The Nurse Keith Show Celebrates 100 Episodes!

Wow folks, I can’t believe that we’ve reached the 100th episode of The Nurse Keith Show! Based on the listener stats, there’s been no loss of steam over there — in fact, the first few months of 2017 have been the strongest since we launched the show in January of 2015!

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The New LinkedIn Is Here, The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 99

Nurses, back on episode five of The Nurse Keith Show, I cajoled you to use LinkedIn to take your digital networking and career development to the next level. Well, Microsoft bought LinkedIn for billions of dollars in 2016 and the LinkedIn user interface has changed. Are you prepared and ready to dig back into LinkedIn in the interest of your nursing career? It’s just as important now as it was back then!

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Nurse Practitioners Gaining Even More Ground, The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 98

On episode 98 of the Nurse Keith Show, we’re expanding on episode 91, diving even deeper into the gains being made by nurse practitioners here in the United States. NPs are enjoying an enormous growth spurt as a powerful force within the healthcare system. 

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The “Shoulds” and “Coulds” of Your Nursing Career, The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 97

In the nursing world, we are told what we “should” do with our careers much more often than what we “could” do. While the difference can seem subtle, it is actually something that can have a serious impact on the career path we choose and the subsequent satisfaction that we derive from our choices. Do you function on “shoulds” or “coulds” in your nursing career?

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Lions, Gazelles, and Nurses, The Nurse Keith Show EPS 96

On episode 96 of The Nurse Keith Show, I reflect on a blog post published on Digital Doorway on February 20th, 2017. In that post, I reflected on how the law of the jungle often seems to be the rule of the day in nursing and healthcare. Do we just throw our young and vulnerable novice nurses to the lions?

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A Nurse’s Self-Love Valentine, The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 95

At this time of Valentine’s Day, we see lots of hearts, flowers, candy, and other trappings of the holiday, even in nurses stations, clinics, and physician offices. These signs of appreciation and love are great in and of themselves, and they are also a reminder that the superficial can sometimes preclude going just a little bit deeper. Nurses, when it comes to self-love and self-care, you deserve to go deep.

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Your Nursing Career Mitochondria, The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 94

We all know that mitochondria are the energy-producing powerhouses within each cell of our bodies, synthesizing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for us around the clock. In terms of your nursing career, what are the mitochondria that power your engine? What impetus, desires, goals, or motivations drive you forward? If you need to stoke the fire of your nursing career, the spark cannot be created in a vacuum.

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Your Nursing Career Nutrition, The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 93

What you feed your nursing career is of the utmost importance to its longevity and health; just like your body, you need to feed your career a nutritional balance that will sustain its life and spur new growth and robust health. How are you feeding your nursing career?

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Find Your Nursing Career Power and Agency, The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 92

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines agency as “the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power.”  Isn’t personal agency and power what we all want in our nursing careers and personal lives?

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Nurse Practitioners and Job Growth in 2017 and Beyond, The Nurse Keith Show, EPS 91

We haven’t really talked much about nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses here on The Nurse Keith Show, and it’s about time we did. Over on Digital Doorway, I just published a blog post this week all about what has me excited about NPs and APRNs, so I had to share my enthusiasm here on the Nurse Keith Show, too!

Here’s part of what I wrote in that blog post:

Ten or fifteen years ago, many ordinary healthcare consumers may not have known much — if anything — about nurse practitioners. Moreover, only a small percentage would have received care from an NP. But in January 2017 at the time of recording this podcast episode, nurse practitioners are gaining ground like never before, so many nurses who are thinking about career mobility are likely considering the NP or APRN path.

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