The Virtual Clinical Podcast

The Virtual Clinical Podcast

A weekly podcast supporting the student nurse and soon-to-be Registered Nurse with insights from members of the nursing community.

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S3. Ep7. Corporate Nursing with Lexi Jay, MHA, BSN, RN

We join Lexi Jay (aka The Corporate Nurse) in a fabulous conversation surrounding her background as a nurse and what you need to get into corporate nursing. Lexi is an expert in career strategy and is a nurse career coach. She helps bedside nurses obtain corporate positions. With over 15 years of experience in nursing Lexi Jay brings strong foundational expertise to help organizations achieve results. She has consulted with major healthcare systems and companies impacting healthcare globally. Baccalaureate prepared registered nurse, Master in Healthcare Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing in progress. Expertise in diversity in nursing, corporate nursing and recruitment/retention of BIPOC nurses. Make sure you connect with Lexi on Twitter (@NurseLexiJ) or on Instagram (@TheCorporateNurse) and on her website Additionally, there is a Master Class that you should be signed up for (
October 13, 2021

S3. Ep6. Entrepreneurship with Kathi Randall, RN, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC

Kathi Randall joins us on this podcast and talks everything from becoming a clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner to starting her own business protecting little babies through Synapse Care Solutions. Hear all about her beginnings, work with a level III and IV NICU, Clinical Nurse Researcher, Case Coordinator, and path to starting her own company. Finally, she provides savvy tips for everyone and has many recommendations on how you can become a nurse entrepreneur.
September 22, 2021

S3. Ep5. A Jungle Gym within Nursing with Sue Richwine, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CCRN-K

We join Sue Richwine in this inspiring and knowledge filled episode. Starting out as a respiratory tech and medical assistant, Sue joined the nursing profession with a preference of community hospitals. She has navigated through her nursing career by exploring her talents, passions and pursuits through curiosity and describes her path of nursing as an active jungle gym. Her career has spanned from clinical staff nurse, house manager, trauma coordinator, chief nurse officer (which she describes as the greatest honor), wound care consultant and educator. We discuss some very useful tips for self-care that may surprise you and our favorite author, Brené Brown and the many gifts that she has brought to our career.
September 9, 2021

S3. Special Episode Nursing Leadership with Elizabeth Weingast

We join Elizabeth Weingast, senior VP for clinical excellence on her journey as a nurse leader. She has been through all things within a single system. We dig into what it took for her to get there as well as some in's and out's of what leadership is. We are also joined by a colleague in our quest to hit on some special themes leaders may develop.
September 1, 2021

S3. Ep4. Aromatherapy Nursing and Nursing Research with Juli Reynolds, BSN, RN

Here from the fabulous Juli Reynolds, BSN, RN who had her start before nursing within a church helping people. We take a deep dive into her beginnings as a PACU nurse, as well as how she fell in love with holistic therapies and her certification as an aromatherapist. We discuss her love (as well as my love) for nursing research and what the Institutional Review Board (IRB) means and why they are so important. We discuss how all nurses should be trained by CITI Training ( and how to access and use the IRB to perform studies and eventually publish. Juli describes her new found love in nursing by finding her path with essential oils and the chemistry behind them - including how plants have made our way to modern medicines. She now co-leads the group Essential Oil Nurses, which includes a yearly conference! Learn how to get involved as a PACU nurse as well as how to get involved as a certified aromatherapy nurse. We have a new website! Check out episodes and additional content on
August 10, 2021

S3. Ep. 3. The Balance of Mental Health and Nursing School with Maddison Gutshall, BSN, RN

We have a new website! Check out episodes and additional content on Join Maddison Gutshall as she joins in on a great talk about her journey navigating through mental illness while attending nursing school, even her journey prior to joining nursing school. This do-not-miss conversation is imperative for anyone looking to attend nursing school but may have reservations about mental illness. Additionally, this episode serves as a heightened awareness to look out for those who may have mental illness and are in nursing school. If you need help for an eating disorder, please contact the National Eating Disorder Association at or at the following numbers. CALL (800) 931-2237 Monday—Thursday 11am—9pm ET Friday 11am—5pm ET Translation services are available on the phone. TEXT (800) 931-2237 Pilot hours: Monday—Thursday 3pm—6pm ET Standard text messaging rates may apply. If you or anyone you know is in need of help, there are resources for you. SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information. Please visit for more information. An additional and wonderful resource also includes NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or [email protected]
July 27, 2021

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A weekly podcast supporting the student nurse and soon-to-be Registered Nurse with insights from members of the nursing community.

The Virtual Clinical podcast is a new podcast to support the #studentnurse. Hosted by Nicole Sunderland a registered nurse, inspired by actual students, this podcast combines Q&A, mentorship and storytelling to support you on your journey.
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Nicole Sunderland

Nicole Sunderland

Nicole Sunderland is a nurse, international speaker, innovator, entrepreneur, essential oil expert and wellness advocate. BA in Philosophy from La Salle, BSN from West Chester, MSN from Gonzaga and two specialty certifications in stroke nursing and critical care nursing. Nicole has been involved in neuroscience since 2006 in various settings including traumatic brain injury rehab, step down neuroscience care and adult critical care.

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