About Wellness Warriors
The only podcast where frontline nurses can earn Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours on the go!
HI! I'M JANE
Dr. Jane Silver-Hoff is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Coordinator of Academic Wellness at the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing at The Pennsylvania State University at University Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Silver-Hoff is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist with her research in perinatal drug use in rural communities. She earned her BSN from the University of Miami, her MSN as a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Pennsylvania, her certification as a Nurse-Midwife from the Frontier University (1995-2014), and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from The Pennsylvania State University. Although Dr. Silver-Hoff has practiced in many large inner-city hospitals, she is currently residing in rural NW Pennsylvania where she recently studied Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in rural communities. She is committed to the Wellness of nurses and nursing students designing programs to decrease burnout of nurses at the bedside.
Dr. Silver-Hoff is also involved in the community as a Girls Lacrosse Coach, instilling wellness, positive attitudes, values, empowerment, and increased self-esteem for teenage girls. She has been married for 26 years and has 4 beautiful daughters, a great son-in-law and 2 dogs. She loves to vacation at her family beach house in Ocean City, New Jersey.
HI! I'M KRISTEN
Dr. Kristen Bransby is an Associate Teaching Professor at the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Bransby is board certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner and pediatric mental health specialist and enjoys practicing with the underserved population. She received her BSN from Penn State University, her MSN as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner from Drexel University. Her DNP at the University of Maryland. Dr. Bransby has a wide range of leadership and pediatric clinical experiences extending from inpatient to her favorite, pediatric mental health. In her practice setting she predominantly works with children and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and developmental concerns. She is committed to judgement-free therapeutic relationships and helping to cultivate individuals’ behaviors around love, respect, commitment, and kindness to maintain a state of health equilibrium.
Dr. Bransby's interest areas of research and quality improvement include: the pediatric population, breastfeeding, pediatric and adolescent mental health, global health, and health policy. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Inc., and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.
In addition to patient care, Dr. Bransby’s passions are enjoying time with her family, mentoring, volunteering in the community, and advocating for patients and the profession.