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By Dr. Tese Stephens
Musings and Conversations about Resilience, Positive Disruption, and the RADICAL transformation of nursing education and healthcare.
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Marissa Bartmess: From BSN to PhD (Part 2)
I'm catching up with Marissa Bartmess two years after our initial conversation, learning about her journey to a PhD and how she managed to navigate life, work, and school during a pandemic.
May 09, 2022
Sarah Bergakker, Nurse Anesthetist and Founder of MOOXLI (Part 1)
Please join me as I talk to Sarah Bergakker, a certified registered nurse anesthetist and the Founder of MOOXLI - a rapidly growing organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness in healthcare professionals. In Part 1 of our conversation, we dive into a lively conversation about her journey in nursing and the events that led to her creating MOOXLI. You don't want to miss this episode!
April 04, 2022
We’re Back!
The RN P.R.E.P. Podcast is back with all new episodes!
April 01, 2022
Marissa Bartmess: From BSN to PhD (Part 1)
Marissa Bartmess, one of my former students, describes her journey in nursing, beginning as a BSN student to her current role as a practicing RN and PhD Student.  Her story will resonate with many who are considering a doctoral degree, as well as those seeking to join the new generation of nurse leaders emerging to radically transform the culture of nursing and nursing academia.
December 01, 2020
(Nibble) Resilience: What it IS and What it is NOT
What is RESILIENCE? This "nibble" defines and describes the concept of resilience as it pertains to nurses and healthcare professionals. We also chat a bit about what it is NOT. You may be surprised:)
November 06, 2020
Finding Joy and Fulfillment in Pediatric Palliative Care
Dr. Carrie Cormack is known for her compassionate expertise as a clinician  and educator within the world of Pediatric Palliative Care.  In this epsidoe of the RN P.R.E.P. Podcast she describes her journey in nursing and how she effectively promotes her own personal RESILIENCE to maintain joy and professional fulfillment in a job that is often filled with sadness and emotional distress. Dr. Cormack beautifully describes how she maintains work-life balance, focusing on her priorities and purpose.
November 03, 2020
Dr. Rebecca Koszalinski - Nurse Scientist, Innovator, & Entrepreneur
Dr. Rebecca Koszalinski is a Nurse Scientist and Innovator. She developed the "Speak for Myself-Voice" App, which was featured in the Johnson & Johnson "Nurses Change Lives" video.  Dr. Koszalinski shares about her own exciting journey in nursing.
July 28, 2020
Dr. Lisa Kerr Talks about the "Compassion in Action Student Leadership Program"
Dr. Lisa Kerr, Professor and Director of the Office of Humanities at the Medical University of South Carolina, shares about the newly developed Compassion in Action Student Leadership Program. 
June 01, 2020
"Building a Resilient Team" in the midst of a Pandemic: An Exemplar
This episode of the RN P.R.E.P. Podcast features two amazing RN's who share a wonderful lesson in "Building a Resilient Team" based on their experiences in a large academic health sciences center during the Covid pandemic. Chris Hairfield and Benita Curnell describe how they were brought together through strategic and visionary leadership to rapidly build an innovative healthcare team designed to meet the needs of the community during the immediate surge of the Coronavirus. 
April 29, 2020
Dr. Cathy Durham shares about life on the frontlines of the Covid Pandemic
Dr. Cathy Durham is the Director of the DNP Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is also a Captain in the Navy, currently serving as the Senior Nurse Executive for the Reserve Navy Corp serving on the frontlines of the Covid Pandemic in NYC.  Dr. Durham eloquently shares what life is like inside an ever-evolving and chaotic environment where our clinician colleagues are demonstrating true resilience as they serve and sacrifice to provide care for their patients and each other.
April 24, 2020
Easter Weekend Prayer with Seth Wise
Seth Wise, an accountant and one of the pastors at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, NC, offers a prayer for this Easter weekend. 
April 10, 2020
Creating Beauty in the Midst of Chaos: Shannon D'Alton talks about Resilience, Art, and Life in the Midst of a Pandemic
Shannon D'Alton is a wife, mother, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, nursing instructor, AND full-time PhD student. The Coronavirus Pandemic has created multiple challenges for her family, much like it has for the majority of our healthcare providers and/or students. In this episode she describes her personal journey in RESILIENCE and how she and her family have responded to the current stressors by incorporating art into their daily routine.
April 01, 2020
Prayer for Hope and Encouragement during Covid-19 with Dustin George
A special prayer of hope, thanks, and encouragement from Dustin George, Lead Pastor at Easthaven Baptist Church in Brookhaven, MS. (He just happens to be my best friend's wonderful son-in-law!)
March 30, 2020
Dr. Melanie Cason talks about Simulation in Nursing Education during COVID-19
Nurse educators and learners are navigating unchartered waters these days due to COVID-19. Most have converted to fully online learning, but many are struggling with clinical placement options. Dr. Melanie Cason shares how she and her team have successfully integrated virtual simulation into the pre-licensure BSN program to meet these needs. 
March 27, 2020
Let's Talk About Resilience
A little introduction to the RN P.R.E.P. Podcast with a message to nurses and other healthcare workers who are serving on the frontlines of COVID-19.
March 26, 2020
For Such a Time as This: Finding Purpose in the Liminal Space
How do we find Purpose or Meaning during times of stress and adversity? I share some of my own "life lessons" from times spent in the liminal space.
March 26, 2020
Prayer for Providers with Mark Estepp
A special prayer for the healthcare providers on the frontlines of COVID-19 brought to you by Mark Estepp, the lead pastor of New Collective Church in Johnson City, TN. 
March 25, 2020