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Podcast Library

Created for nurses like you, explore these nursing podcasts to learn, be inspired, and improve patient outcomes. Featured guests in each of our podcast series provide insights into the nursing profession.

Nurse On The Move

We all have a story to tell! Learn about nurses going the extra mile and doing extraordinary things! These nursing podcasts feature nurses going above and beyond in their fields and even a registered nurse who designed an end-of-life board game to educate others about terminal disease diagnoses.

Nurses On Boards

Why is it important for nurses to have a seat at the table? We discuss the mission of the Nurses on Boards Coalition with experts who have great advice to share. Learn from business leaders who strongly advocate nurse leadership and nurses who now hold leadership positions at organizations like CVS.

Show Me the Evidence

Learn what the evidence shows about certain practices that may be outdated. These medical podcasts for nurses are proof that improving your nursing practice means improving patient outcomes. Featured guests are rethinking surgical techniques and adapting to changes in treatment spurred by new infectious diseases.

Physiology Fundamentals

Refresh your knowledge and skills by brushing up on key physiologic concepts. Learn about how to perform important measurements like mean arterial pressure and how to manage medical emergencies like sepsis.

All Podcasts

Discover the latest additions to our nursing podcast library.

Duration - 14:04

Academic/Practice Innovation: An Interview with Dr. Candice Vaughan Griffin and Dr. Marilyn Oermann

Dr. Candice Vaughan Griffin, Executive Director of Clinical Education & Professional Development at Banner Health, and Dr. Marilyn Oermann, Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing and Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator, answer some of the questions that were submitted by attendees of the webinar, Preparing the Next Generation of Practice-Ready Nurses. In this podcast, the following questions are addressed: 

  • We recognize that graduate nurses are not practice ready when they graduate. One recommendation is to have a shared competency model across education and practice for beginner nurses. Can you tell us more about this idea and why it’s important for both education and practice? 

  • How can education and practice determine these competencies? 

  • Do you think assessing shared competency and clinical judgement is superior to clinical judgement alone when we are looking at practice-readiness?


Duration - 14:00

Academic/Practice Innovation: An Interview with Dr. Kenya Beard and Dr. Sally Carlisle

In this episode, Dr. Kenya Beard, Inaugural Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Mercy College School of Nursing, and Dr. Sally Carlisle, the Director for the Nurse Faculty Fellowship at Chamberlain University, answer some of the questions that were submitted by attendees of the webinar, Preparing the Next Generation of Practice-Ready Nurses. In this podcast, the following questions are addressed: 

  • You started the first faculty residency/fellowship program in the country. What drove you to develop this program? How did you demonstrate to Chamberlain University that this program should be implemented? 
  • What have been the measurable outcomes you’ve discovered since implementing the fellowship program?
  • What would you recommend to others who want to develop a similar program?


Duration - 14:07

Academic/Practice Innovation: An Interview with Dr. Tim Bristol

Dr. Tim Bristol, the founder of NurseTim® and NurseThink®, was an expert panelist for the webinar, Preparing the Next Generation of Practice-Ready Nurses. In this podcast, the following questions are addressed:

  • The NCSBN updated the NCLEX exam in April 2023 based on findings from years of research that graduate nurses were not practice ready and did not know how to implement clinical judgment. What is clinical judgment?

  • What’s the best way to teach clinical judgment in education and in practice?

  • How do we use technology to measure clinical judgment?



Duration - 12:49

When Nurses Speak, People Listen: An Interview with Pat Patton

In this episode, Senior Clinical Editor, Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP speaks with Pat Patton, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, the Chief Nurse Executive, and Vice President for Patient Care Services at UCSF Health.

Highlights of the conversation include:

  • The evolution of his career, from being “tapped on the shoulder” to fill certain roles and learning with each one of them to be a better leader
  • The rewards of being a nurse executive
  • How the partnership of UCSF Health with the Nurses on Boards Coalition empowers nurses to get involved
  • Advice for nurses interested in leadership and board membership, including these encouraging words, “You have a lot to say. You don’t know the power of your voice…”

Pat-Patton-(1).jpgPat Patton, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC is currently the Chief Nurse Executive, and Vice President for Patient Care Services at UCSF Health.  He has been with UCSF Health for 2 1/2 years.

Most recently Pat was the Chief Nursing Officer at University of California Irvine Health where he led that organization to their 4th Magnet designation as well as being named one of the Top 50 CNO’s to know. Prior to this Pat was at Catholic Health Initiatives for 16 years. During those 16 years Pat held many positions both in the local market as well as at the national level. At CHI Pat was the System VP of Nursing Operations at CHI where he was responsible for Operations, Leadership Development, Magnet and Pathway to Excellence oversight, staffing and scheduling as well as other duties.  Prior to coming to Colorado, Pat was the CNO/COO at a CHI hospital in Kentucky.

Pat is active in the American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL), Association for California Nurse Leaders (ACNL), as well as the American Nurses Associate (ANA).   In May of 2020 Pat was named as Becker’s 50 Hospital and Healthsystem CNO’s to Know.

Pat received his Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of California, Irvine; his Masters of Nursing Administration from the University of Kentucky and his Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Florida A&M University. He also has additional training in faith community nursing.  

Pat has been married for 20 years to Kirk Patton. Pat and Kirk have 4 children between them, three daughters, one son and two grandsons. The children are all adults now and live in Nebraska, Tennessee, and Colorado.


Duration - 11:48

An Unforeseen Path from Critical Care Nurse to Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Nursing

In this episode, Senior Clinical Editor, Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP speaks with Carl Kirton, DNP, RN, MBA, Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing.

Highlights of the conversation include:

  • Carl’s career journey and diverse nursing experiences, including his first manuscript submission, which was to the American Journal of Nursing (AJN)

  • His new role as Editor-in-Chief of AJN and a focus on maintaining and growing the reputation of the journal while meeting the needs of the contemporary nurse; updates include new columns on diversity, equity, and inclusion and the wide variety of nursing specialties, as well as exciting changes to artwork

  • Words of wisdom to nurses to “keep your options open” and “don’t be afraid of change.”

Carl-Photohigh-res2-1-(1).pngCarl Kirton is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing the profession’s leading voice of nursing since the 1900s. He earned a BSN from Lehman College in 1986 and a MA in Nursing Education from New York University (NYU) in 1992 and post-master’s certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from NYU in 1996. He received a doctorate in nursing practice from Case Western University in 2008 and a Master’s in Business Administration from St. Peter’s University in 2012. Dr. Kirton is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nursing at Seton Hall University.

Dr. Kirton has diverse nursing experience including critical care nursing, HIV-AIDS nursing, ambulatory care and nursing leadership. He has held several nursing clinical and operational leadership roles including nurse educator, advanced practice nurse, nurse manager, and director of nursing. Dr. Kirton has more than 15 years of experience as a chief nurse executive in academic medical and safety net facilities. He is an outstanding nurse educator with adjunct faculty appointments at New York University, Rutgers University, Temple University and Philips School of Nursing. 

His scholarship includes significant contribution to the science of HIV-AIDS and other topics in presentations, research, published articles, books, book chapters, online materials, and timely editorials in nursing and healthcare. His contributions include serving as associate editors of Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the Journal of LGBTQ Health and Population Health. 

Dr. Kirton integrates his work in nursing leadership, practice, education, and policy in service to the profession as evidenced by ongoing service as President, Board of Advisors, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing in addition to serving on multiple editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals, as well as Past President and other Board of Director positions on multiple organizational boards. His contributions have been distinguished with multiple recognitions and awards including the Distinguished Alumni, Estelle Osborne, and Joseph and Violet Pless Faulty Research in HIV Nursing awards from New York University and honored by the New Jersey Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 

Dr. Kirton has a strong passion for educating and mentoring nurses to be leaders and embracing initiatives to improve equity in healthcare. He is known to mentor leaders in their professional development and achievement of their career goals. In his spare time, he is a voracious reader of fiction and non-fiction works, a patron of the theatre and spends his leisure time in perfecting his interest in garment construction and tailoring.


Duration - 26:45

Meeting Students Where They Are: An Interview with Dr. Andrea Dozier

Duration - 7:23

COVID-19 2022 Update: The Nursing Workforce

Duration - 12:15

COVID-19 2022 Update: Treatment

Duration - 6:41

COVID-19 2022 Update: Vaccines

Duration - 17:53

Improving Outcomes by Caring for Communities

Duration - 18:26

Scale your Influence and Expertise through Clinical Education

In this podcast, Senior Clinical Editor, Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP speaks with Candice R. Vaughan Griffin, MS, BSN, RN, Executive Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development with Banner Health.

Listen to this podcast and learn how as an educator, you scale your influence and expertise to influence greater numbers of nurses and patients. We also discuss:

  • The power behind the standardization of clinical education and professional development and how it leads to enhanced patient care,
  • Candice’s background in training and showing competitive obedience dogs and its impact on her career journey,
  • The future of professional development, including microlearning and microcredentialing,
  • And advice for those thinking of pursuing professional development, including using positive words, staying relevant, and using data to share our nursing story.

CVaughan-Griffin-headshot.jpgCandice Vaughan Griffin is Executive Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development with Banner Health. In this role, Candice leads strategic direction and execution to align clinical education and professional development resources to best support a large, integrated healthcare system. This includes leading an accomplished team providing all aspects of Clinical Education and Professional Development including education for ambulatory, acute, post-acute, home care/hospice, library service, and acute/ambulatory electronic medical record training for clinical staff, non-clinical staff, and providers across six states.

Professional Practice team includes oversight of Policies & Procedures, ANCC certification programs, Magnet Program, RN Residency Program (PTAP certified), Nurse Planner, National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, professional enhancement programs, clinical professional ladders, awards and engagement programs.

A big believer in successful leadership, Candice supports transformational and servant leadership to help those around her reach their fullest potential. She is passionate about learning, organizational and process excellence and professional enhancement. Candice’s passions directly support excellent patient care and outcomes.

Candice is no stranger to healthcare, having spent 15 years as a Trauma, ICU, and interventional cardiology nurse in academic medical centers such as the Medical College of Virginia and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has spent the last 11 years cultivating her passion for leadership and enhancement of professional practice and patient outcomes through education. She has served with organizations such as Southwest Alliance for Excellence as an examiner and member of the Board of Overseers which demonstrates her dedication to enhancing the growth and sustainability for quality outcomes and leadership.

When Candice is not leading Banner Health’s incredible education team, you can find her outdoors running, showing her border collie, Stirling, in competitive obedience and spending time with her husband, who is a certified Arborist in the tree care industry and an accomplished guitar player and musician.

Nominate a colleague for the NLN 2022 Nurse Educator of the Year! 
Nomination deadline: July 8, 2022

Duration - 12:57

The Ins & Outs of Professional Liability Insurance for Nurses

In this podcast, Senior Clinical Editor, Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP speaks with Edie Brous, JD, MS, MPH, RN. Edie is a nurse attorney who combines her experience and passion for nursing and law in representing, advising, educating, and advocating the interests of licensed professionals, particularly nurses. Edie is also the contributing editor for legal issues for the American Journal of Nursing.

Listen to this podcast and learn about the importance of professional liability insurance for nurses. Highlights of the conversation include:

*The meaning of professional liability insurance and malpractice insurance
*The coverage nurses can expect from their employer
*Why all nurses, including students, should have their own professional liability insurance
*Advice and guidance to avoid being named in a malpractice suit

Listen and learn from Edie Brous, an expert in this field whose work raises awareness of legal issues, specifically, licensure protection, for nurses.  


Duration - 30:58

Measuring Outcomes and Elevating the Nursing Profession

On March 24, 2022, Nanne Finis, Chief Nurse Executive of Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG) and Anne Dabrow Woods, Chief Nurse of Wolters Kluwer Health Learning Research and Practice presented nursing workforce research along with change imperatives and innovative approaches to recruitment, retention, and care models to optimize safe work environment and foster resiliency in our webinar “Nursing’s Wake-up Call: Change is Now Non-negotiable.” In this podcast, Nanne and Anne answer questions that were submitted by webcast attendees related to measuring nursing productivity and elevating the profession.

This podcast was recorded on March 25, 2022. Get instant access to the webinar, Nursing’s Wake-up Call: Change is Now Non-negotiable. 

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