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Your Next Shift: A Nursing Career Podcast

Your Next Shift offers a dynamic listening experience. Host Elizabeth Scala has strategically crafted a program that provides both practical tactics and universal truths. Weekly episodes present listeners with spiritual mindsets to be themselves and entrepreneurial tools to do their best. Guest interviews illustrate the importance of showing up as ourselves in our work, while giving us concrete methods to do so. Your Next Shift, which informs, educates and up-levels our nursing career, certainly is cutting edge in the healthcare environments of today.
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Feb 20, 2019

Have you ever felt afraid that what you are doing will be judged by others? Nurses, it’s time to put that self-doubt away and step into your confidence as a unique individual! This next guest reminds us to be present and enjoy the work that we do.  

Michelle McGrorey, BSN, RN, OCN, HTCP, CA, HMIP  has been a member of AHNA since 2016. Michelle has helped shape University Medical Center of Southern Nevada`s Tranquility Program through her love and passion for holistic nursing. She and her colleague have been recognized and featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal, the Nevada Nurses Association`s Publication, RNFormation, the Healing Touch Community Newsletter, and is the co-author of RNFormation`s article Holistic Nurses of Nevada, as well as Energy Magazine`s article, Hoax, Healing, or Hooey? Currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michelle is one of two integrative therapies nurses at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada where she provides holistic modalities to patients and staff on all the hospital`s units.

A few take aways from our interview with Michelle McGrorey, BSN, RN, OCN, HTCP, CA, HMIP include:

  • How following your passion can lead you to the nursing role of your dreams;
  • What you can do for self-care during the day that doesn’t take any time at all;
  • And why focusing solely on the work can ease the self-doubt that may creep in!

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Jan 30, 2019

Nurses, it is time to find your people! That’s right there is a nursing community or specialty that is out there and perfect for you. This next guest reminds us not to settle for anything less than what we are meant for.  

Allison Shuttleworth MSN, RN, CEN is a board-certified Emergency Nurse with over 20 years of experience. Allison enjoys bringing an experienced but fresh and sassy perspective to issues that impact nurses on the front lines of healthcare today.  Allison is a fierce nurse advocate and is here to support you.

A few take aways from our interview with Allison Shuttleworth MSN, RN, CEN include:

  • How finding your people can recharge your nursing career;
  • What shifting a billion times can do for your job enjoyment;
  • And why staying home, working as a homemaker may just nudge you towards nursing!

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Jan 23, 2019

Have you ever had an experience that didn’t quite go so well? What did you do? Did you get upset and beat yourself up? Or, did you do like this next guest did and turned that challenge into an opportunity? 

Christopher Caulfield RN, NP-C MSN is co-founder and chief nursing officer at IntelyCare, the intelligent workforce management solution for post-acute healthcare facilities. Prior to founding IntelyCare, Chris held multiple roles in long term care nursing, nursing informatics, labor relations, case management, and as an urgent care nurse practitioner.

A few take aways from our interview with Christopher Caulfield RN, NP-C MSN include:

  • How spending time each day to prioritize goals can move you towards future success;
  • What taking calculated risks can do for your professional growth;
  • And why poor training may actually help your nursing career in the long run!

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Jan 16, 2019

Nurses, if you aren’t sure about what to do next in nursing, maybe it is time to dabble in a variety of roles. When we find ourselves unhappy with our nursing career – it may just be time to do something different or to add in some exciting experiences to our nursing journey.

Becky Sassaman RN BSN HNB-BC has been a RN for 22 years and is currently a bedside clinical nurse. Becky also has a community health position in a shelter for women and children for the past 14 years. Becky serves in a Nursing Leadership role for a labor union that represents licensed professional for the past 18 years. Becky opened the Colorado Chapter of the AHNA in Oct. 2015.  She is also a mom to two amazing children and her sweet puppy.

A few take aways from our interview with Becky Sassaman RN BSN HNB-BC include:

  • How staying open to opportunity helps you enjoy the nursing journey;
  • What scheduling in extra time can do for your next nursing shift;
  • And why a feel-good ritual is a “must” for each and every nurse!

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Jan 9, 2019

Nurses, the very best way- maybe even the ONLY way- to succeed in nursing is by doing what you love. This next guest reminds us that prioritizing our goals and making sure those things we are reaching for are the things that we excel at and love to do.

Christen Quezada BSN, RN is a Registered Nurse of 5 years with expansive experience, primarily in medsurg, telemetry, critical care and more recently infusion nursing. She is also a veteran mom of an 8-year-old stand-up comic. Christen is a naturally driven entrepreneur & avid lover of family, friends, patients and pretty much anyone she comes across.

A few take aways from our interview with Christen Quezada BSN, RN include:

  • How bumps and bruises along a nursing journey can lead to learning;
  • What 10 minutes of downtime can do for your productivity;
  • And why NOT doing what everyone else does makes you the very best nurse!

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Jan 2, 2019

Have things ever happened to you that weren’t according to your plans? Guess what! This is actually a positive thing… if you choose it to be. This next guest reminds us that everything happens for a reason and that it is up to us to find the good in each experience.

Lisa Trogdon, MSN, RN, CEN, CHC is a registered nurse with over thirty years of ED experience. She is also a heart attack and stroke survivor, health coach, wife, mother, GrandMama, and Southern girl. Lisa’s passion is guiding people on their journey toward overall health and well-being.

A few take aways from our interview with Lisa Trogdon, MSN, RN, CEN, CHC include:

  • How educating yourself in all things non-nursing can increase your nursing knowledge;
  • What you can learn when things don’t go as planned;
  • And why it is important to stay educated as a nurse- even when you think that you know it all!

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Dec 26, 2018

Nurses, did you know that your values relate to your work? That’s right! You need to take time to reflect on what is important to you and then go find that place of employment that allows you to put your personal and professional values into practice.

Wendy O’Shea, M.Ed, BSN, RN, CCE is a Nurse Consultant for Nurse Family Partnership National Service office and supports NFP agencies in PA and Ohio. Her nursing background is in maternal-child health and public health. She received her ADN from Harrisburg Area Community College and a BSN and Master’s in Health Education from Penn State.

A few take aways from our interview with Wendy O’Shea, M.Ed, BSN, RN, CCE include:

  • How using critical thinking skills can enhance your career satisfaction;
  • What positive intent and reflection can do for your nursing career;
  • And why the very fact that you have become a nurse is something to celebrate!

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Dec 19, 2018

Have you ever made a mistake as a nurse? How about saying to yourself and your colleagues that you would never go back for more formal education? This next guest reminds us that continued learning and incorporating something new from that knowledge are key ingredients to a successful nursing career.

Janelle King, MPH, BSN, RN is a Registered Nurse with a master's degree in Public Health. During her nursing career she has worked extensively in reproductive and sexual health. Her current position in College Health provides her with the opportunity to care and educate young adults. In her spare time, you can find writing about sexual and reproductive health on her blog the nurse note.

A few take aways from our interview with Janelle King, MPH, BSN, RN include:

  • How staying calm during crisis can push you towards a nursing career;
  • What giving the wrong medication can do for your future work focus;
  • And why road races, comfortable shoes and experienced mentors are the key to nursing success!

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Dec 12, 2018

Nurses, are you feeling tired from giving of yourself day after day? This next guest reminds us that a nursing career of service for others is a very special thing. And she also points out that this service towards others must start with service for self.

Terri Wiebold, BSN, HNB-BC, KRM, CMI is a Certified Holistic Nurse managing a holistic nursing private practice since 1990, which specializes in therapeutic nutrition, medical intuition, energy therapies, and teaching these modalities. This allows Terri to bridge two ways of looking at the body: the “allopathic” or medical/clinical view, and the holistic, integrative medicine view. Often people assume that the way to treat a symptom is a “one size fits all” approach. Terri believes it can be both: each model complements the other, and there are also many times when a purely holistic approach is used treatment.  Terri’s commitment to her clients is to empower individuals to listen to their inner knowing and make educated choices for healing.

A few take aways from our interview with Terri Wiebold, BSN, HNB-BC, KRM, CMI include:

  • How picking up the phone can lead to worlds of opportunity;
  • Why following your heart helps you find your nursing purpose;
  • And what serving yourself can do for your work with others!

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Dec 5, 2018

Nurses, it is time to step outside of that comfort zone. And the best way to do it? With confidence, humility and a plan of action.

Rachele Frazier RN, BSN, CEN was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She was an adventurer from birth, loving the sound of sirens and always curious of their destination. Rachele’s love for children landed her a nanny job at 17 and she moved to Guatemala with this family at 20 years old. Upon return, Rachele pursued an alternative wellness career in massage therapy and finally went into nursing in 2006. She has been in the emergency room for 12 years and is now using this skillset to pursue her passion for bringing medical care/knowledge to the children of Masaka, Uganda.

A few take aways from our interview with Rachele Frazier RN, BSN, CEN include:

  • How being humble and teachable can turn you into a fantastic nurse;
  • Why staying confident and taking one step at a time can support you in reaching your goals;
  • And what traveling far and wide can do for your nursing journey!

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Nov 28, 2018

Is it time for you to take that leap? In this next episode we discuss ways for you to take action in your nursing career. Rather than staying stagnant, why not take that jump and go out on a limb to enjoy your nursing role?

Carrie Madormo, RN, MPH is a nurse and business and wellness writer for internationally recognized publications. She has been featured in Working Mother Magazine, USA Today, and the Huffington Post. Carrie now helps fellow mothers launch their own dream careers from home while being fully present in their joyful lives.

A few take aways from our interview with Carrie Madormo, RN, MPH include:

  • How doing your own research can make you much happier at work;
  • Why setting healthy boundaries is a necessary part of nursing;
  • And what taking action, one step at a time, can do for your nursing dreams!

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Nov 14, 2018

Nurses, did you know that you don’t have to start out in nursing to end up in a beautiful and successful nursing career? This next guest was introduced to nursing through other professional roles. And thank goodness she said “yes” to those mentors and role models in her life that encouraged her to become a professional nurse.

Shabnam Hashemi BSN RN CCM CCP is a seasoned healthcare and complementary healing arts professional with a hybrid background, who is passionate about assisting those afflicted with chronic illness, the elders, their caregivers, as well as healthcare professionals, navigate through grief, burnout and the complex healthcare system.

A few take aways from our interview with Shabnam Hashemi BSN RN CCM CCP include:

  • How a diverse background can lead to increased career enjoyment;
  • What routinely reflecting upon and reviewing values can do for job satisfaction;
  • And why leading by example is the best way to show up as a nurse!

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Nov 7, 2018

Nurses, are you feeling fearful or unsure of your next career moves? Or, have you had a recently decided to make a shift that stretches you outside of your comfort zone? This next guest reminds us all to stay focused on our goals in order to reach the nursing career of our dreams.

Sarah Jividen RN, BSN, SCRN is an emergency room nurse, blogger and mom. She lives with her husband in a beach suburb of Los Angeles where they are raising their 2 ½-year-old daughter, 7-month-old son and twin rescue kitties. In a rare moment of free time you might find Sarah practicing yoga, writing, sampling dark beers or attending a local concert venue with her husband.

A few take aways from our interview with Sarah Jividen RN, BSN, SCRN include:

  • How continuing to learn can keep you from becoming stagnant;
  • What routine practices can help you stay grounded in chaotic times;
  • And why you should never let fear hold you back from what you want!

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Oct 31, 2018

Nurses, are you stuck in a situation that you cannot get out of? Or, have you had a recently difficult time in nursing that continues to bog you down? This next guest reminds us all about the power of presence and our ability to transform through the growing pains.

Elise Foreman Carter, RN, BSN, NC-BC is a nurse coach and consultant at Whole Life Nursing. Elise speaks on nursing coaching for leadership and transitional care programs in healthcare and community settings. She is the author of A Nurse Coach Implementation Guide: Your Crash Course to an Effective Values Conversation. Elise is an alumni of the International Nurse Coach Association, cohort 5.

A few take aways from our interview with Elise Foreman Carter, RN, BSN, NC-BC include:

  • How social and economic factors can impact mental health;
  • What staying in touch with colleagues and mentors means for your growth and development;
  • And why it is imperative that you make your nursing career what you want it to be!

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Oct 24, 2018

Nurses, are you feeling sleep deprived? Well, this next guest may be able to help you find that quality rest you’ve been craving. Tune in to hear how to assess the situation and take action towards your goals.

Joselyne John BA, BScN, RN, Certified Sleep Science Coach combines her well-rounded experience and expertise as a Registered Nurse, Certified Adult Sleep Science Coach and Certified Holistic Health Coach to help people who are chronically sleep deprived to have peaceful sleep in 4 weeks or less. Joselyne is also the founder of a Vancouver Solve Sleep Problems Meetup group and hosts monthly events to offer sleep science education and support.

A few take aways from our interview with Joselyne John BA, BScN, RN, Certified Sleep Science Coach include:

  • How starting general before focusing in can help you find career joy;
  • What quality rest can do for your nursing career;
  • And why addressing limiting beliefs will help you take successful action!

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Oct 17, 2018

Well, shifters, sometimes we just have to buckle down and think about our goals. And these can be personal, professional or even financial. Tune in today for some nursing talk as well as money advice.

Thomas N. Uzuegbunem, RN, BSN is a nurse with a passion for helping others learn the value of taking leadership in what they do and control of their personal finance. As someone who started out with little knowledge about personal finance and leading others, he has made it the mission of his nurse blog to educate others on what he has learned and continues to learn.

A few take aways from our interview with Thomas N. Uzuegbunem, RN, BSN include:

  • How maybe the job promotion you have been going after isn’t even the right fit;
  • What finding mentors, books and other resources outside of nursing can do for your career;
  • And why pursuing excellence, no matter what, does for your professional success!

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Oct 10, 2018

Nurses, get ready for a fresh, new topic. That’s right- today’s guest certainly is a nursing pioneer. If you’re stuck in a nursing rut, then you’ll want to tune in for the possibility of some new career goals.

Heather Manus, RN is a native New Mexican specializing in all aspects of medical cannabis care. "Nurse Heather" began her career as a registered nurse providing psychiatric home health care to patients in New Mexico. She has extensive background and experience in natural healing modalities and herbal remedies. Her vast knowledge and holistic approach to individualized patient care has been the cornerstone of her success as a nurse, educator, entrepreneur, and promoter of health.

A few take aways from our interview with Cannabis Nurse Heather Manus, RN include:

  • How you can learn a whole lot from the patients and clients you work with;
  • What healing and opportunity can do for your growth;
  • And why sometimes when something’s not working can be a very great thing!

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Oct 3, 2018

Nurses, are you ready to take action? This next guest reminds us that it takes more than a dream to reach a goal. Let’s get to the motivating conversation ahead.

From a clerical beginning in healthcare to LPN and now RN, Patricia Laramee, RN has worked in a variety of positions from home health to walk-in clinics to intensive care to hospice. In 2007, Patricia began a CNA Test Prep program, wrote a study guide and in 2012 she published CNA Skills Videos on YouTube. Now, with over 12 million views and 30,000 subscribers, she has launched a completely free online CNA test prep course to get students ready to pass the CNA state exam.

A few take aways from our interview with Patricia Laramee, RN include:

  • How bandaging up a pet dog as a kid pointed to a nursing career;
  • What dreams need so that they can become reality;
  • And why you may need to remove barriers- even challenging ones- to reach your goals!

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Sep 26, 2018

Nurses, it’s never too late (or too early) to go for what you want! Having the mindset and proper preparation will help you reach those nursing career goals.

Diane Kornegay BSN, RN has a passion for nursing and those in the field. Diane recently finished her BSN through Grand Canyon University and is trying out rehab nursing. Diane began her career at 17 as an LPN and has progressed in her education over the years.

A few take aways from our interview with Diane Kornegay BSN, RN include:

  • How having the right clothes and equipment can make your shift more efficient;
  • What starting a shift with a positive mentality can do for your nursing role;
  • And why seeing your patients as people rather than an assignment is THE way to practice nursing!

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Sep 19, 2018

Here’s another awesome nursing podcast about balancing the art with the science of nursing. This next guest will inspire you to take action while reminding you to lead with your heart.

Laura Futrell, RN BSN is a registered nurse with extensive experience working in office and operating room with the top plastic surgeons in Nashville, TN.  She developed a passion for breast reconstructive surgery and the journey that breast cancer patients undergo.  Her hope is to empower women to be an advocate in their decision-making process.

A few take aways from our interview with Laura Futrell, RN BSN include:

  • How hearing the word “no” can motivate you to take another action;
  • What doing one thing can do for your future nursing career;
  • And why following your heart leads to nursing success!

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Sep 12, 2018

Nursing certainly is the entry into a lot of variety and opportunity. This next guest, who’s been a nurse for a shorter amount of time than some, already has her eye on the prize for future nursing goals.

Nicole Hamel BS, RN is a nurse on a Cardiac telemetry unit. Nursing did not come at a young age and she decided nursing was her stepping stone when her life was changed by a 6 year-old-girl in the Philippines. Nicole is also an avid hiker and performer on the side.

A few take aways from our interview with Nicole Hamel BS, RN include:

  • How an interaction with one little girl can change a life forever;
  • What it means to provide an atmosphere of peace during all of life;
  • And why staying positive in the present impacts your future nursing career!

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Sep 5, 2018

Not sure what you want to do in nursing or if you even want to stay? This next guest reminds us that when we focus on the patient, the quality of care we give and the value we provide each and every day… these are the things that make a nursing career special.

Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, PCCN-CMC, CSC is the CEO & Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist at Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc.  She has been a critical care nurse for over 25 years specializing in cardiology, sepsis, resuscitation and hemodynamics.  She is the author of 5 books focused on preparing nurses to obtain board certification for the CCRN®, PCCN® & CMC® exams.  She lives in Seattle & enjoys hiking, kayaking and biking in her spare time.

A few take aways from our interview with Nicole Kupchik MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, PCCN-CMC, CSC include:

  • How focusing on the outcome can keep you moving forward;
  • What being in a role that you do NOT enjoy can teach you about empathy;
  • And why reading constantly may be the number one secret to nursing success!

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Aug 29, 2018

Jalma Marcus RN, BS, MS, HNB, BC, CBP, AT, CLSEF is an author, speaker, and educator. Jalma is certified as a Holistic Nurse, BodyTalk Practitioner and Instructor, Parent and Life Style Educator, Accunect Practitioner and Instructor. She is the founder and Board Emeritus of Pa BodyTalk Center and Mid Atlantic Body Talk Association. Jalma presently serves on the board of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is the author of the 4C’s Alignment System, a Quantum Energy System Nursing model for co creating organizational and individual health.

A few take aways from our interview with Jalma Marcus RN, BS, MS, HNB, BC, CBP, AT, CLSEF include:

  • How the things that other people see in you can be clues for nursing success;
  • What asking for help can do for your growth and development;
  • And why blending nursing work with non-nursing roles can lead to professional joy!

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Aug 24, 2018

Tierra Owen, RN, BS has been a registered nurse for more than 12 years, specializing in labor & delivery and postpartum. She recently launched Nursing Ourselves, an online platform and hub to increase nurse self-care. She is interested in many self-care modalities and has the ultimate goal of improving nurse health, resilience, and work/life balance. She particularly wants to support practical ways to eat better, train smarter, and stay calm and focused in our work/lives.

A few take aways from our fifth interview of five with Tierra Owen, RN, BS include:

  • What kinds of time frames you need to focus on to stay well;
  • How you can apply research methods to your self-care strategies;
  • And why finding well-rounded healthy habits can lead to attainable goals!

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Also, tune into Tierra’s original interview on the Your Next Shift podcast here: https://elizabethscala.com/episode-130/.

Aug 22, 2018

Sure, nursing can be tough work. That is why we need to focus on the aspects of our nursing career that provide meaning and value. This next guest lives out his nursing career philosophy each and every day with action.

Brian Park, RN is a nurse that left the bedside to become a nursepreneur. Brian spends his time renovating his building, rock climbing, rescuing dogs, and performing magic at hospitals. In his spare time, Brian operates Nabee Socks and The Nurse Startup to keep the lights on and feed his taco addiction.

A few take aways from our interview with Brian Park, RN include:

  • How to constantly fill up a jar of awesome for more nursing successes;
  • What a case of bed bugs can do to support a nursing checklist;
  • And why each and every patient/family encounter has meaningful impact!

 

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