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The 13 Best Podcasts for Nursing Students Right Now

Published on: October 26, 2022

As a nurse, it can be difficult to find people who can truly relate to your experiences, like having to deal with particularly challenging patients, picking up that extra shift — and regretting it — or understanding peculiar nursing superstitions. With a growing number of relevant podcasts available, it's easier than ever to feel connected to others who understand what you're going through.

Whether you're considering graduate nursing programs now or you're already enrolled, we've compiled a list of the best nursing podcasts for nursing students below. Check them out!

Nursing student podcasts

Maybe you're about to start your MS in Nursing program, or maybe you're deciding between a DNP or PhD.  Regardless of the degree, nursing school can present a ton of challenges. Get advice, build confidence, and hear insights from nursing students and recent graduates with these podcasts.


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Life in Scrubs

Navigating the world of nursing isn't as straightforward as it's cracked up to be. And that's where Life in Scrubs comes in. This podcast, hosted by nurses, for nurses, is specifically geared toward nursing students and new grads, with the goals of empowering, inspiring, and educating these burgeoning healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Join Kristen and Maddi and the community they've built weekly.



nursealice       Ask Nurse Alice

Need some nursing-related advice? Nurse Alice Benjamin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FNP-C, likely has an answer for you in this podcast in which she combines interviews with experts and no-nonsense advice. As she tells, she wants to help listeners build their knowledge base and confidence and instill in them a sense of empowerment.

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Podcasts about nursing careers outside of the hospital

A lot of nurses think that if you're not working bedside, you're not a nurse. And that's not true! For nurses who are looking for a change of pace, there are plenty of opportunities in leadership, consulting, informatics, and more. 

What you might think of as unconventional nursing jobs are sometimes just career trajectories you haven't considered yet! These podcasts can help you think outside the box.


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Catie Harris, PhD, MBA, and Registered Nurse has empowered hundreds of nurses to monetize their business savvy and apply it in the healthcare arena, changing how care is perceived and delivered. Learn about the businesses, marketing plans, and legacies nurses just like you have built.



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The Empowered Nurse

The Empowered Nurse is all about supporting, advising, and empowering you throughout your nursing journey. Lacey Magen is a board-certified nurse and former middle school teacher who brought her love of teaching into the mentorship and coaching of nurses. She spends her days helping nurses from all walks of life: new nurses, those who are switching their specialty, nurses transitioning to new roles, and many more. Through top tips, interviews with other professionals, and personal stories, Lacey will inspire you to find your power as a nurse.



nurse-keith-show      The Nurse Keith Show

Tune in for up-to-date advice and knowledge for the 21st-century nurse. Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC talks career management and development, multidisciplinary collaboration, public health and healthcare delivery, and much more. Monologues and interviews are inspirational and feature industry leaders. The Nurse Keith Show appeals to ambitious and forward-thinking nurses.

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Healthcare podcasts — trends, issues, and innovations

From the future of nursing to informatics, population health, and everything in between, these podcasts tackle a wide range of topics and deliver them through a nursing lens.


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Nurse Coffee Talk

Honest conversations. Real nurses. The Coffee Talk audience drives the topics and issues discussed on this program. Stay up-to-date, and stay caffeinated.




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Good Nurse Bad Nurse

What happens when true crime meets nursing? Turns out — a whole lot of education. Each week, a registered nurse and special guests will recount two medical stories: one dark and mysterious, the other uplifting and inspirational. 



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The Gritty Nurse Podcast

Co-hosts Amie and Sara are experienced nurses, former coworkers, and most importantly, friends. In each episode, they dive into hot topics related to nursing and healthcare — with grit.




See You Now

Produced by Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association, this podcast brings you conversations with real nurses about how they tackle various challenges through innovations and human-centered solutions. Host Shawna Butler, RN, MBA, leads conversations on a variety of topics from nurses working in labor & delivery, to infectious diseases, to nurse allies in politics, business and tech, and more.

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Unfiltered and uncensored nursing podcasts


two humerus nurses podcast      Two Humerus Nurses

Created during the Coronavirus pandemic, Kelly and Alisha turned their infectious chemistry, shared sense of humor, and close friendship into an incredibly relatable podcast. What do you get when you take a dash of brutal honesty, a twist of dark humor, and 30+ years of nursing? Two humerus nurses.



nurse-blake       Nurse Blake

Nurse Blake is a real nurse and social media personality with 2.5 million followers. In his podcast, Nurse Blake brings you his unfiltered and hilarious take on a range of topics, from the gay blood ban to foley catheter insertion. His co-host and husband, Brett, provides his unique perspective as a non-healthcare worker and spouse of a busy nurse.

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scissors n scrubsa       Scissors n Scrubs: the $#!t Nurses See

Two Boston nurses tell the types of stories everyone wants to hear — and the types of stories every nurse can relate to. This podcast is lively, uncensored, and not necessarily for the faint of heart.





The Cellfie Show

Tori Meskin & Sam Manassero talk "Off The Clock," about healthcare, self-care, and everything in between. Their unfiltered view of the medical world is entertaining and refreshing. Together, they have infectious chemistry and bring 17 years of combined nursing experiences to the table. Tune in to hear from providers, innovators, brands, businesses, people of interest, health specialties and a whole new side of the healthcare world you didn't even know existed.

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