FreshRN Blog

The FreshRN® Blog has content for nursing students, new nurses, and experienced nurses alike. Topics range from new nurse survival tips, NCLEX® pointers, product reviews, dealing with burnout, and more.

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FreshRN Podcast

The FreshRN® Podcast is hosted by three experienced nurses as they chat all-things for the new nurse. From what to expect during orientation, to how to practically handle codes, to central venous access, and how to trust your nursing judgment, this podcast provides both practical information and encouragement for those of you just beginning your bedside nursing journey.

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FreshRN® Courses

FreshRN® Courses are designed specifically with the new nurse in mind. Patient education points, nursing report examples, explanations of labs and diagnostics, disease-specific nursing considerations, equipment pointers, and so much more are discussed. Content is concise yet informative. The education is prioritized to the most important things you need to know to be successful at the bedside as fast as possible, and no more. There is only so much that you can learn and absorb at a time before you’re in information overload! Most courses also contain optional continuing education credits. 

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FreshRN Books

FreshRN® Books were written by an experienced nurse to help ease your transition to the beside so that you can provide care with confidence and feel like valued member of your nursing unit.

For anyone needing to know the culture and interworkings of a hospital:  Admit One

For nursing students and new graduate nurses:  Anatomy of a Super Nurse

For nurses needing help with precepting, mentoring, becoming a charge nurse, and professional development: What’s Next

For nurses interested in blogging: Nurses Guide to Blogging


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    PRACTICAL

    This is information you can take with you and apply to your practice, life, or career immediately.  This isn’t a site of good ideas, thoughts, or theory.  This is a hub of practical and useful information to help you be a better, safer, more practically and emotionally prepared to care for patients today.

    HONEST

    With so much reading between the lines to figure out if someone is trying to sell you something or truly help you become a better nurse, honesty with my information and intentions is a foundation of my practice. If I recommend a product or service, it is because myself or someone I trust stands behind it. If I discover information I provided was unclear or inaccurate, a correction will added as soon as possible.

    CONCISE

    After years of learning how to provide care in a theoretical situation, it’s hard to know what’s important and what’s not at the bedside.  My promise is to continually provide you straight to the point, fluff-less information that is applicable to what you’re doing now.  There is no skimming to find the important information.

    RELATABLE

    I’ve worked at the bedside personally in various units at different hospitals. I personally know what it feels like to care for patients and their loved ones.  Nursing is a team sport and I have been a member of the team since 2010.  I was a player for 6 years, now I’m a coach.