Don't Eat Your Young episode 303

A Broken System Revealed: Nursing During the Pandemic with Troy McMullen

New nurse Troy McMullen joins Beth to talk about the challenges of becoming a new nurse right before the pandemic hit and the trials and tribulations of working as a travel nurse through the times of COVID.

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In this week’s episode, Beth is joined by new nurse Troy McMullen, a nurse of three years who started just before the pandemic hit. Beth and Troy talk about his journey to become a nurse and what that meant when COVID took over the world. He talks about the various locations he worked as a travel nurse and how similar they all were in the frustrations he had with the system’s lack of proper care for the patients. Troy and Beth remind everyone that you have to know when to say no, even if that makes co-workers frustrated. It’s a journey you won’t soon forget.

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Welcome to Don’t Eat Your Young, the podcast that brings you stories from the trenches of the incredible, wonderful, exhausting, terrifying, joyous world of nursing with your host, Beth Quaas.