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No Bones About It: A NAON Podcast Series

Dec 3, 2021

The roles of orthopaedic RN and NP nurses have evolved greatly into so many areas of healthcare. We’ll talk with Alena Ann Groves, DNP, FNP-C, ONP-C and Sally H. Pearson, DNP, FNP, ONC . These very busy orthopaedic nurses are the perfect example for this discussion. They both serve a variety of nursing roles from teaching nursing students, to performing athlete physicals or providing care at student health centers to running specialty osteoporosis clinics and even to providing musculoskeletal care for employees of a manufacturing facility. They talk about the changes to both in patient care and the growth extending to outpatient care. Orthopaedic NPs are treating non-surgical issues and improving patient care in many communities. They’ll discuss how orthopaedic NPs now treat patients for chronic musculoskeletal conditions offers tips for opening your own clinics within your organizations. They’ll discuss where they see orthopaedic nursing in the future, and the opportunities for continued advancement with orthopaedic expertise. Listen in to hear about their path and to reflect on your own orthopaedic journey.