RN Professions

RN Professions

Registered nurses have the most interesting and diverse career opportunities. Each week, join me, Alli Merrell, a working RN who's done everything from med-surg to PICC lines, aesthetics to Pharma, as I interview nurses across the country to discuss their current nursing roles, responsibilities, schedules, salaries, unique journeys and so much more. Whether you are a nursing student still fearing that dreaded NCLEX, an established nurse looking for a change of scenery, or are simply curious about the wonderful world of registered nursing this podcast is for you!... Show More

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February 23, 2020 49 min

In this episode I have the privilege of speaking with THE Robert P. Harris who is a flight nurse, Certification Expert and Author of “The Flight Nurse Bible: A field guide to Awesome,” available on amazon. Rob and I discuss what it takes to optimize your journey to becoming a flight nurse, how to maintain sanity and prioritize mental health, and why nurses should be constant learners.



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In this episode I have the privilege of speaking with Aliya R. Aaron, nurse Founder and CEO of AMR Healthcare Consulting a technology firm developing custom healthcare software and delivering innovative solutions for the healthcare industry. 

Aliya is also the Founder and Chief Innovation Strategist of Nursing Innovation Hub, a technology community platform cultivating an ecosystem of collaborators who contribute to—a... Read more

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February 10, 2020 49 min

Nurse Keith has been a nurse since 1996, and has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including home health, community health, case management, public health, hospice, and nursing education. He also held management and executive positions, including Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Nursing.

Keith is a Board-Certified Nurse Coach (NC-BC) under the auspices of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation.... Read more

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February 2, 2020 37 min

In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Joyce Batcheller who is an Executive Nurse Advisor with The Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Professionals and is responsible for the development and delivery of two Chief Nursing Officer Academies.

Dr. Batcheller is an innovative healthcare leader known for her ability to transform nursing and improve patient outcomes and inspires nurses and other healthcare... Read more

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January 31, 2020 25 min

Hey guys, welcome to RN Profession’s first bonus episode! If you haven’t listened to Episode 8, then you should definitely hop on over and check out my recent conversation with Steffan Weiner, who is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in a California prison.

We had such a nice conversation discussing finances and student debt and investing and where to even start. This is such an important topic for anyone who makes money an... Read more

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In this episode I speak with Steffan Weiner who is a Psychiatric- Mental Health Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who also has a degree in genetics. Steffan walks us through his journey of why he decided not to go to med school, his devastating move across the country and his ultimate success in creating a profession for which he is a top earner in the nation as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in a  level 4 maximum security pr... Read more

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January 20, 2020 36 min

Cara Lunsford, a Registered Nurse and Healthcare Technology Innovator who created the HolliBlu App dedicated to connecting nurses with other nurses and with nursing jobs. 

HolliBlu is revolutionizing the way nurses manage their careers and the way healthcare companies find those highly skilled individuals. 

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December 26, 2019 32 min

In today's episode we talk with Portia Wofford who is Nurse Director of Staff Development and a content writer for a number of nursing publications. She tells us how to get started with a nurse writing career and dives into specifics on creating a portfolio as well as what a writing contract should look like.

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December 24, 2019 29 min

Today's episode is a very special treat because we get to hear from my amazing sister Jill! She gives us a unique glimpse into a day in the life of a flight nurse and lays out exactly how to land what she calls her “dream job! 

We did have a few issues with the audio, So just imagine Jill is speaking to us straight from her Bell 407 chopper! I’m so proud of my sister and I’m excited to share her words of wisdom wi... Read more

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December 21, 2019 37 min

In today's episode we talk with Leticia Davies who was one of my preceptors when I became an MS Nurse Educator. Tish is a fantastic communicator and shares with us her unique role as a Clinical Coordinator within the pharmaceutical industry.

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December 20, 2019 24 min

In today's episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Lolita Korneagay who is a Cannabis nurse consultant. 

She  is an RN with a Masters in Business and has created her own medical cannabis consulting company. 

Lolita's nursing experience and entrepreneurial spirit lead her to creating an RN profession that she calls her "dream job!"

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December 18, 2019 39 min

Damion Keith Jenkins is a Masters Prepared Registered Nurse, NCLEX Prep Expert, Nurse Content Writer, Educational Consultant and he has a real passion for nursing education! He specializes in providing individualized NCLEX Prep tutoring services for new graduate nurses - especially those who have experienced unsuccessful attempts. 

Damion's mission is to increase the number of nurses entering into the profession b... Read more

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December 17, 2019 11 min

Hi there and welcome to the first episode of the RN Professions podcast! 

I am so excited you are here, and I can’t wait to share with you all that’s in store. In this episode I am going to discuss why nursing is the best job ever and I’ll be sharing a bit about my own journey.

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