The Nurse's Station Podcast

Episode 1
Come along on the journey of two young emerging nurse leaders. This episode will introduce the two co-hosts Blake K. Smith MSN, RN and Michael Ward BSN, RN as they set the stage to offer guidance to nursing students for success in the profession, discuss current healthcare issues for clinicians with leading healthcare experts, and provide insight as two nurses who live the everyday life as professional caregivers. Structure will be set on what to expect from the podcast moving forward and in the upcoming weeks with national healthcare expert special guests. We will also introduce you to our ‘Countdown to the End of Shift’ Top Ten; this week counting down our most uncommon reasons why we love being a nurse.

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Episode 2
We discuss the ancient myths and barriers on the reasoning of why men do not like to use the healthcare system until many times it is too late. Dr. Brent MacWilliams PhD, MSN, RN, APNP, ANP-BC is a national Men’s Health Nurse Practitioner and will enlighten us on how to better care for the men in our lives and the men we professionally care for. We will also cover our top ten excuses men give for not going to the doctor.

Episode 3
Jump start your professional career by understanding how to facilitate your own mentorship. On this episode we will discuss the tools needed for you to be successful seeking out the important people needed to be successful. We talk with Dr. Martha A. Dawson DNP, RN, FACHE, Assistant Professor and Director of Nursing Health Systems Leadership Division of at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to help young leaders understand how to approach and begin your mentorship journey. We finish by defining the different types and characteristics of mentors that you need to know when seeking out those who will provide your guidance that have provided success to Blake and Mike.

Episode 4
The percentage of caregivers in the home has continued to increase over time in the recent years, and many of these caregivers are men. The difference between male and female caregivers is that they have certain distince needs and many times med do not have the resources to set them up for success. We will discuss with Dr. Jason Mott, Ph.D., RN, who is a national expert in male caregiving on the specific needs that men look for when they are caring for loved ones in the home.

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