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 06: Dani Bowie

Today, on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Dr. Dani Bowie. A visionary leader whose creative approach to managing the behemoth that is nurse staffing has led Dani to the role of chief nursing officer at Trusted Health, where she is in the vanguard of transforming the modern American nursing workforce. Today, we talk about the importance of building institutional resilience, the challenges and complexity of the current nursing workforce, and her vision of changing the entire healthcare workforce ecosystem.
December 14, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 8: Episode 05: Monica Harmon

Today, on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Monica Harmon. Monica is a public health nurse, educator, and researcher. She began her journey into nursing as an associate-prepared nurse at the Community College of Philadelphia. She also holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and a master’s in public health from Drexel University. Monica is also a member of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition, where she serves as the co-chair of the Nurse Diversity Council and serves as the president of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Area, part of the National Black Nurses Association. She is an advocate for an inclusive and diverse nursing landscape and the empowerment of underrepresented students. She continues her efforts to expose young minds to the possibilities within the nursing profession through the NBNA’s Mini Nurse Academy. Today, we talk about Monica Harmon's journey into nursing, her dedication to community health, and the transformative impact of the Mini Nurse Academy in fostering diversity and empowering young students to envision a future in the nursing profession.
November 16, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 8: Episode 04: Jess Dillard-Wright

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Dr. Jessica Dillard Wright. Jessica began their academic career in women's studies, science, technology, and culture before transitioning into nursing. Currently an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Elaine Marieb College of Nursing. Dr. Dillard Wright has a background in emergency, critical care, and midwifery. They are an affiliate of UMass ILAS Center for Personalized Health Monitoring, a 2023 Public Interest Technology fellow, and was a 2021/22 fellow for UC Irvine Center for Nursing Philosophy. Jessica also serves on the American Nurses Association's Ethics Advisory Board. Their areas of focus include community-focused nursing and building just, equitable, and sustainable worlds.    Today, we talk with Jessica about the history of nursing and the need for nurses to push boundaries, engage in community-oriented care, and work together for a more just and equitable future for the profession.  
November 2, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 8: Episode 03: Kimberly Gordon

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk to Kimberly Gordon. After working for seven years in various cost accounting and managerial positions, Kimberly chose to pursue a career in nursing and , eventually, nurse anesthesia. While completing her Doctor of Nursing practice at Yale University, she and a colleague developed the first-of-its-kind campaign school for nurses and midwives. Kimberly is a practicing CRNA, adjunct faculty at Wake Forest and Western Carolina University, and sits on the board of several professional organizations. She is the co-founder of Healing Politics a non-profit organization on a mission to inspire, motivate, recruit, and train nurses and midwives to run for elected office while building a culture of civic engagement within the profession of nursing. Today, we talk about nursing leadership, professionalism, and how nurses have the power to change the world by working together.
October 19, 2023

Amplify Nursing Season 8: Episode 02: Live from the 2023 Penn Alumni Weekend

This week’s episode of Amplify Nursing was recorded live at the 2023 Penn alumni weekend. We spoke to many Penn Nursing alumni who came back to connect about their journeys and their experiences at Penn Nursing and what makes Penn such a unique place to be. 
October 5, 2023

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
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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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