Podcast

Season 2

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Join Nina and Carol as they figure out what the problem could be .... sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's not, and sometimes it has a hidden surprise!

August 24, 2022
16 minutes

Join Nina and Carol as they figure out what the problem could be …. sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s not, and sometimes it has a hidden surprise!

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Struggling to write papers.... try PERRLA!

August 17, 2022
22 minutes

PERRLA makes citations easy using MLA or APA. Nina and Carol show you how easy it is to use in this episode.

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"We are a force to be Reckoned with" with Margaret Benz

August 10, 2022
27 minutes

138,000 nurses strong in Missouri with 10,000 of them being advanced practice. Join Margaret Benz as she updates us on the primary results were and how they can affect Missouri NPs! 

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GeneSight what is it and how can you use this in practice?

August 3, 2022
16 minutes

GeneSight is a great tool to help you determine which SSRI/SSNRI/ antipsychotics, anxiety or pain meds match  your patients DNA the best, as well as tell you if they are Folate deficient. Learn about Deplin and how that can help you as adjunct therapy! 

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Exploring the MOST helpful resources for NPs

July 27, 2022
30 minutes

We are BACK!  Ready to start the new school year with more exciting episodes of NPs Changing Practice!  Today we will talk about different resources that students and NPs alike will find most useful. Check out our website  NPsChangingPractice.com and look for the Tool Kit for links to these sites. 

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Coming Full Circle as a NP in Cardiology - Cheryl Hohe, ANP-BC

June 30, 2022
23 minutes

Cheryl started as a cardiology RN, became an NP.  She completed her first years as a NP in Primary Care. She did full circle and is very happy as a NP in Cardiology.

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Ranking Differentials

May 29, 2022
25 minutes

A new series of podcast. Explore a patient with acute abdominal pain and see what you think it is?

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MASTER MEDS... Explore our new game!

April 29, 2022
10 minutes

Introducing a new game to help you learn how to categorize diabetic medications.

Introducing a new game to help you learn how to categorize diabetic medications, learn their mechanism of action, and side effects. 

Congratulations to all the new NP graduates WOOT ! WOOT!

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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE- What does that mean?

April 24, 2022
12 minutes

Explore what Functional Medicine is and how it can augment what you already know and are doing in Practice. 

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"You are NEVER too old to learn!"- Exploring Health literacy with Dr. Kern

April 15, 2022
22 minutes

Throughout her career, Dr. Kern witnessed how a new diagnosis can overwhelm any individual, regardless of age or education level.

Joanne Kern Ph.D., DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, is an assistant professor of nursing and the Coordinator of the Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration at Maryville University. Prior to joining Maryville University, Dr. Kern maintained a clinical practice in neurosurgery in the metropolitan area.

Dr. Kern is passionate about health literacy. Throughout her career, Dr. Kern witnessed how a new diagnosis can overwhelm any individual, regardless of age or education level. She understands without considering the whole individual and their cultural background; there is little chance the individual will fully understand the health information. Her commitment to making sure providers hear the geriatric voice and patient-centered care has led Dr. Kern to become part of the faculty who teach future health care providers. Dr. Kern partners her extensive nursing career to academia to continue to advance the nurse practitioner profession.

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"Be HAPPY" with Dr. Brandie Smalley

April 7, 2022
19 minutes

Dr. Smalley gives insightful tips on what becoming a psychiatric NP means.

Dr. Smalley is a Psychiatric NP who is the program director for the psychiatric NP program at Maryville University. She has grown this program for the past 4 years along with practicing in her clinic. She gives insightful tips on what becoming a psychiatric NP means. She talks about the active learning eco-system at Maryville and how she has tried to make learning relate to the real world experience.  Mental health has become a focused subject

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"Oh my aching head!!" a case study with Nina and Carol

April 2, 2022
23 minutes

Headaches are common complaints in family practice. Join Carol and Nina as they explore a case study involving a patient with c/o a headache!

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LEGAL update with Margaret Bentz

March 22 2022
55 minutes

Margaret Benz gives us a legal update

Margaret Benz gives us a legal update in the state of Missouri with the bills that are currently debated along with how you can help!

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Exploring our website: www.npschangingpractice.com with Nina and Carol

March 14, 2022
20 minutes

Nina and Carol walk you through what you can find on NPsChangingpractice.com

Nina and Carol walk you through what you can find on NPsChangingpractice.com with lectures, games, a simulated day in the life of an FNP, clinical pearls.  Check it out to help you as you study! Give us feedback on what you like and what you would like to see more of. 

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Finding a PRECEPTOR! by Nurse Practitioners Changing Practice

March 6, 2022
20 minutes

Join Dr. Zimmermann and Dr. Berger as they talk about ways to find a preceptor and make it an exceptional experience!

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Surviving the 3 P's (Patho, Pharm, and Health Assessment) by Nurse Practitioners Changing Practice

February 26, 2022
18 minutes

The Core courses of the NP program include Advanced Patho-pharmacology, Advanced Pharmacology, and Advanced Health Assessment.

Join Dr. Zimmermann and Dr. Berger as they talk about key strategies to navigate these classes

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Surviving that first year of NP school by Nurse Practitioners Changing Practice

February 10,2022
23 minutes

NP students often ask us to tell them strategies that help them survive those first couple of years. 

Dr. Zimmerman and Dr. Berger give insightful tips and direct you to their website NPsChangingPractice.com for lectures, educational games, and case studies that show all about what you can do on it. 

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Curbside Clinical Nephrology
with Dr. Dan Young

December 5, 2021
46 minutes

Join us with Dr. Dan Young a nephrologist who shares with us important tips in treating patients with chronic kidney disease in primary care. Learn about important medications to be careful with , secondary hypertension, hypo and hypernatremia as well as testing but most importantly when to refer your patients to this specialty.

Medical School and Internal Medicine Residency at Creighton University.
Nephrology Fellowship at Washington University.
ABIM certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.
Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.
Medical Director FKC Kidney Care dialysis units in O’Fallon and Wentzville.
Married with 3 sons. Enjoy reading, running, HIIT workouts, watching soccer.

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Motivational Interviewing Being with them "IN THE JOURNEY"
with Dr. Lynette Dixon

November 29, 2021
31 minutes

Many times our patients come to us with their heart in their hands. They trust us with some of their most personal struggles. This “sacred space” is shared is a special place where we can let our patients know we are with them in this journey. They do not have to fight alone. Motivational interviewing gives us the tools to help them. Dr. Dixon shares with us some valuable insight and techniques that we can use to be with them ” in the journey”

Dr. Dixon is a licensed professional counselor who also holds a certification in substance abuse counseling. She has worked with clients who were in the drug court trying to overcome various addictions. 

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APA - The 10 Most Common Errors
with Dr. Gail Pittroff

November 19, 2021
35 minutes

Dr. Gail Pittroff shares with us her top ten list of errors that students make with APA. She also gives tips on how to be successful in navigating doctoral writing and programs that students can utilize that will help them immensely. 

Dr. Gail Pittroff is an Associate Professor at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. She teaches foundational scholarship courses in the MSN-NP and DNP programs.

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The "Sacred Space"
with Dr. Lynette Dixon

October 22, 2021
26 minutes

Dr. Dixon shares with us the client/ patient relationship and describes it as a “sacred space” where patients come to discuss some of their hardest trials to overcome and how we as providers through motivational interviewing techniques can “meet them where they are” and travel the “journey with them.” 

Dr. Dixon is a licensed professional counselor who also holds a certification in substance abuse counseling. She has worked with clients who were in the drug court trying to overcome various addictions. 

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Oral Health Prevention for Children In Primary Care with Carol

September 29, 2021
17 minutes

Oral Health is often missed in primary care because we think the dental world is taking care of that. The reality is we have a national shortage of dentists and we need to do our part as a medical community during well child visits to look at teeth, screen for caries, and apply fluoride varnish as appropriate. Learn about the issues with this and how you can get training to help you in your practice.

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Making Policy That Affects Practice
with Sue Kendig

June 18, 2021
30 minutes

Sue Kendig discusses important legal aspects that all NPs need to consider which is knowing your scope of practice and the legal liabilities of that. She also discusses important legal aspects that all NPs need to consider which is knowing your scope of practice and the legal liabilities.

Meet Sue Kendig, a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and educator who went back and got a degree in law to help her understand health care policy so she could help draft and make policy that truly affects practice in a meaningful way.

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Serving The Underserved with Margaret Benz

June 13, 2021
30 minutes

Listen to her tell of how she has not only provided medical care to a population greatly in need but has started literacy campaigns within the Federal Housing units as well as fostered a spirit of trust and community. 

Margaret Benz is a nurse practitioner who is CHANGING PRACTICE. Her accomplishments not only involve her involvement in the legislative process for the NPs in Missouri but her long standing practice of serving the underserved.  She is an example of one ordinary person making an EXTRAordinary difference!

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"Oh My Aching Back"
with Dr. Christopher Hemmer

May 15, 2021
28 minutes

His area of specialty is in adult spinal disorders for the past 23 years. He currently evaluates new patients as well as established pre and post operative patients. His research deals with vertebral compression fractures and osteoporosis.

 Dr. Hemmer, DNP, ANP-BC, ONP-C, FAANP  is a Assistant Professor with Saint Louis University. He teaches for St. Louis University in the NP program and has been board certified as an adult nurse practitioner since 1999.

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Walking In The SHOES of a PROVIDER!
with Nina and Carol

May 7, 2021
29 minutes

Now you have graduated and passed your boards. You are an NP and it is your first days…. NIna and Carol discuss this transition, the imposter syndrome, and the experience it takes to feel like you FIT those shoes… but even with the ups and downs, BOY is it worth it! If you are considering becoming an NP or are in the process of becoming one you must listen and to this PODCAST.
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"Lean In" Nursing with Dr. Karen Moore

April 23, 2021
26 minutes

In this episode Dr. Moore talks about her decision to become a DNP and how nurses need to remember to “Lean in” to their nursing skills in advance practice rather than abandoning them.  It is these skills that make APRNs unique.

Dr. Karen S. Moore DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN is a dual certified Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner practicing in the midwestern United States of America and an Associate Professor in the graduate program at the Trudy Busch-Valentine School of Nursing at Saint Louis University.  She is currently working on her PhD to further her research interests.

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Anti-Biograms and Changing Practice
with Dr. Amanda Brown

April 12, 2021
22 minutes

Meet Dr.Amanda Brown and hear her story on her journey to becoming a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Her project involved ANTI-BIOGRAMS and simple UTIs.  Dr. Brown has found unique ways to make a meaningful difference for patients.

Dr. Amanda Brown is a DNP-FNP-C at Burton Creek Rural Clinic in South Central Missouri where she provides primary and urgent care to underserved populations, including children, pregnant women and geriatric patient populations.

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From ICU RN to Hospitalist
with Adina Rey MSN,FNP-BC

April 8, 2021
29 minutes

Hear about the challenges and differences as she made the transistion from ICU RN to being a hospitlist and how shes promoting autonomy for nurse practioners!

Adina Rey, MSN, FNP-BC, graduated with her BSN from the University of Missouri -St. Louis in 2005. She worked in critical care as a bedside RN on the cardiothoracic ICU at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and with critical care units across the country via telemedicine with Advanced ICU Care. In 2014,after obtaining her MSN from Maryville University and her FNP certification, she began her career as a Nurse Practitioner with a Hospital Medicine practice. She has also provided specializing in Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine. Adina has enjoyed teaching undergraduate nursing students in both the hospital clinical setting and in the Nursing Lab at Maryville University. She has served on advanced practice committees within her organization with the aim of promoting the role of and increasing autonomy for nurse practitioners.

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Personalize the CARE and MAKE a DIFFERENCE with Dr. Carla Rodriguez

March 26 2021
21 minutes

Meet Dr. Carla Rodriguez and join us in a discussion on how important developing a personal relationship can improve patient outcomes. Dr. Rodriguez developed a personal reminder call for her diabetic patients and saw a big difference.

Dr. Rodriguez is currently working as a Doctor of Nursing Practice in family practice for Friend Health Center and she is the lead provider at one of their clinics in Chicago, Il. Friend Health is an affiliate of the University of Chicago. She has been with Friend Health for 5 years and a Nurse Practitioner for 6 years.

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Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
with Dr. Mandana Alborzfard

March 12, 2021
23 minutes

Join us with Dr. Alborzfard and learn about Genitourinary syndrome of Menopause and how her research is changing practice

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Pediatric NP and Pediatric Mental Health Specialist with Dawn Garzon

March 4, 2021
37 minutes

Dawn Garzon is a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner and pediatric primary care mental health specialist who is nationally known expert in pediatric developmental, behavioral and mental health (DBMH) with a reputation for being an engaging and humorous presenter. 

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, she is the author of dozens of publications and the lead author of the 7th edition of Burns’ Pediatric Primary Care published by Elsevier. She has been fortunate to be a past president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and has served on multiple federal and state committees and panels dedicated to improving child health and removing health disparities for our most vulnerable populations. She works full time as a nurse practitioner in pediatric psychiatry for LifeStance Health in St. Peters and Chesterfield, Missouri.

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Stem Cell Regenerative Therapy
with Doug Boulden, NP

Febuary 12, 2021
46 minutes

His experience includes clinical and managerial roles that have equipped him to be among the leaders of this groundbreaking effort at the Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration Center.

Doug Bouldin, Family Nurse Practitioner and partner at The Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration Center in St. Louis, has been practicing medicine for more than 25 years across the state of Missouri.Since graduating from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Bouldin has served patients across a broad range of settings, and the experience he has to draw from is derived from several locations across Missouri including St. Luke’s Hospital, St. John’s Mercy, Lincoln County Medical Center and Barnes Jewish Medical Group. His experience includes clinical and managerial roles that have equipped him to be among the leaders of this groundbreaking effort at the Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration Center. Bouldin understands that medicine alone does not always fix the problem. “For years I have known that referring to chiropractic and physical therapy completed the care that I could give to a patient,” Bouldin says. “But now, being able to actually practice it in a medical model where we are accessible to one another under one roof is truly ideal for me.” Bouldin has been a leader amongst his peers, presenting at several conferences and symposiums over the course of his career. Among his primary goals for the new clinic is the chance to pioneer and publish functional-based research as well.

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Pending Legislation For Missouri That is Important to NPs with Margaret R. Benz

Febuary 5, 2021
20 minutes

Nina and Carol chat with Margaret R. Benz about updates on current legislation that is going through the state of Missouri that is very important to NPs and future practice. She is the Missouri representative for AANP and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in regard to legislation and its impact on Nurse Practitioners in this state.

Margaret R. Benz, ANP-BC, FAANP is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Saint Louis University. She sees patients as an APRN in the St. Louis Housing Authority’s Parkview Clinic. She received her BSN (1978), MSN(R) (1982), and Adult Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate (1995) all from Saint Louis University. Margaret was Governor Nixon’s appointee to MO Health Net Oversight Committee 2010 – 2019 serving as vice chair from 2014 -2019. Margaret has received awards for Teaching Excellence at Saint Louis University, St. Louis Magazine’s Nursing Excellence Award for Community Care, March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award for Teaching Excellence, AANP State Excellence Award, MONA Nurse of the Year and a Volunteerism award from President Obama for community service.

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Becoming an NP - The Transition
with Nina and Carol

January 22, 2021
15 minutes

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Listen to Carol and Nina as they chat about what to expect on your transititon from student to NP