Nurse Practitioner Turned Comedian and Playwright: EPS 044

by | May 25, 2016 | 0 comments

Mercy Machine by Krista Komondor, MSNOh my goodness! I can barely contain myself. This next guest was amazing. What I love is how she is using her nursing background to infuse her non-nursing career. A comedian… this is a first for the Your Next Shift podcast. So let me formally introduce to you…

A few take aways from our interview with Krista:

  • How being creatively fulfilled impacts her nursing career;
  • What she learned from some really harsh reviews of her play;
  • And why talking to a career coach was one of the best decisions she’s ever made!

Of note, Krista also mentioned the book, ‘The Artist’s Way‘, by Julia Cameron as one of the things she does to routinely check in and move her career forward!

Krista Komondor on the #YourNextShift podcastKrista Komondor, MSN is a nurse, comedian and playwright. Her Becoming a Comedian YouTube series is a journey into the world of standup comedy. In 2009 she wrote Mercy Machine, a play drawing upon experiences as a Nurse Practitioner in New York City nursing homes. She performs all over NYC and is employed as a Corporate Nurse. To read about the play, go to It is available on Her YouTube show can be seen weekly at You can also connect with Krista via Twitter.


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