By Dr. Tese Stephens
RN P.R.E.P.Apr 16, 2023
Novice Nursing Faculty Role Transition - Making Informed Decisions
The nursing faculty shortage is a critical component in addressing the nursing shortage. The inability to recruit and retain competent faculty is a cultural phenomenon, stemming from systems issues that frequently contribute to faculty burnout and moral distress. The novice faculty member often enters academia unprepared for the faculty tripartite role, and often encountering a less-than healthy work environment. This podcast episode focuses on a recent article exploring the novice faculty members' transition to academia, with excellent information for both the organization that wants to improve this process AND for the novice educator seeking to make an informed career decision.
What's New with RN P.R.E.P.? Looking Ahead, 2023 and Beyond!
Watch and listen as I describe the future iterations of RN P.R.E.P.!
RN P.R.E.P. Podcast Relaunch (February 2023)
I'm excited to share that I am relaunching the RN P.R.E.P. Podcast with a specific focus on Resilience in Nursing Academia!
Marissa Bartmess: From BSN to PhD (Part 2)
I'm catching up with Marissa Bartmess two years after our initial conversation, learning about her journey to a PhD and how she managed to navigate life, work, and school during a pandemic.
Sarah Bergakker, Nurse Anesthetist and Founder of MOOXLI (Part 1)
Marissa Bartmess: From BSN to PhD (Part 1)
Marissa Bartmess, one of my former students, describes her journey in nursing, beginning as a BSN student to her current role as a practicing RN and PhD Student. Her story will resonate with many who are considering a doctoral degree, as well as those seeking to join the new generation of nurse leaders emerging to radically transform the culture of nursing and nursing academia.
(Nibble) Resilience: What it IS and What it is NOT
What is RESILIENCE? This "nibble" defines and describes the concept of resilience as it pertains to nurses and healthcare professionals. We also chat a bit about what it is NOT. You may be surprised:)
Finding Joy and Fulfillment in Pediatric Palliative Care
Dr. Carrie Cormack is known for her compassionate expertise as a clinician and educator within the world of Pediatric Palliative Care. In this epsidoe of the RN P.R.E.P. Podcast she describes her journey in nursing and how she effectively promotes her own personal RESILIENCE to maintain joy and professional fulfillment in a job that is often filled with sadness and emotional distress. Dr. Cormack beautifully describes how she maintains work-life balance, focusing on her priorities and purpose.
Dr. Rebecca Koszalinski - Nurse Scientist, Innovator, & Entrepreneur
Dr. Rebecca Koszalinski is a Nurse Scientist and Innovator. She developed the "Speak for Myself-Voice" App, which was featured in the Johnson & Johnson "Nurses Change Lives" video. Dr. Koszalinski shares about her own exciting journey in nursing.
Dr. Lisa Kerr Talks about the "Compassion in Action Student Leadership Program"
"Building a Resilient Team" in the midst of a Pandemic: An Exemplar
This episode of the RN P.R.E.P. Podcast features two amazing RN's who share a wonderful lesson in "Building a Resilient Team" based on their experiences in a large academic health sciences center during the Covid pandemic. Chris Hairfield and Benita Curnell describe how they were brought together through strategic and visionary leadership to rapidly build an innovative healthcare team designed to meet the needs of the community during the immediate surge of the Coronavirus.
Dr. Cathy Durham shares about life on the frontlines of the Covid Pandemic
Easter Weekend Prayer with Seth Wise
Creating Beauty in the Midst of Chaos: Shannon D'Alton talks about Resilience, Art, and Life in the Midst of a Pandemic
Shannon D'Alton is a wife, mother, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, nursing instructor, AND full-time PhD student. The Coronavirus Pandemic has created multiple challenges for her family, much like it has for the majority of our healthcare providers and/or students. In this episode she describes her personal journey in RESILIENCE and how she and her family have responded to the current stressors by incorporating art into their daily routine.
Prayer for Hope and Encouragement during Covid-19 with Dustin George
A special prayer of hope, thanks, and encouragement from Dustin George, Lead Pastor at Easthaven Baptist Church in Brookhaven, MS. (He just happens to be my best friend's wonderful son-in-law!)
Dr. Melanie Cason talks about Simulation in Nursing Education during COVID-19
Nurse educators and learners are navigating unchartered waters these days due to COVID-19. Most have converted to fully online learning, but many are struggling with clinical placement options. Dr. Melanie Cason shares how she and her team have successfully integrated virtual simulation into the pre-licensure BSN program to meet these needs.
Let's Talk About Resilience
For Such a Time as This: Finding Purpose in the Liminal Space
How do we find Purpose or Meaning during times of stress and adversity? I share some of my own "life lessons" from times spent in the liminal space.
Prayer for Providers with Mark Estepp
A special prayer for the healthcare providers on the frontlines of COVID-19 brought to you by Mark Estepp, the lead pastor of New Collective Church in Johnson City, TN.