Episode 13 is here with a fantastically fun conversation with Marissa Mullins. Marissa worked as an ER nurse for many years, and just graduated with her Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner. You can listen online here, or on your favorite podcast streaming service.
I was eager to talk with Marissa because we share a mutual friend in Claire, the host of the Catholic Feminist Podcast. Marissa was on TCF several years ago (listen online here), and I knew she would be a great guest for PCM.
In this episode, we chat about:
- Marissa’s experience as a travel nurse in the ICU, and as an emergency department nurse
- How she navigated the more challenging days in the ED, including processing trauma and setting appropriate boundaries
- The gift and experience of anticipatory grief, and the importance of honesty in the reality of diagnoses
- Her decision to pursue a degree as a FNP and the different roles nurse practitioners can have
- Masters versus Doctorate NP programs
- Singleness in late 20s/early 30s and what people who are single want their married friends to know
- Not comparing crosses with others
- The book Boundaries, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
- Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and her work on grief
- Brew City Catholic
- The Blessed is She podcast
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed talking with Marissa!
** The usual boring disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast by myself and my guests are our own and do not represent those of our employers. This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for medical care. Please see your healthcare provider for any medical needs. This podcast is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. **