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ACNL In Action: Lessons in Nursing Leadership

ACNL In Action: Lessons in Nursing Leadership

Nursing, leadership, and everything in between.

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Revisiting DEI w/Anna Valdez

Charlene talks with Anna Valdez, Chair of the Nursing Department at Sonoma State University. Dr. Valdez's research is particularly focused on DEI, bias, and health equity. They talk about racism in nursing, how it affects patients as well as nurses themselves, and what leaders can do to acknowledge racism in the profession and their own organizations. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Anna Valdez, PhD, RN, CEN, CNE, CFRN, FAEN, FAADN, (@dr-annamvaldez) About the show: ACNL in Action is a production of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the professional organization for nurse leaders. New episodes come out on the first Friday of every month. Want to support ACNL? Consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/cog-podcast . Learn more about ACNL, including how to become a member, at acnl.org.  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
September 2, 2022

A Lifetime of Nurse Leadership w/Deloras Jones

Charlene talks with Deloras Jones about her incredible career spanning almost 60 years. They discuss some of the insights Deloras regarding difficulties currently facing the profession, what are some of the biggest changes she's seen over the decades, and what advice she has for nurses just starting in their careers. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Deloras Jones, MSN About the show: ACNL in Action is a production of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the professional organization for nurse leaders. New episodes come out on the first Friday of every month. Want to support ACNL? Consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/cog-podcast . Learn more about ACNL, including how to become a member, at acnl.org.  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
August 5, 2022

Providing Emergency Services at Burning Man w/Kate Gonnella

Elyse talks with Kate Gonnella, Chief of Emergency Services at Burning Man, a yearly festival where close to 80,000 people gather in the Black Rock Desert, where temperatures can soar over 100 degrees during the day and dip below freezing at night. Kate's Emergency Services Department, along with the entire festival, is built from the ground up every year and fully dismantled just a few days later. Elyse and Kate talk about how she got involved in such a unique position, the challenges associated with running a team in a remote and temporary location, the planning that goes into construction of the department every year, and how listeners can learn more about volunteering. Host: Elyse Shelger, MSN, RN, PHN, CCRN, NE-BC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elyse-shelger-msn-rn-phn-ccrn-ne-bc-004b234b/) Guests: Kate Gonnella, MSN, RN (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-gonnella-16b82225/) About the show: ACNL in Action is a production of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the professional organization for nurse leaders. New episodes come out on the first Friday of every month. Want to support ACNL? Consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/cog-podcast . Learn more about ACNL, including how to become a member, at acnl.org.  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
July 1, 2022

Barriers to Healthcare for LGBTQ Populations w/Austin Nation

Elyse talks with Dr. Austin Nation, professor at Cal State Fullerton and Clinical Administrative Supervisor at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Austin presented a study at ACNL’s recent annual program in February exploring healthcare access and experiences for LGBTQ individuals living in Orange County. Elyse and Austin talk about barriers LGBTQ+ individuals face when it comes to receiving healthcare and mental health services, what kinds of competencies healthcare providers need when assisting LGBTQ+ patients versus heterosexual or cisgender patients, and how Nurse Leaders can learn more about these populations and improve the level of care they receive. Host: Elyse Shelger, MSN, RN, PHN, CCRN, NE-BC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elyse-shelger-msn-rn-phn-ccrn-ne-bc-004b234b/) Guests: Austin Nation, PhD, RN, PHN (https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-nation-phd-rn-phn-bb305a19/) Organizations mentioned in the episode: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Human Rights Campaign Becoming Austin Nation About the show: ACNL in Action is a production of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the professional organization for nurse leaders. New episodes come out on the first Friday of every month. Want to support ACNL? Consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/cog-podcast . Learn more about ACNL, including how to become a member, at acnl.org.  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
June 10, 2022

Finding Joy in Work w/Lee Galuska

Charlene talks with Lee Galuska, Director of Nursing Practice, Education and Research for UCLA Health. Lee oversees the professional development and lifelong learning opportunities for more than 3500 nurses, the nursing evidence-based practice and research programs, and the Magnet Recognition process. Lee and Charlene why it’s important for nurses to find meaning in their work, what we can say to nurses who think enjoying their work is just another obligation, and of course, how we as organizations, managers, and individuals can bring more joy and meaning to the profession. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guests: Lee Galuska, PhD, RN, NE-BC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lee-galuska-65421414/) Resources mentioned in the episode: https://nam.edu/systems-approaches-to-improve-patient-care-by-supporting-clinician-well-being/ https://nam.edu/initiatives/clinician-resilience-and-well-being/national-plan-for-health-workforce-well-being/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32773178/ About the show: ACNL in Action is a production of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the professional organization for nurse leaders. New episodes come out on the first Friday of every month. Want to support ACNL? Consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/cog-podcast . Learn more about ACNL, including how to become a member, at acnl.org.  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
June 3, 2022

The Value of Mentorship w/Be1Support1

Guest host Elyse Shelger talks with Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo and Tip Tilton, nurse mentors with Be1Support1, an organization that aims to establish and operate a volunteer-based mentorship program to promote the health and wellbeing of nursing students, new graduates, and nurses transitioning into a new role or department throughout their personal and professional development. Jeneva and Tip are representing a team that studied the impact of mentorship on new nurses, how it helped build their confidence and resiliency and decreased their likelihood of leaving the profession. Host: Elyse Shelger, MSN, RN, PHN, CCRN, NE-BC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elyse-shelger-msn-rn-phn-ccrn-ne-bc-004b234b/) Guests: Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo, PhD, RN Tip Tilton, MSN, RN (@tip-tilton) Learn more about Be1Support1 at be1support1.com. About the show: ACNL in Action is a production of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the professional organization for nurse leaders. New episodes come out on the first Friday of every month. Want to support ACNL? Consider making a donation: http://bit.ly/cog-podcast . Learn more about ACNL, including how to become a member, at acnl.org.  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
May 13, 2022

ACNL In Action: Lessons in Leadership

California is home to over 400,000 Registered Nurses, more than any other state. Issues affecting nurses here can have an impact on the whole country, making nurse leadership more important than ever.

ACNL in Action is the podcast for anyone who wants to learn more about nursing, leadership, and everything in between. Presented by the Association of California Nurse Leaders, this podcast will introduce listeners to some of the most influential healthcare leaders in California and beyond.

In each episode, host Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC, talks to healthcare leaders from the bedside to the boardroom, in service and academia, to get their perspective on issues facing nurses.
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Team

Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC, is Director of Ambulatory Nursing at Stanford Health Care and Chair of the ACNL Communication and Voice Committee.

Charlene’s overarching goal as a healthcare leader and nurse innovator is to discover new and creative solutions to improve care delivery and operations. She is passionate about utilizing innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration to address organizational challenges, transform healthcare, and empower nurses.
Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL)

Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL)

ACNL in Action is edited and produced by the Association of California Nurse Leaders. ACNL is the professional association for Nurse Leaders, consisting of approximately 1,200 nurse managers, nurse directors, chief nursing officers, nurse educators, and other professional nurses across California.

Founded in 1978, ACNL has spent over 40 years helping nurses advance their professional practice through continuing education, networking, and scholarship opportunities. ACNL’s overall purpose is to equip nurses to lead self, others and systems. ACNL works closely with other nursing organizations in California and throughout the nation.

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