Nurses as Media Hosts

An increasing number of nurses are hosting radio and TV programs and working as newscasters for health-related topics. And why not? Nurses are healthcare experts and facilitators. Two programs in particular, both radio broadcasts, are Healthstyles produced by Diana Mason RN PhD FAAN and Barbara Glickstein, RN, MPH, MS and Health in 30 with Barbara Ficcara, RN, BSN, MPA. To find out more about these programs, the hosts, and how to get a weekly reminder to tune in, go to http://www.nursingadvocacy.org/create/create.html. I also have an interest in hosting a TV or radio program one day. Stay Tuned!

Comments

  1. I find it intriguing that when the topic of nursing is discussed in the media, that bedside nurses are not at the table. There are PHDs, hospital administrators, but not he person who does the work every day. Are we just shy, or just have no idea how to become the reference person they seek? There need to be more of us present in the media, locally, and nationally.

  2. You are so right. The title of my Master’s thesis was Nurses in the Media: Invisible or Inaccessible? I wrote an article on the subject titled Harness the Power of the Media http://www.dcardillo.com/articles/harness.html  You’ll find some additional related articles at http://www.dcardillo.com/articles.html in the Miscellaneous category.

  3. This is awesome that Nurse Power has focused on Nurses in the Media. As the host and executive producer of Health in 30â„¢ Radio Show and Founder of http://www.healthin30.comthe mission is simple; first to educate the public on vital health issues and second to have nurses on-air and online as experts. Healthin30.com has made it simple for health and medical experts to become involved. Simply go to the “Speak Out” logo and include your information regarding your area of expertise. Healthin30.com always welcomes articles from the experts. Healthin30.com publishes many articles from physicians and we would like to see more nurses submitting their articles. This is your chance to become involved in the media. Information regarding media training classes will be coming soon! Also, check out the article “Nurses in the Media” on Healthin30.com.

    Thanks. Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Host/Executive Producer Health in 30â„¢ Radio Show and Founder, Editor-in-Chief Healthin30.com.