Hear Me Now Podcast

The Voices of Nurses

Episode Summary

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 & Midwife through 2021.

Also in this series: 

Caring for the First COVID+ Patient

Nurses & Self-care


Contact us at HumanCaring@providence.org