Interview with Nurse Coffee Talk

Jamie Baker and Sarah Matthews, hosts of the Nurse Coffee Talk podcast

Are you interested in honest conversations about the challenges currently facing the nursing profession? Jamie Baker and Sarah Matthews, hosts of the Nurse Coffee Talk podcast, are highly experienced nurses that have seen and done it all. They are committed to using their platform to help other nurses successfully navigate the bureaucratic red tape that is commonplace in today’s healthcare systems. Their ability to discuss complex issues with humor and to discover practical solutions will re-energize your passion for one of the greatest professions.

Listen as Jamie and Sarah tackle some of the hottest topics in nursing today and discuss how these challenges can be resolved. 


1. Jamie and Sara, tell us a little bit about yourselves. What are your backgrounds and education? What initially attracted both of you to a career in nursing?

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