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 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

Amplify Nursing Season 7: Episode 01: Angela Mund

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Dr. Angela Mund, president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology. In her 18-year career in academia, Dr. Mund has occupied roles at the University of Minnesota as well as the Medical University of South Carolina, where she currently serves as the chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences. As a proponent of nurse leadership, she is actively involved in a number of committees and boards that amplify the voices and views of nurses. Dr. Mund talks with us about her path to becoming a nurse anesthetist, the importance of getting involved in professional organizations, and how leaders can cultivate safe environments to help others thrive.
February 9, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 6: Episode 07: Back-to-School with our Penn Nursing Students

Today on Amplify Nursing, we close out season six with a recording we did at our back-to-school event in September. We had a great time learning more about our amazing students at Penn Nursing, getting a message from Dean Villaruel, and talking to faculty about things happening at the school we are all really excited about. We hope you all enjoy the opportunity to listen to this special episode with our students as much as we enjoyed speaking with them.
January 5, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 6: Episode 06: Ali Gorman

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk to Ali Gorman. After starting her career in the Navy Nurse Corp, Ali followed her passion, and her mom's advice, earning a degree in broadcast journalism. For 13 years, Ali was a trusted health reporter for the ABC affiliate Action News. Today Ali talks about her nursing experience, how her nursing background influenced her journalism career, and her latest move as an entrepreneur, launching her app TruFaves.
December 15, 2022

Amplify Nursing Season 6: Episode 05: Taofiki Gafar-Schaner

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Taofiki Gafar-Schaner, co-founder of Frontier Health & Resources. During his experience as a bedside RN, Taofiki observed many opportunities for patient care improvement, which inspired him to launch a business focused on creating innovative healthcare products. With their SafeSeizure pads product, Frontier Health & Resources won the 2020 American Nurses Association Innovation Award, as well as the 2019 and 2020 Nightingale Innovation Awards. Taofiki talks with us about how he became interested in nursing, the importance of drawing inspiration from bedside care, and how he navigated manufacturing and funding challenges in his journey to develop a new healthcare product.
December 1, 2022

Amplify Nursing Season 6: Episode 04: April N. Kapu

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Dr. April Kapu, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Kapu currently serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, where she also teaches as a professor in the DNP program. Through her 30 years of experience in health care and nearly two decades of work as an acute care nurse practitioner, Dr. Kapu has become widely renowned as an expert in advanced practice leadership and the development of health system advanced practice infrastructure. Dr. Kapu talks with us about how full practice authority for nurse practitioners increases access to care, utilizing technology to provide better education and care, and the importance of collaboration between nurses in advocating for the profession as a whole.
November 17, 2022
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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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