SHIFT Talk, a new podcast for nurses, by nurses, is providing a platform where nurses can “get real” about the challenges they and their patients face. During this Year of the Nurse and Midwife, SHIFT Talk gives voice to America’s nearly 4 million nurses during a global pandemic that’s taking an incredible toll on the profession. Hosted by Nurse Nacole Riccaboni, a critical care nurse practitioner in Florida, SHIFT Talk tackles tough but necessary subjects, often in ways that inform and inspire—from training new nurses during a pandemic, to wrestling with burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder, to meeting patient and community needs in unorthodox ways. Other topics to be discussed include the age-old tensions between veteran and new nurses; frustration over personal protective equipment shortages and administration; nurses as change agents combatting racial bias in medical settings; and more. Launched by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), SHIFT Talk is a part  a new community for nurses found at “COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on nurses doing difficult and inspiring work in the midst of enormous obstacles, but the stress is wearing on them,” said Beth Toner, RN, MSN, MJ, Senior Communications Officer at RWJF. “The pandemic has also surfaced longstanding health equity issues that require a reimagining of the nursing profession and a reallocation of resources. Nurses are challenged on a daily basis, rising to the occasion in innovative ways, and it’s time we talk about it.” The SHIFT Talk podcast and related resources can be found at and is available on all major podcast platforms. Listen to the trailer here.