Amplify Nursing

Amplify Nursing

AmplifyNursing features nurses who are leading the way in nursing science, policy and innovation. Our guests defy stereotypes, define practice, and disrupt convention. We highlight the breadth and depth of nursing influence on society by amplifying nurses who are pushing boundaries and breaking down barriers to build a new paradigm. AmplifyNursing is a Penn Nursing podcast supported by the Pinola Fund for Innovation in Nursing.

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May 13, 2021 38 min
On this special episode of the Amplify Nursing podcast, we talk with Penn Nursing students Casey Cheng and Amy Xia, President and Vice President, of APANSA, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association. APANSA is a community dedicated to providing support and representation for the AAPI minority population within the Penn School of Nursing. We talk with Casey and Amy ab...
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Mari-Carmen Farmer is a nurse midwife and social justice advocate who knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a nurse. That calling was solidified while working beside nurses caring for her daughter who was born with a genetic anomaly. Currently, she works in a community practice in Philadelphia which serves immigrant communities, patients who are underinsured, and women of color. We talk with her about her path to, and ta...
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On this episode of Amplify Nursing, we talk to ER nurse David Scher and COO of Vot-ER Aliya Bhatia. Founded by ER physician Alister Martin, Vot-ER is an organization that provides access to voter registration whenever patients and families come into the healthcare system. Today we talk to Aliya and David about Vot-ER's mission, the intersectionality of health and civics, and helping those without a voice get one.
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This week on AmplifyNursing we welcome the return of Dr. Alison Buttenheim. A public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist, Dr. Buttenheim is an associate professor of nursing at UPenn School of Nursing and assistant professor of health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. Today, we talk to Dr. Buttenheim about the current and evolving state of the coronavirus pandemic in the US and across the globe. She shares her ...
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On a special episode of the Amplify Nursing podcast, we talk with Dallas Ducar, a nurse practitioner, activist, and CEO of Transhealth Northampton. Dallas talks with us about the Arkansas House Bill 1570, signed into law earlier this month which prohibits access to safe health care for transgender and non-binary minors, her journey transitioning to the person she is today, and her fierce advocacy speaking up for gender-affirming ca...
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On our next episode of Amplify Nursing, we talk with Dr. Donte Flanagan. A nurse anesthetist, mentor, and author, Dr. Flanagan is a driven advocate for students of color and those underrepresented and looks to inspire and motivate them in all that he does. Through his foundation Bigger Dreams, Better Tomorrows, and in his new memoir, Dream Big, he shares his experiences with others. Today we talk with him about those dreams, his pe...
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Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk to Rhonda Manns. Curious and creative, Rhonda relies on the depths of her nursing experience to solve problems. As a nurse-leader, she guides others through the design thinking process to improve processes and patient care. Today, we talk to Rhonda about translating nursing into business, the importance of diversity in nursing, and seeing innovation as more than just tech.
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On our next episode, we talk with Tarik Khan, a nurse practitioner, doctoral student at Penn Nursing, and the president of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. Tarik’s work focuses not just on making his patients' lives better but on making the profession better, and he does this in a variety of ways including volunteering on the ground during the pandemic and pushing bills through the state legislature in his role with P...
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Today on AmplifyNursing we talk to Ernesto Holguin. A clinical nurse, innovator, and entrepreneur, Ernesto creates solutions to everyday clinical problems with his team at OTEN Medical. He shares with us his inspiration for his work, the challenges of developing a new product, and his entry into nursing through a very unusual route - the United States Army Marching Band.
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Today on AmplifyNursing, we talk to Hiyam Nadel. The Director of the Center of Innovations in Care Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Hiyam is a potent mix of talent and creativity whose goal is to cultivate and harness the power of innovation with clinicians at the bedside. Hiyam talks about building start-ups, building relationships, and investing in nurses.
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On this first episode of season 3 of the Amplify Nursing podcast, we talk with Dr. Teresa Brockie, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. A member of the White Clay Nation, Dr. Brockie’s research focuses on achieving health equity through community-based interventions for the prevention of suicide, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences among vulnerable communities. We talk with Dr. Brockie about ...
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Today on AmplifyNursing, we talk to Beth Toner. A Senior Communications Director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Beth is able to perfectly intersect her experience as a nurse and her previous career in journalism. A self-described nurse communicator, and storyteller, she supports the Foundation's grantees, leadership, and nursing programs. Beth talks to us about the covid-19 pandemic, cringeworthy nursing stereotypes, an...
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December 23, 2020 15 min
Hello everyone, I’m Marion Leary, Director of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. I am doing a special podcast episode to go along with my 'My Nurse Influencer' column in the American Nurse journal. My column this month is on nurse-led podcasting to amplify nursing. I hope to encourage other nurses to use their voice and expertise to create new nurse-led podcasts for all to hear. Read more at...
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Today on AmplifyNursing, we talk to Patrick McMurray. Known as Nurse PatMac, RN on social media, the self-described citizen scientist uses his social media influence to educate and support his fellow nurses. An avid proponent of all things science and education, we talk with Pat about his journey from community college to graduate school, his love of space science, and the paradox that is the art and science of nursing.
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Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Dr. Scharmaine Lawson. A nurse practitioner, entrepreneur, and creator of the "House Call" course, Dr. Lawson has been meeting the needs of patients and practitioners in New Orleans since the early 2000s. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 left a profound need for care that Dr. Lawson was able to provide through her homecare service. A consummate champion of the profession, D...
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Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk to Congresswoman Donna Shalala and Health and Aging Policy Fellow, Dr. Alison Hernandez. Representative Shalala has been a titan of health policy spanning over 30 years while most recently representing Florida’s 27th district in Congress. Working closely with Rep. Shalala, Dr. Hernandez has led efforts to improve care and affordability for Medicare patients. In this interview, we talk about the pr...
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Beginning his journey in molecular biology, Joshua Littlejohn was driven to nursing, a profession that fully encompasses his modus operandi- empathy. He found purpose in oncology nursing where he was able to care for patients and families for extended periods of time. He eventually transitioned to a healthcare technology company, combining his homecare experience and enthusiasm for innovation. Today, we talk to Joshua about his jou...
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Denetra Hampton has led a self-described life of divine intervention. A chance encounter with a navy recruiter led to a 15 year career in Naval Intelligence Information Systems. Encouraged to pursue officer training, Denetra chose nursing and served the rest of her career as an officer in the Navy Nurse Corps. Upon return to civilian life, she stumbled upon a lecture that inspired her to become, of all things, a film maker. Today, ...
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Pennsylvania state senator, Maria Collett, has spent her entire career in the service of others. As a clerk in family court, then a deputy attorney general in Camden County, she worked tirelessly to protect children and advocate for families. Her experience inspired her to seek out a more direct way to positively impact people. After graduating from Drexel University, she began her career as a nurse eventually working in trauma, lo...
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Today we launch episode 1 season 2 of the Amplify Nursing Podcast. Growing up in rural Louisiana, Travis Nelson didn't consider himself a trailblazer. His drive to help people, along with some encouragement from his mom, lead him to be the first African American man to graduate from his community college nursing program. Once a nurse, he soon found himself gravitating toward union leadership working on behalf of his fellow n...
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