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Kati Kleber, MSN RN is a nurse educator with a passion for new graduate nurses. She has been writing blogs, books, creating courses, hosting podcasts, and speaking all over the country since 2013. She is the owner of the FreshRN® online platform, specifically created to support, educate, and encourage newly licensed nurses.
Kati has been a member of the profession since 2010 with experience in med-surg, stepdown, and neurocritical care. She has been a preceptor, mentor, charge nurse and is now a nurse educator.
Kati was awarded Nurse of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal, and named one of the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina, both in 2015. Kati is also a published author with the American Nurses Association.
FreshRN – Who We Are
Educating new nurses by meeting them where they are with humor, clinical knowledge, authenticity, and warmth in a clear and concise manner so that every nurse entering the profession is better equipped to sustainably provide care for both their patients and themselves.
To cut the number of nurses leaving the profession in half.
As many as 30% of nurses leave the profession in the first year, and that jumps up to over 50% in year two. We believe that by starting off your professional journey with a solid foundation of skills in self-compassion, assertiveness, and healthy boundaries that more nurses will be empowered to command what they are worth and craft their professional life to fit their unique desires – not leave nursing altogether.
Foster accountability and responsibility in one’s growth as a clinician, CEO of their license, advocate for their patient, and as a human being
Genuinely caring about and nurturing the nurse as a whole person, not just a robot to complete tasks
Give nurses permission to be human, practice self-compassion, and extend empathy with boundaries
Come from a place of honesty and openness to facilitate meaningful learning and professional growth
Not to just survive your career, but find joy, purpose, and meaning in the work – and thrive