Elizabeth Scala – The Nurse Within

My guest today helps nurses rediscover “the nurse within.” Elizabeth Scala, a healthcare podcaster, and the host of Your Next Shift is a one-woman media company. She’s also a nurse and the author of Nursing from Within and Stop Nurse Burnout. Elizabeth is also a frequent keynote speaker on the topic of nurse burnout. With her RN/FM co-hosts, Keith Carlson and Kevin Ross, founded the Pulse Media Network to help bring more healthcare podcasts to audiences.  Our conversation will focus on, you guessed it, nurse burnout and the stresses unique to the field.  Join us for our conversation on Get Social Health.

Listen to the podcast or drop in at the time stamps below:

00:43  Introduction
03:42  Psych nurse stress
05:39  31 flavors of nursing
06:10  About your podcast, Next Shift
08:12  Connecting with your audience
10:14  No idea how to describe this question
10:53  Leading causes of nurse burnout
13:07  Is burnout unique to service jobs?
14:07  Family dynamics of patients
15:12  Your training regime
16:11  Self-regulating burnout
17:12  Burnout into bullying, or vice versa?
19:15  Caring for caregivers
20:05  “The Nurse Within”
21:22  Why you do what you do
22:12  Have e-records helped the nursing experience?
23:52  Nursing is the mother of invention
24:24  About your podcast friends…
26:49  Pulse media network
28:39  Podcast proponent
29:30  Getting in touch
30:45  End
31:22  Social Media Tip: Ahmanielle Hall
31:55 Closing

Connect with Elizabeth

You can find Elizabeth’s website here:

Nurse Bullying Expert Renee Thompson

Are you a Nurse Bully? You might be surprised…

No one believes nurse bullying in the workplace happens until it happens to them.  Today’s guest is Renee Thompson, an expert in leadership and bullying prevention in the field of nursing.  We’ll discuss why bullying among nurses is so prevalent, why it’s part of the culture of nursing, and how to handle it both personally and on social media.  Join us, on Get Social Health.

Listen to our conversation or drop in at the time stamps below:

Nurse Bullying Expert01:03  Introduction: Renee Thompson, DNP, RN
01:44  Great Expectations
02:12  Nurse Bullying is a Thing?
04:23  Bad Bullying, Good Bedside?
06:03  It’s Every Organizations’ Problem
07:18  Bully [noun]:
10:03  Bullying and Self-Awareness
11:41  To Poke, or Not to Poke the Bear
13:41  Gender Dynamics In Nursing
15:29  Disproportional Reporting
16:09  Trickle Down Bullying
18:13  The C-Suite Life
19:54  Social Media Venting
22:33  No Posting While Punched In
25:24  We Want you to Post, But Don’t Post
27:01  Vague Won’t Cut It
29:05  So Besides Bullying…
32:33  One of Many Ways to Learn
33:34  Tips to Survive for Newbie Nurses
35:46  Up to Date All the Time
37:09  Shameless Plug
38:52  Professional Support
39:54  I’m Gonna Find Ya
40:26  Send Off
41:16  Tal Givoly Social Media Success Tip
Find Renee Thompson
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The Change of Shift Podcast- A Voice for Nursing

My guest today on the Get Social Health podcast is Sean Dent. He’s an acute care Nurse Practitioner and the host of the Change of Shift podcast. He’s also one of the early social media adopters in the healthcare space giving a voice to nursing. The role of the nurse has many contradictions. On the one hand, it is the most respected profession in our nation based on a recent survey, however, when you hear and read what nurses are saying and printing online, it presents a story of frustration, of challenges, of lack of respect, and even danger.  Let’s hear what he has to say on Get Social Health. Listen to the full podcast or drop in at the time stamps below:

Sean Dent - The Change of Shift Podcast

Podcast Time Stamps

00:00 Introduction
01:08 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
1:57 Hard to talk about yourself “imposter syndrome”
02:50 Early Blogging experience
05:00 Early Adoptors: Dr. Mike Sevilla, Dr. Kevin Pho
05:50 Are you supporting nurses or advocating for change?
07:12 Dealing with negativity
09:45 Are Nurses active in social media?
12:00 Nursing is the most trusted profession
12:51 Are Nurses leaving their careers early?
14:28 Shout-out to Janet’s Mom, an early Nurse Practioner
15:00 Is the American Nursing Association supporting Nurses online?
16:56 Media-Preneur. Scrubs Magazine.
20:48 Do you own your own content?
24:20 Crossfit is for everyone
29:50 How do you plan to make a business from your podcast?
30:45 You’re considered an expert at 10k hours
33:20 “Change of shift”
38:29 Podcast structure
41:55 Social Media Tip: Greg Chang, for[MD] “Give before you ask”

The Get Social Health Academy

Thank you for joining me for Get Social Health. As you may know, I recently launched the Get Social Health Academy, an online learning space for healthcare practitioners. If you handle social media for a physician’s or other healthcare practice, check out the website for courses that can help you achieve your goals in social media. The website is Get Social Health If you have any questions please reach out to me at [email protected] or in Twitter @GetSocialHealth. Thanks for listening.