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Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

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Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse
Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse

Leanne Meier, BSN, RN

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There are SO many issues in healthcare that impact medical/nursing providers and patients alike, but each of them may not see the connections to themselves. This show will be a forum for nurses to tell stories about their own experiences, whether professional or family-focused and guests will inspire conversation on health and nursing-related topics. Issues will vary from communication in healthcare to current issues, such as nurse/patient ratios, dealing with conflict, how to create cooperative workplaces, speed-reading people, as nursing strikes and much more. Government policies are creating a major shift for all healthcare providers as well as their patients. We, as nurses, will be creating the future healthcare paradigms as we move forward, becoming a crucial part of the solutions. “Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse: Exploring the World of Nursing” is broadcast live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica’s Health and Wellness Channel.

Latest Episodes

Encore: Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Patients and Professionals.

The disparities in healthcare & related topic of nursing workforce representation of African Americans (AA) and other minority groups is a needed dialogue. If you are not involved, you may be unaware of the problem or how important it is we rectify it. Many have known the healthcare of AA is consistently not of the same quality as other patients, especially when compared to whites. Now there are numerous studies validating that truth. It is especially apparent in the Maternity & Newborn populations. My guest today, Dr. Daihnia Dunkley, is an expert in Maternity statistics & advocate for improvement of healthcare we deliver to this vulnerable population. It is vital for the success of our nation that mothers are safe throughout pregnancy & delivery & each child born is healthy & able to grow to adulthood in an environment of safety. It is equally vital that the nursing workforce is a true reflection of the diverse populations we serve, in order to effectively address the disparities!

60 MINjust now
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Encore: Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Patients and Professionals.

Case Managers: Guides through the Healthcare Maze

I almost titled this episode: "The Secret Lives of Case Managers." I tried for a while to become one and it almost felt like a secret society! The right handshake, gets you in!! Seriously, Case Management is a Nursing field, which will ONLY become MORE needed as healthcare becomes less centralized in the hospitals and clinics, and more complicated. Patients and healthcare providers will need an accurate connection of the clear reality of the patient, families, needs, and providers. The patients will need a "GPS locater Nurse" to guide them through the maze of doctors, facilities, tests and more, while they simply focus on healing, rest and calmness. My Guest is Deanna Cooper Gillingham, a wonderful expert on all things Case Management. She will share her insights into the art and science as well as how to enter and advance in the field. One unique aspect Deanna manages is a Case Managers Cruise: March 28 - April 4, 2020. To learn all about that, go to CaseManagersCruise.com

60 MIN6 d ago
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Case Managers: Guides through the Healthcare Maze

Human Trafficking: Intersection with Healthcare; Part 1

How much do we as nurses & other healthcare providers personally know about human trafficking. Even the most basic statistics are devastating: 600,000 to 800,000 women, children & men bought & sold across international borders every year & exploited for forced labor or commercial sex. (U.S. Government) When internal trafficking victims are added to the estimates, the number of victims annually is 2-4 million. Do you know someone who has been trafficked? If you respond “No”, don’t be so sure. They are right here among us, especially if you work in ED, OB, Clinics or other healthcare entry points. What we need to do as providers is to be able to recognize & assist these people during that fragile few minutes, hours or days when they present to us. Today’s Show is with expert in this field, Tammy Toney-Butler. She is a nurse, ready & waiting to help us expand the reach of hope to these individuals.Here also, is a web site for children of trafficking: www.arkofhopeforchildren.org

60 MIN1 w ago
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Human Trafficking: Intersection with Healthcare; Part 1

Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Patients and Professionals.

The disparities in healthcare & related topic of nursing workforce representation of African Americans (AA) and other minority groups is a needed dialogue. If you are not involved, you may be unaware of the problem or how important it is we rectify it. Many have known the healthcare of AA is consistently not of the same quality as other patients, especially when compared to whites. Now there are numerous studies validating that truth. It is especially apparent in the Maternity & Newborn populations. My guest today, Dr. Daihnia Dunkley, is an expert in Maternity statistics & advocate for improvement of healthcare we deliver to this vulnerable population. It is vital for the success of our nation that mothers are safe throughout pregnancy & delivery & each child born is healthy & able to grow to adulthood in an environment of safety. It is equally vital that the nursing workforce is a true reflection of the diverse populations we serve, in order to effectively address the disparities!

57 MIN2 w ago
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Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Patients and Professionals.

Transgender Patients Need Affirming Nurses

The desire to have your body match the internal sense of yourself is NOT new. The number of people courageously & openly taking the steps surgically & pharmacologically to make that happen and the healthcare opportunities to succeed IS more new. To care for these amazing people, will require a new breed of nurse to assist these individuals through their ongoing process of claiming their true bodies. I remember in the 60's & 70's going through years of angst around, "Who am I?" Many, if not most of us, were thinking in a metaphorical manner. These individuals are dealing with who they know themselves to be internally, NOT matching who their Birth Certificate, mirror and everyone around them says they are. My guest today, Shannon Whittington, has molded her career toward helping these individuals by training nurses to care for them. Classes to train nurses for Transgender & Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) Clients are here and available in much of the USA. Join us!

60 MIN3 w ago
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Transgender Patients Need Affirming Nurses

Building the Future of Women's Health

It has long been known when we give a woman a hand up, she lifts an entire village along with her. The same is true about healthy women. For almost as long as there have been humans on earth and efforts to improve health have been a priority, women have NOT been the focus of that learning, research and education. This show is an introduction to the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Conference in Minneapolis on October 10 and 11. It is a foundation to begin building a far greater focus on womens health. Three of the speakers will join me today to talk about the conference and some specifics about it. Tanya Abreu is the Conference Curator and will share how to "capture the mind, market and hearts of people passionate about improving womens health. Dr. Alba Rodriguez will share her revolution in pain and stress management. Dr. Loretta Bruening will talk about positive results from positive moods. Join us for this unusual and stimulating conversation!

60 MINSEP 16
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Building the Future of Women's Health

Frances McHie, RN, Building a Culture of Diversity into the 21st Century

In 1619, the first 2 ships of captured Africans landed on American soil, which launched a culture in American colonies, built on an economy of slavery. Many people still believe that culture ended with the Civil War. Nothing could be further from the truth. Benjamin McHie Marie Manthey, join me to reveal the journey of one young woman, Francis McHie in 1929, who bravely fought the status quo of blatant discrimination toward black citizens in Minnesota in 1929, by applying to the School of Nursing at the U of MN. She broke the color barrier in nursing, not only Minnesota, but every state she stepped foot into over the course of her lifetime. Her nephew, Mr McHie, will share her story with us. Ms Manthey, pioneer of Primary Nursing will share a historical look at discrimination in U of MN. We will introduce a new U of MN Nursing Scholarship in honor of Francis for individuals of color. Join us for this dialogue https://makingagift.umn.edu/give/yourgift.html?&cart=22842#formstep-0

60 MINSEP 9
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Frances McHie, RN, Building a Culture of Diversity into the 21st Century

Nurses: What does it mean to be a Woman of Integrity?

When I saw the website Women of Integrity, INC. I was stopped in my tracks. My thought was what specifically are we talking about when we say this? How are women of integrity different from men? Speaking with Shantay Carter, made me want her as a guest on the show. This is a dialogue worth having! In addition to being a busy BSN, RN at Northwell Health Systems, she noticed a huge need in her community. While MANY people, educators, researchers and social workers, acknowledge the great need of young women of color to have positive models and mentors, FEW people take that step into action for them on the ground. Shantay Carter is an exception to this truth. In 2010, she established Women of Integrity, Inc to stand beside high school youth in Long Island, New York. It's Mission statement says: To empower and educate women of all ages and ethnicities. As an OB Nurse, this has long been a desire of mine. Join us to navigate these topics!

60 MINAUG 26
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Nurses: What does it mean to be a Woman of Integrity?

Entrepreneur or Intrepreneur? How do They Lead to Innovation?

I have done shows on Entrepreneuship and on Innovation, but have you ever heard of Intreprenership? The first time I heard it, I connected with it. So many people who stay at the bedside or join an organization as a nurse, think they have to leave their creativity behind. Nothing could be further from the truth. My Guests this week are setting up a dynamic dialogue on how all three of these concepts fit together and intertwine. Michelle Rhodes, MHS, RN, CCM, CMCN is a best-at-whatever-she-does kind of person and will bring her insights into improving any situation you find yourself in. Dr. Sandra Cleveland knows how to reduce stress and sick days for nurses, by supporting engaged and flexible employees. She blazes a trail for individuals to move from their current role to their dream role. We will ALL talk about invigorating the job you currently have. Join us Monday at 12 N CT on VoiceAmerica.com, Health and Wellness!

60 MINAUG 19
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Entrepreneur or Intrepreneur? How do They Lead to Innovation?

Workplace Violence! It Can Happen to You!

We have talked a lot in the past year about less than stellar conditions in Nurses places of work, including Bullying, Burnout, and lack of support for one another. What we have not addressed is Work Place Violence. It is hard for me to believe how widespread this reality is for a lot of reasons. This is one of those issues that if Nurses are given a voice in finding a solution (or many solutions), I believe that nurses can meet that challenge. The big question: Do we walk away or stay and change it ? My guests today have done a LOT of thinking on this issue. Donna Zankowski,has come to this issue through her role as Occupational Health nurse. Patt Moon-Updike, represented nurses in front of a Congressional Committee addressing her own experience of violence at work and the impact it has on her and other nurses. Listen to her Report on https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=413735352769290 or here on Monday at 12 N CT. Please call in thoughts, comments & experiences 866-472-5792

60 MINAUG 12
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Workplace Violence! It Can Happen to You!

Latest Episodes

Encore: Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Patients and Professionals.

The disparities in healthcare & related topic of nursing workforce representation of African Americans (AA) and other minority groups is a needed dialogue. If you are not involved, you may be unaware of the problem or how important it is we rectify it. Many have known the healthcare of AA is consistently not of the same quality as other patients, especially when compared to whites. Now there are numerous studies validating that truth. It is especially apparent in the Maternity & Newborn populations. My guest today, Dr. Daihnia Dunkley, is an expert in Maternity statistics & advocate for improvement of healthcare we deliver to this vulnerable population. It is vital for the success of our nation that mothers are safe throughout pregnancy & delivery & each child born is healthy & able to grow to adulthood in an environment of safety. It is equally vital that the nursing workforce is a true reflection of the diverse populations we serve, in order to effectively address the disparities!

60 MINjust now
Comments
Encore: Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Patients and Professionals.

Case Managers: Guides through the Healthcare Maze

I almost titled this episode: "The Secret Lives of Case Managers." I tried for a while to become one and it almost felt like a secret society! The right handshake, gets you in!! Seriously, Case Management is a Nursing field, which will ONLY become MORE needed as healthcare becomes less centralized in the hospitals and clinics, and more complicated. Patients and healthcare providers will need an accurate connection of the clear reality of the patient, families, needs, and providers. The patients will need a "GPS locater Nurse" to guide them through the maze of doctors, facilities, tests and more, while they simply focus on healing, rest and calmness. My Guest is Deanna Cooper Gillingham, a wonderful expert on all things Case Management. She will share her insights into the art and science as well as how to enter and advance in the field. One unique aspect Deanna manages is a Case Managers Cruise: March 28 - April 4, 2020. To learn all about that, go to CaseManagersCruise.com

60 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Case Managers: Guides through the Healthcare Maze

Human Trafficking: Intersection with Healthcare; Part 1

How much do we as nurses & other healthcare providers personally know about human trafficking. Even the most basic statistics are devastating: 600,000 to 800,000 women, children & men bought & sold across international borders every year & exploited for forced labor or commercial sex. (U.S. Government) When internal trafficking victims are added to the estimates, the number of victims annually is 2-4 million. Do you know someone who has been trafficked? If you respond “No”, don’t be so sure. They are right here among us, especially if you work in ED, OB, Clinics or other healthcare entry points. What we need to do as providers is to be able to recognize & assist these people during that fragile few minutes, hours or days when they present to us. Today’s Show is with expert in this field, Tammy Toney-Butler. She is a nurse, ready & waiting to help us expand the reach of hope to these individuals.Here also, is a web site for children of trafficking: www.arkofhopeforchildren.org

60 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Human Trafficking: Intersection with Healthcare; Part 1

Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Patients and Professionals.

The disparities in healthcare & related topic of nursing workforce representation of African Americans (AA) and other minority groups is a needed dialogue. If you are not involved, you may be unaware of the problem or how important it is we rectify it. Many have known the healthcare of AA is consistently not of the same quality as other patients, especially when compared to whites. Now there are numerous studies validating that truth. It is especially apparent in the Maternity & Newborn populations. My guest today, Dr. Daihnia Dunkley, is an expert in Maternity statistics & advocate for improvement of healthcare we deliver to this vulnerable population. It is vital for the success of our nation that mothers are safe throughout pregnancy & delivery & each child born is healthy & able to grow to adulthood in an environment of safety. It is equally vital that the nursing workforce is a true reflection of the diverse populations we serve, in order to effectively address the disparities!

57 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Patients and Professionals.

Transgender Patients Need Affirming Nurses

The desire to have your body match the internal sense of yourself is NOT new. The number of people courageously & openly taking the steps surgically & pharmacologically to make that happen and the healthcare opportunities to succeed IS more new. To care for these amazing people, will require a new breed of nurse to assist these individuals through their ongoing process of claiming their true bodies. I remember in the 60's & 70's going through years of angst around, "Who am I?" Many, if not most of us, were thinking in a metaphorical manner. These individuals are dealing with who they know themselves to be internally, NOT matching who their Birth Certificate, mirror and everyone around them says they are. My guest today, Shannon Whittington, has molded her career toward helping these individuals by training nurses to care for them. Classes to train nurses for Transgender & Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) Clients are here and available in much of the USA. Join us!

60 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Transgender Patients Need Affirming Nurses

Building the Future of Women's Health

It has long been known when we give a woman a hand up, she lifts an entire village along with her. The same is true about healthy women. For almost as long as there have been humans on earth and efforts to improve health have been a priority, women have NOT been the focus of that learning, research and education. This show is an introduction to the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Conference in Minneapolis on October 10 and 11. It is a foundation to begin building a far greater focus on womens health. Three of the speakers will join me today to talk about the conference and some specifics about it. Tanya Abreu is the Conference Curator and will share how to "capture the mind, market and hearts of people passionate about improving womens health. Dr. Alba Rodriguez will share her revolution in pain and stress management. Dr. Loretta Bruening will talk about positive results from positive moods. Join us for this unusual and stimulating conversation!

60 MINSEP 16
Comments
Building the Future of Women's Health

Frances McHie, RN, Building a Culture of Diversity into the 21st Century

In 1619, the first 2 ships of captured Africans landed on American soil, which launched a culture in American colonies, built on an economy of slavery. Many people still believe that culture ended with the Civil War. Nothing could be further from the truth. Benjamin McHie Marie Manthey, join me to reveal the journey of one young woman, Francis McHie in 1929, who bravely fought the status quo of blatant discrimination toward black citizens in Minnesota in 1929, by applying to the School of Nursing at the U of MN. She broke the color barrier in nursing, not only Minnesota, but every state she stepped foot into over the course of her lifetime. Her nephew, Mr McHie, will share her story with us. Ms Manthey, pioneer of Primary Nursing will share a historical look at discrimination in U of MN. We will introduce a new U of MN Nursing Scholarship in honor of Francis for individuals of color. Join us for this dialogue https://makingagift.umn.edu/give/yourgift.html?&cart=22842#formstep-0

60 MINSEP 9
Comments
Frances McHie, RN, Building a Culture of Diversity into the 21st Century

Nurses: What does it mean to be a Woman of Integrity?

When I saw the website Women of Integrity, INC. I was stopped in my tracks. My thought was what specifically are we talking about when we say this? How are women of integrity different from men? Speaking with Shantay Carter, made me want her as a guest on the show. This is a dialogue worth having! In addition to being a busy BSN, RN at Northwell Health Systems, she noticed a huge need in her community. While MANY people, educators, researchers and social workers, acknowledge the great need of young women of color to have positive models and mentors, FEW people take that step into action for them on the ground. Shantay Carter is an exception to this truth. In 2010, she established Women of Integrity, Inc to stand beside high school youth in Long Island, New York. It's Mission statement says: To empower and educate women of all ages and ethnicities. As an OB Nurse, this has long been a desire of mine. Join us to navigate these topics!

60 MINAUG 26
Comments
Nurses: What does it mean to be a Woman of Integrity?

Entrepreneur or Intrepreneur? How do They Lead to Innovation?

I have done shows on Entrepreneuship and on Innovation, but have you ever heard of Intreprenership? The first time I heard it, I connected with it. So many people who stay at the bedside or join an organization as a nurse, think they have to leave their creativity behind. Nothing could be further from the truth. My Guests this week are setting up a dynamic dialogue on how all three of these concepts fit together and intertwine. Michelle Rhodes, MHS, RN, CCM, CMCN is a best-at-whatever-she-does kind of person and will bring her insights into improving any situation you find yourself in. Dr. Sandra Cleveland knows how to reduce stress and sick days for nurses, by supporting engaged and flexible employees. She blazes a trail for individuals to move from their current role to their dream role. We will ALL talk about invigorating the job you currently have. Join us Monday at 12 N CT on VoiceAmerica.com, Health and Wellness!

60 MINAUG 19
Comments
Entrepreneur or Intrepreneur? How do They Lead to Innovation?

Workplace Violence! It Can Happen to You!

We have talked a lot in the past year about less than stellar conditions in Nurses places of work, including Bullying, Burnout, and lack of support for one another. What we have not addressed is Work Place Violence. It is hard for me to believe how widespread this reality is for a lot of reasons. This is one of those issues that if Nurses are given a voice in finding a solution (or many solutions), I believe that nurses can meet that challenge. The big question: Do we walk away or stay and change it ? My guests today have done a LOT of thinking on this issue. Donna Zankowski,has come to this issue through her role as Occupational Health nurse. Patt Moon-Updike, represented nurses in front of a Congressional Committee addressing her own experience of violence at work and the impact it has on her and other nurses. Listen to her Report on https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=413735352769290 or here on Monday at 12 N CT. Please call in thoughts, comments & experiences 866-472-5792

60 MINAUG 12
Comments
Workplace Violence! It Can Happen to You!