The wide world of choices for prospective nurses was the focus of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Amanda Flagg, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, first aired Dec. 3 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can hear their conversation above.
Flagg’s fascinating career includes 20 years as a flight nurse for the U.S. Air Force. She is a clinical nurse scientist who has published peer-reviewed articles on chronic renal therapy and patient-centered care for frontline nurses.
Family counseling and nursing education are among her areas of expertise.
With her students, Flagg said she emphasizes the necessity of combining important theories and best practices with hands-on experience.
“We want them to connect those dots early, and we call that clinical reasoning and critical thinking,” Flagg said. “For some, that’s a little difficult to do. It’s application from day one, when they hit our school, all the way through. That’s really key, and how to do that is hands-on and simulation.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.