The Nursing School Roller Coaster with Jillian: Pt. 2

The Nursing School Roller Coaster with Jillian: Pt. 2

The roller coaster continues this week with Adrianne and Jillian. We’ve got another hour of loops, corkscrews, turns and mega-dives - all conversational, of course. They talk about a million more things related to nursing and school.

Listener Request: How I Became a Nurse - Adrianne's Roller Coaster Story

Listener Request: How I Became a Nurse - Adrianne's Roller Coaster Story

There is more than one way to become a nurse. Adrianne’s journey was more of a saga. Recently, she got a message from a listener asking Adrianne to tell her story. The listener wanted to know things like how old Adrianne was when she finished, what degree path she chose, and what obstacles she faced along the way.

The Nursing School Roller Coaster with Jillian: Pt. 1

The Nursing School Roller Coaster with Jillian: Pt. 1

Welcome to Season 4 of Nursing Uncensored! In this episode, Adrianne embarks upon a conversation with pal and co-worker, Jillian. Jillian has just graduated from Nursing School and is awaiting boards at the time of this recording. She’s got a lot of great stuff to say which is why this talk at NU Headquarters was so dang long.

The conversation winds around and through topics such as

-finding out “who you will be” after nursing school
- podcasts and other resources for learning
-anxiety from nursing school skills test outs
-and more!

Top 10 School Supplies for Nursing Students and How to Use Them

Top 10 School Supplies for Nursing Students and How to Use Them

It's official! Even though it's still summer, there are school supplies popping up in all the stores. Adrianne's college town is seeing a new influx of students who are about to start prepping for the coming semester. So that means it's time to shop for school supplies. Adrianne's not even in school anymore, yet she still wants to hit the sales.

By the time you get to college, you probably know what supplies you want and need, but let's challenge you to think outside the box.  Here are Adrianne's Top 10 Nursing School Supplies...

...and How to Use Them.

Top 10 Summer Prep Tips for New Nursing Students

Top 10 Summer Prep Tips for New Nursing Students

If you're an incoming nursing student, you already know the benefits of working ahead. In this episode,  Adrianne presents some things you should think about while sitting by the pool or hiding in the air conditioning between now and the end of August. (These tips wouldn’t hurt you returning students either!)

Aromatherapy at the Bedside with Nurse Margo

Aromatherapy at the Bedside with Nurse Margo

This week Adrianne chats with Nurse Margo about aromatherapy use at the bedside, specifically in palliative and end-of-life care. They discuss how aromatherapy is used in the hospital setting, as well as how Margo approached this evidence-based project, and how she helped improve essential oil use on the unit. The moral of Margo’s story however, is that any nurse, regardless of years of experience, can impact bedside practice and contribute in meaningful ways.

Molly Hillig of Empower Yourself Coaching

Molly Hillig of Empower Yourself Coaching

This week we are joined by Molly Hillig Rodriguez, RN, BSN, MPH, CEO of Empower Yourself Coaching. She reached out to Adrianne to discuss the very sensitive, yet important topic of suicide among nurses.

Nurses are four times more likely to commit suicide than individuals not working in healthcare (Yazdi, 2017). The combination of physical, emotional, mental and financial stressors is a real threat to the well-being of our front line healthcare providers. We are opening up the discussion.

Student Loan Repayment with Travis Hornsby, CFA

Student Loan Repayment with Travis Hornsby, CFA

This week Adrianne is talking money - specifically student loan repayment - a topic that has most of us fresh graduates totally stressed out. Since Adrianne is one of the stressed out masses, she’s having a conversation with expert and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Travis Hornsby, founder of studentloanplanner.com.

Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Grand Challenge with Jaime Dawson MPH

Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Grand Challenge with Jaime Dawson MPH

Happy National Nurses Week to everyone in the Nursing Uncensored universe!

Adrianne is excited to welcome Jaime Dawson, MPH, the Director of Program Operations for the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge and Innovation at the American Nurses Association.

Jaime and Adrianne discuss the health status of nurses in the United States, the mission and functions of the ANA, and they highlight resources and ways to get involved with the HNHN™ Grand Challenge. Please keep reading for helpful links and information.

Food Prep for Nurses ft. Brad McLaughlin

Food Prep for Nurses ft. Brad McLaughlin

Brad is back and we're talking about preparing food for a three-day-stretch of 12-hour shifts. We cover tips and tricks for food prep and preservation, how nurses show love with potlucks, and Brad's food-related side gig with Pampered Chef.

Night Shift Myths: Throwback Episode ft. Andrew Craig

Night Shift Myths: Throwback Episode ft. Andrew Craig

Andrew and Adrianne talk about common myths held about nurses working the night shift. Night nurses can’t help but cringe when folks say to us “you must love how quiet night shift is, with all the patients sleeping”. Um, not exactly.

Poop Clean-up ProTips with Craig of Keep It Real RN

Poop Clean-up ProTips with Craig of Keep It Real RN

Adrianne is joined again by Craig of the popular nursing brand Keep It Real RN. They're back to teach you how to go from massive poopstravaganza to squeaky clean patient with as little stress as possible for everyone involved.

This episode is gross, funny, informative, and destined to make you a poop cleaning superstar.

Top 10 Nursing Clinicals Survival Tips

Top 10 Nursing Clinicals Survival Tips

Many nursing programs require between 200-300 clinical hours to get you graduated, so why not harness the behaviors and tips to get you through with confidence and your health mostly intact.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are the basics that Adrianne believes will set you up for clinical success.

The Poopisode ft. Craig of Keep It Real RN

The Poopisode ft. Craig of Keep It Real RN

By poopular demand, Adrianne and Craig bring you the long-awaited episode on an inevitability of bedside nursing: cleaning up poop.

This discussion is not for the weak-stomached, but if you appreciate some good poop puns, turd tales and fecal follies you're in for a treat.

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt. 3

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt. 3

This is the third installment In the longest three-part special ever. Adrianne and Dan finish their drinks and this conversation that, in real time, was almost 4 hours long. We’ve distilled it down as much as we can with any talk we have…not much.

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt 2

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt 2

In this episode, we get back to my conversation with Dan DiMonte, travel-nurse-turned-per-diem-nurse, about loads of things. We topic-hop and touch on Dan's desire for roots, staffing ratios and union issues, premium healthcare, and poisoning the well during patient report.

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt 1

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt 1

An old pal of the show, nurse and touring multi-instrumentalist Dan DiMonte stepped into the Nursing Uncensored Headquarters for a little kitchen-table-chat and a cocktail or two. In this very long, late-night conversation, we covered so much - too much for one episode.

End-of-life Care Discussion with Dorothy

End-of-life Care Discussion with Dorothy

Dorothy returns for her 4th Nursing Uncensored Appearance! In this episode, her and I break down palliative care vs hospice. We discuss what they are and the differences between the two, work on dispelling myths and explain benefits.

Where the *Bleep* has Adrianne Been?

Where the *Bleep* has Adrianne Been?

Adrianne is back with a quick update on all the behind-the-scenes happenings that have kept her away from the mic the last several weeks. Listen in as she talks about her Fall Prevention and Community Health Practicum and gives you helpful safety-related gift ideas for your older loved ones. Adrianne also describes her most recent paper-writing process.