!” I put it in a bank savings account for years. Then I discovered Universal Life Insurance & was able to borrow from it to finance 4 houses & 6 cars. Ne...
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December 28, 2020 54 min
My guests have come to the same place, Braver Angels, from VERY different directions. Dr. William (Bill) Doherty from Academia at the U of MN where he currently directs The Citizen Professional Center and cofounded the Braver Angels following the 2016 National Election, in an effort to allow members of both vitriolic parties (Democrat and Republican) come together in a safe environment to learn how to listen to one another. David S...
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December 21, 2020 56 min
My guest, Darlene Nelson, RN, founder of Expert Nurse Consultants, joined me on this show on April 13th along with Dr. Juan Nieto, ED physician. The description I gave then, STILL fits. “In the COVID-19 Pandemic in the USA, there are two fights going on. One against a virulent & dangerous new coronavirus & the other on behalf of the safety & protection of ‘essential’ workers across the country. ”The disease is doing an ...
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December 14, 2020 56 min
Beth Battaglino, RN, CEO of HealthyWomen.org, well known for the incredible work she has been doing for over 25 years in clinical nursing and with HealthyWomen, will join me to talk about ALL things Current: Covid-19, her personal experience dealing with it as a maternal-fetal nurse, health inequities in our country and how they primarily negatively affect women. I expect to talk about the worries we each have regarding PTSD, Moral...
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December 7, 2020 54 min
What has become abundantly apparent in 2020 is just how little the lay public know about hospitals & how they function, nurses & what they do and why there are no hospital beds anywhere in the country right now. What is amazing also is hearing healthcare professionals making comments not supported by science at all, like COVID 19 cannot be spread by people without symptoms. My guest Mary Turner, RN, President of the MN Nurs...
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November 30, 2020 55 min
2020 International Year of the Nurse & Midwife was proposed to showcase the work that nurses do every day. It has proven to be a year of showing not only nurses’ knowledge, compassion and determination, but quite unexpectedly, has displayed ALL around the world the courage, depth of mission and passion for patients that nurses hold. This show is one of celebration with nurse leaders Janie Garner, Executive Director of the Show ...
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November 23, 2020 54 min
Our Healthcare system is broken. In fact, we do not have healthcare in this country—we have disease care. We wait until you get sick and then try to fix you, easily the most inefficient and expensive form of “healthcare” in the world. Yet, we CAN truly transform healthcare. Each of us will interact with our healthcare system, whether for our families or ourselves. Let’s conscientiously create a system, based on science, research an...
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November 16, 2020 56 min
My guests for this Episode, Rosanne Raso & Linda Valentino, two of many CNO’s of NYC’s Hospitals, who met the first major onslaught of COVID-19 on the East Coast. We’ve heard a LOT about the incredible efforts of frontline nurses, doctors & essential personnel, but VERY little about the HEROS behind the scenes. On March 29, 2020 Linda received a call from the President & COO of Mount Sinai Hospital telling her to repor...
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November 9, 2020 55 min
Marijuana for medical use has faced more than 80 years of ridicule, unscientific, unregulated, mishandling of the drug and decades of misinformation, myths and unethical management. Boomers have advocated for the legalization of the drug since the 50’s and 60’s, but it has only been since California, Colorado and a handful of other states did legalized medical marijuana, that it is being taken seriously to help with a wide variety ...
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November 2, 2020 54 min
There may be no more critical issue in Nursing today than Nurse Turnover. That ONE subject covers all others: COVID-19, Work/life Balance, Burnout, Bullying, Boomer retirement, Career advancement, Inadequate onboarding of nurses, Nursing Leadership, Nursing Education, Innovation, Hospital Culture, Staffing, Retention Strategy, Leadership development, Supporting new leaders during transition, Leading the Millenial Nurse and Generati...
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Shannon Whittington RN MSN PCC C-LGBT, was on Once a Nurse September 23, 2019 discussing Nursing Care for Transgender patients. I so enjoyed that conversation and received a lot of response to it, that I decided to bring her back on another topic. On November 4th, she joins me in her capacity as a Servant Based Leader Expert. I can’t wait! Join us on VoiceAmerica.com, Health & Wellness at 12 Noon CT for our dialogue on a new lo...
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October 19, 2020 56 min
This is a topic deeply personal and simultaneously National (not to mention International). Communication is something we all do from prenatal to our last breaths on this earth. Conflict is a given. If we are alive, we absolutely will face conflict. As near as I can tell, there have ALWAYS been bullies. Why is it that we simply don’t seem to get better at communicating with these people in bullying situations? That is SUCH a good q...
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