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Retaining the Passion: Journeys Through Nursing

31 EpisodesProduced by Clare Manley and Craig DavidsonWebsite

A podcast by registered nurses, Clare Manley and Craig Davidson. Together they discuss their journeys through nursing. They hope to shine a light on key issues affecting the nursing profession and wider society by speaking to various guests about their lived experiences. We would love to hear what y… read more


Retaining the Passion: Global Nursing

Clare and Craig are both passionate advocates of global nursing and as student nurses were fortunate to experience international exchange placements to China and the United States, respectively.

While our podcast is unaffiliated to any trade union or professional body, due to the nature of our discussions and guests during this episode, we will be discussing the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) more so than we usually would. In November, the College will go through a consultation period as to whether they should rejoin the International Council of Nurses (ICN) or other potential global nursing alliances. For transparency, Craig is a member of the campaigning group, “We Are Global Nurses” recommending that the RCN rejoins the ICN, but Clare is not and is undecided.

This podcast episode is by no means a campaign episode for the RCN to rejoin the ICN; instead, we intend to give listeners and RCN members information, enabling them to make an informed choice.

Together, Clare and Craig interview Jeni Watts. A registered adult, children’s nurse and health visitor, who is one of the coordinators of “We Are Global Nurses”. Craig then interviews Howard Catton. A registered general nurse and Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Nurses. Mentioning beforehand that Craig would be interviewing Howard, Craig asks Howard some tough questions from RCN members about the reasons why the RCN originally withdrew from the ICN and what it is they could gain from rejoining.

Together, Clare and Craig then reflect on these discussions. What we hope is that we leave our listeners with further information to make an informed decision, whatever that is. And to highlight just how important global nursing issues are.

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Twitter: @PodRTP

Clare: @MannersOfMarple

Craig: @CraigDavidson85

Jeni: @jenidubs

We Are Global Nurses: @WeRGlobalNurses

Howard: @HowardCatton

The International Council of Nurses: @ICNurses

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