5 Great Nursing Podcasts
By Dr. Mila Rojas
As you have probably realized by now, podcasts are here to stay. There are many factors that have contributed to their popularity. First of all, they’re incredibly convenient because you can listen to them at home, while you’re exercising, on your way to work, and anywhere else you might imagine. This is thanks to the great mobile platforms that allow you to listen to them from the comfort of your home.
Furthermore, there is now a podcast for everything, including healthcare practitioners and, more specifically, nurses. However, there are so many podcasts out there that it might be difficult to know where to begin! This is why we have curated this list with five amazing podcasts that might interest you.
For career development: The Nurse Keith Show
This great podcast is mainly focused on providing you with tools to manage your career and bring it to a whole new level. Through interviews, educational sources, and career advice, you will be able to learn what you can do to make the most of your chosen field. However, the podcast also goes beyond career development as some episodes are focused on working on your confidence as well as considerations about first responder wellness. You can find it on Spotify and Apple podcasts!
To connect and have a laugh: Nursing Uncensored
This podcast is all about sharing experiences and looking at the fun part of working as a nurse. While serious topics are also approached, the interviews are focused on open conversations about real-life experiences lived by real-life nurses. Conducted by Adrianne Behning RN, current and innovative topics are discussed from the perspective of nurses. Also, there are empowering interviews that will encourage you to continue growing and feel connected with like-minded colleagues in the field. You can find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other platforms.
For nursing students: Straight A Nursing
If you are a nursing student or an experienced nurse wanting to review some of the basics, this podcast is for you! The episodes include information that ranges from mental health nursing to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Plus, case studies are also approached on the podcast, providing a more comprehensive learning experience. In addition, other resources such as study notes and guides are offered. Overall, this is a comprehensive podcast that focuses not only on the required academic knowledge but also on having the right mindset to get through nursing school and excel in the work field. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other platforms.
A more specialized option: 5-Second Rule
This podcast focuses on infectious diseases, prevention strategies, and common myths surrounding our understanding of these illnesses. The 5-second rule podcast aims to provide comprehensive information in a didactic and engaging way, with information that will serve you for your practice. However, some episodes are approachable enough that you can even have your family members listen to them and get a better understanding of their health and the basics of infection prevention. The best part is that interviewees are experts in this field and the information is as accurate and updated as it gets! You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms.
For self-care: The WoMed
This podcast is focused on women in medicine and it approaches subjects such as mental health, the importance of self-care in this demanding career, and many other topics. Recent episodes range from discussions on how to advocate for yourself to talks about emerging healthcare topics. This way, you can choose from what you want to hear each day, having the option of staying updated on innovative topics or focusing on your inner work. You can find this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other platforms.
As you can see, there’s a podcast for everyone out there! There are also more specialized podcasts in the areas of cardiology, oncology, and emergency medicine to mention a few. So scroll through your preferred platform, hit play, and discover an exciting new world. If you have Spotify, you can create specific podcasts playlist in different categories.