… this is tough, it takes some time to understand what you need to know for your specific role. Naturally, a cardiac acute care nurse will deal with this much more than someone who works inpatient rehab, orthopedics, or on another non-cardiac unit. But just becasue you don’t deal with 5-Lead ECG Interpretation on a daily basis, doesn’t mean it isn’t helpful knowledge.
If you’re getting ready to graduate nursing school this year and curious about about how to manage your time as you prepare for the NCLEX, this post is for you! We will go through the ideal NCLEX study timeline. (Side note: There is a massive NCLEX change that will be implemented on April 1, 2023. […]
Critical thinking in nursing is the evaluation of information through observation, experience, and communication that leads to a decision for action.
When your patient flips into atrial fibrillation suddenly, it can be a bit intimidating. These atrial fibrillation tips for nurses are exactly what you need to know, whether you are a new nurse or one with more experience, about how to handle this common clinical situation with confidence and care. There are different levels of urgency […]
I recorded a podcast episode version of this post, to listen to it, simply click play below. What Went Down On TikTok recently, there has been a trend called the “ick” trend. Essentially, people do share their “icks” (annoyances) in short 1–3-minute videos. Many were lighthearted and poking fun at one another. The few that […]
A neuro ICU nurse works with patients in critical care who are suffering from very serious neurological compromise. Let’s outline some specifics.
You’re finishing nursing school and gearing up to take the your NCLEX to become a registered nurse. You’re scared to fail and just want to do whatever you need to do. You’ve heard of some NCLEX reviews, with varying success, and don’t have a ton of money to spend to try them all. Every year there seems to be another option and it’s quite confusing. So, what are the best NCLEX reviews for 2023?
Alert! Alert! A massive update to the NCLEX is COMING PEOPLE! It is called NCLEX Next Generation, often referred to as NCLEX Next Gen. This will go into effect on April 1, 2023. Let’s chat about everything you’ll need to know about it. Estimated Read Time: 11 minutes I recorded a podcast episode version of […]
Here are some pre- during- and post-cardiac nurse assessment tips from an RN to help you navigate full body assessments and improve your patient care process
Trying to decide on a career in nursing? Let’s talk about the differences between ER and floor nurses so you can pick the best for you.
Starting nursing school can be pretty intimidating. You don’t know your classmates or the level of experience they bring to the table. You just assume everyone else knows more than you and they all know exactly what they’re doing. (Or, at least I did!) Well, I’ve got a secret for you. Lean in a little closer […]
So you’ve just started your new job as a new graduate nurse. You have a great preceptor, you like your unit, and your manager seems pretty cool. But you dread going to work. You get report and you’re already an hour behind. You’re already an overwhelmed nurse. There are so many things to do right this second that you shut down. You can’t do this. It’s too much. You struggle through each day, just trying to get to the end of the shift. You are elated for days off. You dread going back. Is this really what you signed up for? Will this EVER end?
So, you’re getting ready to graduate nursing school and are looking around for some free and paid NCLEX® questionnaires. Let’s be real, everyone would like to try to get as many practice test questions as possible, which typically consists of checking out not one, but multiple free and paid NCLEX® question banks to maximize your dollar […]
Has an instructor or nurse been really mean to you as a nursing student? Let’s go over a few reasons why nurses are mean to nursing students.
Now that the fall nursing school semester is underway, let’s look at some practical tips that will help you know how to study for nursing school.
Let’s look at MSN jobs and BSN jobs so you can make an informed decision on which degree is best for you.
It’s time for nursing students to gear up and start their new school semester. Let’s dig into some practical tips for how to pass nursing school exams.
In this article, we’ll outline some of the most common prerequisites for nursing school so you can be one step ahead in your application process.
Let’s look at some of the best jobs for older nurses that are out there if you want to work fewer hours, have more time off, or slow down.
In the July update, Kati updates listeners on the new schedule for the FreshRN Podcast for the foreseeable future.