The Nurse Keith Show

The Nurse Keith Show

The Nurse Keith Show is an invaluable audio destination for ambitious, thoughtful, and forward-thinking 21st-century nurses.

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Nursing and Healthcare Student Loans in the Age of COVID-19 | The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 287

On episode 287 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career and healthcare podcast, Keith once again interviews Travis Hornsby, the founder of Student Loan Planner, a service helping those with student loans create workable plans for loan repayment. Keith and Travis discuss the CARES Act, loan forbearance, loan forgiveness, savings and repayment strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the potential changes that could be created by a Biden administration, and much more.
September 18, 2020

Embracing Change as Our Constant Companion | The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 285

On episode 285 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career and healthcare podcast, Keith discusses the power and opportunity presented by all types of change. In this episode, Keith opens up about major changes in his personal life and takes a deep dive into how change is the only constant in the universe that we all must face, whether in relationships, love, career, health, or the wider world around us. In the end, change is our ubiquitous companion in this life, so we may as well embrace it.
September 11, 2020

Theresa Brown, 21st-Century Nurse Author | The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 286

On episode 286 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career and healthcare podcast, Keith interviews Theresa Brown, PhD (English), BSN, RN, FAAN, a New York Times nurse columnist and best-selling author, regarding the state of 21st-century nursing, being a nurse writer, COVID-19, and a variety of compelling topics of interest to nurses and healthcare professionals alike.
September 4, 2020

Operation Happy Nurse | The Nurse Keith Show

On this special bonus episode of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career and healthcare podcast, Keith interviews Dr. Pamela Karagory, DNP, MBA, MSB, RN, CNE, ANEF, and Shannon McPeek, BSN, RN regarding Operation Happy Nurse, your new go-to resource for coping with the pressure that comes with being a real-life superhero. Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, as well as a professional podcaster, published author, inspiring speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. 
August 28, 2020

You Can Be a Citizen Nurse Journalist | The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 283

On episode 283 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career and healthcare podcast, Keith discusses the power that nurses hold in their brilliant minds, deeply feeling hearts, and highly skilled hands to produce creative work that can move the needle of healthcare, and inform, educate, inspire, and entertain others. If you want to be a nurse journalist or creative and contribute your thoughts and feelings to the larger societal conversation, this is the episode for you, and now is the time to shine. 
August 21, 2020

Nurse Keith’s COVID-19 Update #15 | The Nurse Keith Show

On this special bonus COVID-19 update, Keith interviews Smith F. Heavner-Sullivan, MS, BSN, RN, PCCN, and Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH regarding Project COPE, a mixed-methods ethnography research initiative exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare providers. Project COPE's interdisciplinary team crosses three universities, two healthcare systems, and five disciplines: nursing, massage therapy, evaluation science, psychology, and medicine. 
August 19, 2020

The Nurse Keith Show

The Nurse Keith Show offers up-to-date advice for savvy 21st-century nurses and healthcare professionals to keep you at the top of your game on every level.

During each episode, holistic nurse career coach Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC, explores career management and development; multidisciplinary collaboration; self-care and wellness; social justice; public health and healthcare delivery; entrepreneurship; and personal growth.

Through interviews with healthcare thought leaders and innovators, as well as inspiring monologues, Nurse Keith helps you create the most satisfying career and life possible.
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Keith Carlson

Keith Carlson

I’ve been a nurse since 1996, and I’ve worked in a variety of clinical settings, including home health, community health, case management, public health, hospice, and nursing education. I’ve also held management and executive positions, including Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Nursing.

I’m a Board-Certified Nurse Coach (NC-BC) under the auspices of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. I also hold previous certifications in Swedish Massage, Kripalu Yoga, and Laughter Yoga. Previously, I studied the visual arts, dropping out of two Philadelphia art schools in the early 1980s.

My podcast, The Nurse Keith Show, was launched in January of 2015, and offers weekly nursing career advice, information, and inspiration for nurses and healthcare professionals who want to take their careers to the next level.

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