Ask Nurse Alice

Ask Nurse Alice

This is THE podcast where all things health and wellness take center stage. Hosted by "Nurse Alice" Benjamin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FNP-C, this show is more than just a nursing advice platform; it's a journey into the heart of healthcare with America's Favorite Nurse. This is where complex medical topics become clear and actionable.

Each episode is a deep dive into the latest healthcare issues offering life-changing advice, tailored to empower and uplift listeners. Expect a mix of captivating interviews with healthcare experts, inspiring stories from frontline nurses, celebrity guests and candid discussions on the issues that matter most.

Nurse Alice’s approachable manner and insightful commentary creates a welcoming space where every listener feels seen and heard. Whether you're navigating your health journey, seeking practical advice, or simply looking for a dose of motivation, "Ask Nurse Alice" is your go-to podcast. Tune in to experience a unique combination of knowledge, empathy, and empowerment, all designed to help you live your best life.

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Its more than just a period… PERIOD!
Ask Nurse AliceApril 30, 202400:36:14

Its more than just a period… PERIOD!

This episode tackles the taboo of menstrual health. Through real-life stories, Alice highlights conditions like endometriosis and uterine fibroids, shedding light on their debilitating effects and the importance of a timely diagnosis. With a blend of medical expertise and personal experience, Alice advocates for open conversation and support for menstrual health in our communities and workplaces. ...

The Skinny on Weight Loss Injectables: A Deep Dive into Benefits, Risks, and Legal Battles
Ask Nurse AliceApril 09, 202400:43:07

The Skinny on Weight Loss Injectables: A Deep Dive into Benefits, Risks, and Legal Battles

Nurse Alice dives into the hot topic of weight loss injectables, shedding light on the increasing number of lawsuits surrounding them and what patients need to know before, and while, taking them. Discover benefits, side effects, and a holistic view on weight management. We tackle patient education, healthcare responsibilities, and the need for transparency in the pharmaceutical industry. Join us ...

RaDonda Vaught Seeks Nursing License Reinstatement
Ask Nurse AliceSeptember 26, 202300:32:55

RaDonda Vaught Seeks Nursing License Reinstatement

In this episode, Nurse Alice revisits the case of Redonda Vaught, who was convicted of gross negligence in a medication error that resulted in the death of a patient. Her nursing license was revoked by the Tennessee Board of Nursing in 2021 but seeks nursing license reinstatement. Nurse Alice discusses the importance of medication safety systems and the devastating impact of such errors on patient...

Counterfeit Pill Usage in The U.S. is Crisis
Ask Nurse AliceSeptember 19, 202300:35:26

Counterfeit Pill Usage in The U.S. is Crisis

In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin discusses the alarming increase in drug overdose deaths in the United States. With over 105,000 deaths reported in 2022 alone, the issue of counterfeit pill use is becoming a major concern. Alice highlights that these deaths are often a result of drugs being abused and sold illegally on the black market, such as opioids and benzod...

16-Year-Old Graduates Nursing School with BSN Degree
Ask Nurse AliceSeptember 12, 202300:26:52

16-Year-Old Graduates Nursing School with BSN Degree

In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin discusses the story of Eliana Tinnenbaum, a 16-year-old who recently graduated from Arizona State University's accelerated nursing program. Alice shares how this achievement sparked controversy and divided opinions among people. While some praised Eliana's academic prowess, others questioned the appropriateness of someone so young...

The Vital Role of Clinical Nurse Specialists: A Conversation with Dr. Mitzi Saunders
Ask Nurse AliceSeptember 05, 202300:33:30

The Vital Role of Clinical Nurse Specialists: A Conversation with Dr. Mitzi Saunders

In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin welcomes Dr. Mitzi Saunders, the president of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Dr. Saunders, who has 34 years of nursing experience and is a professor and graduate nursing coordinator, discusses the role of the clinical nurse specialist and its importance in healthcare. The conversation highlights the need t...

10 Things I Love (and Hate) About Working Remotely as a Nurse
Ask Nurse AliceAugust 22, 202300:38:33

10 Things I Love (and Hate) About Working Remotely as a Nurse

In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, Nurse Alice discusses her transition to working remotely as a family nurse practitioner. She discusses her extensive experience working in various healthcare settings and the challenges faced along the way. Despite her love for patient care, she needed a change and is thrilled to have found a remote opportunity. Working remotely offers numerous benef...

I Saved A Life At The Airport - here's what to do if you respond to an emergency while off-duty
Ask Nurse AliceAugust 15, 202300:29:14

I Saved A Life At The Airport - here's what to do if you respond to an emergency while off-duty

In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, Nurse Alice talks about a recent situation where she saved a life at the airport baggage claim. Nurse Alice discusses Good Samaritan laws and the challenges healthcare professionals face when providing care outside of their clinical setting. She shares a personal experience of rendering care while off duty and highlights the importance of understandi...

Nurse Casey's Story: 85th Nurse To Ever Hold All Five Emergency Nursing Certifications (with Casey Green, BSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, CTRN, CFRN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN, CNRN, NRP)
Ask Nurse AliceAugust 08, 202300:36:35

Nurse Casey's Story: 85th Nurse To Ever Hold All Five Emergency Nursing Certifications (with Casey Green, BSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, CTRN, CFRN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN, CNRN, NRP)

In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin welcomes nurse Casey Green, BSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, CTRN, CFRN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN, CNRN, NRP. They discuss the importance of nursing certifications and emphasize how they can enhance a nurse's career, increase their knowledge and skills, and how they contribute to better patient outcomes. Casey shares her exceptional personal experience ...