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The Gritty Nurse Podcast

Nov 25, 2021

Sick and tired of being a nurse/healthcare provider? Feeling trapped in this profession? Feeling stagnant and need a change? Been bullied and pushed to the limits? Maybe it is time for a change- and thats what our guest Jennifer Groenewold did! She was an ICU nurse for many years and one pivotal moment made her re-think...


Nov 18, 2021

In this episode, Amie & Sara address the rising level of online hate and death threats in social media towards healthcare professionals. We also discuss the increasing violence in nursing and towards healthcare staff. When will this stop? We need protection. The government needs to step up and protect healthcare...


Nov 11, 2021

Sara and Amie talk about the chronic nursing shortage and nursing recruitment such as high entrance grades, cheating, and the lack of clinical placements and preceptors. They also talk about creative solutions, and the dire need for more government support. There is significant red tape for internationally trained...


Nov 4, 2021

What is it like working in healthcare with ADHD? What are your perceptions of those who are working in healthcare with ADHD? We sit down to talk to podcast host Jami Fregeau of "The Neurodivergent Nurse". We discuss with Jami what it is like having ADHD in the healthcare world. A little perspective goes a long way and...


Oct 28, 2021

Why is Death and Dying so scary? Is it the unknown? Fear of pain?

In this episode, Amie and Sara discuss all things related to death and dying. How do nurses and other healthcare professionals deal with death and dying? Are we expected to be desensitized to death? Does this impact our emotional wellbeing or the way...