In this episode, Kati Interviews Morgan Melancon MSN, RN, CCRN-K and Annabeth Davis, MSN, RN, NPD-BC about their unique nurse residency program at St. Jude’s. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a leading pediatric treatment and research facility located in Memphis, Tennessee, dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its mission is […]
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What’s the Big Deal With Delirium? An Interview with Sarah from the Rapid Response RN Podcast
Sarah Lorenzini, MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN – Rapid Response Nurse and host of the Rapid Response RN Podcast What You’ll Learn In this episode, I interview Sarah Lorenzini from the Rapid Response RN Podcast about delirium. We discuss a powerful experience Sarah had with delirium in the ICU, common mistakes new nurses make regarding delirium, […]
From Chaos to Clarity: Tackling Delirium in the Hospital Setting
If you’re an ICU nurse who regularly cares for intubated and sedated patients, you’re going to want to read this post! Spoiler alert: mind-blowing delirium info ahead.
“What Are Your Weaknesses?” How to Answer This Common Nursing Interview Question
What You’ll Learn In this mini episode, I discuss how to answer the common “what are your weaknesses?” interview question with confidence and without compromising credibility – all while coming off authentic and honest.
Nurses Arrested After Missing Dressing Changes
What You’ll Learn On Dec 5, 2022, two LPNs in South Carolina were arrested after dressing changes were not performed on two vulnerable adults from Sept. 9-11, 2022 resulting in worsening of their health. In this video, I SBAR the situation, why it may have led to criminal charges, and go over important considerations for […]
What to Say When a Patient Wants to Harm Themselves
What You’ll Learn When a patient gets admitted to the hospital, we ask routine questions to assess risk for self-harm. But… what should you say when they say yes? I asked my husband (professional counselor, worked in mental health for 10+ years) for some talking points!
The Ideal NCLEX Study Timeline
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. […]
NCLEX Next Generation: What You Need to Know
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 […]
Major Differences Between ER Nurses and Floor Nurses
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.
4 Reasons Why Nurses are Mean to Nursing Students
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.
How to Study for Nursing School
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.
How to Pass Nursing School Exams
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 the July update, Kati updates listeners on the new schedule for the FreshRN Podcast for the foreseeable future.
Military Nursing – An Interview with a 20-Year Veteran, Julie Florentin, DNP Student
Get ready to learn about what it’s like to be a military nurse! In this episode, Julie shares with us what it’s like to work in the military vs a civilian nurse. Plus what she wishes she knew as a new grad.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Researcher -An Interview with Tamar Rodney
Join Kati and Dr. Rodney as they discuss her unique professional journey, the origins of her interest in mental health and why she loves it so much, as well as thoughts about the future of our profession.
Traits to Develop as a New Grad Nurse – An Interview with Nurse Mo
Join Kati and Nurse Mo as they discuss helpful traits to develop as a new grad nurse. These traits will help you as a new nurse and beyond.
Why I Hate “Fake it Til You Make it”
“Fake it til you make it” is a common term we use to encourage people who are learning in a really intimidating and challenging environment. In this episode, Kati discusses why she’s not a fan of that saying.
How to Take Charge of Your Nursing Career with Irnise Williams, Esq
Today, I’m joined by Irnise Williams who is both a nurse and an attorney. We discuss legal considerations for nurses, the realistic likelihood of malpractice situations, and how we can take charge of our day-to-day lives at the bedside.
Are Digital Stethoscopes Worth The Money?
Digital stethoscopes are all the rage. But are digital stethoscopes worth the money? Join Kati as she discusses this topic.
Should I Work in the ICU as a New Grad?
Should I work in the ICU as a New Grad? A Fresh RN VIP asked if it would be wise to work in the ICU as a new grad. Listen for Kati’s perspective and some Q&A from her Instagram followers.