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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.


Stacy Hutton Johnson shares the world of possibilities that open up when policymakers and providers come together to meet community needs.

Answering a Call to the Moment

Season Two — Episode 02

2020 was the “International Year of the Nurse and Midwife”—but instead of being celebrated, we were tested like never before.

Inaugural Research Report: Everyday Nursing, Pandemic Style

15 min read

As awareness of PTSD grows, so does the prevalence of programs for nurses in need—here’s a look at a model created by a fellow SHIFT Talker.

A Coaching Approach to Treating PTSD in Nurses

5 min read

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

8 min read

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

Season One — 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

Season One — Episode 08
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