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Nurse-Created Media and Innovations

Radio shows

Television shows




Social Media



Ted Talks


Nurse-created products and equipment


Maureen McGrathRadio shows

HealthCetera radio program--the gold standard of nurse-hosted radio programs with nurses Diana J. Mason and Barbara Glickstein. The duo cover a wide variety of health issues as they intersect with public policy. They often have nurse experts on the show.

Sunday Night Health Show — Hosted by sexual health expert and nurse Maureen McGrath (right). A live listener call-in radio program that educates listeners about sexual health on the following Canadian radio stations:

8pm-10pm PT on 980 CKNW in Vancouver

9pm-11pmMT on 770 CHQR in Calgary

9pm-11pmMT on 630 CHED in Edmonton

10pm-12amCT on 680 CJOB in Winnipeg

Also see her website Back to the Bedroom radio. She also has an informative blog on the Huffington Post

Nurse Talk with nurse hosts Casey Hobbs and Shayne Mason

Television shows

Sit and Be Fit exercise program designed by nurse Mary Ann Wilson for the elderly those with difficulty or disease preventing standing while exercising. In syndication, the series has been airing since the 1990s on PBS stations in North America. Sit and Be Fit is recognized by the National Council on Aging as a best practices program in health promotion and aging. Nurse Wilson's series has 34 home exercise dvds for those managing arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stroke rehabilitation and many others.


See Donna Cardillo's blog at Mehmet Oz's "Dr. Oz" website

See Mona Shattell's blog in the Huffington Post. Dr. Shattell is an RN, PhD, and is a Fellow with Public Voices with The OpEd Project and an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at DePaul University.

Theresa Brown writes pieces for the New York Times that often convey helpful information about nursing issues. Unfortunately, Brown also shares her incorrect belief that because physicians typically have more power, nurses do and should report to them. In fact, nursing is an autonomous, self-governing profession whose members are ethically bound to challenge physician care plans that are not in patients' best interests.


Christina Kim, has a great video blog on TikTok that she began during Covid, fighting misunderstanding of health.

Nurse Manifest, A Call to Conscience and Action for Nurses, by Peggy Chinn, Adeline Falk-Rafael and several others.

Kid Nurse: Healthy Kids, Happy Parents, by Dani Stringer, RN, MSN, NP. Graduated college at 17 and then at 18 became the youngest person to become a nurse practitioner, Dani Stringer blogs for the families of her patients and beyond, offering insights about how to stay well while living in these times.

Off the Charts blog by writers at the American Journal of Nursing

Confident Voices for Nurses, by Beth Boynton

Donna Cardillo blogs for the Dr. Oz website

RN Remedies at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Diana Mason blogs for JAMA

The Relentless School Nurse by Robin Cogan

Nursing Ideas, by Rob Fraser, who posts interviews with leaders on nursing issues

Nursing@Georgetown Blog


See the video on Scout Out Nursing by Gina Woody, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor at East Carolina University who created a program to help boy scouts and girl scouts learn about nursing.

Create videos about your area of health expertise like the ones by Jackie Campbell and Loretta Sweet Jemmott.

Social Media

Shannon Wittington

With her book LGBTQ+ ABCs for Grownups, transforming how healthcare is delivered to people in the rainbow community through speaking, writing, social media, and consulting. See her Youtube channel and her website.


Echo Heron

EMERGENCY 24/7: Nurses of the Emergency Room

Intensive Care: Story of a Nurse

Condition Critical: The Story of a Nurse Continues

Tending Lives: Nurses on the Medical Front

Adele Monsarrat thriller series





Fatal Diagnosis

Stephanie Sauvinet

See an article on her work in an ONS publication


Write op-eds for newspapers and magazines to deliver health messages or discuss how policy initiatives would affect patients and/or nurses.

Kathleen Bartholomew has written several good ones you can see here

Karin Huster "Fighting Ebola, and the Mud"
"All Lives Matter"
"Don't let fear drive Ebola response"

Mona Shattell at the Huffington Post

Kaci Hickox in the Dallas Morning News in the Guardian

TED Talks

Kathleen Bartholomew did a wonderful Ted talk explaining the power of nursing and dismantling hospital hierarchy to save patients' lives. Click here to watch.


Read a script for a proposed nurse-focused television drama written by Harry and Sandy Summers

Nurse-created products and equipment

Create health care products--transform your ideas into products that help nurses deliver better, safer care for patients. Nurse inventor Steve Schmutzer tells you how.

 The IVEA IV pole

Inventor Steve Schmutzer created the IVEA IV pole, which is a great way to transport patients and their equipment quickly and it acts as a walker when the patient wants to make a go of it on their own.

Skin to Skin C-Section

Kimberly Jarrelle, Deborah Burbic and Jess Niccoli created the Skin to Skin C-Section Drape and formed the company Clever Medical to market it. It allows C-Section moms to hold their babies immediately while maintaining a sterile field. See more in the Richmond Times-Dispatch or Woman's Day.

Nurse Grid software

Nurse Grid software was created by nurses. We haven't tried it ourselves, but we are thrilled nurses are creating products for nurses to use since nurses understand nursing the best.


 Create nurse friendly media and art


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