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6 Podcasts for Nurses and PAs That Are Relaxing AND Educational

Subscribing to podcasts is a low-lift way to keep up with current events in healthcare and to brush up on best practices.

Subscribing to podcasts is a way to keep up with current healthcare events and brush up on best practices. So pop in some headphones and listen to an episode while making rounds, organizing your notes, or on break. Here are some of our top picks for podcasts for nurses and physician assistants.

The Project Nurse Podcast

Daniel Diaz, a nurse, blogger, and entrepreneur, interviews top nurses, doctors, educators, and technologists to inspire fellow healthcare providers, especially those early in their careers. Check out this episode, where he chats with Renee Thompson, an expert on nurse bullying.

Physician Assistant Exam Review by Brian Wallace

If you’re a PA student, this one’s essential. Wallace has produced more than 100 episodes to help you confidently pass your exams. His summaries of important info are never boring, and he highlights key terms. For a busy student, this podcast will definitely expedite your studying.

Q The Nurse

Q The Nurse is a YouTube channel, but you really only need the audio. Its creator, Swadiq ‘Q’ Mayanja, a male nurse, is known for his interviews with “everyday heroes” and keen explorations of politics and traditions in the nursing world. His thought-provoking episodes are chock-full of news and anecdotes for nurses. His YouTube channel has even more content!

This Podcast Will Kill You

Each episode features a different disease and tackles everything from its origin to the nitty-gritty biology and how frightened you should be of it. The hosts, ecologists, and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke are hilarious, knowledgeable, and sure to keep you on your toes! You share what you learn from this podcast with patients or use it as an icebreaker at your next party.


Your first year as a registered nurse can be challenging. This podcast, hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN, RN, CCRN, showcases successful nurses who offer tips and guidance for your first year on the job. If you’re a nursing student or upcoming graduate, listen in to ease your nerves.


If you love mystery, then Bodies podcast is for you. Each episode highlights a different medical problem by following one person on their journey to understand what’s wrong with their body. This series uncovers the answers to often overlooked medical conditions through powerful storytelling and open dialogue.

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