Retaining the Passion: Reflections on a Year of Registration.

Clare and Craig share what is quite possibly their most frank, honest and open episode ever. No guests, just them turning the mic on each other. As they reflect on their first year of registration, they discuss their major milestones this year and their best and most challenging days as newly registered nurses. Also, whatContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Reflections on a Year of Registration.”

Retaining the Passion: When Mistakes Happen.

Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasoning for choosing the episode title, “When Mistakes Happen”. They discuss whether universities prepare new registrants for WHEN they make a mistake rather than IF, how the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) can be used as a punitive tool, and how new registrants can become so paralysedContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: When Mistakes Happen.”

Retaining the Passion: Violence Against Women – But Nothing Really Happened.

WARNING: This episode may be potentially emotional or triggering for some of our listeners. Please take care of yourself first and foremost and reach out for help should you need it.  First, Clare and Craig catch up and Craig reveals some exciting news about his new job role as a community staff nurse in theContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Violence Against Women – But Nothing Really Happened.”

Retaining the Passion: Nursing Families – Living with a Nurse.

Welcome back! And hello to all our new podcast family and listeners! Clare and Craig are truly delighted to return for series two, and cannot wait to delve into many new topics with you as they journey through nursing.  In this, our first episode back, they discuss nursing families, in particular, living with a nurse,Continue reading “Retaining the Passion: Nursing Families – Living with a Nurse.”

Retaining the Passion: Season One Finale – Happy Holidays and New Year’s Reflections.

Clare and Craig cannot quite believe they have reached the end of season one, where has the time gone? We truly hope you have enjoyed following our journey as much as we have. And have been inspired by and learnt so much from our many amazing guests.  We will miss you all so much, andContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Season One Finale – Happy Holidays and New Year’s Reflections.”

Retaining The Passion: Supporting People With Autism and Learning Disabilities

In this very special episode, Clare and Craig catch up and talk to three incredible guests. Firstly, all the way from Australia, they interview the inspirational Paula McGowan, who shares the story and legacy of her son Oliver. Paula is a patient safety advocate and the driving force behind the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training forContinue reading “Retaining The Passion: Supporting People With Autism and Learning Disabilities”

Retaining the Passion: General Practice Nursing

Craig and Clare catch up and discuss their first times: Clare winning the prestigious Student Nursing Times Student Nurse of the Year (Mental Health) Award 2020 and gaining a promotion at work. And Craig, shadowing Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnerships’ Homeless and Asylum services, gaining insight into the incredible and innovative work theyContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: General Practice Nursing”

Retaining the Passion: What is the Royal College of Nursing doing for its newly registered nurses?

As you know, our podcast is unaffiliated. However, this episode focuses specifically on what the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as the professional body of nursing is doing for its newly registered nurses.  Clare and Craig reveal some huge news. “Retaining the Passion” has been selected to present at the Healthcare Leadership Academy Conference 2020Continue reading “Retaining the Passion: What is the Royal College of Nursing doing for its newly registered nurses?”

Retaining the Passion: Global Nursing

Clare and Craig are both passionate advocates of global nursing and as student nurses were fortunate to experience international exchange placements to China and the United States, respectively. While our podcast is unaffiliated to any trade union or professional body, due to the nature of our discussions and guests during this episode, we will beContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Global Nursing”

Retaining the Passion: Person-Centred Care.

Clare and Craig very much wanted to release this episode a day early to coincide with #WorldMentalHealthDay.  They share their reasonings for choosing the theme, “Person-Centred Care” and their new experiences since we last heard from them. Together, they then interview Professor Brendan McCormack from Queen Margaret University, one of the co-creators of the person-centredContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Person-Centred Care.”