Not Just a Nurse Podcast

In this podcast, APNA's membership duo Murphy Woods and Casey Mannix invite their guests to talk about all things primary health care nursing and some things that have nothing to do with primary health care nursing. So whether you’re not just a nurse, or not a nurse at all, come on the journey with us uncovering ideas, innovation and inspiration—enjoy the ride.

Episode 4: The transition to research with Lesley Batten

New Zealand-based health researcher Lesley Batten talks about her love for community and healthcare, and her journey from primary health care nursing to research.

Lesley is a researcher at Massey University and the project manager for the Primary Health Care Nursing Integration project, a collaboration between the MidCentral District Health Board, the Central Primary Health Organisation and a number of primary health care services in New Zealand.

With a background in hospital and public health nursing, Lesley illustrates how her career took her everywhere including weighing babies on a pool table in a pub!

Shifting to university work 23 years ago, Lesley talks about her transition to the world of data and research, and how primary health care and community still influence her work.

 

Episode 3: Putting the patient first with Diane Zalitis

Join us as we chat with registered nurse Diane Zalitis from Healthdirect about prioritising the needs of a patient over everything else on Not Just a Nurse podcast.

In this episode Diane shares all things pregnancy, birth and baby. In the field for over 30 years, she reflects on her career, with funny moments where she was blasted for putting the patient first, and cherished times of helping her patients help themselves.

She says that ultimately it’s all about why you chose nursing in the first place and no matter where you’re at it is always, always about the patient first. Motivated from that one drive, this nurse has shaped an amazing career in helping people, and especially new parents be better and more equipped.

 

Episode 2: Think outside the box with Robbie Bedbrook

Nurse leader Robbie Bedbrook talks about his serendipitous entry into primary health care, growing in his career with the help of timely mentors, expanding the role of primary health care nurses, embracing his inner Kelly Clarkson, and potentially writing a primary health care spinoff of Grey’s Anatomy.

Registered nurse and current Curator of the Sydney Global Shapers, Robbie has been more than just a busy body, as a voice for young nurses he has truly thought outside the box. Stretching the boundaries of primary health care, he paves the way for other nurses to flex their imagination and redefine their roles.

 

Episode 1: The privilege of being a nurse with Professor Jill White

Professor Emerita and nurse trailblazer Jill White talks about her journey in nursing, nurse education here in Australia and around the world, leadership by nurses and by women, and about her alternate career as a jazz singer. Recorded at APNA’s national conference on the eve of the Nursing Now Australian launch, Professor White – Global Campaign Board Member – talks about the Nursing Now and Nurse 2022 campaigns and the global challenge for nurses to think outside the health box, to be brave, be assertive, and to do the big picture stuff and the political stuff to get the voice of nurses heard.

 

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