Amplify Nursing

Amplify Nursing

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

Amplify Nursing Season 8: Episode 01: Live from the Summer Innovation Institute

On our first episode of season 8 of the Amplify Nursing podcast, we kick off with a live podcast recording from this past June as a part of our Summer Innovation Institute. During the live event - which was so much fun to record, as you will hear - we discussed with our audience the need for senior nurse leaders in health systems to embrace and support innovation, what individual and organizational traits make a nurse more innovative, and so much more. We also reveal the origin story of the Amplify Nursing podcast. This was a very fun episode to record. We hope you enjoy it.
September 21, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 7: Episode 06: Lucinda Canty

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Dr. Lucinda Canty. Dr. Canty is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing, where she also serves as the director of the Seedworks Health Equity Program. As a nurse educator, researcher, historian, and reproductive health justice activist, Dr. Canty is deeply committed to improving the maternal health of women of color. Dr. Canty talks with us about the prevalence of racism in nursing, the importance of initiating change in nursing education policy, and how she uses art and poetry to express her passions.
May 11, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 7: Episode 05: Renee Omoyeni

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Renee Omoyeni, founder of CompassRN. Renee began her career as a nurse in the US Army. She also has experience working in case management and IV infusion therapy, then went on to earn an MS in Health Education and Promotion. With her passion for mentoring and desire to help others navigate their nursing careers, Renee founded CompassRN as a platform that connects youth to health education and nursing. Renee talks with us about the obstacles she faced in starting her nursing career, her experience with military nursing, the importance of exposing students to nursing at a young age, and her work at CompassRN.
April 27, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 7: Episode 04: Brighid Gannon

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk to Dr. Brighid Gannon. Brighid is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and serial nurse entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office led and operated by nurses. We talk with Brighid about the Ryan Haight Act, informing policy with evidence, and some of the many challenges facing the US healthcare system.
April 13, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 7: Episode 03: Randi Roy and John J. Rydzewski

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Randi Roy and John Rydzewski. Randi is currently a Principal Consultant with Fidelum Health and has more than 30 years of experience in health care in a variety of executive and management consultant roles. John is a private investor who has served as an advisor and director to healthcare companies and health policy and education organizations. Together, they serve on the Board of Advisors at Penn Nursing and the Board’s Innovation Committee. Randi and John talk with us about how their unique backgrounds brought them to Penn nursing innovation, their work on the innovation committee of the board of advisors, how Penn Nursing facilitates collaborative innovation projects between nurses and experts in other fields, and how we can help others realize the importance of nurse-led innovation in improving healthcare.
March 23, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 7: Episode 02: Barbara Glickstein

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Barbara Glickstein, founder of Barbara Glickstein Strategies. With backgrounds in public health nursing, health reporting, and media strategy, Barbara has been extensively involved in amplifying nursing voices and developing healthcare leaders throughout her career. She is a co-producer of the HealthCetera podcast, which focuses on evidence-based health news, analysis, and commentary, as well as a Board member of Project Kesher, a global Jewish feminist women’s advocacy organization. Barbara talks with us about how her early exposure to news, policy, and activism shaped her career interests, the power of storytelling, incorporating personal interests into nursing care, her work with Project Kesher, and how nurses can make their voices heard.
February 23, 2023
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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.


Marion Leary, MSN MPH RN

Marion Leary, MSN MPH RN

Angelarosa DiDonato, DNP, CRNA

Angelarosa DiDonato, DNP, CRNA

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