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.

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Amplify Nursing: Special Episode: Coronavirus 8: Dr. Sascha James-Conterelli

COVID-19: This week on our next special COVID19 episode of AmplifyNursing we speak with Dr. Sascha James-Conterelli. Whether leading the NY state association of Licensed midwives or teaching at the Yale School of Nursing, Dr James-Conterelli is bringing to light racial disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality. As co-chair of Gov Cuomo’s maternal morbidity and racial disparity task force , she is using her experience to create policy change at a state and national level. We talk with her about her policy work, the added challenges COVID-19 is placing on marginalized communities, and the need to be optimistic about the future.
May 29, 2020

Amplify Nursing Episode 09: Bonnie Clipper

Author and though leader Dr. Bonnie Clipper has a complete understanding of the profession of nursing. Over her more than 30 year career she has assumed many roles both clinically and in executive leadership. Formerly as the Vice. President of innovation at the American Nurses and Association, and currently as the Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi, she is leading the movement to educate and motivate nurses as leaders in the areas of innovation and technology. As a self proclaimed innovation evangelist she sees nurses as natural innovators and encourages us to lean in hard and take control of our own future.
May 20, 2020

Amplify Nursing Special Episode: Coronavirus 7

On our next special episode of Amplify Nursing we talk to Dr. Laura Vargas and Dr. Adriana Perez, two scholars whose research focuses on Latinx immigrant populations in the US. Dr. Vargas is a Vice-Provost post-doctoral fellow at the Penn Injury Science Center at the Perelman School of Nursing and Dr. Perez is a nurse practitioner and an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. They discuss the challenges our immigrant communities face during this pandemic, how health and healthcare disparities in the Latinx immigrant communities are being magnified, and what needs to happen moving forward to start to solve the complex issues both during and after the pandemic.
May 15, 2020

Amplify Nursing Episode 8: Dr. Holly Shaw

For almost 50 years, Dr. Holly Shaw has been a nurse, advocate and leader. Whether through her practice working with patients' with bereavement, grief, and trauma in Cambodia, mentoring and educating students in New York, or her pioneering work at the United Nations, Dr. Shaw looks to pave the way for nurses to lead around the world, and in doing so, she is not only helping to elevate the profession, but is a shining example of all that nurses can do on a global scale.
May 6, 2020

Amplify Nursing Special Episode: Coronavirus 6

On the next special episode of Amplify Nursing we talk with the three organizational leaders behind the upcoming Nurse Hack for Health: COVID19 virtual hackathon, Molly McCarthy, a National Director and Chief Nursing Officer at Microsoft, Lynda Benton, Senior Director, at Johnson & Johnson, and Rebecca Love, President of SONSIEL, the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders. Together they’re providing nurses an opportunity to virtually work alongside engineers and developers to create new, innovative solutions to the problems they are seeing in the acute care and home-care settings, during this pandemic. We talk with them about their organizations’ fierce passion to support our frontline nurses, what a virtual hackathon is and how it works, and why we all should be supporting nurses as leaders in health and healthcare innovation, especially during this public health crisis.
May 1, 2020

Amplify Nursing Episode 7: Chinelo Ofoma

On our next episode of Amplify Nursing we talk with Chinelo Ofoma. Chinelo is a pediatric nurse practitioner and advocate for nurses. Chinelo was born and raised in Nigeria, where she recalls that it was no one’s dream for their child to be a nurse. As Chinelo described, nursing was not considered a respected profession, and in turn, nursing was never a calling for her. But, it was ultimately Chinelo’s love of taking care of others, and the vast versatility a nursing degree provides, which lead her to the profession. Today, using her platform Nurse on Purpose, she strives for the voices of nurses to be heard in the media, in publications, in healthcare and at large, challenging all of the stereotypes of nursing along the way.
April 22, 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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