Chlo Jacks Nursing Journey Podcast
By Chloe Jackson
Chlo Jacks Nursing Journey PodcastSep 05, 2022
Claire Morphy- Organ Donation Nursing
In this episode we learn from Claire Morphy about the work of organ donation nursing. This is a highly interesting final episode of this series.
You can watch the Ripples video Claire refers to in the podcast via this link. https://rgu.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=c6f4a3f7-deb8-4e26-9904-b0840099ff77
Lindy Strachan- Adult Surgical Nursing
In this episode we hear from Lindy a surgical nurse at Aberdeen Royal infirmary! Lindy discusses what its like to have a placement in Surgical HDU and why this area of nursing makes a great NQN post. This is not one to miss! Lindy also runs her own educational podcast (Learn with Lindy) which you can follow at
Learn with Lindy. A surgical nurse. on Apple PodcastsApplehttps://podcasts.apple.com › podcast › learn-with-lind...
Vanessa Smith -Theatre Nursing
Billy Jackson- Occupational Health Nursing
Welcome to this Episode where I am joined by my awesome dad Billy. My dad specialises in Occupational Health and adult nursing and works as a Lecturer at Robert Gordon University. Billy talks about his nursing journey, about what student nurses can expect from a placement in occupational health and how individuals might go about starting a career in OH. Billy talks about the RGU OH courses, what advice he would give his student nurses self and what advice he would offerer student nurses in their nursing journey. We also hear Billy's answer to Helen Paddon's question! If OH is for you then take a listen!
Student Guide to RCN Congress 2023 in Brighton
Are you a student nurse new to RCN Congress but fancy going- take a listen to this special episode from some of your RCN Student Committee members and Sam Spence from the Congress agenda committee! From the student committee we have myself Chloe from Scotland and our Chair Suzzane David and our Vise Chair Jade Hunt! This is not one to miss!
To sign up or find out more visit the link provided! https://www.rcn.org.uk/congress/
We hope to see lots of you there!
Helen Paddon- Critical Care Nursing
In this episode we learn about Helen Paddon's nursing journey. Helen is Clinical Nurse Manager within Critical Care at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Helen has had the most amazing experiences (working as a medic in the jungle to name one!) In this episode we learn about what Student nurses can expect from a placement in Critical Care, why newly qualified nurses should consider this area and what they can expect from the role, and about the training and progression pathway within critical care!
This is certainly not one to miss!
Gill Fenwick and Cameron Smith - Oncology and Haematology Nursing
In this episode you can expect to hear about both Gill and Camerons nursing journey, what student nurses can expect from a placement in an oncology or hematology ward and why these specialist areas make a great first post for a NQN!
If you have an interest in oncology or hematology, or have been allocated a placement in these areas this episode is well worth a listen!
Lauren Kydd District Nursing
Lauren shares her nursing journey which also includes her experience nursing in France and we get a mini french speaking sesh! Lauren share what pre reg students can expect while on placement and the discusses the courses individuals looking to peruse a career in district nursing may wish to explore. If you are a student nurse with a district nursing placement or an NQN looking to pursue a career in district nursing this is the podcast for you!
Elaine Brooks- Short Stay Medicine and Toxicology Nursing
Elaine is senior charge nurse of a short stay medicine and toxicology ward in Grampian. Elaine discusses her nursing journey to date and the work that student nurses can expect on this type of ward. This also gave me an opportunity to reflect on this ward as it was here that i had my very first nursing placement experience. Elaine also endeavours to explain why newly qualified nurses might want to consider this ward. If short stay medicine and toxicology is for you this is a must listen! We also hear Elaines answer to the last guest speakers question and what will Elaine pose for our next guest speaker find out in this episode NOW!
Jenny Elliott- Cardiology Nursing Specialism
Got an interested in cardiology nursing this ones for you! In this episode you can hear from the wonderful Jennifer Elliot from Robert Gordon University, talking about here career to date, and lots of detail about here career in cardiology nursing! Jennifer was once thee cardiac rehab nurse for the whole of the borders area in Scotland! Jennifer offers superb advice for NQN's and STN's! I hope you all enjoy Jenny's teaching here as much as I did!
Nursing Leaders - Dr Heather Bain's Nursing Journey/District Nursing and Insight an into the Dual Honours Nursing Programme at Robert Gordon University
Jill Will - Care Home Nursing (Adult Specialities)
In this episode you can hear from Jill Will RGU nursing lecturer who specialises in Care home nursing. Jill truly flys the flag for care home nursing and provides a very insightful account of care home nursing and talks about aspects many people may not think about. If care home nursing floats your boat or you have a placement in care homes coming up this is definitely one for you to tune into!
Michelle Duncan Emergency Department (Adult Specialities)
In this episode you can hear from Michelle Duncan RGU nursing lecturer and A and E/minor injury specialist. Michelle shares her journey to date, what student nurses and NQN's can expect from this area on placement and some hints, tips and resources to check out before a placement in this area. Michelle talks about the training opportunities for this speciality and provides some advice for NQN's who want to peruse a career in this speciality. Don't forget to hang on to the end to hear the question Michelle posed for the next guest speaker!
A message about the RCN fair pay for nurses campaign and industrial strike Action: Julie Lamberth and Alisha Brown
In this episode I am joined by RCN Scotland Board Chair Julie Lamberth and RCN Student member of the Trade union committee and ex-officio member of the student committee Alisha Brown. Julie and Alisha answer some of the questions we probably all have about the industrial action. Alisha (my fellow student committee member) specifically answers my questions for student nurses.
Professor Alan Glasper -Children and Young Peoples Nursing Author
In this episode you can hear about the journey of well known Children and young Peoples nursing author Alan Glasper! This is a very inspiring podcast that you don't want to miss!
Karen Jackson- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CAMHS)/Independent Prescriber
In this episode you can hear from one of my inspired role models for becoming a nurse, my lovely mum Karen. Karen shares her journey as a nurse, shares her nursing highlight and shares a bit about what student nurses can expect from placement at CAMHS, and why newly qualified nurses should consider working at CAMHS. We hear Karens answer to Elise's question which was posed in the previous episode, and Karen poses a question for Retired nurse and children and young peoples author Alan Glasper!
Elise Renson Neonatal Transport Nurse
In this episode you can hear from Elise Renson who talks about her nursing journey, what student nurses and newly qualified nurses can expect from neonatal nursing and about her roles as a neonatal transport nurse. Elise also explains the qualifications that can take you into a career in neonatal nursing. We also hear Elise's answer to Danns question!
This episode was recorded in November 2021
Dan Gooding Pediatric intensive care and Emergency care nurse
In this episode you can head from Dan Gooding, who has experience in Paediatric Intensive care nursing and Paediatric emergency care nursing. Dan shares his nursing journey, what students and newly qualified nurses can expect from these specialisms , advice for students who have dyslexia and Neurodiverse difficulties. We learn about the potential educational opportunities for woking in these fields and advise for how to decompress after a traumatic day in A and E. I hope you all enjoy!
Digital Health - Lisa Gartshore
Within this special episode we hear from guest speaker Lisa Gartshore, SCN in Practice Improvement and Development for Mental Health in NHS Lanarkshire. Lisa discusses her nursing journey and her progression into digital health care. We learn about her role within digital health care. We dive into how digital health care has evolved and what the future looks like for digital health care, and we discuss Lisa experience of undertaking the digital health care leadership programme. Lisa also shares some resources that students can utilise to enhance their digital health knowledge. Hope you enjoy this one folks!
Royal College of Nursing 2022 Congress Event!
In this episode we hear from Julie Lamberth (Chair RCN Scotland Board), Vicky Keir, (who is part of the RCN Congress Agenda Committee), and Dawn Marr current Board Member (Grampain) and former RCN Student Committee Member (Scotland). These 3 super guest speakers provide an insight into what congress is, who its for, how you can sign up for it and just everything you need to know about Congress 2022 (which will be in person!) It sounds like congress is a packed full week and leaves you walking away with a buzz! I hope you all enjoy this special episode of the podcast! We are all looking forward to meeting you at this years congress. For more information about congress click on this link https://www.rcn.org.uk/congress/
Becky Hepworth Children's Community Nurse Team Leader Isle of Wight
Within this episode of the podcast you can hear from Becky Hepworth; Children's Community Nurse specialist from the Isle of Wight. Becky shares her nursing journey, some insight into what students can expect from a community children's nursing placement and why newly qualified nurses should consider community nursing as their first nursing post. We also learn about the progression routes within Children's Community nursing and hear about a course that can be undertaken. Becky oozes passion for community nursing and family Centred care! This is a must listen episode!
Julie knight- Community Staff Nurse for Schools
In this episode you will hear from Julie Knight about her experience as a children's nurse. Julie talks about her role as Community staff Nurse for schools, we learn about the difference between a community staff nurse for schools and the school nurse role. Julie explains the developmental routes to becoming a registered school nurse and Julie offers some fantastic advise for student nurses! Enjoy folks!
This podcast was recorded in September 2021.
CYP Nursing Specialisms- Caroline Reid - Nurse Manager for the Clinical Nurse Specialists, Community Nurse Teams and Home Ventilation teams.
In this podcast you can hear from Caroline Reid, Clinical Nurse Manager for Community and Specialist Nurse Teams. Caroline discusses her nursing journey and provides advice for student nurses. Caroline also discusses the role of the specialist nurse at home start, and dives into what the future holds for specialist nurses. Hope you all enjoy!
Isla Fairley - CYP Diabetes Nurse Specialist
In this episode you will her from Isla Fairley who is a Children and Young Peoples lecturer and Academic Team Lead at Robert Gordon University. Isla specialised in Children's Diabetes care. Isla shares her nursing journey to date, provides excellent advise to student nurses and newly qualified nurses and shares what to expect as a Diabetes nurse and why this would be an excellent area to practice in. Isla also explains the potential development plans that can be undertaken to become a diabetes nurse and the beauty of secondments on successful completion of any nurse registration. Enjoy folks!
CYP Nurse Specialism- Roald Dahl Children’s Epilepsy Specialist Nurse Jo Campbell
In this episode you can hear from Epilepsy Nurse specialist Jo Campbell who shares her fantastic journey in epilepsy nursing care and how she developed her career in Epilepsy nurse care, and what to expect from this CYP specialism. Jo discusses some qualifications that are beneficial obtain before specialising in this role and offers to superb advice for students who have a placement in this area and how NQN's can progress in this area! Jo shares her passion for quality improvement and positive patient and family centred care! We hear Jo's reply to Richard's question around the impact covid-19 has had on children's services and Jo poses a question for our next guest speaker!
Nursing Leaders- Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland Professor Alex McMahon
In this episode we learn about the journey of nursing leader Professor Alex McMahon, we hear about what inspired Alex to go into nursing and about what is involved in his his role as Chief Nursing officer for Scotland and his advise on how student nurses can be successful! Alex inspires us by highlighting that anything is possible and there is no wrong path!
Alex also poses a question for all nursing professionals which you can get involved with Via my twitter feed.
CYP Specialties - Richard Leece- Oncology and Respiratory CYP Specialty
CYP Specialties - Shona Wands- Health Visitor
CYP Specialties- Natalie McDonald and Katies Anderson (Emergency Care & Preoperative Care)
CYP Specialties - Interview with Angela Horsley (MBE)
Nursing Leaders- John Lee- Professional Advisor to Scotlands Chief Nursing Officer
In this Episode we will hear from John Lee Professional Advisor for Scotland's Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland, and Nursing and Midwifery Education and NMAHP Research. John shares his inspiring Nursing Journey in both Australia and the UK. We learn about what Johns current role entails. We explore Johns thoughts around the influences of under representation of males in the nursing profession. We also learn a bit about Johns experiences as a 150 leaders mentor and what students can gain from the programme. John shares his inspiring advice on how Student nurses can be successful in their nursing journey! We will also hear Johns reply to Caroline Hiscox question! John also posed a question for Amanda Croft who at the time of the recoding was who was our previous Chief Nursing officer for Scotland - this question has been answered by our new Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland; Alex McMahon who you can hear from in episode 6 of series 1.
Bonus Edition* Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy with Gillian Douglas Lead Chaplain for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
In the short time I have spent within my nursing studies I have come to see that spiritual care is a hugely important part in a persons overall care. I approached Gillian Douglas: Lead Chaplain for Mental Health & Learning Disabilities at NHS Grampian to ask if she would share her knowledge of Spiritual Care to gain a fuller understanding of what spiritual care is about and why it is important. As Gillian will explain in her video Spiritual care is not only about someones religious beliefs (which it is vey commonly perceived as) but it is a huge part of person centred care and understanding and recognising what is important to someone, and it can be pertinent to someones recovery while receiving care. Gillian also expresses that this service can be used by staff and students too.
Nursing Leaders- Interview with Professor Caroline Hiscox Chief Executive NHS Grampian (Nursing Journey and Successful Leadership)
This podcast explores Professor Caroline Hiscox's journey within nursing and what Carolines Role as Chief Executive of NHS Grampian entails. Professor Hiscox also shares her advice for student nurses on how to be successful and provides a very inspiring answer to the Question Jane Ewen poses about how to be a successful leader. This podcast is filled with inspiration!
Nursing Leaders- Interview with Jane Ewen- Nurse Director, Excellence and Innovation at NHS Grampian
In this episode you can expect to learn about Janes Nursing journey and how she got to where she is today. Janes discusses what her current role entails and dives into what it is like to have a strategic management role in health care. You can also expect to hear Janes advice for student nurse and an insight into the opportunities for new nursing graduates! You will also have the opportunity to hear Janes answer to Dr Heather Bains questions from the last episode and at the end hear what Janes question is for Chief Executive for Grampian: Caroline Hiscox! NOT TO BE MISSED!
Nursing Leaders - Professor Susan Dawkes Nursing Journey
Welcome to the first episode of Chlo Jacks Nursing Journey podcast. In this episode I am joined by Professor Susan Dawkes- Head of the School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedic Practice. Susan shares her inspiring nursing journey and provides an insight into her experience in cardiac nursing and cardiac rehabilitation. She also offers some super advise for student nurses and poses a tough question for our next guest speaker!
Chlo Jacks Nursing Journey Podcast- Trailer
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