Happy Nurses week to all my favorite nurses. After the success of last year’s giveaway, we are back with the 2020 Nurses Week Giveaway and Freebies. Did you know that 2020 has been named The Year of the Nurse? Even with COVID-19 trying to rob us of the spotlight, so many companies are stepping up […]
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.
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 ICU Nurses Do?” I explained […]
Many hospitals, healthcare organizations, and nursing schools have begun using Becoming Nursey to support their students and new graduates as they transition to practice.
As a nurse staying up to date on your continuing education is important. But there are often so many options that it can be hard to decide what is the best course of action. This post discusses continuing education for nurses so you can make the best decision for you.
I’m a tall woman. At almost 6 feet tall, I often find it challenging to find scrub tops that fit correctly. And I know I am not alone in this. So I decided to put together a list of the best tall scrubs for women.
Being a travel nurse is not easy. It is not for everyone. You move around a lot, have a harder time forming real relationships, and you may not always know what you are walking into. Wanderly helps take all the guesswork out of being a travel nurse. Let’s look at a day in the life of a travel nurse.
As some of you may know, my anonymous online nurse persona used to be Nurse Eye Roll. Alas, that is no longer the case. I wanted to write a blog post to answer the question I receive frequently: what happened to Nurse Eye Roll?
ADN vs. BSN – a nurse’s thoughts on the New York bill requiring a BSN in 10. In December 2017, New York State signed a bill that requires all newly licensed nurses with their ADN to obtain their BSN within 10 years of their initial licensure.
About the FreshRN Podcast Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN, and Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From nursing orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, […]
This post has been sponsored by Aurora University. Please see my disclaimers page for more information on our partnership. Instant messages, email, video conferences – these and other forms of technology now allow patients to access their health care providers via a new field known as telehealth, created by the demand for greater access and […]
Working on nursing units can be amazingly rewarding with great teamwork, but can also be really challenging if you don’t fit right in or if you encounter a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies or more. This episode discusses how to deal with a negative unit culture, the importance of emotional intelligence, self-inventory, how to respond to nurse bullies, and confrontation. We talk empathy, sympathy, and more.
This episode discusses how to deal with a negative unit culture, the importance of emotional intelligence, self-inventory, how to respond to bullies, and confrontation. We talk empathy, sympathy, and more. A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned […]
About the FreshRN Podcast Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From nursing orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, […]
Nurse blogging has been good to me. It has allowed me to travel the country, interact with nurses all over world, and has provided extra income. But it hasn’t always been wonderful. I’ve made some mistakes along the way. I’m going to share with you some of my biggest nurse blog mistakes in hopes that […]
Throughout my career as a nurse, I’ve cared for many individuals who are addicted to opioids. When you’re a nurse caring for patients, you can kind of forget that nurses are just as likely to fall into addiction as anyone else. While nurses are no more likely than the general population to struggle with addiction, […]
As you’re getting bedside report in your busy intensive care unit, your stomach starts to drop. “54 year old female… full code… no allergies… here for septic shock from pneumonia… unresponsive… “ Your eyes fixate on the intubated patient, and you start to realize she looks like your mom. Your mom who is 700 miles […]
It’s that time of year again for nurses in administration… Time to think up ideas for Nurses Week. For those of you that let out a weary sigh, I feel you. I used to plan those activities and it was not an easy endeavor at all. It can become so burdensome that turns into just […]
I cannot believe another YEAR has gone by! In the last year, I had a baby (what!), wrote two books, revised Becoming Nursey, started working at NRSNG.com, transitioned from Nurse Eye Roll to FreshRN, recorded a podcast, and perfected my homemade wing recipe. via GIPHYGuys, seriously. It’s legit. ((Pppssstt… here’s the recipe, just don’t tell […]
This post contains affiliate links A culture of negativity is not something very obvious and apparent. Nurse bullying can actually be quite subtle. A comment here, an eye roll there, gossip in the dictation room, or a passive aggressive sigh. It can be really hard to navigate this at any point in your career, […]