Top Podcasts for Nurse Practitioners and Students

Podcasts have become very popular over the last two decades. They are digital audio programs consisting of a series of episodes. Subjects range from financial topics to reality shows to true crime series to lifestyle design and much more. Podcasts allow listeners to learn, consume information, or just for pure entertainment. People often listen to podcasts during work commutes or when exercising.

For some, podcasts have replaced time spent listening to music. Spotify and Apple podcasts have made it easy for listeners to download episodes on their phones worldwide. There are currently 3.2 million podcast shows. Anyone can find a niche that interests them. Fortunately, there are many podcasts regarding nursing and wellness that NPs and students can also subscribe to.

Below are the top podcasts NPs and students should listen to. They can be found on any podcast listening platform, such as Spotify, Apple, or Google.

Everyday Wellness

The Everyday Wellness podcast is hosted by Cynthia Thurlow, a fellow NP who specializes in functional medicine. Cynthia is an intermittent fasting and nutrition expert who helps women find wellness through the restorative power of nutrition and fasting. She recently published a book called Intermittent Fasting Transformation, which thoroughly explains the benefits of intermittent fasting on the body and its influence on female hormones.

On her podcast, Cynthia interviews experts on various topics such as leaky gut, autoimmune cures, and practical optimism. She aims to help listeners make simple changes to their everyday lives that will improve their overall wellness and long-term health. NPs and students looking to incorporate natural remedies in their practice would enjoy this podcast.

The Locumstory Podcast

Locumstory is a resource for clinicians interested in learning about locum tenens. Locum tenens is when a provider such as an NP or physician offers temporary coverage at a workplace, similar to travel nursing. 

The Locumstory Podcast interviews expert advanced care providers and physicians about their experiences working in locum tenens. NPs can work in locum tenens, traveling throughout the USA to fill temporary staffing needs. Even if an NP cannot travel, they can work locum tenens locally in addition to their full-time job.

In the Locumstory podcast, proficient locum tenens providers discuss the advantages and disadvantages of working in this sector. They offer tips on how to get started, such as choosing the right recruiter and contemplating which type of settings they would like to practice in. They talk about what makes a locum tenens provider successful, such as being adaptable and a quick learner. Additionally, they chat about how working in locum tenens can improve work-life balance. NPs considering working in locum tenens should not miss this podcast!

The White Coat Investor

The White Coat Investor originally started as a blog by Dr. Jim Dahle, an ER physician who created It to assist his colleagues in pursuing financial literacy and independence. It eventually became a podcast where Dr. Dahle interviews financial experts, answers listener questions, and meets with other financially successful healthcare providers.

NPs who are looking to become more savvy with their money should start listening to this podcast. In the episodes, Dr. Dahle talks about important financial topics such as contributing to retirement accounts like a 401k or IRA, the difference between investing in stocks and bonds; index funds, term life insurance, student loan payments, and real estate. No matter which level of financial journey an NP is on, they will benefit tremendously by listening to this podcast.

Success NPs Podcast

This podcast is hosted by two best friend NPs, Jackie and Sandra. These NPs want to empower new and experienced nurse practitioners. They have an online store where they sell digital NP student clinical guides. These clinical guides help NP students transition from didactic to the clinical setting. The guides range in specialties from family, adult-gerontology, psych, pediatric, and women’s health.

By listening to the Success NPs Podcast, NPs can immerse themselves in compelling stories and learn actionable tips to build a passionate nursing career. The hosts interview semi-retired NPs who have become doulas and started side hustles. They even discuss the controversial topic of whether doctorally prepared NPs should call themselves doctors. This is a fun podcast that NPs and students can listen to and relate to.

The Nurse Practitioner Podcast

The Nurse Practitioner Podcast is an educational podcast. It is a spin-off from the Nurse Practitioner Lippincott Journal, which provides evidence-based material to the nurse practitioner community. This podcast is ideal for NPs who are interested in learning more about medical topics and staying up to date with their clinical knowledge.

The episodes discuss a wide range of medical disorders, such as hepatitis C, long COVID-19, and insomnia. The healthcare experts converse about challenges in practicing medicine, such as difficulties in diagnosing dermatology conditions and eating disorders. The podcast also talks about non-medical subjects, such as diversity in nursing and student mentorship.

The Elite Nurse Practitioner Show

The Elite Nurse Practitioner Show is a podcast hosted by an FNP, Justin Allan. He is an experienced NP who initially started the Elite Nurse Practitioner blog to form an elite group of NPs. His goal is to empower NPs to take control of their personal and professional lives while earning their worth.

In each weekly episode, he guides other NPs needing professional career help. He provides actionable steps for NPs looking to start their businesses. For instance, he helps NPs working as full-time employees transition to starting a weight loss practice and offering hormone replacement therapy. Justin offers practical advice that benefits NPs both clinically and entrepreneurially. He interviewed NPs with cash-only practices and discussed when to leap from employee to business owner. This is an excellent podcast for NPs seeking to escape the rat race and create their own company.

NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner

NP Pulse is the official podcast for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the largest NP organization in the country. The podcast episodes consist of discussions on the most significant topics and issues related to NP practice, leadership, education, research, and advocacy. Examples include NP compensation, vaccination, disease management, and advocacy for vulnerable populations. Most NPs will find something that interests them when listening to this podcast.

The Nurse Keith Show

Nurse Keith Carlson is a board-certified holistic career coach with more than 20 years of experience in nursing. Through inspiring interviews and monologues on The Nurse Keith Show Podcast, he explores public health issues, career management, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Nurse Keith dabbles into current healthcare news and explores career opportunities on his podcast, reaching listeners around the globe.

He has interviewed influencers such as Nurse Blake, deans of Colleges of Nursing, and leaders on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Subjects range from nursing associations to creating a nursing scrub business to working in nurse informatics. The Nurse Keith Show involves a broad collection of topics that can interest any NP and student.

NP Business Matters Podcast

The NP Business Matters Podcast is hosted by Barbara C. Phillips, NP. Barbara is a well-known NP business coach who helps NPs start their practices. She is the founder of Nurse Practitioner Business Owner, a blog that illustrates the business of being an NP.

On her podcast, she advises on both clinical and non-clinical businesses. She discusses going into private practice and creating businesses in other sectors such as law, education, and insurance. She also discusses whether it is worth getting compensated by insurance companies or going the cash route. This podcast is ideal for NPs with an entrepreneurial spirit who are considering starting their own practice. Barbara offers one-on-one coaching for NPs needing individual guidance.

Nurse Converse

Created by the popular website, Nurse Converse is a new collaborative podcast. They have a rotating line of diverse nurse hosts from various specialties and experiences. All types of NPs and students can find something that interests them in this podcast. Areas addressed have included the cost of nurse practitioner degrees and, if it is worth it; black and brown male excellence in nursing, travel nursing, and nurses’ vital role in combating human trafficking.

Sophia Khawly, MSN

Sophia Khawly, MSN


Sophia Khawly is a traveling nurse practitioner from Miami, Florida. She has been a nurse for 14 years and has worked in nine different states. She likes to travel in her spare time and has visited over 40 countries.

Being a traveling nurse practitioner allows her to combine her love of learning, travel, and serving others. Learn more about Sophia at