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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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Healthcare Advocacy w/Pam Allen

Charlene talks with Pam Allen, Government Affairs Representative for Redlands Community Hospital. Pam was previously Director of Emergency Services at Redlands, and she currently serves on ACNL’s Health Policy Committee, working to educate ACNL members on how they can get involved in shaping legislation. Pam and Charlene talk about how she transitioned from a more traditional nursing role to working in government affairs, and share some advice for nurses who are interested in getting involved with health policy. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Pam Allen, MSN, RN, CEN (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pam-allen-30795429/) 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.
March 1, 2024

Peer Support for Healthcare Workers w/Jeremy Fischbach

Charlene talks with Jeremy Fischbach, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Happy, a peer-based mental health service whose mission is to create a more supportive culture by expanding access to mental health care and teaching and inspiring people to better emotionally support each other. Charlene and Jeremy talk about Happy's unique proactive outreach approach and the importance of getting mental health support to those who need it without waiting for them to seek it out on their own. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Jeremy Fischbach (happythemovement.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.
February 9, 2024

Keys to Team Building w/Lee Rubin

Charlene talks with Lee Rubin, a keynote speaker who focuses on leading high performing teams. While attending Penn State in college, Lee was Captain of the Penn State football team, and since then he’s worked as a human resources professional at Fortune 500 companies like Merril Lynch and Johnson & Johnson. Lee is a frequent speaker and panelist at corporations, conferences and schools throughout the country. Lee and Charlene talk about the specific keys to team building, how nurse leaders can meet the unique challenges their teams face, and advice for building more diverse teams. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Lee Rubin (leerubinspeaks.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.
January 5, 2024

Becoming a Thought Leader w/Denice Brosseau

Charlene talks with Denise Brosseau, CEO of the Thought Leadership Lab, a company dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations to build more influence, have more impact, and leave a legacy that matters. With over 20 years of experience in the field of leadership, thought leadership, and organizational development, Denise is a respected expert and speaker on the topics of personal branding, thought leadership, change management, and women’s leadership. Charlene and Denise discuss what thought leadership is, why nurses should become thought leaders, and how nurses can leverage their unique expertise to become thought leaders. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Denise Brosseau (thoughtleadershiplab.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.
December 8, 2023

Human Centered Leadership w/Kay Kennedy and Susan Campis

Charlene talks with Kay Kennedy and Susan Campis, two of the three authors of Human-Centered Leadership in Healthcare: Evolution of a Revolution (Lucy Leclerc was unable to attend). The book encourages leaders to focus on self-care and mindfulness as a way of improving their ability to care for patients and staff. Kay, Lucy, and Susan are all nurses who have held leadership positions in healthcare organizations in addition to performing research on human-centered leadership. Together, they run uLeadership, a leadership development company that hosts workshops and other services to help nurses grow as leaders. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Kay Kennedy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kay-kennedy-b1215063/) Susan Campis, MSN, RN, NE-BC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-campis-a1a43a102/) 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.
November 3, 2023

Transitioning from the Bedside to the Life Science Industry w/Janice Nissen

Charlene talks with Janice Nissen, a former nurse and healthcare strategist who’s worked for companies like Merck and Abbott Laboratories. Janice serves on the steering committee for the Certified Nurse Medical Affairs Professional program run by the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs. She’ll be presenting at the Nursing World Conference in a few weeks on the topic of how nurses can prepare for a career in the life science industry, and we get to give you a little sneak peek. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Janice Nissen (@janice-nissen) 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.
October 6, 2023

Back to School w/Brandon Dominguez

Charlene talks with Brandon Dominguez, author of the new book Empowering Educators: A Comprehensive Guide to Fostering Student Success. Brandon is currently an instructor for West Coast University. He’s also long-time member of ACNL and a member of the Nurse Leadership Development committee, as well as a career coach for the California Nursing Student Association. Charlene and Brandon talk about his new book, strategies nurse leaders can implement to enhance their leadership skills, and how new nurses and nursing students can identify and mitigate common challenges they might face. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Brandon Dominguez, MSN, RN, CHEP (domingueznursing.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.
September 1, 2023

The Patient Experience w/Kevin Kirksey

Charlene talks with Kevin Kirksey, a motivational speaker slated to present at ACNL's Annual Conference in February. Kevin presents to healthcare leaders about his incredible experience as a patient and how hospitals can deliver that to everyone. He and Charlene talk about his own experience, how nurses and other healthcare professionals helped him with the physical and emotional challenges he faced, and the importance of prioritizing patient satisfaction even when clinical outcomes may not be ideal. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Kevin Kirksey (https://kevinkirkseyauthor.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.
August 4, 2023

Providing Care in a Children’s Hospital w/Rhonda Foster

Charlene talks with Dr. Rhonda Foster EdD, MPH, MS, RN, NEA-BC, about the unique challenges involved in providing care in a children's hospital. They discuss Rhonda's journey as an experienced nurse and healthcare executive, and what keeps bringing her back to children's care. They also dive into the challenges involved in treating patients that can't always make decisions for themselves, how to provide support for children throughout the stages of development, and what people need to know about children's care versus adult care. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Dr. Rhonda Foster EdD, MPH, MS, RN, NEA-BC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhonda-r-foster-edd-mph-ms-rn-nea-bc-a6305b14) 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 7, 2023

Barriers to Healthcare for LGBTQ Populations w/Austin Nation [Rebroadcast]

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 2, 2023

Cultivating Resilience w/Tiffany Inness

Charlene talks with Dr. Tiffany Inness DNP, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC. Tiffany recently completed her DNP in Executive Healthcare Leadership and is now a 2023 Human Resources Leadership Fellow at Stanford Children’s Health, where she also serves as co-chair of the CNO Advisory Council. Tiffany has extensive leadership and project management experience, previously completing a Performance Improvement Fellowship, also at Stanford, as well as serving as the Director of Nursing Informatics for the United States Department of Defense. They talk about Tiffany's remarkable journey to becoming a nurse leader and how resilience played a crucial role in her career. They also discuss how leaders can cultivate resilience as a skill in their teams and how this can benefit patient outcomes. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Dr. Tiffany Inness DNP, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-tiffany-inness-dnp-msn-rn-rnc-nic-7187a939/) 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 5, 2023

A Nurse’s Guide to Publishing w/Zachary Krom

Charlene talks with Zachary R. Krom, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CHSE, NPD-BC. Zach is nurse educator and researcher with 20 years of experience in educational needs assessment, program development, implementation and evaluation for healthcare professionals. Recently, he and a team from ACNL's Research and Evidence-Based Practice committee presented at ACNL's Annual Conference, offering best practices to other nurse researchers on the publishing process from start to finish. Charlene and Zach discuss crucial first steps in the publishing process, how to respond to criticism from readers and other authors, and how to promote the finished product once it's out in the world. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Zachary R. Krom, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CHSE, NPD-BC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-zachary-r-krom-ph-d-rn-ccrn-chse-npd-bc-3a9a4b90/) 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.
April 7, 2023

The Importance of Advocacy w/Marketa Houskova

Charlene talks with Marketa Houskova, Executive Director of ANAC. They talk about the role of advocacy in advancing nursing practice and improving patient outcomes, strategies for successful advocacy efforts at the state and national level, the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in advocacy, and much more. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Dr. Marketa Houskova DNP, MAIA, BA, RN (@marketahouskova) RN Day at the Capitol: https://www.anacalifornia.org/event-details/2023-rn-day-at-the-capitol-virtual 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.
March 3, 2023

AB890 Changes w/Surani Hayre-Kwan

Charlene talks with Surani Hayre-Kwan, Director of Professional Practice and Nursing Excellence within the Sutter Health System, about AB890, a California bill that will go into effect soon and will have an impact on Nurse Practitioners. They talk about what changes the bill will make, what effect it will have on Nurse Practitioners and their patients, and how nurse leaders can prepare. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Surani Hayre-Kwan, MBA, NP, FACHE, FAANP (https://www.linkedin.com/in/surani-hayre-kwan-115ab631/) 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.
December 2, 2022

Special Presentation: Healthcare’s MissingLogic®️ w/Dr. Kimberly Long

The podcast is on hiatus this week, but we wanted to bring you a true example of ACNL itself in action. ACNL CEO Dr. Kimberly Long was a guest on the Healthcare’s MissingLogic podcast this week. MissingLogic was a guest on our own podcast earlier this year, and Tracy and Michelle have a great interview with Dr. Long as they talk about her journey as a leader and what lessons she has for emerging leaders building resilience. What follows is the episode in full. We hope you’ll check it out, and we’ll see you next month!
November 4, 2022

Fighting Health Misinformation w/Tayah Wozniak

Charlene talks with Tayah Wozniak, Assistant Professor of Public Health & Healthcare Administration at Concordia University. Tayah's research focuses on health misinformation, specifically strategies to combat health misinformation within the relationship between patients and providers. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Tayah Wozniak, PhD, MPH (@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.
October 7, 2022

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

Leadership Survival Bootcamp w/MissingLogic

Charlene talks with Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth, co-founders of the leadership coaching firm MissingLogic. They talk about what's missing in healthcare and leadership training -- the "Missing Logic" -- as well as how the pandemic has affected the levels of burnout in the industry, what kinds of coaching leaders are looking for now, and their advice for nurses considering leaving the profession. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guests: Tracy Christopherson, PhD, RRT (@tracy-christopherson) Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN (@michelletroseth Join the early interest list for MissingLogic's June Leadership Survival Bootcamp: https://www.trainingmissinglogic.com/LSBC-june-2022-IL_ACNL 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 6, 2022

Learning to Delegate w/Calah Raab

Charlene talks with Calah Raab, whose DNP project focuses on nurses’ attitudes and preparedness toward delegation to Nursing Assistant Personnel. Charlene and Calah talk about the risks and liabilities of delegating to unlicensed personnel, the temptation to do everything and the difficulty of giving up control, and how delegating properly can reduce stress for everyone on the team. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Calah Raab, BSN, RN, PHN (https://www.linkedin.com/in/calah-raab-a8b49740/) 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.
April 8, 2022

The Cost of Medical Errors w/Steve Chinn

Charlene talks with Steve Chinn, Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine. Steve has spent most of his career working in quality management and regulatory compliance, most recently working as the Administrative Director of Quality Management, Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs at Stanford Healthcare. Steve makes the case that there are other costs of medical errors borne by hospitals that nurse leaders and other administrators need to be aware of. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Steven D. Chinn, DPM, MS, MBA, FACHE, CJCP, CPHQ, CPPS (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-chinn-402b691b/) 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.
April 1, 2022

Trauma-informed Care w/Dani Milliken

Guest host Elyse Shelger talks with Dani Milliken, Director of Clinical Services and Director of the Mental Health Inpatient Center at CHOC Children's. Elyse and Dani talk about some of the challenges with working in children's mental health and how trauma-informed care can build patient trust and lead to better and more lasting outcomes. Host: Elyse Shelger, MSN, RN, PHN, CCRN, NE-BC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elyse-shelger-msn-rn-phn-ccrn-ne-bc-004b234b/) Guest: Dani Milliken DHA, MS, BSN, RN (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-dani-milliken-dha-ms-bsn-rn-75199313a/) 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.
March 4, 2022

Health Policy and Legislation w/Surani Hayre-Kwan

Charlene talks with Surani Hayre-Kwan, Director of Professional Practice and Nursing Excellence within the Sutter Health System, about how nurses can get involved in health policy and legislation. Surani talks about how nurses can get started effecting change at the state level and what bills are coming up that nurses should look out for. She also teases some information about ACNL's upcoming Health Policy Certificate Program. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Surani Hayre-Kwan, MBA, NP, FACHE, FAANP (https://www.linkedin.com/in/surani-hayre-kwan-115ab631/) 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.
February 4, 2022

Leading With Levity w/Karyn Buxman

Charlene talks with Karyn Buxman, author of the book, "Lead with Levity: Strategic Humor for Leaders". Karyn is not only a nurse, but also an international speaker, successful author, and neurohumorist (living at the intersection of humor and the brain). More than 500 organizations, including NASA, the Mayo Clinic, the Million Dollar Roundtable and Cigna, have hired Karyn to entertain, educate and inspire their people. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Karyn Buxman, MS, RN, CSP, CPAE (@karynbuxman) 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.
January 7, 2022

Serving on a Board of Directors w/Laurie Benson

Charlene talks with Laurie Benson, Executive Director of the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC). NOBC recently achieved its goal of 10,000 board seats held by nurses nationwide. Charlene and Laurie talk about how NOBC accomplished that goal, what's next for the organization, and how nurses can best get involved to bring their expert voices to the forefront. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Laurie Benson, MSN, RN (@lauriebenson) Learn more about NOBC at nursesonboardscoalition.org. 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.
December 3, 2021

The State of Nursing Education w/Mary Wickman

Charlene talks with Dr. Mary Wickman, Faculty Emeritus for the Department of Nursing at Vanguard University and Immediate Past President of the California Association of Colleges of Nursing. Mary shares insights from the recent joint conference between CACN and the California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing. Charlene and Mary also talk about the nursing shortage crisis, what problems students and schools are facing, and potential solutions. Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Dr. Mary Wickman, Ph.D, MSN, RN (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-wickman-48200b5b/) Organizations Mentioned: California Association of Colleges of Nursing California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing 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 at acnl.org .  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
November 5, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion w/Anitra Williams & Sharon Goldfarb

Charlene talks with Drs. Anitra Williams and Sharon Goldfarb. Anitra is Director of Nursing Operations at Dignity Health St. Joseph's and Sharon is President of the California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing. Anitra and Sharon talk about their experiences as minority women in healthcare as well as the importance of challenging the status quo and bringing better care to underserved communities.   Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Dr. Anitra Williams, DNP, PHN, CCRN (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-anitra-williams-dnp-phn-ccrn-611b00132/) Sharon Goldfarb DNP, RN, FNP-BC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-goldfarb-dnp-rn-fnp-bc-084b575/) 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 at acnl.org .  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
October 1, 2021

Impact of COVID on Hospitals and Clinics w/Joe Demont

Charlene talks with Joe Demont, CFO at Open Door Community Health Centers. Open Door has a dozen health centers across the Northern California region, serving over 50,000 patients a year, and Joe has been their CFO during a particularly challenging time for nonprofits and healthcare providers more generally. They talk about the impact COVID has had on Open Door, both in terms of finances and the practices they've had to adopt to meet the changing needs of their patient population. Then Charlene asks Joe how nurses with budgetary responsibilities can develop a better relationship with their hospital's CFO. Organizations Mentioned: Open Door Community Health Centers   Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton ) Guest: Joe Demont, MS, MBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-demont-ms-mba-cpa-fache-fhfma-68510117/)  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 at acnl.org .  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
September 3, 2021

Managing and Framing Your Public Image w/Kimberley Goode

Charlene talks with Kimberley Goode, the Vice President of External Affairs at Blue Shield during the tumultuous days of the pandemic. Kimberley brings her expertise from a long career in corporate communications to discuss how healthcare companies can manage and frame their public images, and what role nurses play as communicators, both with the public and internally. Organizations Mentioned: Blue Shield of California  Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Kimberley Goode (@kimberleygoode)  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 at acnl.org. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
August 6, 2021

Impact of Organizational Culture on Organizational Success w/James Jackson

Charlene talks with James Jackson, Interim CEO of the Alameda Health System. James addresses the tumultuous year AHS had last year, and his efforts to bring different constituencies together. He also discusses the important role leaders play in building trust within their units, and how to measure the impact culture is having on orginzational outcomes. Organizations Mentioned: Alameda Health System  Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: James Jackson (linkedin.com/in/james-jackson-764bba4 and twitter.com/jetjacksonmph) 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 at acnl.org. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse. Note: Due to technical issues with Apple Podcasts, this episode may be appearing on a different date than usual.
July 7, 2021

Transitioning to an Executive Role w/Giancarlo Lyle-Edrosolo

Charlene talks with Giancarlo Lyle-Edrosolo, Chief Nursing Officer at Providence St. John's in Santa Monica. Giancarlo shares his story of how he went from wanting to be a priest to a doctor but ultimately found his calling in nursing. Giancarlo gives advice on networking and mentorships for nurses who are looking to transition into executive roles or maybe haven't decided yet. Organizations Mentioned: Association of California Nurse LeadersAmerican Nurses Association/California American Organization for Nursing Leadership  Host: Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC (@charleneplaton) Guest: Giancarlo Lyle-Edrosolo DNP, RN, CNL, NE-BC, CCRN-CMC, PHN, CPhT (@edrosolo) 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 at acnl.org.  Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @acnlnurse.
June 3, 2021

The State of the Nursing Workforce w/Garrett Chan

Charlene chats with Dr. Garrett Chan, CEO of HealthImpact, about where the California nusing workforce is at as we look forward to a post-COVID world. To learn more about HealthImpact, visit their website at https://healthimpact.org/. 
May 7, 2021

Part 2: Who's Taking Care of You While You're Taking Care of Everyone Else

Shelley Johnson is the Director of Critical Care Services at NorthBay Healthcare. The first case of community-spread Coronavirus in the United States -- "patient zero" -- occurred in Vacaville, California, and NorthBay was the first hospital to treat that individual. Shelley's team developed a command center to deal with the surge of patients they would soon treat. In part 2 of this podcast, Shelley will share the strategies she and her team developed to manage workflows and decrease stress for front-line healthcare workers.
April 30, 2020

Part 1: Who's Taking Care of You While You're Taking Care of Everyone Else

In this 2-part series from our Quality, Safety, and Engagement Committee, Drs. Ginger Manss and Shelley Johnson discuss strategies for nurses to take care of themselves and their teams while managing the COVID-19 crisis. Ginger Manss is the QSE Chair and Chief Nursing Officer of Community Medical Centers in Stockton. In part 1 she will discuss tips for the "Home You". These self-care tips are designed to help nurses decompress after long and stressful days at work, as well as manage the difficulties of living in quarantine.
April 24, 2020

About ACNL In Action: Lessons in Nursing 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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