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: Season 2 Ep 08: Beth Toner

Today on AmplifyNursing, we talk to Beth Toner. A Senior Communications Director at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Beth is able to perfectly intersect her experience as a nurse and her previous career in journalism. A self-described nurse communicator, and storyteller, she supports the Foundation's grantees, leadership, and nursing programs. Beth talks to us about the covid-19 pandemic, cringeworthy nursing stereotypes, and the power nurses have when they tell their stories.
December 31, 2020

Nurse-led Podcasting to Amplify Nursing

Hello everyone, I’m Marion Leary, Director of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. I am doing a special podcast episode to go along with my 'My Nurse Influencer' column in the American Nurse journal. My column this month is on nurse-led podcasting to amplify nursing. I hope to encourage other nurses to use their voice and expertise to create new nurse-led podcasts for all to hear. Read more at:
December 23, 2020

Amplify Nursing: Season 2 Ep 07: Patrick McMurray

Today on AmplifyNursing, we talk to Patrick McMurray. Known as Nurse PatMac, RN on social media, the self-described citizen scientist uses his social media influence to educate and support his fellow nurses. An avid proponent of all things science and education, we talk with Pat about his journey from community college to graduate school, his love of space science, and the paradox that is the art and science of nursing.
December 17, 2020

Amplify Nursing: Season 2 Ep 06: Sharmaine Lawson

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk with Dr. Sharmaine Lawson. A nurse practitioner, entrepreneur, and creator of the "House Call" Course, Dr. Lawson has been meeting the needs of patients and practitioners in New Orleans since the early 2000s. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 left a profound need for care that Dr. Lawson was able to provide through her homecare service. A consummate champion of the profession, Dr. Lawson developed the Nola the Nurse children's book series to teach children about advanced practice nursing. In this interview, we talk about the book series, the importance of role models, and Dr. Lawson's adventures in nursing.
December 3, 2020

Amplify Nursing: Season 2 Ep 05: Donna Shalala and Alison Hernandez

Today on Amplify Nursing, we talk to Congresswoman Donna Shalayla and Health and Aging Policy Fellow, Dr. Alison Hernandez. Representative Shalayla has been a titan of health policy spanning over 30 years while most recently representing Florida’s 27th district in Congress. Working closely with Rep. Shalayla, Dr. Hernandez has led efforts to improve care and affordability for Medicare patients. In this interview, we talk about the profound impact nurses can have on policy, the importance of full scope of practice for practitioners, and why it’s important that nurses have a voice at the table.
November 19, 2020

Amplify Nursing: Season 2 Ep 04: Joshua Littlejohn

Beginning his journey in molecular biology, Joshua Littlejohn was driven to nursing, a profession that fully encompasses his modus operandi- empathy. He found purpose in oncology nursing where he was able to care for patients and families for extended periods of time. He eventually transitioned to a healthcare technology company, combining his homecare experience and enthusiasm for innovation. Today, we talk to Joshua about his journey into nursing, bringing nurses into hackathons, and his passion for seeing nurses as innovators.
November 4, 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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