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The voices of nurses

  • Season: Season 1
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  • Featuring: Sean Collins, Sylvain Trepanier, Bennett Pendleton, & Sarah Thompson

Today, we sit down with three nurses to talk about the challenges and joys of nursing. The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse & Midwife. Then COVID-19 changed everything.

Episode Notes

"Nurses bring science to the bedside." It's an elegant and succinct way to think about the key role nursing plays in healthcare. 

In a year that had been set aside to honor nurses, the coronavirus pandemic hit. Many nurses found themselves working under extraordinary circumstances and in situations that none had experienced before. "We were building the plane as we were flying it," we are told on today's program.  


Sylvain Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAONL, FAAN

Chief Nursing Officer, Providence 

Sarah Thompson, BSN, RNC 

NICU Providence Portland Medical Center

Bennett Pendleton, BSN, RN, CEN 

PACU Providence Portland Medical Center

This is the first in a series of occasional episodes about nursing that will continue in the year ahead as WHO extends the Year of the Nurse & Midwifethrough 2021.

Also in this series: 

Caring for the First COVID+ Patient

Nurses & Self-care