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Scope, Specialty & Expertise

With our health and nursing workforce in crisis, the entire healthcare system is in critical condition. When experienced nurses leave the workforce substantial knowledge and skills gaps are created – and with the education pipeline choked by a lack of educators and funding, there are fewer and fewer new nurses to step in. When nurses leave, we aren’t just losing a set of scrubs in the unit – we’re losing highly specialized skills, institutional knowledge, clinical acumen, and advanced expertise gleaned over a career of caring for people.  Part of rebuilding the nursing workforce must be an emphasis on specialty training, focused specifically on reversing the ‘brain drain’ created by attrition in the workforce. And to get there, nurses must be considered as the clinical experts they are, and their deep understanding of care must be acknowledged. In this episode, we hear the musings of nurses Leslie Oleck, president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), Linda Groah, the CEO/Executive Director of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and April Kapu, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) about the unique value their specialties bring to the healthcare system as a whole. From reversing provider shortages by working at the top of licensure, to holding the holistic view of a patient during surgery, and integrating the mind and mental wellbeing into all areas and sites of healthcare, they illustrate the importance of nursing expertise across disciplines.  Email us at [email protected]
June 21, 2022

Listen Again | 53: Honoring Juneteenth

In this special edition of SEE YOU NOW, we’re honoring the national Juneteenth holiday. As a podcast focused on how nurse-led innovation is strengthening our healthcare systems and transforming lives, we’re marking Juneteeth with a health equity playlist to amplify and elevate the scholarship, innovation, leadership, and contributions of Black nurses toward building healthier communities, families, and experiences. While meaningful progress has been made in reducing health disparities, there remains so much more to do in our race toward health equity. We invite and urge you to listen, learn from, follow, engage, elevate, and cite Black nurses and their courageous and groundbreaking work and contributions to moving health equity forward. In this episode, you’ll hear a sampling of nurses who are innovating on the front lines of health equity. Click here to enjoy our full Juneteenth playlist.
June 17, 2022

Listen Again | 32: Bridges to Fatherhood

Father's Day, observed in 100+ countries and in America on the third Sunday in June, celebrates and honors fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. Fathers play a unique role in their children’s lives and development, and plenty of research backs up the importance of a father's presence. But when it comes to preparing for parenthood, the focus is heavily skewed to preparing mothers for motherhood. So how are fathers getting the support and training they need to be successful -- especially in this age of pandemic parenting? And how does this all come together with the additional challenge of being a father who isn’t living with their children? It's not easy. In this episode, we learn how nurse scientist and researcher Wrenetha Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, CNL is innovating to build and bolster the involvement of African American fathers who live apart from their children through the Building Bridges to Fatherhood Program and through an exciting new Father Inclusive Prenatal Care program.
June 15, 2022

Listen Again | 63: Affirming Care

In celebration of Pride Month, we’re returning to an earlier episode highlighting nurse practitioner and healthcare activist Dallas Ducar (she/her/hers), the CEO of Transhealth Northampton. People of all gender and sexual identities need and deserve respectful, affirming healthcare, and the work of Dallas and her team is essential in expanding access – and improving quality of life – for all. While the recent pandemic caused devastating loss of life and strained health systems, it also brought into sharp focus nurses’ pivotal role in healthcare and their enormous, and largely untapped potential to shape patient care, rethink how healthcare is organized and where it’s delivered. In this fourth of a multi-episode series centered on the Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report we take a close up look at how the COVID-19 pandemic exposed disparities in access to care that landed far more heavily on vulnerable communities. This is especially true for the Transgender community which has been uniquely affected by the pandemic in terms of access to gender-affirming care. We spend time with Nurse Practitioner and healthcare activist Dallas Ducar (she/her/hers), the CEO of Transhealth Northampton, and learn how their ground-breaking comprehensive care clinic delivers gender-affirming care to gender-diverse adults, children, and families. In this work, Dallas describes the ripple and compounding effects of discrimination, the impact of legislation on telehealth, the role of community-based participatory action research, and the ways that nurse-led innovation can be the playbook for healthier, experiences, outcomes, workplaces, and affirming care for all of us. Email us at [email protected]
June 3, 2022

72: Marathons with Meaning

Stigma and stereotypes can hold us back. In every part of our lives – work, family, hobbies, friendships – how we think others see us often shapes how we see ourselves, even when our capabilities far surpass what they or we believe. Nurses, in particular, face many external, stereotyped expectations. Many people have firmly held beliefs about who nurses are, what they do, where they work, their skills and weaknesses, and even what they wear. But nurses know better – nurses are widely skilled, deeply experienced, and are represented across every demographic and in many different settings. They experience the full range of human emotion, too; the strength and compassion they are known for, but also the vulnerabilities and challenges that go unspoken. Samantha Roecker, RN has a “track record” (pun intended) of breaking many barriers and stereotypes and her success in competitive running combined with her experience as a nurse drove her to combine her passions to raise awareness and drive change for nurses. Frustrated by the lack of mental health resources for nurses, specifically those specifically addressing healthcare trauma and the pandemic, she knew more could be done. Inspired by British nurse and marathon record holder, Jessica Anderson, Sam embarked on a bold goal – breaking the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon run in a nurse’s uniform, and raise thousands of dollars to support nurse mental health, in partnership with The American Nurse's Foundation, Moxie Scrubs and the 26.2 Foundation. At the 2022 Boston Marathon, she did just that. In this episode, we talk with Samantha about the impact stigma has on nurses’ ability to reach their full potential, what really defines a nurse, the power of mental health support, and the surprising overlap between nursing and competitive running.  Email us at [email protected]
May 24, 2022

71: Meeting of Minds: Around The World, Nurses Say…

International Nurses Day is an important opportunity to check the pulse of nurses around the world, especially in 2022. Nurses have given their all in the response to pandemics, natural disasters, and in war zones, in leading mass COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts, and in completely redesigning how and where care is delivered. The value of nurses has never been more clear. Nor could it be any clearer that not enough is being done to protect nurses and other health workers, tragically underscored by the more than 180,000 health worker deaths due to COVID-19 and the alarming increase of mental health conditions and concerns nurses report.   COVID-19 has altered many nurses’ career plans – over the past two years, McKinsey & Company has found that worldwide, nurses consistently, and increasingly, report planning to leave the workforce at higher rates compared with the past decade. Those departures have profound implications for the health of citizens and systems everywhere. Indeed, the greatest threat to global health is the workforce shortage.  As part of our Meeting of Minds series, we listen in as four McKinsey partners from their Healthcare Systems & Services practice discuss the results of a McKinsey & Company survey of frontline nurses across six countries including Brazil, France, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In this conversation we hear Gretchen Berlin, RN, Thomas London, MBA, Robin Roark, MD, MBA, and Senthu Arumugam, MBA explore the survey’s findings of why nurses are considering leaving their roles, what energizes them to keep going,  and how nurses around the world are eager to innovate and deliver care in different and better ways to solve what has become a consequential global problem. Email us at [email protected]
May 12, 2022

See You Now

On a daily basis, we trust nurses with billions of dollars of equipment, critical procedures, and our most important assets: the people we love. But they’re doing so much more behind the scenes.

SEE YOU NOW is a podcast that shines a light on the real people changing the status quo in health: from nurses working in labor & delivery, with infectious diseases, and in hospice; to nurse allies in politics, business and tech.

Hosted by nurse economist and health technology specialist Shawna Butler, RN, MBA, SEE YOU NOW gives listeners access to meaningful conversations with the nurses at the forefront of healthcare and innovation; those developing new devices, processes, protocols, and ways to treat for infection prevention, infant health, maternal mortality, palliative care, and so much more. '

This podcast is created in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association.
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Shawna Butler

Shawna Butler

Shawna Butler is a nurse economist and tech enthusiast. As the creator of the EntrepreNURSE-in-Residence role at Radboud University Medical Center (Netherlands) and part of the Exponential Medicine team at Singularity University (US).

Shawna works with the pioneers in the thick of integrating robotics, 3D printing, drones, AI, blended reality, voice recognition, digital humans, big data and sensors into our health solutions and lifestyles.

Her clinical experience includes emergency, cardiac, and critical care in large university and small community hospitals, international medical flight transport, and workplace health promotion services.
Rebecca McInroy

Rebecca McInroy

Rebecca McInroy is an award-winning public media show creator, host, and executive producer. The shows she creates, produces and hosts are all in line with what she thinks is audio’s greatest asset; to link the general public to ideas, innovations, conversations, and intellectual and artistic communities around the globe.

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