When we became nurses, we could never have imagined the world we live in today. Virtually overnight, the hospitals, nursing homes, and so many other places we care for our patients were overwhelmed by this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. From equipment shortages to job insecurities to an almost unbearable toll on human life, nurses continue to be at the forefront during this historical point in time.


Nurse educator, entrepreneur, and mom Renee Davis shares her first experience with a hackathon and why it was so worth her time.

Hackathons Revisited — From the Perspective of a First-Timer

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Jackie O’Halloran interviews Nurse Nacole, and the two sound the alarm on burnout, biases, and other issues pushing nurses to the brink.

Sounding the Alarm

S1 Episode 09

With HCPs first in line to get vaccinated, we wanted to see how SHIFT Talkers feel about this latest development in the COVID-19 crisis.

Pulse Check: How Do Nurses Feel About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?


You don’t have to be tech-savvy to join a hackathon–you just have to be passionate about problem-solving.

What the Heck is a Hackathon?


In the season finale, Rebecca Love explains why the pandemic is a critical juncture for nurses and how to “rebrand” our profession.

A Love Letter to Nurses

S1 Episode 08

Between being a charge nurse and a preceptor, Alison was a pro at training and coaching nurses—that is, until COVID-19 came along.

Pandemic Preceptor

S1 Episode 06

As they navigate a pandemic, can nurses speak their minds without facing repercussions?

An Era When Nurses Need Advocates: A Q&A with Nurse Attorney Lorie Brown

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Health inequity can be deadly. Lovoria Williams joins us to talk about medical bias, culturally relevant care and nurses as change-agents.

A Disturbing Narrative

S1 Episode 05
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