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Listen Again | 27: Campaign for Health

The link between nursing, voting, and health equity and outcomes might not seem obvious, but for the health professionals who have campaigned, served and ushered in meaningful legislation, the relationship is a natural one. When individuals and communities vote, they influence policy decisions that have a big effect on their health.  Celebrated every September since 2012, National Voter Registration Day has quickly gained momentum with more than 5 million Americans registered to vote through the coordinated volunteer efforts of media, civic groups, and yes, health care providers and organizations.   In recognition of the vital link between health and voting and a reminder to verify your voter registration and help others to do the same, we’re having another listen to an earlier episode with public health nurse and Delaware Lt Governor Bethany Hall-Long, where we discover how clinical practice, nursing expertise and research, and voting are critical drivers of influencing, passing, and enacting legislation to keep citizens, our environment, and our economy healthy. Find this episode’s resources at www.seeyounowpodcast.com and earn free CNE credits by listening to curated podcast bundles via the American Nurses Association website. Have questions for the SEE YOU NOW team? Feedback? Future episode ideas? Contact us at [email protected].
September 18, 2023
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Radio Advisory: Addressing the workforce crisis: Insights from University Hospitals’ leaders

We’re swapping episodes with our friends at Radio Advisory to hear what they’re learning that can help address pressing workforce issues in healthcare, while Radio Advisory listeners are checking out an episode of SEE YOU NOW. Recent research shows that health workforce vacancies – particularly among registered nurses – is the top issue for healthcare CEOs. While nursing vacancies are challenging for nursing departments, there are a host of systemwide problems that will impact quality and safety alongside an organization's ability to grow. In this Radio Advisory episode, host Rachel (Rae) Woods speaks with Advisory Board's Chief Nursing Officer, Carol Boston, and two leaders from University Hospitals – Chief Quality & Clinical Transformation Officer, Peter Pronovost, and Chief Nursing Executive, Michelle Hereford – about recent data and their experiences navigating the complexity of the workforce vacancies. They share key insights and explore how reduced staffing is impacting health organizations at large, why organizations can't seem to find a solution, and how addressing tactical issues alone will not solve the crisis. We're delighted to introduce you to the Radio Advisory podcast and why it’s a vital part of the healthcare podcasting listening-scape. Find this episode’s resources at www.seeyounow.com and earn free CNE credits by listening to curated podcast bundles via the American Nurses Association.  Have questions for the SEE YOU NOW team? Feedback? Future episode ideas? Contact us at [email protected].
September 6, 2023
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96: Addressing Moral Distress Across the Healthcare Workforce

High vacancy and turnover rates in our healthcare workforce are today's well-documented reality putting safe, affordable, quality healthcare at risk for everyone. In this episode, recorded live at Aspen Ideas: Health, an expert panel led by nurse economist Shawna Butler, RN, MBA, vividly describes how many of our health workplaces and practices are exhausting, overly burdensome, and causing moral distress and early career departures of our talented, dedicated, and overworked healthcare professionals. Kathy Howell, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nurse Executive, UCHealth; Corey Feist, President and Co-Founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation; and Iman Abuzeid, CEO and Co-Founder, Incredible Health, provide insight into what healthcare talent is seeking from their careers, how forward-leaning health executives are responding to market conditions and workforces that have dramatically shifted, and the readily available system level policy changes urgently needed to support and sustain a thriving health workforce. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com or contact us at [email protected].
August 23, 2023
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95: Nursing is Political

It’s broadly accepted that only 20% of health outcomes are determined by medical care. The other 80% are determined by the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, learn, work and age; circumstances shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels -- what is better understood as the political determinants of health -- voting, government, and policy. And the more people who vote in your community, the healthier your community is.   As nurses and midwives witness health access and outcomes increasingly being determined by ballot measures or wrapped in policy decisions, they are turning their next steps of advocacy and activism into running for elected public office. In this episode, we explore with Kimberly Gordon, DNP, CRNA, co-founder of the nonpartisan non-profit Healing Politics, why nurses and midwives need to get politically engaged, run for elected office up and down the ballot, what campaign training sounds like, and how to build a culture of civic engagement within the nursing professions.   Find this episode’s resources at www.seeyounow.com and earn free CNE credits by listening to curated podcast bundles via the American Nurses Association. Have questions for the SEE YOU NOW team? Feedback? Future episode ideas? Contact us at [email protected].
August 9, 2023
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94: Summer 2023 Playlist

As the temperatures rise and vacations are afoot, there's no better time to indulge in uninterrupted hours of podcast listening. And to make your listening easy, enjoyable, and thoughtful we’ve created a Summer SEE YOU NOW Playlist! Given that the US and much of the world are experiencing scorching temperatures with roughly one in three Americans living under an extreme heat advisory -- we’ve included See You Now episodes that shed light on heat-related health matters. We’re also thinking about how summer is a time when graduations and moves take place -- and the perfect moment to check your voter registration status and consider the surprising impact voting has on your personal and community’s health as we gear up for Civic Health Month in August and all its upcoming activities.  During the past year, so many conversations have centered on our relationship with work and very specifically the healthcare workforce -- exploring in depth and detail “what’s working for work” and what thriving, engaged, productive work environments and workforces look like, how you build them, and how you sustain them.  Summer also signals a more relaxed pace affording time to ponder, synthesize, and discuss weightier complex topics that require deeper reflection, consideration, and commitment to progress. For just that type of listening, we’ve included See You Now episodes that go deeper into the rich, beautiful, incomplete, and complicated history of nursing and its power to change people, careers, and our world. So whatever comes your way this summer, See You Now has you covered with great listening, learning, and inspiration to enjoy and share with your friends and family. Summer SEE YOU NOW Playlist! 51: The Patient is our Planet 55: Ready to Vote? 90: Mobile Medical and Mental Health Team 75: The Point of Care 86: Representation Matters 64: Reporting Powers: Leading with Love 87: Tackling Black Men’s Health Listen Again 67: Nurses You Should Know 91: Reckoning with Racism (Part I) 92: Reckoning with Racism (Part II) 89: Nursing’s Power to Change Our World
July 26, 2023
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93: Moment of Awareness: Double Disparities in Cancer

Around the world, cancer is on the rise in people under the age of 50 – an upward march that has been underway for decades. Even with stunning new advances in research, early detection, and treatment, many clinicians are worried about the prevalence of certain cancers, including breast, colon, kidney, liver, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers, in younger people. What’s more, practitioners and public health experts are deeply concerned about missed screenings and delayed preventive care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that will have on persistent racially driven health disparities in cancer care, treatment, and survivorship for minority communities.  In this Moment of Awareness, Nurse Practitioner and researcher Timiya Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC describes her research as a “work of love” to young Black women, how representation allows research to move from academia to practice, and the power clinicians have in addressing disparities in care through partnership and collaboration with communities. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com or contact us at [email protected].
June 30, 2023
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92: Reckoning with Racism (Part II)

Racism in America remains pervasive. It’s led to sicker, shorter lives for people of color; a healthcare workforce that hasn’t reflected the communities it cares for; and caused harm to nursing and nurses, particularly nurses of color. Aware of its own role in perpetuating systemic racism, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is on a journey of racial reckoning along with many partners inside and outside of nursing and healthcare. In this two-part episode, we hear from leaders in nursing, media, and the life sciences industry about how they are leaning into racial reckoning in their organizations to address and eliminate the harms of racism.   In Part II, Shawna Butler, RN MBA and co-host Lucinda Canty, PhD, CNM, FACNM dig into the role media, journalism, and industry play in addressing and eliminating racially driven health disparities and inequities. Vanessa Broadhurst, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs of Johnson & Johnson describes Our Race To Health Equity, a bold initiative addressing racial and social injustice as a public health threat; reveals funding and partnerships targeted at diversifying the healthcare and broader workforce, and making certain their internal practices are living up to their diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments. Errin Haines, editor-at-large at the nonprofit newsroom The 19th, describes the importance of media in shaping our awareness, accuracy and understanding of the scope of racism in healthcare and why reporting on the people and areas of progress can reduce racially driven health disparities. Email us at [email protected].
June 19, 2023
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91: Reckoning with Racism (Part I)

Racism in America remains pervasive. It’s led to sicker, shorter lives for people of color; a healthcare workforce that hasn’t reflected the communities it cares for; and caused harm to nursing and nurses, particularly nurses of color. Aware of its own role in perpetuating systemic racism, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is on a journey of racial reckoning along with many partners inside and outside of nursing and healthcare. In this two-part episode, we hear from leaders in nursing, media, and life sciences industry about how they are leaning into racial reckoning in their organizations to address and eliminate the harms of racism.    In Part I, Shawna Butler, RN MBA and co-host Lucinda Canty, PhD, CNM, FACNM engage in thoughtful and forthright dialog with Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN about the ANA’s Racial Reckoning Statement; how it led to the creation of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing; and the work the ANA has committed to in moving forward to antiracist practices, policies, and nursing profession. Email us at [email protected].
June 19, 2023
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Update | 63: Affirming Care Ally

People of all gender and sexual identities need and deserve respectful, affirming healthcare free of barriers, stigma or discrimination. As we celebrate, support, and proudly show our colors during #PrideMonth, we’re reconnecting with nurse Dallas Ducar, founder and CEO of Transhealth to discuss the ever-increasing health disparities facing the LGBTQIA+ community, especially with the dramatic rise in laws attacking and limiting access to gender-affirming care. In this updated episode, we hear from this entrepreneur, path maker and healthcare activist about her comprehensive healthcare center that supports and empowers trans and gender-diverse individuals and families; her perspective on the legislative environment and nurses' role in ethics, advocacy, and policy making; and ways to secure a healthy, affirming future for all of us.
June 9, 2023
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90: Mobile Medical and Mental Health Team

Around the world, people of all ages and communities report increasing rates of mental and behavioral health illnesses. For those experiencing chronic homelessness, those mental illnesses are often compounded by chronic medical conditions and substance use disorders. Without safe, permanent housing and access to primary care, those experiencing homelessness – and often hopelessness – miss needed care, wind up in emergency departments and jails, and never receive the social services that may be available to them. In this episode, we learn from nurse Ashley Sharma, RN and physician Tim Mercer, MD, MPH, of the Mobile Medical and Mental Health (M3) Team in Austin, Texas about their high-touch approach to caring for people facing the triple threat of chronic homelessness, medical and mental health conditions, and how – in the face of clinicians wearing down from navigating fragmented health systems and departing the workforce – this collaborative, integrated care approach strengthens a sense of purpose and impact for clinicians. Email us at [email protected].
May 30, 2023
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Listen Again | 50: Owning Your Aging

A common stereotype of aging is an era of decline and shrinking horizons, but the process of aging is far more nuanced. Many find their health and functional trajectories actually widen as they get older. In fact some, like President Joe Biden or pioneering nurse-midwife Ruth Lubic, won’t make their greatest contributions until their later years. Key to staying healthy as we age is maintaining or improving health, which largely falls outside of healthcare facilities. Led by Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, the CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders) program brings together a nurse, an occupational therapist and a handy worker to address the home environment, while encouraging the strengths of older adults to improve safety, independence, and dignity based on the client’s goals. By installing small, cost effective adaptations to the home environment, older adults can ease the navigation of daily living – bathing, dressing, standing to cook, using stairs – sustaining their physical, mental, and emotional energy and leading to richer lives full of creativity and meaningful contribution. Email us at [email protected].
May 19, 2023
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Listen Again | 71: Around The World, Nurses Say…

International Nurses Day is an important opportunity to check the pulse of nurses around the world, especially in 2023. Nurses have given their all in the response to pandemics, natural disasters, in war zones, global 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, as demonstrated by the alarming rise of verbal and physical abuse against health care workers, with nursing often the primary target.    COVID-19 has altered many nurses’ career plans – over the past few 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 11, 2023
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89: Taking Care: Nursing’s Power to Change Our World

Celebrate National Nurses Month with this powerful, inspiring conversation with journalist and critically acclaimed author Sarah DiGregorio. In her new book, Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change Our World, DiGregorio chronicles the history and power of nursing to create a healthier, more just world and make an urgent call for change in how we value and harness nursing expertise; and in this conversation, she explores and celebrates the breadth of knowledge, wisdom, and innovation that flourishes across nursing, with guests Tobi Ash, MBA, BSN, RN; Roxana Chicas, PhD, RN; Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN; and Sherri Wilson, DNP, MPA, RN. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com or contact us at [email protected].
May 1, 2023
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88: Planetary Health Healers

According to the United Nations, climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. We see it every day in headlines, research, and outside of our windows. As public health leaders and climate first responders, nurses are often the first to witness the impact of climate change on people’s health and livelihoods, as well as its disruption to the ability of our healthcare systems to respond.  While the situation is dire and the stakes are existential, there are solutions that healthcare as a sector and a workforce can embrace to reduce the harmful and inequitable impact of carbon emissions. In this episode, we learn from public health nurse Kasey Bellegarde, MPH, RN and physician Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, president and CEO of The Joint Commission and former president of HCA Healthcare, how clinicians are inspiring an “all-hands-on-deck decarbonizing movement” and why committing to the Health Sector Climate Pledge is critical in lowering the health sector’s carbon footprint while also building a brighter, greener, and more equitable future for generations to come. 
April 22, 2023
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Listen Again | 67: Nurses You Should Know

What if nursing’s professional origin story represented the contribution and stories of all nurses? Like many origin stories, nursing’s has overlooked, omitted or forgotten the contributions of many, but particularly nurses of color who have shaped the nursing profession and society in significant and enduring ways. How might having an inclusive, expansive history and nursing narrative impact the diversity, cohesion, safety, and performance of our health care teams and systems and in achieving our health equity goals? What if names like Mary Seacole, Hazel Johnson Brown, and Eddie Bernice Johnson were as familiar to reference as nursing icons, innovators, and game changers as Florence Nightingale? In celebration of International Women’s Day, and Women’s History Month, enjoy this episode, where we meet nurse innovators Ravenne Aponte, BA, BSN and Joanna Seltzer Uribe, RN, MSN, EdD (c) and their quest to introduce you to, in fun and sticky ways, NursesYouShouldKnow – and more importantly – WHY we should know them. Subscribe and share wherever you listen to podcasts. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com and contact us at [email protected].
March 7, 2023
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87: Tackling Black Men’s Health

Despite decades of growing interest in improving Black men’s health and the health disparities affecting them, the health of Black men consistently ranks lowest across nearly all groups in the United States. As part of a Stories from Heart of Health event held in New York City in the middle of the U.N. General Assembly,  Julius Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, a Nurse Practitioner, educator, and football coach, shared his stories and approaches supporting Black men’s health. By meeting them where they feel most confident – barbershops, sports fields, and churches, he embraces any event or touchpoint – like the cardiac arrest suffered mid-game by NFL player Damar Hamlin – as a teaching and trust-building moment to open the door to deeper conversations that help men of all ages take better care of themselves both on and off the field. Subscribe and share wherever you listen to podcasts. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com and contact us at [email protected].  
February 28, 2023
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86: Representation Matters

The existence of racial disparities in health care in the United States is heavily documented. And what becomes crystal clear from boundary-breaking clinicians addressing health disparities is that representation matters! When the person who cares for you, looks like you, trust and quality of care improve. Cultivating a diverse workforce that looks and lives like the communities they care for requires a concerted effort that begins in our schools and training programs. In this episode, recorded on the road at Sigma Nursing’s Creating Healthy Work Environments conference, we meet Nurse Practitioner Selena Gilles, DNP, ANP-BC, CNEcl, FNYAM, associate dean and clinical associate professor at NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing and learn how she’s fostering diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the academic setting in order to build a more representative workforce and how practicing globally builds a deeper understanding of your own neighborhood. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com or contact us at [email protected].
February 24, 2023
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85: Redesigning Work: Workplaces

There is no shortage of headlines about healthcare’s challenges. A we begin a new year, we’re encouraged by the beacons, the health organizations listening, taking action and evolving to create workplace environments where people thrive. So, what’s working in healthcare? Across our three episodes focused on redesigning work, we’ll hear how change is in the air as new models and mindsets are embraced, revolutionizing hiring, mentorship, career planning, and more.  In this third and final episode of this series, we hear from four forward thinking nurse executives – Kathy Howell, Chief Nurse Executive, UCHealth, Maureen Sintich, Chief Nurse Executive, Inova Health System, Maggie Swietlik Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Inova Health System, and Kathleen Sanford, Chief Nursing Officer, CommonSpirit Health. These leaders are listening, and flexing their creativity, innovation and influence to design and build careers for their workforces that are flexible, flourishing, advancing and resulting in environments where nurses thrive in and outside of the workplace. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com or contact us at [email protected].
February 17, 2023
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84: Redesigning Work: Workforce

There is no shortage of headlines about healthcare’s challenges. As we begin a new year, we’re encouraged by the beacons, the health organizations listening, taking action, and evolving to       create workplace environments where people thrive. So, what’s working in healthcare? Across three episodes focused on redesigning work, we’ll hear how change is in the air as new models and mindsets are embraced - it can revolutionize hiring, mentorship, career planning, and more.  In this second episode, we meet Iman Abuzeid, the co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, a rapidly growing tech-enabled company revolutionizing the nursing career marketplace. Iman shares insights on what nurses are seeking, and need, to provide impactful care, how to build workplace cultures that actually serve and support nurses, and how curated career experiences drive nurses’ professional advancement, stabilize the workforce, and bring joy back to nursing. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com or contact us at [email protected].
February 10, 2023
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83: Redesigning Work: Culture & Mindset

There is no shortage of headlines about healthcare’s challenges. As we begin a new year, we’re encouraged by the beacons, the health organizations listening, taking action, and evolving to       create workplace environments where people thrive. So, what’s working in healthcare? Across three episodes focused on redesigning work, we’ll hear how change is in the air as new models and mindsets are embraced, revolutionizing hiring, mentorship, career planning, and more.  In this first episode, we talk to David Yeager, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas Austin, whose research is focused on the psychology of motivation. David shares the philosophy behind a mentor mindset, which health systems can use to create a culture where nurses are able to thrive, enjoy meaningful work, and feel connected to purpose – because nurses succeed when they have the resources they need. Email us at [email protected].
February 3, 2023
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New Episodes in 2023!

It’s a new year, and SEE YOU NOW is back with new episodes! We’re turning the spotlight on leaders taking action and addressing the healthcare workforce crisis. We’re learning what’s working, hearing what’s gaining traction, and sharing what’s building momentum. With market forces pushing health systems to innovate, new approaches are creating the people-centered, advancement-oriented workplaces nurses are asking for. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform so you don’t miss an episode! To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com or contact us at [email protected].
January 27, 2023
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82: Making Spirits Bright [Part II]

There’s never been a period of our human experience without art, self-expression and sensory communication. Our earliest ancestors inherently understood the value of music, dance, and storytelling as important and powerful expressions of communication and empathy. Today, the scientific and medical communities are increasingly understanding the power of art in individual and public health, and the potential to heal trauma, manage stress, and improve health and wellbeing. In Part II, musician Darden Smith describes his observations and process of collaborative songwriting, in which he brings his knowledge of the craft to the stories and experiences of people from all walks of life to co-create songs that heal. Together with veterans, teenagers experiencing homelessness, and others, he's written songs that capture humanity’s universal truths and developed a powerful approach for helping identify, express, and process difficult emotions. During the pandemic, he launched Frontline Songs to bring the practice of songwriting to frontline healthcare teams and in this episode, we experience what it’s like being in a collaborative songwriting workshop.
December 15, 2022
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81: Making Spirits Brights [Part I]

There’s never been a period in our human experience without art, self-expression and sensory communication. Our earliest ancestors inherently understood the value of music, dance, and storytelling as important and powerful expressions of communication and empathy. Today, the scientific and medical communities are increasingly understanding the power of art in individual and public health, and the potential to heal trauma, manage stress, and improve health and wellbeing. In this moving and art-filled two-part episode, author and science-of-arts expert Susan Magsamen and singer/songwriter Darden Smith share the research and evidence and their experience of how art changes our bodies, brains, hearts, and behaviors for the better.
December 15, 2022
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Health Starts With Housing

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, five percent of the U.S. population accounts for half of the nation’s healthcare spending. They represent our most complex care challenges. To address the complex needs and circumstances for this five percent, it takes a village – a collaborative partnership of agencies, hospitals, shelters, law enforcement and more – who deeply understand what matters most to the individuals they serve. In this episode, Lauran Hardin, MSN, CNL, FNAP, FAAN, Senior Advisor at National Healthcare & Housing Advisors and Illumination Foundation shares the stories, proven solutions, and care models that are meaningfully improving the health and lives of our most complex community members. By inviting a broad range of community agencies to partner in collaboratively addressing and solving complex situations and care needs, the models reduce avoidable and unnecessary hospital visits, improve housing access, support behavioral health, and provide the deep satisfaction healthcare professionals experience when patients get the full range of health and human services they need for healthy, joyful, connected lives.
December 2, 2022
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79: Making Spaces (Part II)

Around the country, makerspaces are popping up in collaborative hot spots like universities and community centers, making innovation and invention more accessible. It’s part of a growing, broader maker culture, which brings a DIY, democratized attitude to disciplines like engineering, coding, robotics, hardware development and more. And it’s a perfect environment to foster nurse-led innovation and direct it toward actionable solutions for the health workforce crisis.   Anna Young, the co-founder and CEO of MakerHealth, is bringing makerspaces into hospitals and putting technology and fabrication capabilities directly in the hands of frontline teams, such as those at UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids, led by Nursing Research & Innovation Coordinator Rose Hedges, DNP, RN.  In helping clinicians of all stripes bring their ideas to life, the maker culture equips nurses to be the holders of solutions and brings greater personalization to devices that improve lives. In Part II of this episode, Anna and Rose talk about how to make an “all ideas welcome” culture accessible for nurses, the need for visionary partners who elevate the skills and ingenuity of nurses, and how the moment to invest and empower nurses to drive projects is now.
November 11, 2022
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78: Making Spaces (Part I)

Around the country, makerspaces are popping up in collaborative hot spots like universities and community centers, making innovation and invention more accessible. It’s part of a growing, broader maker culture, which brings a DIY, democratized attitude to disciplines like engineering, coding, robotics, hardware development and more. And it’s a perfect environment to foster nurse-led innovation and direct it toward actionable solutions for the health workforce crisis.   Anna Young, the co-founder and CEO of MakerHealth, is bringing makerspaces into hospitals and putting technology and fabrication capabilities directly in the hands of frontline teams, such as those at UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids, led by Nursing Research & Innovation Coordinator Rose Hedges, DNP, RN.  In helping clinicians of all stripes bring their ideas to life, the maker culture equips nurses to be the holders of solutions and brings greater personalization to devices that improve lives. In this episode, Anna and Rose share how makerspaces create the conditions that champion and recognize nurses as designers, device manufacturers, and app developers, and bring a sense of empowerment and autonomy to nurses. 
November 4, 2022
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77: Fostering a Culture of Inquiry

When COVID-19 first hit the US, the crisis response centered on equipment and hospital capacity. State, federal, and tribal leaders focused on setting up field hospitals, sourcing supplies, and mobilizing equipment. But the capacity shortfalls that most hampered our response were ultimately the country’s nursing workforce. There were not enough nurses with the skills needed, in all the places they were needed. There still aren't enough.  Globally, health systems are struggling with historically high vacancy rates and low nurse staffing levels causing delays in care and safety concerns. All of which are driving nurses to exit the profession. Although these issues predate the pandemic, the immense physical and emotional strain of COVID-19 has precipitated a true talent emergency—one that requires urgent and substantial investments to create practice environments that attract, support, protect, respond to, and empower our nursing workforce to flourish and deliver their best. In this episode we meet nurses Gaurdia Banister, PhD, RN and Hiyam Nadel, MBA, CCG RN who are building a culture of inquiry for a health system globally recognized for innovation. We learn how innovation serves as an essential tool for listening and learning from the frontline and caring for the staff’s wellbeing and career fulfillment, and how problem-solving can be transformative for an entire institution. Email us at [email protected].
October 21, 2022
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New Episodes Coming Soon!

Announcing brand new episodes of SEE YOU NOW, coming fall 2022! As part of our continued focus on the urgent need to protect and support nurses, new podcast episodes are dropping throughout the fall. We’ll meet the visionary healthcare leaders supporting nurses through workplace innovation, who share actionable solutions to support nurses at the point of care. We’ll hear different perspectives on expanding access and improving patients’ health, and connect with artists, experts and leaders working to bring joy, wellbeing, and clinical excellence into the healthcare system. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform so you don’t miss an episode! To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com or contact us at [email protected].
October 7, 2022
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76: Why Work in Healthcare?

During the summer of 2022, SEE YOU NOW has been on the road meeting new ideas and people and sharing stories about what we’ve experienced in a wide range of healthcare encounters. In this episode we invite you join us at the Aspen Ideas: Health conference.  Aspen’s 60+ sessions are designed to engage a broad audience in the issues that shape our lives, challenge our times, and introduce us to leaders and ideas that chart pathways toward   better health for all. Building on the understanding that reliable, safe, quality healthcare for all depends on a well-trained, energetic, and abundant workforce, the health and wellbeing of clinicians took center stage at Aspen. Despite schools of nursing, medicine, and public health attracting record numbers of qualified applicants, many highly trained health professionals are leaving the field. In this lively panel discussion led by physician and former NYC Health commissioner Dave Chokshi, MD, seasoned clinicians Sandra Lindsay, RN, MBA, Adrian Billings, MD and Siobhan Wescott, MD MPH speak candidly about the exhaustion, debt, and moral injury plaguing the healthcare workforce; the political, financial, and workforce solutions they advocate for; and in spite of -- or because of -- the numerous system-level challenges, why working in healthcare remains a rewarding and promising career choice
September 23, 2022
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Listen Again | 65: Sending Out An S.O.S.

During September, we’re adding our support to National Suicide Prevention Month by listening to Sending Out an SOS, taking this moment to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo topic to shift public perception, spread hope, share vital information about suicide prevention, and that 988 is the new nationwide, simple, and easy-to-remember number to call or text for help with mental health, substance use, and suicide crises. On April 26, 2020 as New York City was reeling from the first, unrelenting wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, Dr. Lorna Breen died by suicide. Despite being aware of and having published on the risks and phenomenon of burnout in emergency care medicine, Lorna was afraid to seek help out of fear it would irreparably damage the career she had spent her entire life building. Her death spurred global awareness, a movement, and national legislation, led in part by her sister and brother-in-law, to reduce burnout of health care professionals, safeguard their well-being, and restore joy to the healing professions.    In this episode, we meet Jennifer and Corey Feist, co-founders of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation, US Senator Tim Kaine, co-sponsor of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, and nurse and researcher Christopher Friese, a national authority on the nursing workforce and healthcare workplace safety to learn about ending the culture of fear regarding seeking mental health support within healthcare, the urgent need for healthcare organizations to build cultures that protect our healers, the importance of making sure that our workforce feels valued and supported at work, and the need to take care of each other and the vulnerabilities that we all have. Email us at [email protected]
September 9, 2022
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75: The Point of Care

This summer, SEE YOU NOW is on the road meeting new ideas and people and sharing stories about what we’ve experienced in a wide range of healthcare encounters. We’re taking you with us to the Aspen Ideas: Health conference to be part of a special evening of stories told from The Point of Care and introduce change makers Vanessa Broadhurst, Erica Plybea, Jabraan Pasha, Ivelyse Andino, Ashlee Wisdom, Erin Athey, and AJ Johnson who deepen our understanding that what powers complex health systems and transforms lives are the humans, relationships, and moments of listening and share how entrepreneurs and innovators are making a world where everyone, everywhere, has access to quality healthcare.
August 26, 2022
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Listen Again | 55: Ready to Vote?

Voting and Health. It's not a pairing that readily springs to mind, but increasingly, research and data demonstrate how this dynamic duo impact and amplify one another and dramatically shape community and individual health and access to care. On a daily basis, in every healthcare setting, health teams see the unhappy faces and stressful circumstances of failing health policies and the direct connection between voter access and the critical path to improving our health policies, reducing health inequities, and building healthier and representative democracies. With ballot measures and elections taking place throughout the country, we’re resharing this important conversation as part of the Civic Health Month and the nationwide effort to expand and normalize healthcare settings as community touchpoints for voter access and engagement and learning from the experiences and insights of three civic health innovators Nurse Elizabeth Cohn, Physician Alister Martin, and Community Organizer Aliya Bhatia who provide compelling evidence and data for why health is always on the ballot, and healthcare settings and healthcare professionals are particularly effective messengers and catalysts for voter engagement. Together, they have collectively created and built NursesWhoVote, Democracy at Discharge, Vot-ER, and the Healthy Democracy Kit and are key members of the Civic Health Conference.
August 5, 2022
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74: Who Cares When Nurses Leave?

This summer, SEE YOU NOW is on the road and part of the Aspen Ideas: Health conference. Bringing together an exceptional mix of experts, visionary thinkers, and innovative doers from across a range of disciplines and viewpoints, Aspen Ideas: Health is appreciated for stimulating, and sometimes provocative exchanges that turn ideas into action and chart pathways toward better health for all.  Building on the recognition that the health of one depends on the health of all, the well-being of our healthcare workforce -- specifically nurses -- took center stage at Aspen as a global priority. In an expert panel discussion led by SEE YOU NOW host and nurse Shawna Butler, we talk candidly about Healthcare in Critical Condition: Who Cares When Nurses Leave?  This expert panel highlighted the nursing crisis as a healthcare crisis – that without skilled, experienced, supported and empowered nurses, reliably safe and quality healthcare is at risk, with a disproportionate impact on rural America. The needs are urgent and action is non-negotiable – patient health and safety are on the line. Listen in to hear nurse and researcher Christopher Friese professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, nurse Karen Dale CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, and emergency physician Christopher Barsotti Program Director, AFFIRM at The Aspen Institute, discuss opportunities, challenges and solutions to Healthcare’s Great Resignation.
July 29, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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70: Northwell Health Nurse Choir

Observed during May, National Nurses Month is a call-to-attention, action, and dedicated to highlighting the impact nurses have on people, communities, nations, and the planet. Given that May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, this year we’re particularly mindful of the impact that healthcare has had on nurses; of the specific challenges and dangers nurses have encountered, endured, and continue to endure; and the need to express our appreciation for nurses in terms of bold, urgent, system-level action, support, and investment. In this episode we learn how a health system’s leadership demonstrates their commitment to the wellbeing and flourishing of their team members; the rather unlikely story of nurses, singing, and stardom; and the surprising healing power of the arts. Special thanks to nurse and tenor singer Winnie Mele, RN, BSN, NE-BC, nurse and soprano singer Keshia Jaboin, RN, BSN , and Allison Lowenfeld from Northwell Health’s corporate marketing team for sharing their story, experience, and voices. Email us at [email protected]
May 5, 2022
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Listen Again | 51: The Planet is Our Patient

The health of our planet is in serious condition. Climate change is anticipated to result in increasingly warmer global temperatures, more extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. Without accelerated intervention and broad scale innovation across all economic sectors, we face devastating effects on global water and food supplies, critical infrastructure and supply chains, physical and mental health, and a less certain future. Understanding the impacts of climate change on human health is vitally important for the global population. You can’t have healthy people without a healthy environment; something that health professionals today increasingly understand. Just as nurses are skilled at turning around a health crisis that humans can experience -- they’re also well trained and ideally positioned for addressing the critical condition of our planet. In this episode we meet Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of Planetary Health for the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota and learn how nurses can and are reducing greenhouse emissions, find out why educating girls is key to a healthier planet, and discover who the best intergenerational storytellers are for helping us understand our relationship to and stewardship of the planet and where to innovate to improve its health. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
April 18, 2022
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69: Paired for Primary Care Equity

The transformation of primary care is unfolding across the US within a new era of primary care clinics that have embraced technology and data and the power to anticipate and automate many of the front, mid, and back-office operations that stitch together a truly delightful primary care experience. Yet this wave of building new, transformational tech-enabled primary care clinics didn’t include building solutions to support existing clinics -- many of which are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) located in under-resourced and rural communities and  serving those insured by the public health insurance program Medicaid. Nearly 85 million people, half of which are children, are enrolled in Medicaid, making it the single largest insurer in the United States. In this episode, we meet nurse Cassie Choi and engineer Neil Batlivala, two mission-driven founders of the healthtech startup Pair Team, who built a remote, tech-enabled clinical team to provide virtual assistance and automation of clinical operations, care coordination, and outreach activities -- so onsite primary care teams can build trust and focus on what really matters: people, relationships, and health. Email us at [email protected] For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com
March 23, 2022
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Listen Again | 6: Empowering Childbirth

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re returning to an earlier episode to elevate the trailblazers of TODAY and ask what the preferred experience of health and design of health systems looks like when we center on the experiences and expertise of the women in nursing who lead the way. According to a CDC report, during the first year of the pandemic in 2020, the number of women in the United States who died during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth increased sharply. And while the pandemic has exacerbated it, the maternal mortality crisis was an issue long before COVID, one that disproportionately impacts Black women. U.S. maternal death is the highest in the developed world, and this preventable trend, despite our awareness, continues to worsen. It's in this light that we return to one of our first, and timeless episodes, Empowering Childbirth and the story of nurse-midwife and maternal and child health pioneer, innovator, and activist Ruth Lubic. Vigorous at 95, Lubic continues six decades of a movement to improve health, experiences, and outcomes for mothers, children and families. At its core, her work, innovation, and commitment is to address health inequities and ensure the safety and dignity of everyone who gives birth. Email us at [email protected]
March 15, 2022
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68: Frontline Forces: Vaccine Celebrity

The delivery of commercial COVID-19 vaccines in less than a year is nothing short of miraculous and was made possible by Operation Warp Speed -- a historic public-private partnership initiated and coordinated by the United States government. While other medical moonshots and breakthroughs have been achieved, few have occurred with the speed and success of developing the COVID-19 vaccines. December 14, 2020 -- just seven months after announcing Operation Warp Speed -- was the first day the COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the US and those on the frontlines of health care were among the first in this historic and unprecedented mass vaccination effort to receive them. Along with her colleagues from Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens New York, critical care nurse Sandra Lindsay unhesitatingly and voluntarily rolled up her sleeve and got her COVID-19 shot in the company of dozens of her colleagues, hospital leadership -- and cameras -- not realizing or planning she'd become the first person in the US to receive it. Within minutes, the now-iconic images and video footage of her receiving a COVID-19 jab administered by fellow nurse Michelle Chester, DNP began circulating in media outlets around the globe and along with it a high-profile opportunity to reach others, inspire them, and build their vaccine confidence. Email us at [email protected]
March 7, 2022
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67: Nurses You Should Know

Nursing’s origin story, the one that informs the profession’s identity, has, like many origin stories, overlooked, omitted, or forgotten the contributions of many, but particularly nurses of color who have shaped the nursing profession and society in significant and enduring ways and advanced person-centered care, health equity, research, racial integration, nursing education, and the performance of a vast array of health systems since the profession’s founding. But what if nursing’s professional origin story represented the contribution and stories of all nurses? How might having an inclusive, expansive history and nursing narrative impact the diversity, cohesion, safety, and performance of our health care teams and systems and achieve our health equity goals? What if names like Mary Seacole, Hazel Johnson Brown, and Eddie Bernice Johnson were as familiar to reference as nursing icons, innovators, and game changers as Florence Nightingale? In this episode, we meet nurse innovators Ravenne Aponte, BA, BSN and Joanna Seltzer Uribe, RN, MSN, EdD (c) and their quest to introduce you to, in fun and sticky ways, NursesYouShouldKnow -- and more importantly -- WHY we should know them. Email us at [email protected] Guests Joanna Seltzer Uribe, RN, MSN, EdD(c) Ravenne Aponte, Ravenne Aponte, BA,RN, BSN, Ph.D student
February 28, 2022
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66: Frontline Forces: Return to School

SEE YOU NOW has always focused on the incredible stories of nurse-led health innovation and we’re pleased to introduce a new series -- Frontline Forces documenting the pandemic response of frontline nurses to the overwhelming challenges and uncertainty and the changing nature of nursing in the midst of evolving circumstances nurses are facing at this point in the pandemic.  School nurses are on the frontlines of community and public health. They play a critical role in the health, wellbeing, and readiness to learn for children around the world. And today --they are guiding schools, families, local officials, and public health departments through a global pandemic unlike anything seen in the past 100 years. Yet even before the pandemic school nurses were overtasked, under-resourced, and hard to find.  Despite recommendations from The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National School Nurses Association of having at least one registered nurse in every school, fewer than 40% of American public schools have a full-time nurse. COVID-19 has magnified the contribution of school nurses and the need for every student to have access to school nurses and each school district to have a fully funded, comprehensive health services program. We checked in with school nurse Liz Pray, MSN-Ed, RN, NCSN in Washington State to learn about the role of a school nurse during a pandemic, how she is experiencing this moment, learning from and gaining strength from the support of her national school nursing community, and why school nurses are more important and essential than ever.  Email us at [email protected] For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com
February 22, 2022
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65: Sending Out An S.O.S.

On April 26, 2020 as New York City was reeling from the first, unrelenting wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, Dr. Lorna Breen died by suicide. Dr. Breen spent the three weeks before her death recovering from her own COVID-19 infection, working a nearly unbroken string of 12-16 hour shifts treating COVID-19 patients—often without adequate supplies, PPE, and support—all while being exposed to an unfathomable amount of death and human misery. Despite being aware of and having published on the risks and phenomenon of burnout in emergency care medicine, Lorna was afraid to seek help out of fear it would irreparably damage the career she had spent her entire life building. Her death spurred global awareness, a movement, and national legislation, led in part by her sister and brother-in-law, to reduce burnout of health care professionals, safeguard their well-being, and restore joy to the healing professions. In this episode we meet Jennifer and Corey Feist, co-founders of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation, US Senator Tim Kaine, co-sponsor of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, and nurse and researcher Christopher Friese, a national authority on the nursing workforce and healthcare workplace safety to learn about ending the culture of fear regarding seeking mental health support within healthcare, the urgent need for healthcare organizations to build cultures that protect our healers, the importance of making sure that our workforce feels valued and supported at work, and the need to take care of each other and the vulnerabilities that we all have. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255). It’s confidential and available 24/7. Email us at [email protected] For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com
February 14, 2022
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64: Reporting Powers: Leading With Love

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, as well as rethink how healthcare is organized and where it’s delivered. In the final edition of our multi-episode series centered on the Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report we have a heart-to-heart with Nurse executive Julie Kennedy Oehlert, Chief Experience Officer at Vidant Health in rural eastern North Carolina. Sitting near the center of a non-traditional organizational hierarchy, with a ‘most pit vibe’, Julie describes the importance of pushing a lot of care, resources and healthcare needs deep into the region when working in a rural setting, a setting where your team members may also become your patients. For her, building a new organizational hierarchy based on love is key in helping health care providers reach people in low-trust communities. In moving her organization to a culture of love and empathy, Julie emphasizes the importance of trust in innovation while reinforcing the resilience of Vidant’s nurses and health care providers at the onset of the pandemic. Because health care is not a transaction, it is a relationship, and love has everything to do with it. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
December 17, 2021
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63: Reporting Powers: Affirming Care

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]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
December 13, 2021
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62: Reporting Powers: Provide, Protect, and Invest

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.   Moved by the unprecedented stress and strain on nurses and our health systems, Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the American Nurses Association and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, set out to understand the various ways that the nursing profession evolved amidst the pandemic. From the stories and data emerged the pointed Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report -- one that offers a deeper understanding on how the pandemic transformed nursing practice and how the momentum of these innovations can steer us to a much better and preferred future of the profession.   In this third of a multi-episode series centered on the Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report, we go for a checkup on retail health clinics with Angela Patterson, the Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer at CVS MinuteClinic to learn how the teams at MinuteClinic worked with a variety of partners to deliver care throughout the pandemic to communities across the US when health systems around the country experienced high levels of disruption. Throughout this public health crisis, the MinuteClinic teams continued and evolved their established care services, and as their patients’ needs changed and the public health crisis escalated, their teams took bold, innovative leaps to ensure the safety and well being of their clinical teams; deliver on the urgent need for convenient COVID testing; and play a transformative role in the enormous logistical challenge of swiftly mobilizing teams to vaccinate millions of people across the nation with the new COVID vaccines. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
December 6, 2021
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61: Reporting Powers: Insights in Action

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.   Moved by the unprecedented stress and strain on nurses and our health systems, Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the American Nurses Association and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, set out to understand the various ways that the nursing profession evolved amidst the pandemic. From the stories and data emerged the pointed Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report -- one that offers a deeper understanding on how the pandemic transformed nursing practice and how the momentum of these innovations can steer us to a much better and preferred future of the profession.   In this second of a multi-episode series centered on the Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report we go behind the scenes on a “listening adventure” and hear how the pandemic changed people’s access to care, their care needs, and the impact on the well-being of the healthcare workforce, and learn through thought-provoking stories, experiences, and fine details how three nurse changemakers are weaving the needed innovations into their organizations, care delivery, and workforce to Accelerate Nursing and Transform Healthcare. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
November 23, 2021
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60: Reporting Powers: Rehearsing The Future

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.  Moved by the unprecedented stress and strain on nurses and our health systems, Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the American Nurses Association and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, set out to understand the various ways that the nursing profession evolved amidst the pandemic. From the stories and data emerged the pointed Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report -- one that offers a deeper understanding on how the pandemic transformed nursing practice and how the momentum of these innovations can steer us to a much better and preferred future of the profession. In this first of a multi episode series, we center on the Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare Report and how it coincides with the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Reports, and The Future Today Institute’s Tech Trends Report to serve as relevant, actionable playbooks for reducing uncertainty, managing complexity, and building on the momentum of positive change emerging from the COVID pandemic to accelerate nursing and transform healthcare.  Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
November 11, 2021
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59: Vax Is Trending

Vaccines and vaccination—they’ve become one of the hottest topics of public discourse. Indeed, the Oxford Languages 2021 Word of the Year is Vax. As their pun-filled news release notes, "more than any other word, 'vax' has injected itself into the bloodstream of the English language in 2021.” With regulatory approval of a COVID vaccine for kids ages 5–11, COVID boosters for adults 65 and older and those at a higher risk for COVID, and the World Health Organization recommending widespread use of a long-awaited malaria vaccine for children, there is much vaccine progress and science to celebrate and understand. In this episode, we check in with Melody Butler, BSN, RN, CIC, the Founder and Executive Director of Nurses Who Vaccinate, to get an update on how she and nurses around the world are responding, mobilizing, and innovating our vaccination efforts, messaging, and communication strategies. This conversation is particularly relevant at a time when an explosion of misinformation is fueling vaccine hesitancy and children and adults around the world need to catch up on all their life-saving vaccinations. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
November 1, 2021
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46: What The Hack (Update)

Hackathons provide a fast-paced, high energy, community-building opportunity for a wide spectrum of participants to flex their innovation muscles and solve for some of today’s greatest challenges. While these events have traditionally been geared towards computer scientists and software developers, in recent years nurses, clinicians, and health innovators have started to convene health-challenge inspired events. Today the health hackathon landscape is exciting, rapidly evolving, and nurses are playing a lead role in driving them. In this episode, we learn from health influencers, hackers, and innovators Jane Sarashon-Kahn, MA, MHSA; Chris Recinos, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC; Anthony Scarpone-Lambert, BSN ‘21; and Jennifferre Mancillas, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC about how hackathons have impacted their thinking, skills, lives, career trajectory, as well as the landscape of innovative health solutions and products. And -- why you should register your interest at NurseHack4Health.org. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
October 22, 2021
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58: Prescribing Technology & Social Media

People newly diagnosed and living with chronic conditions increasingly turn to technology, the internet and social media seeking information and education, to share clinical information and the latest research, to receive and provide support, and to share solutions and resources. In the spirit of “meeting people where they are,” clinicians are following and joining patients in these social spaces, learning a lot -- and together -- are improving health. In this episode we hear how Nurse Practitioner Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FADCES, FAAN practices and innovates at the intersection of diabetes, digital health, and disparities. Searching digital spaces, online resources and communities she discovers the specific needs and pain points that patients and families are experiencing. Her work to better assess and address the many dimensions of access and accessibility led to an awareness and understanding of why people with diabetes are foregoing basic needs and taking part in "life exchanges'' of trading of insulin and medical supplies just to stay healthy, and to the subsequent passage of legislation offering an important lifeline to those who depend on insulin to survive. In her research and innovation, she shares the value of collaborating with citizen scientists so the patients’ story and experience are reflected in the research, policies, and solutions. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
October 15, 2021
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57: Moment of Awareness: Safety First

Our lives can become governed by routines. So much so that little changes—like a detour on the way to work, or an unexpected phone call—can have unimaginable consequences. Maria Striemer, RN, BA, was in the emergency department when she treated a child accidentally left in a car from heat exhaustion. Unable to leave the experience behind, Maria began a journey that was anything but routine. She and her engineer husband worked to develop Backseet Buddy, a sensor that uses a Bluetooth connected app to detect when a phone has moved more than 50 meters from a car seat and sends a phone alert. Along the way, she contended with negative feedback, setbacks, and a global pandemic that put Backseet Buddy on-hold. This inspired an awareness campaign, and an entirely new product that protects the ears of frontline workers forced to wear masks for extended periods of time. In this Moment of Awareness, Maria’s experience developing the Backseet Buddy is emblematic of her nursing career: using collaboration to build, often from the bottom up, novel ways to keep people safe. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
September 1, 2021
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56: Moment of Awareness: Creating Confidence

Necessity is often cited as the Mother of Invention. And, nurses who have been part of the inventing process share that exasperation, empathy, and determination are members of the same family. While caring for a patient in an interventional radiology lab and witnessing the exasperation on a patient’s face while struggling to secure a fluid-filled leg bag, nurse and inventor Brian Mohika, RN, BSN, was inspired to create smart, active-living underwear designed to secure catheters and fluid collection bags. He knew people needed solutions that were practical, comfortable, washable, discreet, and liberating. Brian stated, “it is about more than just selling a medical product. It’s about improving lives and returning people to actively living theirs." In this Moment of Awareness, Brian shares his invention story and the motivation and audacity required to bring the vision. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
August 20, 2021
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55: Ready to Vote?

Voting and Health. It's not a pairing that readily springs to mind, but the COVID pandemic, for many reasons, placed a magnifying glass on this important duo and how they impact and amplify one another and dramatically shape community health. A growing body of research confirms that the root and distribution of many diseases start with a lack of equitable, prevention-oriented policies. On a daily basis, in every healthcare setting, health teams see the unhappy faces and stressful circumstances of failing health policies and the direct connection between voter access and the critical path to improving our health policies, reducing health inequities, and building healthier and representative democracies. In this episode, as part of the growing Civic Health movement and its nationwide effort to expand and normalize healthcare settings as community touchpoints for voter access and engagement, we’re taking a closer listen to the experiences and insights of three civic health innovators. Our guests are Elizabeth Cohn RN,NP,PhD; Alistair Martin MD, MPP; and Aliya Bhatia MPP who provide compelling evidence and data for why healthcare settings and healthcare professionals are particularly effective messengers and catalysts for voter engagement. Together, they have collectively created and built NursesWhoVote, Democracy at Discharge, Vot-ER, and the Healthy Democracy Kit.  To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
July 30, 2021
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54: Season 5: It’s a Wrap + Summer Listening

As we wrap up Season 5 and roll into our summer break, we’re catching our breath from a busy few months exploring, celebrating, and innovating that included elevating National Nurses Month, issuing a call to action for nurses around the world to join the NurseHack4Health, getting an update on the global Nursing Now Campaign as it transitions to the Nursing Now Challenge, introducing a special series Meeting of Minds, and having three SEE YOU NOW episodes selected as finalists in the ShareCare Awards that recognize best-in-class productions promoting well-being and capturing the spirit of "sharing care." Season 5 also included remarkable storytelling of how nurses are innovating on truly gargantuan health challenges like our staggering mental health crisis, Black maternal health in the US, the care needs of older adults around the planet, AND the health of our planet. With the summer sun stretching our days longer, it’s a perfect opportunity for reflecting on what we’ve heard, learned, and experienced so we’ve created a summer listen-list to fill your ears and imagination with great ideas, innovations, and inspiration to enjoy and share. Throughout the summer we have some hot features coming your way so stay tuned! Our next season launches in October and while the team is busy in the production studio, we encourage you to enjoy our library of episodes, take a moment to rate and review the podcast, and share it with others. Good health is a team sport and the more fans we have, the healthier we’ll all be. Email us at [email protected]. Visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. 
July 1, 2021
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53: Honoring Juneteenth

In this special edition of SEE YOU NOW, we’re honoring our very first national Juneteenth holiday. As a podcast focused on how nurse-led innovation is strengthening our healthcare systems and transforming lives, we’re marking this historic moment 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.  Honoring Juneteenth with SEE YOU NOW. A playlist featuring and elevating nurses who are driving health equity forward 44. Way More Than a Health Plan 40. Counting on Faith 32. Bridges To Fatherhood 39. Real World Data. Real Life Results 47. A Vote For Mom’s Health 31. Black Midwives & Mamas Matter 38. Mentoring for a More Equitable Future To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
June 18, 2021
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52: Meeting of Minds: You Had Me At Robot

Issac Asimov believed robots could have a true humanizing influence, and one day do the work to make life easier, freeing us to do the work that makes life worthwhile. For many nurses, caring for patients is that worthwhile work. However, studies have shown that roughly 30 percent of a nursing shift is devoted to patient care, with the rest given over to other tasks like finding medications, tracking down equipment, tracking down supplies, and documentation. So the question is, how can we give time back to nurses, so they can put patients—and themselves—first? It’s an urgent question, as the demands and pressures for health care efficiency continue to rise, while experienced nurses retire, nursing schools struggle to expand capacity, and the COVID pandemic stretches staffing to extreme limits. Enter Moxi, a robot—and patient selfie favorite—designed to help nurses complete routine, non-patient facing tasks. In this episode of Meeting of Minds, David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and chief nursing executive at Cedars Sinai and renowned social robotics expert, and Andrea Thomaz, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Diligent Robotics, sit down to discuss how nurses can lead interdisciplinary collaboration, the important role chief nursing officers can play in encouraging staff innovation, and the need for nurses to practice at the top of their license. At the center of their discussion is Moxi, a piece of technology designed to assist but never replace the priceless value and human interaction that nurses bring to patient care. Together, David, Andrea, and Moxi are proving that Nurse Robot Assistants can help reduce nurse fatigue and give nurses time back to care for patients, practice self-care, and focus on the big picture. Because no matter how advanced they become, robots don't take care of people. People take care of people.  Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
June 11, 2021
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51: The Planet is Our Patient

The health of our planet is in serious condition. Climate change is anticipated to result in increasingly warmer global temperatures, more extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. Without accelerated intervention and broad scale innovation across all economic sectors, we face devastating effects on global water and food supplies, critical infrastructure and supply chains, physical and mental health, and a less certain future. Understanding the impacts of climate change on human health is vitally important for the global population. You can’t have healthy people without a healthy environment: something that health professionals today increasingly understand. Just as nurses are skilled at turning around a health crisis that humans can experience -- they’re also well trained and ideally positioned for addressing the critical condition of our planet. In this episode we meet Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of Planetary Health for the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota to learn how nurses can and are reducing greenhouse emissions, find out why educating girls is key to a healthier planet, and discover who the best intergenerational storytellers are for helping us understand our relationship to and stewardship of the planet and where to innovate to improve its health. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. 
June 4, 2021
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50: Owning Your Aging

A common stereotype of aging is an era of decline and shrinking horizons. The reality is far more nuanced. The process of aging isn’t uniform and many will find their health and functional trajectories widening as they get older. In fact some, like President Joe Biden or pioneering nurse-midwife Ruth Lubic, won’t make their greatest contributions until their later years. A key to healthy aging is maintaining or improving your health, which for our oldest adults, largely falls outside of healthcare facilities. For many, health allows us to feel safe wherever we are. Led by Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, the CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders) program aims to improve both the function and cost of elderly care, by teaming a nurse, an occupational therapist and a handy worker to address the home environment, while encouraging the strengths of the older adults themselves to improve safety, independence, and ensuring dignity based on the client’s goals. By installing small, cost effective yet thoughtful adaptations to the home environment, older adults can ease the navigation of activities of daily living—things like bathing, dressing, standing to cook, moving up and down stairs—that sustain and promote their physical, mental, and emotional energy—leading to richer lives full of creativity and meaningful contribution. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
May 27, 2021
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49: Charting A New Path For Mental Wellness

How do you build, staff, and stand up an online psychiatry and therapy office over the course of 45 days? And in a pandemic, no less? For Lavender founders and seasoned entrepreneurs Pritma Dhillon Chattha, DNP MHA RN and Brighid Gannon, DNP, PMHNP-BC it was experiencing first-hand how the pandemic was moving every aspect of our lives online at lightning speed; hearing from colleagues seeking mental health support the countless difficulties they encountered navigating and accessing services; and having the business skills and entrepreneurial experience to seize the moment to design and deliver much needed innovation in the psychiatric care. Pritma and Brighid are making mental healthcare more affordable and accessible by bringing business operation tools that may not be innovative in other industries into mental health services. And while the headline of this story is innovating in mental health services delivery, an equally remarkable headline is how their workforce and workplace innovation is reducing the stigma of seeking care through private on-line therapy, and increasing the availability of mental health professionals while offering providers the work flexibility they need to do so. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.  
May 24, 2021
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48: Meeting of Minds: Partnering for Health Impact

Think about what you might have learned had you been in the room with some of the most fruitful partnerships of our time: Jobs and Wozniak; Warhol and Basquiat; Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. That’s what our Meeting of Minds series is meant to do: to take you behind the scenes to listen in on conversations between chief nurse officers and leaders from disciplines inside and outside of healthcare who are driving innovation. This week, we bring together in conversation two incredible leaders and innovators: Kathy Driscoll, MSN, RN, CCM, Chief Nursing Officer at Humana Inc., and Kathryn Tart, EdD, MSN, RN, founding dean of the University of Houston's College of Nursing. Both have formed a unique collaboration through Humana’s Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston to train current and future healthcare leaders with a focus on providing holistic and collaborative care to improve health outcomes. The Institute’s unique and diverse programs aim to solve complex issues related to social determinants of health: social isolation, food insecurity, homelessness, and access to transportation for the Houston community. And it’s a win-win. Kathy and Kathryn’s efforts are strengthening the skills of nurses and of nursing students, as well as those beyond the medical field. Take a listen to find out how they’re doing it. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
May 14, 2021
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Rebroadcast 4: The Real Game Changers

May 12 is International Nurses Day, chosen to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the British nurse, social reformer and statistician best known as the founder of modern nursing. To mark the moment, we’re returning to an earlier episode, a pre-pandemic episode, and listening with an altered, heightened understanding and urgency of the need to raise awareness on the impact nurses have in transforming health systems, and the critical need for nurse leadership and innovation. The past year has certainly raised visibility of nurses and highlighted  their essential role in improving global health. In this episode, Barbara Stilwell, PhD, RN, FRCN, a nurse, researcher, policy expert, and Executive Director of the Nursing Now global campaign, seeks to elevate the nursing profession, sharing the power of nurses connecting and uniting to tackle big problems like gender and economic inequality while improving health outcomes — the episode is as relevant today as when it first aired. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. 
May 11, 2021
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47: A Vote For Moms’ Health

This Mother’s Day, as we celebrate and honor the moms/mums/aunts/aunties/grandmothers and maternal figures in our lives, we must also acknowledge the ongoing maternal health crisis in the United States. It is a crisis that Representative and Nurse Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) understands well, especially its severe impact on Black mothers. Marrying her nursing background with a genuine enthusiasm for the power of policy to improve and save lives, she co-founded the Black Maternal Health Caucus and introduced The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021. A comprehensive legislative solution, the Momnibus covers everything from the intersection between the COVID-19 pandemic, being a pregnant person of color, to the impact of extreme heat and air pollution on maternal and infant health outcomes. This legislation will drive innovation in practice—a bill that will scale transformative care by matching policy with science and data. It is also a reminder that there are solutions to longstanding inequities and problems, if we are bold enough to enact them. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.  
May 7, 2021
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46: What the Hack

Hackathons provide a fast-paced, high energy, community-building opportunity for a wide spectrum of participants to flex their innovation muscles and solve for some of today’s greatest challenges. While these events have traditionally been geared towards computer scientists and software developers in recent years nurses, clinicians, and health innovators have started to convene health-challenge inspired events. Today the health hackathon landscape is exciting, rapidly evolving, and nurses are playing a lead role in driving them. In this episode, we learn from health influencers, hackers, and innovators Jane Sarashon-Kahn, MA, MHSA; Chris Recinos, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC; Anthony Scarpone-Lambert, BSN ‘21, and Jennifferre Mancillas, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC about how hackathons have impacted their thinking, skills, lives, career trajectory, as well as the landscape of innovative health solutions and products. And -- why you should register your interest at NurseHack4Health.org. Email us at [email protected]. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. 
April 30, 2021
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45: Season 4: It’s a Wrap

This January marked one year since the launch of SEE YOU NOW. To kick off our second year, we explored everything from disaster preparedness and vaccines, to data and working with faith leaders as key collaborators in health innovation. In each episode, we asked how the pandemic has revealed new needs, amplified existing unmet needs, and exacerbated health disparities. And, more importantly, we discuss what solutions are being developed to address the most significant health challenges of today with distinguished experts with decades of experience, expertise and insights.    We’ll be sharing more enlightening, thoughtful and uplifting conversations in a few weeks. In the meantime, we encourage you to go back through our library of episodes, rate and review the shows you love, and share them with your friends. And please share your stories with us. We want to hear what problems you are seeing and solving. Email us at [email protected]. For addition resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.  
April 9, 2021
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44: Way More Than a Health Plan

There is a growing body of evidence and experience supporting our understanding of and investing in the social determinants and drivers of health—the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. We’re seeing that manifest with a wide range of innovations in every corner of our healthcare delivery system, including innovations in health plans, health insurance, and payment and delivery models. In this episode, meet nurse and health plan innovator Karen Dale, MSN, RN, Market President and CEO for AmeriHealth Caritas DC, and dive deep into the details of how innovations in health plans and health insurance can and should focus on getting you care, helping you stay well and build healthy communities. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
March 26, 2021
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43: Caring About Access

Why do Americans struggle getting access to health care? It's a big question, and a big problem. One with serious consequences. Despite the plethora of health care systems, services, practitioners, and technology available throughout the United States, for many people, access to care is frustratingly difficult and frequently includes long wait times. And too often, the care people are able to access doesn’t meet their needs and may not be the care they deserve. In this episode, nurse practitioner Wendy Wright, APRN, FAANP, examines a fresh model for primary care where access, time, presence, data, and innovation are key to how her nurse practitioner-led primary care clinics are meeting people where they are—even if that’s in the front seat of their car, under a tent, or in a parking lot!  To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected].
March 19, 2021
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42: Disaster Ready

Public health emergencies ranging from weather-related events, man-made hazards and pathogen-based outbreaks and epidemics are far more common and increasing in frequency than one might imagine. The reality is there are many public health hazards with the potential to create catastrophic events that will have negative health outcomes for communities and the people who live in them as well as inflicting serious damage to the health systems and professionals responding to these crises and disasters. In this episode we meet disasters head-on at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security by visiting with nurse scientist and innovator Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, who spends all her waking hours (and some sleepless nights) considering the science, technology, and innovations that are being deployed to strengthen health systems, build community resilience, and protect national security. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
March 12, 2021
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41: #VaccinesWork: Building Confidence

The swift development, authorization and manufacturing of the COVID-19 vaccines have been a remarkable scientific feat that conjures up the great stories of science achievement. While vaccines and vaccination are widely considered one of the great success stories in public health, they may also have become a victim of their own remarkable success; a success that can lead to complacency about the benefits of vaccination and a focus on the potential risks or side effects. These hesitations can compromise vaccination programs and leave populations susceptible to outbreaks—a situation where no one is truly safe, because not enough of us are vaccinated. We've seen remarkable progress in vaccine technology; however, progress in vaccine confidence and distribution, trust in science, and confidence in our institutions tell a different story. In this episode, we dive deep into the science of vaccines with Christine Grady, MSN, PhD; Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN; Jaquelin P Dudley, PhD; and Lori Boyle, MSN, AGPCNP. Together we discuss the ethics and details of clinical trials and vaccine distribution, and the role that nurses specifically play in developing vaccine confidence and innovating to rapidly and safely achieve mass COVID-19 vaccination To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
March 8, 2021
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40: Counting on Faith

There has been a long-standing relationship between faith, clergy, health, and healthcare. Faith-based partnerships have forged and furthered public health goals historically and more importantly at present. Clergy and faith-based organizations are pivotal and trusted players in their communities providing service, leadership, connection, communication, distribution of services, and increasingly, innovation. In this episode we explore with UK HealthCare’s Chief Diversity Officer Tukea Talbert DNP, RN, CDP about how partnerships with our communities’ faith leaders and congregations can build trust, break systemic barriers to access, and move toward health equity. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
March 2, 2021
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39: Real World Data. Real Life Results.

The use of data is rapidly shaping and transforming every aspect of how we measure, track, research, and deliver healthcare. Using large data sets, innovators have been unleashing technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, and sentiment analysis to open entirely new avenues to understand health conditions, the circumstances in which they arise, and personalized approaches to addressing them. Cancer care is one area where the use of data is rapidly transforming every facet of care, and one rapidly evolving development is the use of real world data to provide important insights that often have not been answered using data from the highly prized clinical trials data. One very specific area that data—particularly real world data—is helping us to understand is how race and ethnicity play a role in disparities in care and outcomes. In this episode, we go deep into the data weeds with clinician, innovator, and data specialist Kathleen Maignan, AGPCNP-BC, MSN, OCN, to reveal what stories the data really has to tell. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
February 22, 2021
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38: Mentoring for a More Equitable Future

Think of the countless individuals seeking care daily in our clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, schools, and all manner of health care setting. To best communicate, understand, and build trust, it’s vital that patients see people in the healthcare workforce who look, speak, eat, pray, and live like they do.  Our healthcare workforce is far from diverse, representative of our population, or a reflection of our communities and the people we care for.  And that is problematic.  This representation pipeline problem takes root early on in our educational settings.  In this episode, we meet nurse anesthetist, founder and CEO of Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program, Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN, whose personal experiences led to a recognition of the scope and root problems that prevent innovation from being impactful or scaled, which led to a body of work that has been applied across healthcare to forge a more equitable future. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
February 12, 2021
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Rebroadcast 1: Why SEE YOU NOW?

As SEE YOU NOW celebrates its first year of remarkable stories of innovations and innovators and launches into its second year of storytelling, we wanted to return to our first episode to ground the importance of our focus on nurse-led innovation, and to listen with new ears tuned to where we are now in 2021. When SEE YOU NOW launched in January of 2020, health systems across the world were feeling the strains of ever increasing demands driven by an aging population, widening health disparities, and rapidly growing healthcare workforce shortages. We posed the weighty, existential questions—“Why THIS podcast and why NOW?”—and that was just a few weeks before nurses and health innovators across the world would be called upon to respond to COVID-19. The pandemic is a generational, global health and economic crisis that drastically, dramatically, and rapidly changed how we live, work, play, and pray, and is driving an unprecedented demand for nurse innovation, in real time. So much of what we explored in our first episode remains prescient and vital. Now more than ever, the SEE YOU NOW stories of health innovation and the nurses leading them are critical to improving health and saving lives. To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com. Contact us at [email protected]
January 29, 2021
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BONUS: Celebrating a Year of Igniting Nurse-Led Innovation

A round of thanks to our SEE YOU NOW podcast listeners for tuning in each week to hear incredible stories of nurse-led innovation! We've prepared a special holiday message to extend our sincerest gratitude and to thank you for your support this first year. We can’t wait to introduce you to even more incredible nurse innovators and their stories when we return with new episodes later this month. If you liked what you heard this year, please take a moment to subscribe using your favorite podcast platform and share with your fellow nurses! To learn more, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
January 4, 2021
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37: The Gift of Life: An Intersection of Grief and Gratitude

Each year, thousands of lives are saved and improved through organ and tissue donation. But despite the remarkable advances in organ recovery, more than 100,000 Americans are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant with 33 dying every day for lack of an organ. This episode spotlights two nurse CEOs innovating at the system level to maximize organ availability. Ginny McBride, RN, MPH, Executive Director of OurLegacy Organ & Tissue Donor Services at Advent Health in Orlando, Florida, and Patti Niles, RN, BSN, CPTC, CEO of Southwest Transport Alliance in Dallas, Texas, are two nurse innovators from organ procurement organizations (OPOs) working to modernize and streamline organ donor management systems across the nation. Working closely with patients, families, and care teams provides them an understanding of the complexities of organ donation and transplantation enabling them to see the big picture and take action where innovations in health information exchange, donor management, and procurement can have an impact on a national scale. Tune in to hear about the groundbreaking work these nurses are leading so more people are able to give and receive the gift of a lifetime. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
December 22, 2020
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36: Contact Tracing at Scale

Flattening the curve. Testing and contact tracing. Social distancing. Not only have these practices become part of our daily routines, but they are also the primary tools of the public health emergency response to COVID-19. In this episode, we meet Kathleen Blaney, MPH, RN, Director of Disease Control Emergency Preparedness at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Kathleen recounts the story of building the NYC Test & Trace Corps, a public health initiative to fight the threat of COVID-19 and one of the largest contact tracing endeavors in modern history, which in a matter of weeks trained and onboarded over 3,000 new contact tracers—remotely. She shares how the highly personal nature of contact tracing can strengthen science literacy and vaccine confidence, reduce health disparities, and even help build trust in both public institutions and each other amid the pandemic and beyond. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
December 18, 2020
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35: Big Data & AI Meet Precision Nursing

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way since being formally established as a field in 1956. Today, AI operates seamlessly in most every facet of our daily lives—and increasingly into more and more aspects of healthcare and how nurses are caring for people, and for entire populations. With the amount of health data and the rate at which we’re generating it, combined with the extraordinary computing power of machines, we're at a point where AI can see patterns we can't and tell us things we didn't know, before they happen! In this episode, we meet nurse and innovation sherpa Robbie Freeman, MSN, RN, NE-BC, and learn how he and his team of clinicians, data scientists, and engineers are working with an interesting array of technology partners to design and embed AI into hospital operations and clinical workflows. This work supports nurses, doctors, and care teams in predicting and better managing clinical situations while keeping people safe, involving patients more deeply in their care, and ushering in a moonshot for healthcare that Robbie characterizes as “Precision Nursing”—delivering the right care to the right person, in the best way, at the ideal moment. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
December 11, 2020
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34: Virtual Screening for Safer Shelter(s)

Seeing the need to keep homeless shelters, their guests and staff safe and coronavirus free, Nurse Disrupted—a pandemic response start-up in Madison, WI—was launched in record time to build fast, simple, virtual health screenings for homeless shelters and communities. On this episode, we meet nurses Bre Loughlin, MS, RN, and Tracy Zvenyach, PhD, APRN-NP, co-founders of Nurse Disrupted, and dig into the details of launching their new venture. We learn how their different, yet complementary backgrounds of technology and policy are a strength of their partnership, and how in solving one problem, they simultaneously solve several more, including helping nursing students fulfill their practicum hours toward graduation and gain digital health tech skills; helping shelter residents improve access to and quality of health care; conserving personal protective equipment; and gathering vital public health data to shape health and social services policy and access government funding. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
December 4, 2020
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Rebroadcast 9: Licensed to Touch: Learnings from Ward 5B

How did misinformation, hysteria and fear surrounding the first HIV/AIDS outbreak turn into community, compassion and love? The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s also brought forth homophobia and panic. Already stigmatized by society as having “gay cancer,” HIV and AIDS patients were discriminated against by their own healthcare providers in the spaces that were intended to provide them support and treatment. Outraged with the lack of care being provided to HIV and AIDS patients, San Francisco General Hospital’s Ward 5B nurses Alison Moed, Cliff Morrison and Guy Vandenberg set aside their own fears to rally around and provide humane and dignified care to these patients when their health and well-being depended on it. Their extraordinary actions have transformed and established a new standard of care that is used around the world for those living with HIV and AIDS.  For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
November 30, 2020
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33: Roots of Resilience

A key component of sound mental health that may help protect against depression and anxiety is resilience, and knowing that you’re connected to a greater purpose—to a story larger than your own—is key to building it. For Native and indigenous peoples, the stories of origin, history, and identity are central in building resilience and experiencing optimal health. In this episode, we meet indigenous nurse researcher John Lowe, RN, PhD, FAAN, and discover how he is addressing the long-standing structural impediments that have kept American Indian, Alaska Native and indigenous youth from connecting to their cultural heritage, native identity, and to a history that he describes as a source of great strength. John established the first Center for Indigenous Nurse Research For Health Equity where he is innovating on ancestral wisdom and tradition—through practices like the Virtual Talking Circle—to enable indigenous youth to move away from harmful behaviors and move toward lives and coping mechanisms that are both positive and strength-based. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected]   
November 25, 2020
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32: Bridges to Fatherhood

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. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
November 19, 2020
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31: Black Midwives & Mamas Matter

The CDC reports that Black mothers die at three to four times the rate of white mothers and that the mortality rate of Black infants is higher than that of any other ethnic group in the U.S. Regardless of income and education level, childbirth for Black women is more dangerous than it is for white women. Even tennis legend Serena Williams had a dangerously close call during her pregnancy. In examining why these disparities are so stark, it is clear that structural and systemic racism, racialized health inequities, and implicit bias not only play a role but also signify areas within our society that desperately need improvement. In this episode, we hear from three healthcare innovators who personally and professionally—as Black women and advisors to the Black Mamas Matter Alliance—work tirelessly to advance policy grounded in human rights and reproductive justice to improve Black maternal health and lives. Tune in to hear Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, RM, Founder and Executive Director of Commonsense Childbirth and Founder of the National Perinatal Task Force; Joia Crear-Perry, MD, Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative; and Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Tenured Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and member of the Bixby Center of Global Reproductive Health, share their wisdom, outrage, approach, and perspectives on the causes and solutions to Black maternal health disparities in the United States. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
November 13, 2020
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30: Frontiers in Public Health Nursing

During a public health crisis, such as COVID-19, we are acutely aware of the connections between social justice, public health and innovation—especially in communities with vast disparities, such as those in Alaska where Tim Struna, MPH, RN, practices. To explore how public health nurses are innovating to respond to the unique challenges of the ongoing pandemic, we talk to Tim, Chief of Public Health Nursing in the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. He is focused on increasing access to health services for residents in rural areas, particularly during COVID-19, by innovating and coordinating health practices at a community level. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
November 6, 2020
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Rebroadcast 5: Pause for a Moment

When we first aired the episode “Pause For a Moment” back in February of 2020, the world was in a different place, but we were already speaking to the experiences of nurses who, when faced with death, needed to take time to reflect and process each loss and hold time to grieve. Emergency nurse and palliative care liaison, Jonathan Bartels, RN, understands the toll that witnessing a death can have on healthcare worker resiliency. Bartels designed The Pause, a meaningful and effective practice that health systems are rapidly adopting to address the alarming rate of clinician burnout and mental stress. COVID-19 changed the death and dying experience in hospitals and forced nurses to not only innovate the end-of-life experience, but also to shoulder so much more of it. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected] 
October 30, 2020
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29: Season 2: It’s a Wrap!

As we wrap Season 2 of SEE YOU NOW we’re listening back through the stories and hearing important themes emerge that include a heightened appreciation for innovation, the role it’s playing in responding to our current public health crises, and how that role is changing and evolving. In the era of COVID-19, the practice, permissions, and norms of innovation have shifted dramatically–it’s also identified and cultivated new leaders.  Season 2 took us across the country finding stories of health innovation, from one coast to the other, from rural settings to urban settings, with nurses who specialize in everything from intensive care, to design, and legislation. While the season highlighted the geographic differences, it also punctuated, and, possibly more importantly, showed just how much we share in common. While we are busy working to bring you more exciting stories in Season 3, we invite you to tune in to some of our favorite moments from Season 2. If you have any favorite episodes or stories of nurses leading innovation across all the frontlines of care, please let us know at [email protected]. We’ll be back soon!
October 10, 2020
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Rebroadcast 18: Mental Health Pandemic

As September, National Suicide Prevention Month, comes to a close –we wanted to revisit our episode on the Mental Health Pandemic that originally aired in May of 2020 as part of National Nurses Month. Each year during the month of September, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline and other mental health organizations around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention. And on October 10, we will observe World Mental Health Day – a day focused on raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. No one anticipated that 2020, The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, would see nurses at the center of a novel coronavirus pandemic. But that’s exactly what’s unfolding and nurses are rising to the challenges and demands. Every day, frontline healthcare teams are making impossible choices, risking their health and their family's health, saving lives, and keeping our health systems afloat. The work is exhausting on every dimension and triggering a series of pandemics. COVID-19 will have a mental health impact on everyone. And for those providing the care and making tremendous sacrifices for our communities, the mental health toll will continue on well beyond the pandemic itself. In this special episode of SEE YOU NOW we hear from four healthcare leaders with a different lens on the shared mission of building a healthy, happy, and resilient healthcare workforce. Barbara McLean, clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner, Liz Stokes, the director of the ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights, Judy Davidson, nurse scientist, and Pam Cipriano, the dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing, share their experience, perspective and wisdom and the urgency of addressing mental health needs now. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
September 26, 2020
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28: Sensing Health

Across the globe, millions of people are experiencing the challenges, complexities, and costs of caring for elderly family members—these challenges have been amplified and complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. AARP recently reported that 48 million Americans, mostly women, care for another adult and now, checking in on our elder loved ones in a physically distanced manner requires even greater creativity and innovation. In this episode, we meet nurse innovator Joshua Littlejohn MPH, MSN, RN, and entrepreneur Gabriela Sabaté, MBA, MHCI, who are experimenting and innovating with technologies that connect data to transform how we not only provide care remotely, but also how we approach and use hackathons as a way to crowdsource ideas and introduce new innovations. For additional resources visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
September 19, 2020
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27: Campaign for Health

Around the globe, nurses are actively innovating to improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of citizens, environments, and entire communities in settings that some might not have considered—our state legislatures. The link between nursing, politics, and innovation might not seem obvious, but for the nurses who have ushered in meaningful legislation—the relationship is a natural one. In this wide-ranging conversation with Delaware Lt. Gov, Bethany Hall-Long, we discover how nurses involved with legislation at the local, state, and federal level is innovation. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
September 11, 2020
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26: Myth Busters

During the crisis phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare, like every other sector of the US economy, was forced to cease non-essential activities. Which meant canceling thousands of elective procedures and in-person visits, halting a wide-ranging set of business operations, and shifting thousands of employees to work from home and redeploying many to new roles. The profound disruption was both astounding and revealing and offered a rare opportunity to innovate swiftly at the enterprise level. In this episode, Karen Murphy, PhD, RN, executive VP, chief innovation officer and founder of the Steele Institute for Health Innovation at Geisinger, offers the thirty thousand foot view of enterprise-level innovation at a scale and pace that was once thought of as too hard, too risky, and just not possible.   For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
September 4, 2020
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25: Innovation Hotbed

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is not a place any parent anticipates meeting and caring for their newborn. But when they do, they find it a place where science, technology, tiny humans and strong emotion meet head-on. And as COVID-19 spread across the globe, it added another layer of planning and anxiety for pregnant people anticipating how different their pregnancy could turn out should they or their newborn test positive for the virus. In this episode, we hear from Nicole Lincoln MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CCNS, about her work on NICI, a radical reimagining of the infant incubator. What started as an idea to create a low-cost, portable, and single-use incubator for our smallest and most fragile citizens, morphed into new concepts about how the incubator could be used in new ways, new places, and solve new problems.  For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
August 27, 2020
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24: Designing With

COVID-19 has changed the way we do almost everything—not just in healthcare settings, but in settings of all kinds. With reactivation and recovery being keywords in everyone's inboxes, now more than ever, we need designers steeped in public health to help us reimagine a safe and healthy return to social life in a pandemic environment. In this episode, nurse and service designer Brittany Merkle, MFA, RN, shares how she, alongside a multidisciplinary team, were able to create a game plan and playbook for returning to school, work, and play safely.  For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
August 21, 2020
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23: Reading the Signs

Listener warning: This episode features groundbreaking work around human trafficking. The episode includes a very difficult and graphic conversation that may be triggering and not appropriate for all audiences. The International Labor Organization estimates there to be over 40 million victims of human trafficking globally, with hundreds of thousands in the United States. In addition to being a human rights violation, human trafficking is also a massive global health problem with almost 90% of victims seeking care in our healthcare systems, with most of them being seen in our emergency departments. Nurses are often the first point of clinical contact for victims and play a key role in identifying and providing resources for them. In this episode, we meet Danielle Bastien RN, DNP, FNP-BC, a nurse practitioner at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan who researched and explored human trafficking and how health systems, and nurses specifically, can identify and protect victims, help them find a way out, and a safer, more secure path forward. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com   Contact us at [email protected] 
August 14, 2020
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22: Personal Effects

In health systems across the globe, nurses are relied upon and trusted to care for people and their families. What's lesser-known are the details of care, what nursing teams actually do, and how their innovation unfolds. The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically changed that and provided opportunities for the world to take a closer look at the behind-the-scenes details and see nurses as experts leading innovation. In this episode, nurses Carlos Trochez, Jr., BSN, RN, and Simone Hannah-Clark, BN, RN, CCRN, two of the many thousands of nurses working in intensive care units around the world, reflect on the intensity and pace of real-time innovation in a pandemic and reveal how crowdsourcing from social media, collaborating across cultures and disciplines, and live choreography played a role in all the pieces coming together—and how they are present and highly attuned when the pieces, for some patients and families, fall apart. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com   Contact us at [email protected] 
August 6, 2020
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21: It's a Wrap: SEE YOU NOW Season 1 and COVID-19 The Nurse Response 

Tune in as our host, Shawna Butler revisits the compelling stories and experiences featured in the SEE YOU NOW season 1 and COVID-19: The Nurse Response episodes. We’re taking a short break while season 2 is in production, but we’d love to hear from you and what you're seeing and solving. Email us at [email protected] and please take a moment to rate and review the show. It helps millions of listeners find and enjoy these great stories.
July 10, 2020
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20: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: Risks of Responsibility

Every day nurses face difficult decisions and ethical dilemmas. They know how to deal with suffering, are accustomed to participating in life and death decisions, and advocating for human rights. COVID-19 presented circumstances that no one was prepared for including weighing personal risk against an obligation to render care. In this episode, Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN, Director of the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights provides insight into the ethical and moral dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]  
June 12, 2020
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19: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: Socially Complex

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Black people and people of color in the United States. The pandemic placed a magnifying glass on existing disparities and their underlying causes. And when we look closer into these disparities, we find that youth experiencing homelessness and mental health issues are some of the most adversely affected by the COVID-19 public health measures and Shelter-in-Place orders. In this episode, we hear from psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and researcher, Dawn Bounds, PhD, MPHNP-BC whose research covers juvenile justice and homeless youth. Dawn reflects on the complex challenges these populations face amidst overlapping pandemics. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
June 5, 2020
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18: Mental Health Pandemic

No one anticipated that 2020, The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, would see nurses at the center of a novel coronavirus pandemic. But that’s exactly what’s unfolding and nurses are rising to the challenges and demands. Every day, frontline healthcare teams are making impossible choices, risking their health and their family's health, saving lives, and keeping our health systems afloat. The work is exhausting on every dimension and triggering a series of pandemics. COVID-19 will have a mental health impact on everyone. And for those providing the care and making tremendous sacrifices for our communities, the mental health toll will continue on well beyond the pandemic itself. In this special episode of SEE YOU NOW we hear from four healthcare leaders with a different lens on the shared mission of building a healthy, happy, and resilient healthcare workforce. Barbara McLean, clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner, Liz Stokes, the director of the ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights, Judy Davidson, nurse scientist, and Pam Cipriano, the dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing, share their experience, perspective and wisdom and the urgency of addressing mental health needs now. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]
May 30, 2020
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17: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: Safe Homes

With shelter-in-place orders in effect across the country, people are spending prolonged periods of time inside their homes but what happens when home isn’t safe? In this episode of SEE YOU NOW, we speak with nurse scientist Camille Burnett about how nurses are in a unique position in their communities to screen, access, intervene, and meet people where they are—particularly responding to intimate partner violence. Even in the middle of a pandemic nurses and neighbors are looking out for one another and finding ways to make sure people are physically and emotionally protected. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected]    
May 22, 2020
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16: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: The Volume of Silence

During this pandemic, communities across the globe have experienced extraordinary social solidarity with the prevailing sentiment of ‘we are in this together’. While we’ve come together for mutual support and understanding in small and extraordinary ways, there are a few who believe the necessary public health measures are too lengthy and too broad. And in some parts of the US, they’ve taken to the streets to protest mandatory shelter-in-place orders that have closed non-essential parts of our economies. The loudest voices in the midst of these debates and protests were the nurses who stood silently in solidarity for their patients who could not join the conversation. In Arizona, nurses Jade Juriansz, Jasmine Bhatti, and Brittany Schilling participated in a counter protest to provide facts about what is happening with COVID-19 on the frontlines. Although silent, these nurses’ presence and motivation resounded around the world. In this episode we get to hear the motivations of this courageous group who made a commitment to educate the public and share the facts, and the health risks—a true example of 'meeting people where they are.' For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected]  
May 15, 2020
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15: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: On Life Support

Nurses are exposed to death, suffering, and sickness throughout their careers and COVID-19 has only increased their exposure to traumatic environments. Because of their environment, nurses experience adverse effects on their mental health and well-being. Why is it then that nurses are often not screened or provided with mental health support in their workspaces? Nurse scientist Judy Davidson DNP, RN, FCCM, FAAN works to reinforce the mental health needs of nurses while bringing awareness to nurse suicides. She creates programs that provide simple and accessible tools for health systems to adopt throughout their networks to ensure that nurses can stay strong, be supported, and get help when needed. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected]  
May 8, 2020
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14: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: Rapidly Mobile

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the globe, citizens everywhere are becoming aware of just how strained our healthcare systems are and their vulnerabilities when extraordinary, unscheduled demands are placed on them. COVID19 brought into sharp focus the critical need to swiftly mobilize our healthcare workforce -- in particular, highly trained and skilled nurses needed to screen, test, and care for patients, families, and communities. In this episode, nurses Sarah Gray and Dan Weberg explain how they and the nurses at Trusted Health are modernizing, personalizing, and rapidly mobilizing our healthcare talent and workforce. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected]  
May 1, 2020
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13: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: School Recess

Across the world, students of all ages along with educators and families are part of an unanticipated global homeschooling abruptly introduced by COVID-19. While necessary to ensure public safety during a pandemic, closing schools is a difficult and complex decision that has far-reaching implications for students’ health, their learning, and their safety. No one is more attuned to those needs than school nurses who, on any given school day, are helping medically fragile and special needs students, and students struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, food, housing, and economic insecurity. In this episode, we virtually visit Camden, NJ, to meet veteran school nurse, Robin Cogan MEd, RN, NCSN and learn why school nurses should be at the center of re-entry decision making and how school nurses are supporting students and families while uncertainty looms. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected]   
April 24, 2020
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12: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: The Future is Now

From health bots to artificial intelligence and everything in between -- COVID-19 is shining a new light on nurses and the expanding role and reliance on technology to meet our collective healthcare needs. As the novel coronavirus is changing our daily lives and the ways we work and interact, it is also accelerating the pace of transforming our healthcare systems and how we use and share data, work as teams, and communicate with patients and communities. In our latest episode of The Nurse Response, we talk with Molly McCarthy, US Health and Chief Nursing Officer at Microsoft, about how this global pandemic is fast-forwarding the Future of Healthcare to the Now of Healthcare and the lead roles nurses are playing in this rapid transition. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com   Contact us at [email protected]
April 17, 2020
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11: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: How are you? Really.

As the world responds to COVID-19, increasingly and alarmingly the daily headlines include the risks our healthcare teams and essential services personnel confront in efforts to care for patients and keep our communities safe. Behind these headlines are stories of daily experiences and individual lives. Nurse Jennifer Gil shares her diary about being on the frontlines of COVID-19, about contracting the virus and being isolated from loved ones in a time of immense uncertainty. It’s a powerful reminder that we cannot lose focus on the emotional impact of this illness. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com   Contact us at [email protected]
April 9, 2020
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10: COVID-19 The Nurse Response: Staying Telehealthy

Over the next few weeks, we are pausing our regularly scheduled programming of See You Now to bring you stories from nurses on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. As the entire world learns about COVID-19 and responds to this massive disruption, nurses are rapidly innovating to meet the demands of patient care during this trying time. Listen in to hear from nurse practitioner, telehealth consultant, and Founder & CEO of BabyLiveAdvice, Sigi Marmorstein as she shares the clinical realities of working on COVID-19 and explains how telemedicine is putting eyes and ears on patients where they are, while reducing the stress on hospital services. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com   Contact us at [email protected]
April 2, 2020
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9: Licensed to Touch: Learnings from Ward 5B 

How did misinformation, hysteria and fear surrounding the first HIV/AIDS outbreak turn into community, compassion and love? The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s also brought forth homophobia and panic. Already stigmatized by society as having “gay cancer,” HIV and AIDS patients were discriminated against by their own healthcare providers in the spaces that were intended to provide them support and treatment. Outraged with the lack of care being provided to HIV and AIDS patients, San Francisco General Hospital’s Ward 5B nurses Alison Moed, Cliff Morrison and Guy Vandenberg set aside their own fears to rally around and provide humane and dignified care to these patients when their health and well-being depended on it. Their extraordinary actions have transformed and established a new standard of care that is used around the world for those living with HIV and AIDS. For additional resources visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected] 
March 23, 2020
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Rebroadcast 2: What Ebola Taught Us About Collaboration and Communication

Effective communication is key for any team, and during an infectious disease outbreak when the public is on high alert and lives are at stake, it becomes even more critical. As some of the first healthcare providers to treat the Ebola virus in the U.S., members of Emory University’s Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, Sharon Vanairsdale, APRN, and Colleen Kraft, MD, share their experiences, learnings and innovations they established to create a culture of safety and an affinity for preparedness to prevent the spread of deadly infections. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]  
March 16, 2020
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8: Nurses Who Vax

In a digitally driven world where information and misinformation are both readily available, it can be hard to know what sources to trust--particularly when it comes to health decisions about communicable and vaccine-preventable diseases. In this episode, Melody Butler, BSN, RN, CIC, founder of Nurses Who Vaccinate, discusses how and why she's built a global advocacy network, coalition, and movement of nurses to meet people where they are, and ensure they are well-informed with science-based facts to inform their health decisions. For additional resources visit: www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]   
March 9, 2020
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7: Brushing for Your Life

Nurse, educator and historian Dian Baker, PhD, APRN-BC, PNP, PHN, has been championing a creative solution to reduce cases of hospital-acquired pneumonia across the country: encouraging patients to brush their teeth. In this episode, Baker and Shawna Butler discuss the significance of nurses taking the lead in developing partners for scaling innovative solutions across an enterprise and why dental care, as well as mental healthcare, should be a larger priority in every healthcare setting. For additional resources visit: www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]     
March 2, 2020
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6: Empowering Childbirth

Pioneer, MacArthur Fellow and Nurse Midwife Ruth Watson Lubic, EdD, RN, CNM, FAAN, FACNM, opened the first freestanding birth center for low-income families in New York City at a time where it was common for women to have very little say in their maternity care and labor and delivery experience. In this episode, Lubic talks with Shawna Butler about her six decades of experience in nurse-midwifery, how far care delivery in childbirth has come and what the next 60 years of health innovation in this space could be. For additional resources visit www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]   
February 24, 2020
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5: Pause for a Moment

As an emergency nurse and palliative care liaison, Jonathan Bartels, RN, understands the toll that witnessing a death can have on healthcare worker resiliency. In this episode, Shawna Butler talks with Bartels on designing The Pause, a meaningful and effective practice that health systems are rapidly adopting to address the alarming rate of clinician burnout and mental stress. For additional resources visit: www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected]  
February 17, 2020
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4: The Real Game Changers

Gender equality. Economic development. Greater health outcomes. According to nurse, researcher and policy expert Barbara Stilwell, PhD, RN, FRCN and Executive Director of Nursing Now, a global campaign seeking to elevate the nursing profession, more nurses in leadership and policy roles can result in all those things and more. In this episode, Stilwell speaks with Shawna Butler about the need to raise awareness of the impact nurses have in transforming health systems, the groundbreaking work they have accomplished in devising solutions to patient care and health outcomes and the exciting potential of nurse leadership and innovation. For additional resources visit: www.seeyounowpodcast.com Contact us at [email protected] 
February 10, 2020
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3: Gaming for Health

What happens when a nurse merges a love of gaming with a passion for improving healthcare? A transformation in solving health challenges that is as unique as it is fun. Anna Sort, nurse, gamer and digital health entrepreneur, talks with host Shawna Butler about her groundbreaking work that leverages the fun, thrills and science of gamification to create behavioral change, improved health and innovative ways to learn new skills. For additional resources visit: www.seeyounowpodcast.com  Contact us at [email protected]  
February 3, 2020
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2: What Ebola Taught Us About Collaboration and Communication

Effective communication is key for any team, and during an infectious disease outbreak when the public is on high alert and lives are at stake, it becomes even more critical. As some of the first healthcare providers to treat the Ebola virus in the U.S., members of Emory University’s Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, Sharon Vanairsdale, APRN, and Colleen Kraft, MD, share their experiences, learnings and innovations they established to create a culture of safety and an affinity for preparedness to prevent the spread of deadly infections. -- Interested in learning more?  Featured in this episode – Colleen Kraft, MD Sharon Vanairsdale, APRN Additional resources and background information – World Health Organization - Ebola Fact Sheet, https://bit.ly/36RSRJt Emory University Hospital – “Five years later, Ebola patients return to Emory,” https://bit.ly/2QPIxMn Emory University Hospital Serious Communicable Diseases Program, https://bit.ly/35OrQFr Contagion Live – “Infectious Diseases Dominate WHO's List of 2019 Health Threats,” https://bit.ly/2RbcTbf STAT – “FDA Approves an Ebola Vaccine for the First Time,” https://bit.ly/38tOUeo   https://bit.ly/368Zxl1 Contact us at [email protected]
January 27, 2020
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1: Why SEE YOU NOW?

Health systems across the world are strained by ever increasing demands and in need of innovation from all corners, and nurses are discovering and driving solutions to these complex challenges. Despite this, nurses’ potential to improve health outcomes and lead system change is often underestimated and underutilized. Host Shawna Butler, nurse economist and tech enthusiast, talks to historians, researchers, journalists and executives to uncover the true power of what nurses can do. SEE YOU NOW will prompt listeners to see nurses in a new light. -- Interested in learning more? Featured in this episode – Lynda Benton, Senior Director, Corporate Equity, Johnson & Johnson  Barbara Glickstein, RN, MPH, MS Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, American Nurses Association Margaret Gurowitz, Chief Historian, Johnson & Johnson  Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, George Washington School of Nursing Barbara Stilwell, FRCN, Nursing Now Additional resources and background information – The American Nurses Association - What is Nursing?, https://bit.ly/2Rz1t1d Sigma Theta Tau International - “The Woodhull study on nursing and the media: Health care’s invisible partner: Final report,” https://bit.ly/35WEW3f Journal of Nursing Scholarship, “The Woodhull Study Revisited: Nurses’ Representation in Health News Media 20 years Later,” https://bit.ly/3adLHkW World Health Organization - International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife designation and campaign, https://bit.ly/35UUUuM Nursing Now - 2020: The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, https://bit.ly/35RrbmF IntraHealth - Investing in the Power of Nurse Leadership Report, https://bit.ly/2Tp3SOy The New Yorker - “Amid a Measles Outbreak, an Ultra-Orthodox Nurse Fights Vaccination Fears in Her Community,” https://bit.ly/2FLHt61 Contact us at [email protected]
January 27, 2020
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BONUS: Designing the SEE YOU NOW Identity

Three words. Nine letters. A lot of meaning. Designer of the SEE YOU NOW logo Bonnie Siegler, who was voted one of the fifty most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA and founder of the award-winning design studio Eight and a Half, sits down with Shawna Butler to share the story behind the SEE YOU NOW visual identity. From pushing the limits of the typical square podcast logo to creating a minimalistic eye chart design to convey a new way of seeing nurses in 2020, Bonnie shares interesting insight into communicating a big message in a small space to stand out. -- Interested in learning more? Featured in this episode – Bonnie Siegler Additional resources and background information – “Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America,” by Bonnie Siegler,  https://amzn.to/37nTg6u “Dear Client: This Book Will Teach You How to Get What You Want from Creative People,” by Bonnie Siegler, https://amzn.to/36lnbef Contact us at [email protected]
January 26, 2020
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See You Now Season 1 Trailer

On a daily basis, we trust nurses with billions of dollars of equipment, critical procedures, data, 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 tech 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.
December 19, 2019
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See You Now Promo

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, 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.
November 25, 2019
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About 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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