Ep. 04 - How Nursing School Made Us the Nurses We Are Today - Shannon Benesh, MSN, RN-BC, NP-C

July 6, 2021

On this episode, we took a walk down memory lane with special guest, Shannon Benesh, MSN, RN-BC, NP-C, reminiscing about the highs and lows (and laughs) from nursing school. Shannon reflected on her nursing school experience both in undergrad and grad school, comparing the lifestyle differences in each, discussing the practical applications of nursing school, laughing about some funny moments, and more.

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) An introduction to Shannon and her nursing background
  • (2:18) A Day in the life of an outpatient nurse practitioner
  • (7:26) Life in nursing grad school
  • (17:26) Life in undergrad nursing school
  • (32:17) Finding balance in nursing school
  • (34:50) Practical applications from nursing school
  • (45:16) Funny moments from nursing school
  • (56:48) An evolving perspective on the nursing field
  • (1:04:42) Advice for current and future nursing school students

About Shannon Benesh, MSN, RN-BC, NP-C

Shannon has been in the nursing profession since 2014, working in a variety of intermediate care units in academic and trauma centers up the east coast. She started off her career working in a neuro/stroke step-down unit in DC and then completed a travel nurse contract in a cardiac step-down unit in Philadelphia. She then went on to work in respiratory step down in three well-known institutions in NY. She has a lot of experience in intermediate care and is a certified progressive care nurse (PCCN).

Shannon went back to school and graduated in 2019 with her master's degree and is currently a certified adult geriatric primary care nurse practitioner. She currently works as an NP in a pulmonary outpatient clinic in New York. Outside of nursing, Shannon loves to run, read, and bop around breweries and vineyards on her days off. To see what Shannon is up to next, follow her on Instagram!

About the Show

Producer - Jonathan Cary

Assistant Producer - Katie Schrauben

Show Notes - Sam MacKay

Music - Editing - Aidan Dykes

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