Episode 121 NurseVersity: Passing The NCLEX

Tony Leonard: Tony Leonard is a software developer and designer who has written code in just about every language known to mankind. He works mostly as a hired gun for startups in trouble, who need a superhero to help turn train-wreck projects around. He studied Advanced Mathematics and principles of Adult Education at the University of Louisville, and has 6 children if you count his two fur kids. His oldest recently graduated with a BSN and passed her boards on June 10 the first time!

 

Jodi Leonard: Jodi Leonard is a co-founder and the CFO of nurseVersity.  While Jodi is a stay-at-home mom, her medical background includes 10 plus years in elder care, Intensive/Transitional Care units, kidney dialysis, and mental health.  Jodi is the wife of Tony Leonard, creator of nurseVersity.  They have 4 children, and their eldest daughter just graduated with her RN degree, passing her NCLEX on her first attempt!  They feel this is proof of the success of nurseVersity.

 

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Moral distress is different from an ethical dilemma – moral distress is defined as a situation in which one believes he/she knows the appropriate ethical action to take but is unable to take that action (Jameton, 1984); whereas an ethical dilemma is a situation with two morally different but acceptable courses of action or a situation with two morally unacceptable courses of action and a choice is needed to resolve the conflict (Hamric, Spross & Hanson, 2000).

 

When healthcare providers experience moral distress, they are more likely to consider leaving or leave their current position or even the profession. This leads to staffing shortages, burnout, and ultimately effect patient care and possibly patient outcomes.

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Episode 119 Rita Batchley Nurse, Teacher, Speaker, And Author Of Labor Pains

Rita Batchley is not your ordinary RN. She is a teacher, author and speaker who happens to believe that nurses hold the key to real healthcare reform.  Since graduating from nursing school over 28 years ago, Nurse Batchley has helped to deliver more than 3,000 babies and now, in her breakout novel Labor Pains, she delivers a gripping story that breathes life into the spirit of nursing.  This timely story is sure to be loved by today’s nurses as well as those yearning to be delivered into a world where the primary ingredient in medicine is caring.

 

As “The Nurses’ Nurse,” Rita has dedicated her life to support nurse to patient ratio laws and she tells the effects of nursing on nurses as only someone with her experiences can. Rita contributes essays and editorials by way of her blog www.TheNursesNurse.com. She has dedicated her life to support nurse ratio laws.

 

About the book:

 

Labor Pains recounts a timely story sure to be loved by today’s nurses as well as those yearning to be delivered into a world where the main ingredient in medicine is caring.

Paige O'Neill, is a labor and delivery nurse, who works at Mercy Hospital where the mysteries of childbirth unfold. The trouble is, Paige desperately wants more children but can't seem to have another of her own. Once a small community hospital, Mercy General becomes part of the huge medical monopoly, Merci-Corp. Where in spite of protest, dangerous working conditions caused by short staffing put patient lives in jeopardy. This, along with a secret from her past, adds to Nurse O'Neill's tailspin into the deadly disease of alcoholism. A tragic death turns Paige's world upside down, and a newfound friend helps her discover the truth of Merci-Corp’s dark plans.  Only the strong will survive the birth of this corporate giant, which forces the nurses to make some surprising changes of their own.  

 

Labor Pains is a story for those yearning to be delivered into a world where the main ingredient in medicine is caring. A tragic death turns Nurse Paige's world upside down, and a new found friend helps her discover the truth of Merci-Corp’s alliance. Only the strong will survive the birth of this corporate takeover, which forces the nurses to make some surprising changes of their own.

 

To contact Rita Batchley to host a speaking event, or book signing:

 

Ritabatchley@TheNursesNurse.com

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Episode 118 Vivien Mudgett CEO of the Healthcare Leadership Coalition

 

Vivien Mudgett, RNC, MA, MSN, is the CEO of the Healthcare Leadership Coalition.  She is a seasoned Nurse Executive, with over 25 years of progressive management experience.  She is passionate about subjects that affect healthcare providers today, and is an expert on disruptive behavior, the Affordable Care Act and Leadership in healthcare. The Healthcare Leadership Coalition exists primarily to educate, inform and empower both healthcare professionals and consumers. She connects her readers and clients  with information related to healthcare change, communication, dealing with bullying and disruptive behavior and transformational healthcare leadership in a turbulent time. Vivien is well known as a national speaker. She is a member of various organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She holds a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Nursing and she is currently enrolled in a Doctorate Program.  

You can find Vivien atwww.healthclc.com, on Twitter @vmudgett and on LinkedINhttps://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=114691661&trk=spm_pic

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