NLN NursingEDge Unscripted Podcast Achieves Major Milestone, Completing 100th Episode

NLN NursingEDge Unscripted Podcast Achieves Major Milestone, Completing 100th Episode

Latest Topic Focuses on the Depth & Breadth of Mentorship: Exploring Formal & Informal Connection

Washington, DC — The National League for Nursing NLN NursingEDge Unscripted, the podcast pioneered by the NLN Division for Innovation in Education Excellence, has hit an exciting new milestone, with the 100th episode now available online and on the Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast platforms.  

This series of ongoing conversations with experts in nursing education is now in its third season. The landmark episode, “The Depth and Breadth of Mentorship: Exploring Formal and Informal Connection,” is the seventh posted this season and will appear on Unscripted Conversations Surface, one of three tracks that cover the podcast’s full content. Surface typically features two exceptional nurse educators as they offer tales and insights from the trenches of education.

Here, Susan Bindon and her daughter, Julia “Dolly” Bindon, both of whom come from a long line of nurses, talk with Surface hosts Michelle Moulton, DNP, RN, CHSE, CNE, RYT-200, senior manager of the NLN Division for Innovation in Education Excellence, and Dr. Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNE-cl, CNL. Dr. Onello also serves as a League consultant on several projects, including co-authoring and facilitating several of the latest SIRC Courses Reimagined.

Susan Bindon, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, CNE-cl, FAAN, is associate professor and associate dean for faculty development at the University of Maryland School of Nursing Department of Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice; Dolly Bindon, BSN, RN, PCCN, is a bedside intensive care unit (ICU) nurse and clinical scholar at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, affiliated with Intermountain Health, a major regional health and hospital system. She is pursuing an advanced degree in family nursing practice.

The Bindons and Dr. Moulton, who studied with Dr. Susan Bindon, talk about their personal journeys in nursing and how, over time, they have engaged with each other and with colleagues as mentors and mentees as well as the value of those relationships. Trust, they agree, is a crucial element of mentoring, as is the desire to spark new ideas and create workplace cultures of caring and support.

“Since its launch in March 2021 as a spinoff of the popular NLN Nursing EDge blog, Unscripted has brought to life the experiences and wisdom of experts in educational innovation. Together, the podcast’s three tracks navigate logistics of innovation and transformation in nursing education, more vital now than ever, as the persistent shortage of nurses and nurse educators have demanded creativity and novel solutions to meet the health care needs of diverse, vulnerable patients and communities,” said NLN Chair Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, interim associate dean of academic affairs at Michigan State University in Lansing.

The Unscripted Conversation Scholarship track celebrates published work that has appeared in other League faculty resources, including the NLN Nursing EDge blog, online and in Nursing Education Perspectives, the League’s respected peer-reviewed journal. The conversations on this track reflect the authors’ unique perspectives on teaching/learning innovations and the implications for nursing program development and enhancement.

The third track, Unscripted Conversation Saga, journeys through the history of nursing education, tapping into stories that connect the past to the present, and encourages listeners to imagine a future of innovative practice in teaching and learning.  

“The development of the NLN Nursing EDge Unscripted podcast has succeeded in growing awareness for the latest thinking and evidence-based teaching and learning approaches to nursing education by engaging today’s tech-savvy health care audiences,” said NLN President and CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

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April 14, 2023


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