The Virtual Clinical Podcast

The Virtual Clinical Podcast

A podcast supporting the student nurse and soon-to-be Registered Nurse with insights from members of the nursing community. Hosted by Nicole Sunderland a registered nurse, inspired by students, this podcast combines Q&A, mentorship and storytelling to support you on your journey.

Episodes

November 7, 2023 68 mins
In this episode, we hear from Brianna Blackburn who details her start in the nursing profession, the important value of civic engagement and a first role on a medical-surgical unit. Brianna continues her journey with us to academic nursing as a faculty member and shares her experiences with a volunteer trip to South Africa. ----------------------------------------------- Listen to all episodes and join us in additional content!
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We join Emily Mazurak in this episode for all things Fill Up Your Cup Project. Emily describes her start in nursing in Pediatrics as a Trauma Fellow, who eventually became a travel nurse. During this time, she experienced burnout and decreased joy. She discussed how self-identification of the 8 symptoms of burnout are imperative for healing. We discuss her newest venture, the Fill Up Your Cup project which uses mentorship, a book c...
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In this episode, we hear from Anne-Helen Ydstie. Anne-Helen started out her career as a nurse in a Level 2.5 Special Care Nursery in Chicago, Il. She then moved to Pittsburgh and transitioned to adults in neuroscience before embarking on her journey as a travel nurse. Throughout the pandemic, she developed PTSD and shares her journey of recovery and ways in which she hopes others might find resolve.
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In the 2nd part of this episode, we continue our conversation and hear live poetry! More about Susan's accomplishments. Susan J. (Felice) Farese, MSN, RN, (Veteran), a native of NJ, is owner/president of SJF Communications PR in San Diego, CA. Ms. Farese has diversified experience in health care/communications, including military and civilian nursing practice, management, education/training, research and consulting. SJF Communicati...
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In part 1, we meet Susan J. Farese, MSN, RN, a San Diego and Poet/RN/Veteran and PR Professional who recently published the 2nd edition of (my 1993 book) Poetic Expressions in Nursing: Sharing the Caring in 2021. We learn about her beginnings and where she developed the creative nature for writing. The book is not only for nurses but for those who care about and support them (especially with this pandemic). "Nursing is an incredibl...
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April 12, 2022 56 mins
We join our first Australian nurse, Athol Hann, in his quest to prevent nurse burnout. Athol is a nurse innovator and entrepreneur who built the app Fwards and more recently, Burnout No More courses. Athol has held a variety of rolls in nursing and describes what his experience was like with burnout. As this can occur to many nurses and nurse students, a hightened awareness for burnout is important to learn about from all perspecti...
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We chat with Irnise Williams, JD, RN in this episode about being a nurse lawyer! Irnise is an experienced nurse and attorney that works with organizations to create systemic change. As a Prosci Change Management Expert, she uses this process to break down the goals of the organization and create sustainable and cost-effective plans of action. Additionally, her training allows executives, leaders, and other stakeholders to manage th...
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We join Geoffrey Roche, current Senior Vice President of Workforce Development at Dignity Health Global Education to learn all about his vast career and current opportunities for nurses to receive scholarship to advance their careers! Geoffrey is a non-nurse with VAST experience in public and government affairs, political determinants of health and strategic services. Geoffrey is very passionate and excited to bring Dignity Health ...
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We join Lexi Jay (aka The Corporate Nurse) in a fabulous conversation surrounding her background as a nurse and what you need to get into corporate nursing. Lexi is an expert in career strategy and is a nurse career coach. She helps bedside nurses obtain corporate positions. With over 15 years of experience in nursing Lexi Jay brings strong foundational expertise to help organizations achieve results. She has consulted with major ...
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Kathi Randall joins us on this podcast and talks everything from becoming a clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner to starting her own business protecting little babies through Synapse Care Solutions. Hear all about her beginnings, work with a level III and IV NICU, Clinical Nurse Researcher, Case Coordinator, and path to starting her own company. Finally, she provides savvy tips for everyone and has many recommendations on ...
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We join Sue Richwine in this inspiring and knowledge filled episode. Starting out as a respiratory tech and medical assistant, Sue joined the nursing profession with a preference of community hospitals. She has navigated through her nursing career by exploring her talents, passions and pursuits through curiosity and describes her path of nursing as an active jungle gym. Her career has spanned from clinical staff nurse, house manage...
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We join Elizabeth Weingast, senior VP for clinical excellence on her journey as a nurse leader. She has been through all things within a single system. We dig into what it took for her to get there as well as some in's and out's of what leadership is. We are also joined by a colleague in our quest to hit on some special themes leaders may develop.
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Here from the fabulous Juli Reynolds, BSN, RN who had her start before nursing within a church helping people. We take a deep dive into her beginnings as a PACU nurse, as well as how she fell in love with holistic therapies and her certification as an aromatherapist. We discuss her love (as well as my love) for nursing research and what the Institutional Review Board (IRB) means and why they are so important. We discuss how all nur...
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We have a new website! Check out episodes and additional content on https://www.thevirtualclinicalpodcast.com Join Maddison Gutshall as she joins in on a great talk about her journey navigating through mental illness while attending nursing school, even her journey prior to joining nursing school. This do-not-miss conversation is imperative for anyone looking to attend nursing school but may have reservations about mental illness. ...
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We have a new website! Check out episodes and additional content on https://www.thevirtualclinicalpodcast.com This very special episode was the brain child of senior nursing students who wished to have their last clinical day as a podcast episode. Hear from each as they dive into their favorite cases, some future endeavors for their career and tips and tricks for YOU for a successful clinical experience. Every day you’re using ski...
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We have a new website! Check out episodes and additional content on https://www.thevirtualclinicalpodcast.com We join Joanna Uribe, a Johnson and Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellow and Sandy Cayo, Vice President of Clinical Transformation and discuss their careers as nurses and most importantly, why they started Nurses You Should Know. Nurses of color have long-shaped the nursing profession and transformed healthcare, but their stori...
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We join David Sanchez, RN in this very open and transformative episode. David details his beginnings as a nurse with detailing why he became a nurse, his eventual choice of pursuing an associates degree as that didn't seem to fit his mapped out career path. David had always wanted to help people and so, he started his first company, Life Transformation Recovery-a nonprofit addiction treatment center. David details his path of being...
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A most wonderful episode with Denise Joswiak! We sit down and discuss all things health and wellness , as well as her journey to holistic nursing and becoming a certified aromatherapist. With her beginnings on why she became a nurse by starting out as a nurse assistant, her journey through nursing school and eventual first job. Denise and I go deep into the nurse as educator, and eventual need to have self-care as an imperative for...
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Shelbi Smith is back in a very special episode. We catch up on life as a student nurse anesthetist and unpack everything 2020 threw in. Shelbi details the most special friendship she has ever had and the enduring nature of illness. We discuss the importance of friendships in a clinical unit, an untimely breast cancer diagnosis, and tell the tales of a very special friend, Kim. The podcast dedicates this episode to Kim Cornelius, RN...
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Our first ever nurse innovator, Briana White, joins the podcast! We talk about taking the road less traveled, home health, camp nursing, IP, big data, and more! Briana starts her journey as a clinical nurse and eventual charge nurse of a pediatric unit. She then transitioned to a clinical nurse educator role, to clinical nurse supervisor and now a role as a home health care manager. Briana even discusses a REALLY cool job as a camp...
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