Nurse Alice: Making a Career in Nursing
America’s favorite nurse, Nurse Alice Benjamin, joins the show to discuss everything from making a career in nursing to the importance of medical literacy.
(1:00) What inspired Nurse Alice to pursue a career in nursing
(4:48) What is the most important piece of advice you give patients?
(6:51) What does it take to become a nurse?
(9:30) Nurse Alice reflects on her own journey in nursing
(11:47) How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted nurses
(15:15) How can nurses build resilience?
(17:34) Nurse Alice on the importance of mentors
(19:20) What is the impact of travel nurses on the nursing field?
(24:14) Is it worse to be a nurse right now?
Watch our episode “Is It Getting Worse to Be a Nurse?” on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yZEqCmbML8c
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ABOUT NURSE ALICE BENJAMIN:
Alice Benjamin is a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive nursing experience specializing in cardiovascular health, critical care, and emergency medicine. She has worked at some of the world’s most prestigious academic tertiary centers as well as some of the most underserved community hospitals taking care of some of the sickest patients on the planet.
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