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Posts by Nicole Johnson

Life as a Fire Fighter and Paramedic – an Interview with Brian Cyr

Brian Cyr

Today I talk with Brian Cyr, a seasoned fire fighter and paramedic with over 25 years of experience from Sonoma, California. We talk about his career, what he loves about it and what has been challenging. Brian shares what working through “fire season” really means and how that work has changed over the years. I…

Reflections One Year After

Reflections One Year Later I don’t know about you, but coming back into March of 2021 has had me flooding with memories of last March – when our world totally changed overnight. My last night out in a crowded place was Chuck’s Hop Shop on 3/12/2020. It was a Thursday. I remember looking around wondering…

Funny Nursing Stories – An Interview with Chantelle Dykstra, Acute Care Nurse

Today I interview my friend Chantelle Dykstra, an acute care nurse about humor in nursing, including pranks and otherwise. Turns out, Chantelle comes from a line of jokesters and her absolute favorite day of the year is April Fools. On this episode, Chantelle shares stories from the bedside and her personal life. We discuss why…