Ep 200: Exploring the Power of Nursing and Its Future Impact on Healthcare


Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

On This Episode:

As we celebrate the release of our 200th episode, it seemed fitting to shine the spotlight on the profession as a whole and the people who devote their lives to helping others. Many CRNAs, and nurses in general, don’t give themselves enough credit for the work they do every day. So today we’re going to take a big picture look at the power of nursing and the innovation we’re doing that could change healthcare with Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, FIEL.

We asked Rebecca to be a part of this conversation because she encapsulates this idea that nurses are so much more than how they’re defined. Beyond nursing, she’s also an entrepreneur, inventor, author, the first nurse to have a Ted talk, the first Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northeastern School of Nursing, and founded the first nurse hackathon. Being at the forefront of change has given her a unique perspective on the industry.

On this episode, we’re going to pull back and take a wide look at the profession and what we all might be able to accomplish over time if we keep pushing boundaries.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn on this show:

  • Looking back on milestones from the first 199 episodes. (2:57)
  • The statistics that provide us a clear look at where nursing is today. (8:01)
  • The balance of men and women in CRNA profession compared to others. (25:22)
  • How do we change the status quo in nursing? (37:57)
  • How do you harness the power of nursing within the healthcare industry? (49:59)
  • What is a Hackathon and what can nurses get out of this? (55:45)

Check it out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.


“The CRNA space is by far the largest entrepreneurial organization of nurses in the country. They have something that no other group of nursing has done, which is they’ve largely broken away and represented themselves back to hospitals and negotiated the terms of which they work.”

-Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, FIEL





COVID-19 Pandemic

Ep 213: Moral Injury and Nurse Anesthesia

With the increased distress and rationing of care that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of Moral Injury (MI) has started to garner much more attention in the world of healthcare. This repeated conflict between an individual’s morality and the management of care causes a deep emotional wound that often drives workers out of the profession altogether. Jerry Hogan, DNSc, CRNA wrote an article about this subject, so we’ve asked him to explain the effects of MI and how CRNAs can resolve this conflict.

Current Events

Ep 212: Thankful for the AANA and Its Ongoing Efforts for CRNAs

It hasn’t been the easiest year for a lot of people, but we know there’s still plenty to be grateful for as we approach another Thanksgiving. Specifically, we wanted to shine the light on the AANA and everything they do for our profession each year. New AANA President Angie Mund, DNP, CRNA is a friend of the show and someone we appreciate quite a bit so we wanted to spend some time with her on this holiday to talk about everything she’s hoping to accomplish over the next year.


Ep 211: Anesthesia Management for a Pheochromocytoma

We’ve had CRNAs and SRNAs ask us to give them the essential information needed to manage a particular case and today we’re going to do that with Pheochromocytoma. This is the second episode in our endocrine surgical procedures series and there will be some valuable info that you might find on exams as well. Here’s the power-packed episode for anesthesia management for a Pheochromocytoma that we hope you get a lot out of.




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