Singing along not recommended
Recording patient encounter after patient encounter in my hospital’s EMR system makes me want to gouge my eyes out. Listening to to sound of vomiting inevitably coming from a patient room located within earshot of my desk makes my lunch suddenly unappetizing. A good Pandora station, however is often enough to smooth over these inconveniences and annoyances in my day helping me maintain a positive mood despite life as a nurse practitioner’s challenges.
Here are a few of my favorite nurse practitioner desk appropriate Pandora stations.
1. Hipster BBQ Radio
Whenever I initially click to select Hipster BBQ as my station de jour, waves of nostalgia involving outdoor yard games, burgers, and 80 degree summer afternoons wash over me. But, despite the station’s title, Hipster BBQ’s vibe is perfect for work. Warm, upbeat but not too upbeat, and a perfect blend of pop and rock are sure to keep your mood lifted but not prove distracting during a busy shift. And, your coworkers will like it, too.
2. Mumford and Sons Radio
Mumford and Sons’ folk-rock sound provides the upbeat background noise nurse practitioners need to make it through the day. You might recognize other favorite artists making an appearance on the station such as Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Imagine Dragons.
3. Chill Out Radio
Work in a clinic environment better suited to a softer sound? If the hustle and bustle of the nurse practitioner work day is leaving you stressed, Chill Out Radio may be more your speed. The station has a mellow vibe that will bring down your blood pressure as you chart between seeing patients.
4. Alabama Shakes Radio
I love, love, love, this southern rock band. Lead singer Brittany Howard’s voice is rich, bluesy and powerful. The Alabama Shakes are the kind of band you can listen to when you want to hear some solid musical talent, but also one to provide just the right amount of background noise when you’re in work mode.
5. Summer Hits of the 90’s
Who doesn’t love a good 90’s throwback? If you’re in the mood for a serious pick me up, you won’t be able to help but smile as Summer Hits of the 90’s plays hit after 90’s hit. From Sugar Ray to Blink-182, this station makes for great Friday afternoon on the job jam session. You may need to remind yourself that singing along to these hits will most certainly annoy your coworkers.
What do you listen to at work?
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