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BONcasts

We produce a podcast, affectionately known as the BONcast (Board of Nursing podcast).

We created our BONcasts for outreach and education. They are opportunities to learn more about the many parts of the Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON).

We used to be called the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) until July 2023. Our older videos (episodes 1-6) reflect or mention that name. Most of the information in those videos is still relevant. 


BONcast Episode 6 - Meet Alison Bradywood, our new Executive Director

WABON's new Executive Director, Alison Bradywood, chats with WABON's Director of Nursing Assistant Programs, Kathy Moisio.

Alison discusses her background, insights, and vision for the future of the Washington State Board of Nursing. Recorded June 2023.

Name change note:

  • This BONcast episode was recorded just before we changed our name.
  • The information is still relevant.
BONcast Episode 6 - Meet Alison Bradywood, WABON's new Executive Director

Episode 6 speakers: 

  • Kathy Mosio, Director of Nursing Assistant Programs
  • Alison Bradywood, Executive Director

Introduction: 

  • Karl Hoehn, Assistant Director of Legal

BONcast Episode 5 - Public Member recruitment

Information about the public member position on the Nursing Commission (now known as Board of Nursing). Recorded February 2023.

Name change note:

  • This BONcast episode was recorded before we changed our name.
  • The information about serving is still relevant. 
BONcast Episode 5 - Public Member Recruitment

Episode 5 speakers: 

  • Helen Myrick, Nursing Commission Vice Chair
  • Dawn Morrell, RN, BSN, CCRN
  • Quiana Daniels, BSN, RN, LPN
  • Yvonne Strader, RN, BSN, BSPA, MHA, Nursing Commission Chair

Introduction: 

  • Karl Hoehn, Assistant Director of Legal

BONcast Episode 4 - Discipline

Learn about the discipline process for nurses in the state of Washington. From what happens when a complaint is made, all the way to the rare instances of a hearing. Recorded October 2022.

Name change note:

  • This BONcast episode was recorded before we changed our name.
  • The information about the discipline process is still relevant. 
BONcast Episode 4 - Nurse discipline process in Washington state

Episode 4 speakers: 

  • Catherine Woodard, Director of Discipline 
  • Adam Canary, LPN, Nursing Commission Secretary/Treasurer, Discipline Subcommittee Chair

Introduction: 

  • Karl Hoehn, Assistant Director of Legal

Episode 3 - WHPS program

Learn about Washington Health Professional Services (WHPS) and the help that is available for nurses struggling with substance use issues. 

Recorded July 2022.  Edited September 2023 to remove out-of-date date program info.

Name change note:

  • This BONcast episode was recorded before we changed our name.
  • The information about WHPS is still relevant. 
BONcast episode 3 - WHPS program (substance use help for nurses)

Episode 3 speakers:

  • Dr. John Furman 
  • Kristin Waite-Labott, RN, Guest Speaker

Introduction:

  •   Karl Hoehn, Assistant Director of Legal

 Episode 2 - Licensing

Learn about the ins and outs of licensing nurses in Washington state and how licensing protects the public. Recorded June 2022.

Name change note:

  • This BONcast episode was recorded before we changed our name.
  • The information about licensing is still relevant.  
BONcast episode 2 - Nurse licensing process in Washington state

Episode 2 speakers:

  • Amber Zawislak, Assistant Director of Licensing
  • Dawn Morrell, RN, BSN, CCRN, Commission Member
  • Lori Underwood, Licensing staff
  • Josh Smoots, Licensing staff

Introduction:

  •   Karl Hoehn, Assistant Director of Legal

Episode 1 - About NCQAC (now WABON)

Introduction and overview of the Nursing Commission (now known as Washington State Board of Nursing). Includes information about serving on the commission (now board).

Name change note:

  • This BONcast episode was recorded before we changed our name.
  • The information about our history, what we do, and about serving is still relevant. The specific position recruitments mentioned have expired. 
BONcast episode 1 - About NCQAC (WA Nursing Commission)

Episode 1 speakers:

  • Paula Meyer, Executive Director
  • Dr. Laurie Soine, PhD, ARNP, Commission Chair

Introduction:

  •  Karl Hoehn, Assistant Director of Legal

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