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Nurses Happy Hour

Nurses Happy Hour is made by nurses for nurses. We are creating this podcast because we know the struggles that come with starting your nursing career. We want to fill in the gaps as you transition from nursing school to reality as well as chat with other nurses about their experiences and the amazing things they're doing.

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Mindfulness and Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable with Special Guest Emara

After a much needed vacation, Nurses Happy Hour is BACK with another episode. On this week's chat, we talk with Emara, an OR nurse in pediatrics and an avid yoga lover and mindfulness teacher. She dives into how mindfulness and routine has improved her life personally and professionally as well as gives us the low down on her new virtual platform. This is an episode you don't want to miss! 

33mins

26 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Nursing Interviews and How to Prepare

This week on Nurses Happy Hour we dive right into what you need to know before going into a nursing interview.  We discuss everything from what to expect, how to prepare, and give you some example nursing interview questions. We also added some of our top tips and tricks that have helped us leave the interview feeling confident! Whether it is your first interview, a change in position or you just want to keep up on your interview skills, this is the episode for you!

32mins

28 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Bridging from LPN to RN with Sarah Grandmaison

On this week’s episode of Nurses Happy Hour we bring on special guest Sarah. She is a nurse boss LPN who is currently in the bridging program to become an RN. Dive in as we outline what her experiences have been through it all, her future goals and advice for anyone out there considering going through the same process. 

37mins

21 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Dating a Nurse - What You Need To Know

Episode 6 is a FUN one. Whether you have dated a nurse in the past, are currently dating one, or want to in the future - this episode is for you! And hey, if none of the above apply - this episode will definitely make you laugh at the very least. Tune in to this week's episode of Nurses Happy Hour as we give you our top TEN (okay, eleven) tips about dating a nurse. Get your pen and paper out pals, you don't want to miss this one. 

23mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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The NCLEX Doesn't Define You

If you're in the nursing profession and you haven't experienced stress around the NCLEX - you are a superhero. On this week's episode, we dive into our experiences with writing this big exam, how we handled setbacks and a few tips to help you prepare if you've yet to write yours. 

27mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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The Episode We Didn't Know We Needed - Covid Edition

Did someone say Episode 4?? This week on Nurses Happy Hour we thought we would dive into a heavy topic surrounding COVID-19. It continues to be brought up throughout our episodes, so we figured why not make an entire episode about it and tackle it head on. Listen in, as we discuss our experiences with COVID, how we have dealt with lockdown, the changes we've noticed in patient interactions and how we have been *trying* to keep sane during it all. 

31mins

24 May 2021

Rank #6

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Exploring Non-conventional Avenues of Nursing with Hillary and Melissa

Episode 3 already! This week's episode of Nurses Happy Hour we get to know Hillary and Melissa - both full time Registered Nurses who met working bedside on a neurosurgery floor. They bonded through their humour in dark nursing jokes & night shifts and since then, have both explored other avenues of nursing. Despite not presently working together, they have joined forces to give us The Sunday Edit - an incredible new business focusing on the well being of nurses. Tune in to find out what it's all about.

47mins

17 May 2021

Rank #7

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The Importance of Mental Health and Taking a Leap in Your Career with Emily Butler

On this week's episode of Nurses Happy Hour, we give a warm welcome to our special guest Emily Butler. Emily is a friend of Jessica and Kristen’s since nursing school. Tune in as we dive into Emily’s journey in nursing so far, how specific work environments can affect your nursing career, and why putting  your mental health first is so important. We also highlight how making changes within your nursing career can ultimately stimulate growth professionally and personally. Let's get into it!

28mins

10 May 2021

Rank #8

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Who are we and What is Nurses Happy Hour?

Welcome to Episode 1 of Nurses Happy Hour! Meet your co-hosts Jessica and Kristen. On this initial episode we dig into our personal journeys to find nursing, why we chose this career and the most important part, why we decided to start a podcast. From there, we will define our new term "nurses bosses" and give you guys a few details of what to expect on episodes going forward. 

20mins

3 May 2021

Rank #9

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Welcome to Nurses Happy Hour

Here's a sneak peek of Nurses Happy Hour with your co-hosts Kristen and Jessica. Tune in to hear why we decided to start a podcast and what you can expect on upcoming episodes.

9 Apr 2021

Rank #10