If you’re a nurse, you know that keeping up with news and developments in your field is essential. But there’s often not enough time to stay up-to-date between shifts. That’s where podcasts come in. They are a great way to learn new things and stay updated on the latest nursing news while commuting or doing chores around the house. Whether you’re looking for an informative discussion on current topics or want to hear personal stories from nurses, these podcasts will keep you entertained and inspired.
FreshRN is the brainchild of Kati Kleber, MSN RN, a nurse with 12 years of experience in cardiac medical-surgery, step-down and neurocritical care. Kati is an author, speaker and recipient of the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2015 Nurse of the Year Award.
She created FreshRN to support new nurses and give them career tips. “Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging and with this podcast, your host, Kati Kleber, hopes to dispel myths, offer encouraging words, and fill in some of the blanks left from nursing school to enable you to excel in your first job as a registered nurse.”
Kati and her guests cover topics such as Communication tips – patients and their support systems, Tips for working night shift, How to take charge of your nursing career and Military nursing.
Listen to FreshRN on iTunes, Sticher, PlayerFM, iHeartRadio, Libsyn, Spotify or your favorite podcast app.
The SHIFT Talk podcast brings nurses together to talk about challenges they are facing on and off the clock. In its first season, SHIFT Talk discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and covered how nurses were healing while dealing with burnout. The second season’s theme is health equity: “we’re interviewing nurses who are working to ensure all patients can access the resources and care they need to be healthy…We’re going beyond the clinical and looking at the social factors that impact health – from a person’s zip code, to their education, to their job. Even structural racism.”
A few topics SHIFT Talk covers are: Be the change you want to see, A love letter to nurses, Next-generation nursing, and Diversity, disparities, determinants, oh my!
Listen to SHIFT Talk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.
In 2017, Adrianne Behning, BSN, RN, began the Nursing Uncensored podcast to talk about the day-to-day lives of nurses and to provide tips on helpful products and apps for nurses; information that she felt was missing in the more technical nursing podcasts that covered topics like pathophysiology, pharmacology and entrepreneurship. “I try to create content that is raw, real and relevant to life on and off the clock. I want to use this platform to educate in an informal setting, using humor and storytelling as meaningful teaching tools. On the podcast, I interview nurses of all kinds about their experiences and passions.”
Here is a sample of some topics Nursing Uncensored covers: Protection and growth for your career with Irnise F. Williams, Esq., How you can fight healthcare disparities: a conversation with the Gritty Nurses, The path to self-advocacy for new nurses with Deanna Mackey, RN.
Listen to Nursing Uncensored online, on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts.
The Happy Nurse
The Happy Nurse podcast was created by Elaina Mullery, RN, a nurse who also holds a degree in mindfulness and meditation and is a certified hypnotherapist and neuro-linguistic programming practitioner. Due to her experience practicing nursing in challenging environments, Elaina has first-hand experience with stress and burnout that led her to become passionate about personal development.
Elaina’s podcast aims to help nurses prioritize self-care, “Nurses are the backbones of the health system, always there to care for a stranger as if they were their own, forsaking special moments with their own families to ensure that other families’ loved ones are being cared for. Compassion fatigue, stress and burnout are on the rise in healthcare workers. Self-care has never been so important.”
Elaina and her guests cover topics such as Understanding how we’re feeling through mindfulness and meditation, What professional anxiety looks like with Lauren Bell, Body image issues with Michelle Powell and The key to self-care with Beth Browning.
Listen to The Happy Nurse on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Amazon Music.
Ask Nurse Alice
In Ask Nurse Alice, Alice Benjamin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FNP-C, provides advice and conducts interviews with health experts, celebrity guests and front-line nurses. Alice has held several titles, including CNA, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Media Health Expert.
“Alice eloquently facilitates discussions in a way that only a nurse can. And, gives the best advice – from struggling as a nursing student with a young family, to life beyond the bedside, all the taboo conversations in the breakroom, and reminiscing on those patients we’ll never forget.” The Ask Nurse Alice podcast is presented by nurse.org and was awarded the Digital Health Award Media/Publications GOLD award in the fall of 2021.
Topics include 6 tips for dealing with a patient’s difficult family members, Why nursing certification matters with Elizabeth Scruth and Living with an autoimmune disease as a nurse: Amy’s journey with sarcoidosis.
Listen to ask Nurse Alice on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.
If you enjoyed these podcasts, check out our 10 TED Talks Every Nurse Should Watch article for more great nursing content!
*The views and opinions expressed in these podcasts do not necessarily reflect the view of Maxim Healthcare Services. These podcasts are for entertainment purposes and should not be used as a source of medical advice. *