Whether you’re on the go or trapped in the office, podcasts are a great way to consume content in a refreshing. With a hectic schedule, nurses can certainly relate and enjoy the convenience of learning, laughing, and reflecting about their profession during their commute, while working on another project, exercising or even during their downtime.
Truth be told, here at Eloquest Healthcare we didn’t realize how many different podcast offerings are tailored to the Nursing profession when we decided to tackle this topic. Nursing has numerous specialties that – like other professions – have a niche focus and plenty of unique topics deserving of its own dedicated podcast. For example, there are podcasts for specialties such as…
- Correctional Nurses (Correctional Nursing Today)
- Emergency Nurses (Resus Nurse; NurseEM Nursing in Emergency)
- Student Nurses (Real Talk School of Nursing; Keep Going, Student Nurse!)
- Lactation Nurses (La Leche League International)
As we sifted through several podcast titles, we found offerings from peer-reviewed journals like NEJM (the podcast channel for the New England Journal of Medicine) and others from academic centers like the Drexel Medcast (from Drexel University College of Medicine), Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Lectures and MUSC Health (Medical University of South Carolina). It is exciting to see content developed by experts from academia in addition to content from clinicians that spend their time at the bedside, leadership and research roles. The result is abundant amounts of relatable content, no matter the season or stage of their professional journey.
With that said, here’s our list:
1. Nursing Continuing Education: Great for the nurse who is not only busy, but wanting to be prepared when it comes to your CE credits. Nurse.com offers CE credit courses that you can listen to for free or pay a small fee for the certificate to get full credit. The series covers topics important to nurses such as antibiotic resistance, sleep disorders and necrotizing fasciitis. Most podcasts are worth at least one CE contact hour. The Nursing Continuing Education podcast is available on iTunes for download or visit Nurse.com for more information.
2. The Nurse Keith Show: Is on plenty of “Top Nursing Podcast” lists and for good reason! The Nurse Keith Show is fun, inspiring, and thought-provoking all at the same time. Nurse Keith is a Board Certified Nurse Coach (NC-BC) and serves as a career coach for nurses and healthcare professionals. In addition to bringing his own experience to the show, he also interviews nurses, nurse entrepreneurs, and guests outside of the nursing field. Keith addresses many different career-related topics, and he readily responds to questions submitted by listeners. This podcast provides a well-rounded listening experience with plenty of good career advice benefitting anyone from nursing students to seasoned medical pros.
3. I Save That: The ISAVE That Podcast is broadcast by the Association for Vascular Access (AVA), which has been at the forefront of protecting and saving lives through best practices and patient advocacy since 1985. AVA advances research, provides professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes and partners with the device manufacturing community to bring about evidence-based innovations in vascular access. The podcast serves as one of AVA’s platforms for discussing research, emerging trends, patient advocacy efforts, clinical controversies and vascular access innovators.
4. APIC’s 5-Second Rule: According to (APIC) CEO Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE, “At APIC, we believe that infection prevention is everybody’s business, so our podcast covers the topics that matter to―and affect―everyone. We’re talking to infection preventionists and other experts to learn the truth about some common myths related to the risk of infection and to provide pertinent information to share with family, friends, and neighbors.” After dropping a piece of food on the floor, “5 Second Rule!” is often exclaimed before picking up the contaminated morsel and continuing to eat. But is food really “safe” after five seconds? The “5 Second Rule” podcast seeks to answer that question as well as the everyday infection prevention questions we all have. Find the “5 Second Rule” podcast at 5secondruleshow.org, or stream/download on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
5. Nursing Uncensored: Hosted by a real nurse interviewing other nurses, it combines the serious and the humorous into one amazing podcast. Interviewees share stories and opinions about the job. Topics range from the best nursing apps to end of life care and everything in between.
Nursing Uncensored is perfect for any nurse who wants funny, relatable content. Since interviewees come from all nursing disciplines and all walks of life, listeners are sure to find things in this podcast that resonate with their own lives. Just don’t listen to this podcast around the kids. It’s called “Nursing Uncensored” for a good reason.
This is our go-to list, but what are your favorites? Perhaps you host or are thinking about starting your own!