Life In Scrubs

Advertise on podcast: Life In Scrubs

Rating
4.9
from
129 reviews
This podcast has
66 episodes
Language
Publisher
Explicit
No
Date created
2020/12/28
Last published
2022/06/28
Average duration
39 min.
Release period
11 days

Description

Welcome to Life In Scrubs Podcast – a podcast hosted by nurses, for nurses! Our podcast is mainly geared toward nursing students and new graduate nurses, however, we hope all healthcare professionals can find our information helpful. Our goal is to inspire, educate, and empower future and current nurses as they navigate the world of nursing. Join us weekly as we share our insights and experiences, answer common nursing questions, and dive into all things related to life in scrubs!

Podcast episodes

Check latest episodes from Life In Scrubs podcast

Season 5 Q+A
2022/06/28
In This Episode, You Will Learn: Advice for nursing students and new grads, including NCLEX prep, applying for new jobs, and finding the right specialty. Our favorite and least favorite classes & semesters. Dealing with aggressive patients and a fear of failure. Building community and support with your unit.   Resources + Links:   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: You asked, we answered! For our final episode of Season 5, we’re hosting another Q+A with questions sent in by our community of viewers! If you’ve ever wondered how we form connections with our units, find a work life balance, or what the future of the healthcare shortage looks like, we’ll be covering all of that and more. We have tips and advice for nursing students and new grads alike, so no matter where you are in your nursing journey, you’ll be able to learn something new. How do you deal with a fear of failure? What were our favorite and least favorite classes? How do you know when you’ve found the right specialty for you? Join us as we send off Season 5 together! 0:00:40 Welcome to Season 5’s Q+A! 0:03:50 What is the worst physical encounter you’ve had with a patient? 0:07:30 How can you keep yourself safe and secure if you feel threatened? 0:09:00 What are the pros and cons of working from home? 0:12:00 What are the most effective community builders you’ve used with your co-workers? 0:16:20 Why is it important to build community with your peers? 0:17:15 What units did you not enjoy, and which units did you enjoy? 0:21:35 Advice for NCLEX prep. 0:25:55 What advice do you have for new grads scared about failing in their calling? 0:27:55 Why is it better to be flexible instead of pushing yourself? 0:31:15 Do you have any med surg study tips?  0:33:55 How should new grads look for new jobs? 0:36:25 Will there be an end to healthcare shortages soon? 0:40:00 Ranking our nursing school classes from worst to best. 0:43:25 How were our summer classes? 0:46:10 Have you done an episode dealing with death? 0:47:15 Where do you see yourselves and the podcast in five years? 0:50:10 How do you get into ICU as a new grad? 0:52:35 Do you still enjoy nursing after COVID? 0:57:00 How do you know when you’ve found the right specialty for you? 1:01:55 Are you ready for Season 6?
more
Cancer Prevention + Healthy Living with Oncology Nurse Navigator Becky Trupp
2022/06/21
In This Episode, You Will Learn: Advice and helpful resources for cancer prevention. How to form healthy habits for a healthy lifestyle. Tips for night shift nurses, new grads, and nurses interested in non-bedside jobs. Resources + Links: Follow Becky on Instagram | @rstrn   Get involved at https://nurseshealthstudy.org/   Learn more about cancer prevention at https://www.aicr.org/   Check out these other organizations, studies, and resources: American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org for screening information Oncology Nursing Society: www.ons.org for navigator resources and core competencies!  Nurses Health Study: https://nurseshealthstudy.org/  Lots of publications from their data on the site. Here is a link to join the new study: https://www.nhs3.org/   Indeed.com also has some good resources for helping evaluate/thinking through next steps in finding a job you’ll enjoy.   Check out these articles: Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  Night shift and cancer risk https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2021/04/27/nightshift-cancer/   Moving past fear, Donna Cardillo: https://donnacardillo.com/articles/movingpastfear/  Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen  Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi  Show Notes: How can we create and promote healthier lifestyles? This week we have a new guest joining us: Becky Trupp, an oncology nurse navigator from the Seville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center! With 32 years of experience under her belt, Becky will share her wisdom on cancer prevention and healthy living for nurses just like you. We’ll cover what you need to know about cancer prevention so you can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Then, we’ll go over useful tips for night shift nurses to look out for, as well as advice for those interested in getting involved in non-bedside jobs. We’ve got your key to a healthier future right here! 00:40 Meet Becky Trupp, an oncology nurse navigator from the Seville Cancer Screening and Prevention Center! 01:30 How did you get to where you are today? 04:20 Opening yourself up to new possibilities. 07:30 Where did you go after you were let go from your high risk job? 09:10 How have your experiences with past jobs helped you in the present? 10:15 What do you do at your center? 11:15 What do you think is most important for nurses to know about cancer prevention? 14:50 How does working the night shift affect nurses? 16:35 What are some resources you recommend for nurses? 18:10 What tips do you have for night shift nurses to take care of themselves? 20:55 Forming small habits to create big changes in your lifestyle. 24:15 How can someone get involved in more non-bedside jobs? 27:20 Would you recommend a new grad have experience before going into a nurse navigation position? 31:25 Where can people look for more information on cancer prevention?
more
Breaking Down the Stigma Surrounding Death with Hospice RN Courtney
2022/06/14
In This Episode, You Will Learn: A new perspective on hospice that most people don’t know about. Advice for new nurses in hospice & nurses interested in going into end of life care. The difference between critical care and end of life care. How to start creating content for an online space.   Resources + Links: Connect with Courtney on Instagram | @court.nurse   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: We all know working hospice can get a bad rep, but is any of it true? In today’s episode, we’ll be breaking down the stigma and beliefs surrounding end of life care with hospice RN, Courtney! Courtney has a background in oncology and ICU and is working towards graduating with her DNP. She’ll give her perspective of hospice care as well as share expert advice for new nurses starting in or interested in hospice. Then, we’ll touch on the issues with glorifying the struggle of nursing life, how to start prioritizing your own health, and tips for creating online content. Get ready to rethink everything you know about the life of a hospice nurse with @court.nurse! 00:40 Say hello to our friend, Courtney, a hospice nurse here to discuss end of life care! 02:00 Who is Courtney? 05:05 What was your first experience with end of life care? 06:35 How did you find out that ICU wasn’t for you? 07:45 Did you want to know what you wanted to do after graduation? 08:55 What is the difference between critical care and end of life care? 12:30 The stigma surrounding hospice. 13:40 As a hospice nurse, what terminology do you use with patients’ families? 16:55 Why is it important for healthcare workers to be transparent about death? 19:05 What advice do you have for newer nurses having to deliver news? 21:40 What do most people not know about hospice? 25:35 Tips for nurses interested in going into hospice. 29:45 Where do you recommend starting? 32:15 What options are there working outside a hospital setting? 34:55 Why should we stop glorifying the struggle? 38:45 What is DNP? 40:40 What made you build an Instagram? 42:45 How do you create your content for Instagram? 45:45 TikTok versus Instagram. 48:20 How do you get started on TikTok and Instagram? 52:00 Challenging the stigma of Botox, fillers, and other cosmetic surgery.
more
Work Updates & Sharing our Favorite Nursing Resources
2022/05/17
In This Episode, You Will Learn: Our health & work updates. What ECMO is and how to train for it. What resources we recommended for nurses working in the field.   Resources + Links:   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: What resources do real, working nurses in the field use and depend on? This episode will be going over our life updates, including what’s new with our health and work, before we share some of our favorite nursing resources! We also talk about ECMO, how to train for it, our experiences with it, and what you should know before going into it. If you’re a post-grad nurse curious about ICU, or if you’re a nursing student planning for the future, we’ve got your answers! Join in today and pick up some new resources we know you’ll love to use! 00:40 What are our health updates? 02:30 How did we celebrate Nurses Week? 05:00 What did our hospitals do to celebrate? 08:45 What is ECMO? What was Maddi’s first experience working with it? 11:35 How do you train for ECMO? 15:00 What were you most nervous about when running ECMO? 18:15 Studying for the CCRN. 20:20 What is new with Kristen and her work? 25:40 What nursing resources does Maddi recommend? 28:35 What nursing resources does Kristen recommend? 31:10 What is coming up next?
more
NurseCon at Sea Recap + 3 Things Every Nurse Needs to Hear
2022/05/10
In This Episode, You Will Learn: Our trip to NurseCon at Sea, including what we did, our favorite things, and what we would have changed about it. Three things every nurse needs to hear right now. Resources + Links:   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: We’re back and ready to dive into a new episode, just in time for Nurses Week! Today, we’re covering our trip to NurseCon at Sea and the three things every nurse needs to hear. First, we’ll recap our incredible experiences at NurseCon and our top stories we can’t wait to share with you. What did we do there? What were our favorite things? What would we have changed? Then, we’ll go over three important things we think every nurse should hear. We have an exciting episode for you, so come and join in on the fun! 00:40 Our NurseCon at Sea recap! 02:40 How was our live episode at NurseCon? 03:20 What happened to our live event recording? 05:25 Staying up for 37 hours. 10:20 What did we do after boarding? 13:15 What makes NurseCon so fun? What can you do there? 16:50 What was Kristen’s favorite part of the trip and what would she have changed about it? 18:15 What was Maddi’s favorite part of the trip and what would she have changed about it? 20:40 How was the staffing at NurseCon? 23:05 What are three things every nurse needs to hear? 24:10 Is it okay to change your mind? 29:35 Why are you more than just a profession? 32:10 What helps you refill your cup? 34:50 Taking the time to appreciate you.
more
Nursing School Prep 101
2022/04/19
In This Episode, You Will Learn: How to prep for nursing school. The tools and resources you’ll need to stay organized and plan ahead. How to enjoy yourself while in nursing school.   Resources + Links:   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: Today, we’re taking you to school! This episode is all about helping you prepare for nursing school before you go. We’ll be sharing our do’s and don’ts of nursing school prep, so you can head into the first semester ready to succeed and achieve! We talk about avoiding procrastination, planning ahead, setting goals, saving money, and more. You won’t want to miss out on the advice and tips you should know from experienced nurses who have been there and done that! Tune in and find out how to prep yourself, rock your classes, and most importantly of all: enjoy the journey! 00:40 What is new with us? 04:00 Going to NurseCon at Sea! 06:05 What was Maddi’s new experience over the weekend? 08:50 How do you prep for nursing school? 09:35 Why is procrastination your biggest enemy? 12:00 How much money should you spend on required items? 14:50 Setting semester goals for yourself. 17:10 How can you work on skills more efficiently? 19:10 What kind of rewards can you give yourself after you succeed? 20:40 What tools do you need to plan ahead? 25:25 Why should you do your research? 28:40 Taking the time to relax while you can. 32:00 What is the most important thing to remember?
more
Making Your Health a Priority with Integrative Medicine RN, @naturallyheather
2022/04/12
In This Episode, You Will Learn: What integrative medicine is, and what makes it so important to the future of health and wellness. Tips for new grads and nurses interested in getting into integrative medicine. Why we should focus on making ourselves and our health a priority. Resources + Links: Create your Fusion Market Place Travel Nurse Profile! Connect with Heather on Instagram | @naturally_heather Follow @thatnurseheather on Tiktok! Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too! Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen  Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: What can you do to make your health a priority? Today, our guest is an integrative nurse, Heather, who is here to share her knowledge and expertise on all things integrative medicine! We’ll go over what integrative medicine is, what its benefits are, and how it can help take your health to the next level. What does the life and duties of an integrative nurse look like? What makes preventative treatments and self-care so important? What advice does she have for new grads and nurses interested in integrative medicine? It’s time to start living a healthier life for a healthier you! 00:40 Say hello to Heather, an integrative medicine nurse in NYC! 03:35 What was it like working as a new grad in New York during the pandemic? 07:10 How did you get into integrative medicine, and what is it? 08:45 Where did you first hear about integrative medicine? 11:10 Why are preventative treatments so important? 14:25 The day-to-day of an integrative medicine nurse. 18:20 What does your practice in NYC look like? 20:00 How do you approach remedies at your practice? 22:00 What tips and advice do you have for someone interested in integrative medicine? 23:40 How much experience does someone need to get into integrative medicine? Into IV? 26:15 The benefits of having experience. 28:00 How can nurses start to live a healthier lifestyle? 31:25 Why should we make ourselves a priority? 32:40 What are the four pillars of health? 36:10 What are your favorite products that you think nurses can benefit from? 39:00 What products do you like from an integrative health perspective? 42:40 What parting words do you have for the listeners?
more
Living in the Now
2022/03/29
In This Episode, You Will Learn: How to live in and appreciate the now. Taking your own path at the right pace for you. The importance of being positive and staying open-minded. Resources + Links:   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: Are you feeling restless? Can’t stop thinking about what comes next? This episode is your wake up call! Today, we want to focus on the now and why it’s so important to live in, appreciate, and embrace! We all know how important planning for the future and setting goals are, but sometimes we can forget to live in the present when that’s all we do. We’ll be talking about taking things at your pace, enjoying the little moments, and staying open-minded, so we can start living presently to enjoy life fully! The journey is just as important as the destination, so come and join us in the now! 00:40 Where is today’s special recording location? 01:50 Kristen’s new job and our busy schedule updates. 02:55 What did we do over the weekend?  05:50 How can we live in the now? 07:30 What happens when we focus too much on the future? 11:00 How can we start living presently? 13:35 Why do we always need to get to the next step? How can we get out of that mindset? 15:25 Do things happen for a reason? 18:45 How to avoid the negative and find the positive. 20:50 Why is it important to be open-minded? 23:40 The sign you’ve been waiting for.
more
Real Talk with NYC ER Nurse @nikkialvarezz
2022/03/22
In This Episode, We Talk About: Nikki’s experience diving into being an ER nurse in Manhattan as a New Grad. Each of our experiences navigating the pandemic, and what that was like in New York City. Advice for New Grads considering going directly into a specialty unit. How creating social media content has given us a sense of community and gratitude for nursing!   Resources + Links:   Check out Nikki’s TikTok videos | @nikkialvarezz Follow Nikki on Instagram | @nikkialvarezz   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: Whether you were navigating the pandemic as a seasoned nurse, new grad, or nursing student these past two years we’ve all worked and learned through uncharted territory. In this episode we’re excited to welcome our very first ER nurse on the podcast, Nikki Alvarez! Nikki graduated nursing school in 2019 and dove right into being an ER nurse in New York City. With COVID hitting Manhattan hard, Nikki shares her experience having her fellowship cut short, navigating the pandemic, and discovering a whole new appreciation for her career as an ER nurse. Whether you share Nikki’s experience, are curious about what it was really like working as an ER nurse in NYC, or you want details on the process of becoming a nurse in the city…there is something for everyone in this episode! Including what it’s like to create TikTok videos that resonate with nurses everywhere!    01:15 Meet NYU Nursing School Alumni and ER nurse, Nikki! 03:00 Did you have previous experience in the medical field before becoming a nurse? 05:40 What are characteristics that make a great ER nurse? 07:15 Nikki’s experience working in the ER in New York City during the pandemic. 12:30 What is the fellowship process like for new grads in NYC? 13:15 Nikki’s first interview changing from her cap and gown to interview clothes after graduation! 15:50 Different experiences transitioning from nursing school to your first year as a new grad. 18:15 How did you get started creating your TikTok? 21:30 Ways creating content has helped Nikki gain a whole new appreciation for her career. 22:40 What are your goals for this upcoming year? 24:50 Creating content and a shoutout to the Instagram husbands and boyfriends out there! 27:00 What are some Pros and Cons of being a New Grad in the ER? 30:00 Advice for New Grads jumping immediately into a specialty unit. 33:30 The importance of self care and taking care of your health! 35:00 Where can everyone connect with you?
more
Favorite & Least Favorite Things About Being an ICU Nurse
2022/03/15
In This Episode, You Will Learn: The pros of being an ICU nurse, including scheduling, autonomy, opportunities, and more. The cons of being an ICU nurse, including high stress, difficult patients, physical labor, and more. How to know if ICU is right for you. Resources + Links:   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: Do you want to know if ICU is right for I-C-you? Today, Maddi is flying solo and sharing her top favorite and least favorite things about being an ICU nurse! What are the pros and cons of working ICU? Do the positives outweigh the negatives? How do you know if you’re a good fit for ICU? From the highest highs to the lowest lows, this episode will cover everything you’ll need to know about what life as an ICU nurse actually looks like!   00:40 Why is today a solo episode? 02:25 How did I get involved in ICU? 04:50 What are the patient ratios in ICU? 07:45 Having easy access to the medical team. 10:05 What is so nice about flexible scheduling and extra shifts? 11:10 What drew me to ICU? 12:25 How does nursing provide opportunities for growth? 14:00 How does ICU give nurses more autonomy? 15:35 Working in a high stress environment. 16:20 What does physical labor look like in ICU? 17:40 How to deal with difficult patients and/or family members. 19:10 What is the most heartbreaking thing about working ICU? 21:05 How do you know if ICU is right for you?
more
Inspiring the Next Generation of Nurses with @catgolden.inspires
2022/03/08
In This Episode, You Will Learn: What Nurses Inspire Nurses is, and how it has been positively impacting nurses and nursing students. The importance of inspiring each other. How to foster a supportive community. Resources + Links: Learn more about Nurses Inspire Nurses!   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: Are you ready to feel inspired? This episode, we have the CEO & founder of Nurses Inspire Nurses, Cat Golden, here to share her nursing & business journey with us! Together, we’ll explore the power and importance behind nurturing a strong, supportive community for all nurses. What can we do to inspire and uplift others? And how can we not only take care of others, but also prioritize ourselves? Today is an ultra-positive, ultra-supportive episode you won’t want to miss! Join us and learn how to get inspired so you can go inspire! 00:40 Meet the incredible Cat Golden, CEO & founder of Nurses Inspire Nurses! 02:10 Who is Cat Golden? 05:35 What was your nursing journey like before Nurses Inspire Nurses? 08:35 Knowing your secret superpower. 10:25 How did you start your business? 15:55 Why should we be supporting each other? 18:05 Why do we need to support nursing students? 19:40 How did it feel to take Nurses Inspire Nurses full time? 23:40 Prioritizing your happiness. 26:00 What made you realize you needed to make a change? 27:40 Pushing through the fear. 31:50 What can people take away from Nurses Inspire Nurses? 36:50 What final advice do you have for anyone listening?
more
All Things 12 Hour Shift
2022/03/01
In This Episode, You Will Learn: What goes on before, during, and after a 12 hour shift. How to survive your shift. How to prepare for a 12 hour shift. The best way to reduce stress and anxiety & decompress. Resources + Links:   Connect with us on Instagram | @lifeinscrubspodcast   Follow along with our personal Instagram pages too!   Connect with Kristen on Instagram | @thenursekristen    Connect with Maddi on Instagram | @nurse.maddi   Show Notes: What really goes on during a 12 hour shift? More importantly, how do you survive!? Today, we’re going over everything you need to know to help you get through those long hour shifts! We’ll discuss what you can do to prepare for your shift, including how to relax and lessen your anxiety so you can set yourself up for success. Then, it’s time to dive into what happens during the shift and what you can do to stay organized and updated. Finally, we’ll share our tips on the best ways to decompress and recuperate afterwards. By the end of this episode, you won’t have to fear the 12 hour shift any longer! 00:40 How do you make it through a 12 hour shift? 02:20 Prepping the day prior to a shift. 05:20 How do you cut down anxiety? 07:05 What should you do when you’re on shift, from a day perspective? 09:45 What should you do when you’re on shift, from a night perspective? 11:05 Tips for charting. 13:25 Why is taking breaks so important? 14:45 Staying updated with chart reviews. 17:30 What can you do during downtime? 18:45 What do you need to do at the end of your shift? 21:35 What do you do after you get off shift? 24:10 How to burn energy before sleep. 27:25 What is the best way to get through 12 hour shifts?
more

Podcast Reviews

Read Life In Scrubs podcast reviews

4.9 out of 5
129 reviews
hmlapag007 2022/06/17
Returning to School as a Mom
Hi! You all are lovely! I have a BA in Psych. I’m a military spouse and momma of a 2yr old. My hubby is deploying this fall for a year. I just got a...
more
casiku09 2022/06/10
Thank you!
I graduated a year ago and went straight into home health for some reason and have missed bedside and woke up every day wondering if I made a mistake ...
more
Natatva 2022/05/11
You are so important to new nurses!
Thank you for shedding light on real life on nursing for the newest nurses out there! I find that your conversations and interviews give nurses an id...
more
Spriggsmama 2022/04/01
✨10/10✨
Y’all, this podcast is amazing!! Maddi and Kristen are so real, and talk about everything from general life to specific advice and topics regarding nu...
more
CNA Hopeful 2022/05/01
Excellent content! Consider breaking down the acronyms more.
First off, I find this an excellent podcasts and I am a weekly listener. The hosts pick relevant topics, and have a raw energy that keeps the listener...
more
k_bliss 2022/03/25
BEST NURSING PODCAST
I graduated two years ago with a bachelors in marketing and I’ve decided to go back for nursing and I’m so excited! It’s obviously a little overwhelmi...
more
talloncooldude 2022/01/05
THE BEST NURSING STUDENT PODCAST
I’m in my second semester of my ADN program and THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE podcast EVER! The positive energy, to the point, fun chit chat of everyth...
more
Val JL 2021/10/16
LOVE IT
I just discovered this podcast and I love it! It’s so refreshing to hear other nurses talk about all things nursing and to relate so much! Currently 1...
more
123zhydf 2021/09/21
So glad I found this podcast!
I just my first nursing job a little over a month ago and have had a hard time finding balance, filling my cup, and have felt so overwhelmed. I starte...
more
LadyDrea27 2021/08/03
New listener!
I just started listening to these two ladies and they are so awesome & informative! I’ll be entering nursing school in 2022 & I’m so glad I found thes...
more

PODCAST SPONSORSHIP ADVERTISING

Start advertising on Life In Scrubs & relevant audience podcasts

What do you want to advertise?

In what period are you looking for the advertisement to be published?

Do you already have an advertisement or sponsorship message?

Do you want to get promoted on more relevant podcasts?

What's your campaign budget?

Business Details