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THE SECRET INGREDIENTS: How empathy, mindfulness, and awareness of thought can upgrade connection in the nursing profession from leadership to patient care.

Do you want to earn your CE for listening to this episode? Sign up by using this link https://myportal.pro (No Cost to Sign Up!) CEs for nursed who don’t just do what they are told. Created for nurses with exquisite taste in what feeds their brain, lights their flame, and occupies their precious time. We call it, RNegade! We offer easy, on demand, and last minute online CEs for nurses in healthcare. Visit our website: https://www.rnegade.pro
January 30, 2023

DUDE, IT’S SIMPLE MATH: A nurse with a common sense remedy for nurse staffing and student shortages is pushing the needle against the gravity of the status quo (if only someone will listen.)

Do you want to earn your CE for watching this video? Sign up by using this link https://myportal.pro (No Cost to Sign Up!) CEs for nursed who don’t just do what they are told. Created for nurses with exquisite taste in what feeds their brain, lights their flame, and occupies their precious time. We call it, RNegade! We offer easy, on demand, and last minute online CEs for nurses in healthcare. Visit our website: https://www.rnegade.pro
January 23, 2023

NURSE UNBOUND: A nurse with the courage to unshackle her voice has the power to save her patient’s life, transform her career, and revolutionize her profession.

When you hear Rose’s (“Rosie’s”) voice, you might think she is not a formidable individual. You’d be dead wrong. Once an evidence clerk for the FBI and then a nurse and finally a patient advocate, Rosie shares her story of fighting for others’ rights by both problem solving and advocacy. Join RNegade Podcasters Antra and Karen as they explore the importance of finding your voice. Get a CE for listening to this episode via https://www.rnegade.pro
November 30, 2022

NURSEBRAIN: A nurse brings an idea to fruition to revolutionize patient safety, the nursing profession, and his life as a nursepreneur.

Becoming a nurse is eye opening to the issues the current healthcare system faces. As a nurse you have a choice: live with it or change it. Samu Mhlambi embraced the latter. As a registered nurse, Samu discovered a way to help nurses perform their jobs more efficiently, effectively, and with less stress thus saving both patients’ lives and reducing nurse burnout. Please join RNegade’s hosts Antra and Karen through his journey of becoming a nursepreneur. Get a CE for listening to this episode via https://www.rnegade.pro
November 22, 2022

FINDING DIAMONDS IN MANURE: How redefining stress can improve health, productivity, and human potential.

Being successful looks, sounds, and appears to be awesome! What many don’t see is the constant battles with stress that the individual faces which can cause personal turmoil and breakdowns. Luke Mathers, a former optometrist conglomerate owner turned coach, takes our hosts Antra and Karen through his journey of understanding how to overcome stress and how it can apply to everyone, especially those in the health profession.  Get a CE for listening to this episode via https://www.rnegade.pro
November 10, 2022

COLORED BY CURIOSITY: Disrupting age old problems in healthcare

In this podcast, Karen and Antra sit down with Zach Smith, a nurse entrepreneur based out of Oregon. They run the gamut in this conversation, covering the early struggles that Zach encountered in his early career. This includes the fractured methods used to pathwork together a preceptorship, feeling like you’re not fitting in, the animosity you can be faced with when you dare to ask a physician a question, to ultimately finding his nursing niche in mental health. The conversation then dives into the pitfalls that exist in the current nursing school world. Nurses are woefully prepared for the real world, and the discussion touches on the high attrition rates seen in new nurses within the 2 years of them graduating school. They discuss the fact that nurses use so little of what they learn in school and the fact that institutions don’t connect nurses to enough of the real world of healthcare for them to be successful. Furthermore, the ambitious entrepreneur takes us through his work on a nurse-focused scheduling app that eventually was sold to a large enterprise, to his huge ambitions of changing the way that hospitals are accredited with a patient and staff focused approach. Get a CE for listening to this episode via https://www.rnegade.pro
November 2, 2022

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RNegade

RNegade was built for nurses by nurses who bonded over their passion for learning.

Antra and Karen wanted to make acquiring CEs as effortless and mind-blowing as the hours of audiobooks, online videos, and podcasts that they devoured every week. So they created The RNegade Podcast. You read that right – CE by podcast. No power-points or hand-outs. Just real conversations with innovative health & medical experts, inspiring leaders, pioneering nurses, and renegade humans.

You’ll be entertained, educated, inspired, and enlightened with… and also get CEs. Effortlessly.

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Team

Antra Boyd BSN, MSN, IRNPA

Antra Boyd BSN, MSN, IRNPA

Antra is the only one here who is actually having someone else write her bio in the 3rd person. She’s grounded ([email protected]), sensitive (her pretty blue eyes start pissing rain if you do something nice for her, or show her a TikTok of a baby cow), and a champion for the vulnerable. YET! She’s a TOTAL “Rockstar”(confirmed by a personality test.) Like, when she walks into a room people look up from their conversations to gage why they suddenly feel lighter.

Even before she put on the kick-ass costume of her professional resume: Navy veteran, 20-year clinical nursing experience in the OR, and wickedly talented entrepreneur in the private patient advocacy space; Antra’s life story – with the fertilizer of challenges and triumphs – has cultivated her unique way of seeing the world. “The status quo is a snoozefest. What puts a fire under my ass is shaking shit up (like continuing education), a nice glass of red wine, and hanging out with my tribe of trouble-makers.”

Antra is truly a RNegade. [You are welcome, but heed this WARNING: boxes, knowns, ‘shoulds', 'ought-tos', and boundaries will be blown-up.Hang out with Antra (RNegade), you will not only be entertained, educated, and inspired… you may snort-laugh too. And you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.]
Karen DiMarco BSN, iRNPA

Karen DiMarco BSN, iRNPA

Karen DiMarco is a bit of a wild card. She believes that authenticity serves as the laxative for connection, communication, and inspiration. She writes her bio in the 3rd person like a normal arsehole, but she’ll tell you about it (see what she did there?) Curiosity is her superpower, and creativity is the machete she uses to cut through the antiquated bullschizzle of how the world says things ‘ought to be.’ When she can’t think of a word to say precisely what she means, she’ll make one up: Memorgasm - the feeling/sound that is made when one suddenly remembers the name of a person/song/ or “what did I come in this room for again?”

Since this slashie mouthful doesn’t quite cover the CV: “R.N./transformational coach/published health researcher & educator/foul-mouthed humorist,” she goes by ‘RNegade.’ Although Karen is a girl with a dragon tattoo, she’s really quite kind. The thing that makes her leap out of bed in the morning like some deranged fairy godmother whose wings were crumpled by too many My Pillows, is helping others to achieve their greatest level of health, happiness, and human potential…preferably with lots of snort-laughing along the way.

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