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We showcase the powerful work nurses do each day. Join us in conversations with nurses leading the way in nursing science, policy and innovation.

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Amplify Nursing: Season 2 Ep 03: Denetra Hampton

Denetra Hampton has led a self-described life of divine intervention. A chance encounter with a navy recruiter led to a 15 year career in naval intelligence. Encouraged to pursue officer training, Denetra chose nursing and served the rest of her career as an officer in the Navy Nurse Corps. Upon return to civilian life, she stumbled upon a lecture that inspired her to become, of all things, a film maker. Today, we talk to Denetra about her naval career, her passion for nursing science, and the importance of telling stories that need to be heard.
October 22, 2020

Amplify Nursing: Season 2 Ep 02: Senator Maria Collett

Pennsylvania state senator, Maria Collett, has spent her entire career in the service of others. As a clerk in family court, then a deputy attorney general in Camden County, she worked tirelessly to protect children and advocate for families. Her experience inspired her to seek out a more direct way to positively impact people. After graduating from Drexel University, she began her career as a nurse eventually working in trauma, long term care, and pediatric home health. In 2018, she was elected to the PA state senate representing Senate District 12. Today, we talk to the senator about her journey, her drive to advocate for the citizens of Pennsylvania, and the responsibility nurses have to use their collective voice in political discourse.
October 8, 2020

Amplify Nursing: Season 2 Ep 01: Travis Nelson

Today we launch episode 1 season 2 of the Amplify Nursing Podcast. Growing up in rural Louisiana, Travis Nelson didn't consider himself a trailblazer. His drive to help people, along with some encouragement from his mom, lead him to be the first African American man to graduate from his community college nursing program. Once a nurse, he soon found himself gravitating toward union leadership working on behalf of his fellow nurses. We talk to Travis about his passion for advocacy, his work as an elected delegate for the DNC in Oregon, and the political weight that nurses carry.
October 8, 2020

Amplify Nursing: Bonus Episode: Marion Leary and Dr. Angelarosa Didonato

Today on a bonus episode of Amplify Nursing…Angela and I thought it would be fun and entertaining, if to no one else but ourselves, to interview each other! We talk about our paths to nursing, how we spend our time when we are not hosting this podcast, and our thoughts on all the things related to the profession.
September 2, 2020

Amplify Nursing: Episode 13: Ann Burgess

On our season 1 final episode on Amplify Nursing we talk with Dr. Ann Burgess. For the past 50 years, Dr. Burgess has been tirelessly working for victims of violent crime. Her initial research, studying rape victims in 1960's Boston, brought her to the attention of the FBI and lead to a decades long partnership profiling violent criminals and learning how to best help victims. Whether in her role as a researcher and educator at Boston College or as the basis for the fictional TV character, Dr Wendy Carr on the Netflix series, Mindhunter, Dr. Burgess' legacy of advocating for victims continues to grow. Today, we talk about her experiences working with the FBI, the value of nursing research, and her upcoming book, Shattering Silence.
July 29, 2020

Amplify Nursing: Episode 12: Sarah Gray

Today on Amplify Nursing we talk with Sarah Gray, founding nurse and clinician at Trusted Health, a company that reimagines how nurses work through unparalleled transparency, efficiency, and technology. As a clinical nurse working at the bedside Sarah felt like she wanted a different perspective on how to innovate and creatively solve for the problems she was seeing in her practice. Unsure how to move her career in that direction she was ultimately drawn away from the bedside to the health tech scene in San Francisco. Today she is helping to lead the change in the clinical and non-traditional nursing workforces, which she hopes will eventually allow for more sustainability and growth in the profession.
July 15, 2020

Amplify Nursing

Amplify Nursing features nurses who are leading the way in science, policy and innovation. Our guests defy stereotypes, define practice, and disrupt convention. We highlight the breadth and depth of nursing influence on society by amplifying nurses who are pushing boundaries and breaking down barriers to build a new paradigm. Amplify Nursing is a Penn Nursing podcast supported by the Pinola Fund for Innovation in Nursing. Hosted by Marion Leary and Dr. Angelarosa DiDonato.
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Marion Leary, MSN MPH RN

Marion Leary, MSN MPH RN

Angelarosa DiDonato, DNP, CRNA

Angelarosa DiDonato, DNP, CRNA

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