I’ve heard so many people mention how they just freeze when a patient codes. Many look back with shame or embarrassment that they didn’t know what to do in an emergency… especially since they’re the nurse and should know what to do. I get it. I...
The Critical Care Nurse Certification, CCRN®, is a national certification a critical care nurse can obtain. Once you pass this test, you get to add CCRN® to your credentials! It’s a pretty awesome thing to have, and many health care organizations support nurses in getting this certification as well as look highly upon job applicants who have it as well. However, to get the certification you must pass the exam. So let’s chat about how to pass the CCRN®.
You won’t learn this in nursing school, but your life will be so much better once you read (and follow) this list. These 10 unwritten rules for nurses might seem like common sense, but someone had to say them.
… 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.
Do you know what’s really sexy right now in anesthesia? Opioid-free anesthesia. Let’s talk about monitoring patients after ketamine.
Have you ever thought of starting a nurse side business? As jobs at the bedside become more and more draining, many nurses are looking for a way to supplement their income so they can work less hours at the hospital. For many, the perfect nurse-balance is split between time with patients in the hospital and time doing something they own and run themselves.
A neuro ICU nurse works with patients in critical care and experience a lot of death and dying. This job is not easy and it requires emotional strength.
Both ICU (Intensive Care Unit) nurses and ER/ED (Emergency Room/Emergency Department) nurses work very fast-paced jobs that require them to think quickly and experience patients that have very serious diagnosis’.
The Ultimate Resource for New Nurses – The FreshRN New Nurse Master Class When I graduated from nursing school and passed boards, I was so excited to finally be a nurse. Only, I didn’t feel like a nurse. I felt alone. I felt like somehow everyone else...
Is it possible for a new nurse to get their first job in the ICU? Yes, but it is the exception and not the rule. I want to encourage all new nurses and nurse grads – if your goal is to work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), that it might be possible right away, but it’s not easy and not for everyone
Discover everything you need to know to become an Intensive Care (ICU), nurse. From the interview to the job, this is your complete guide. What is an ICU Nurse? Before you apply to work as an ICU nurse, it’s important to understand what they do. In my post, “What do...
Many hospitals, healthcare organizations, and nursing schools have begun using Becoming Nursey to support their students and new graduates as they transition to practice.