MY VIEWS ON LEARNING HOW TO BE AN ICU NURSE:

  • Being able to manage vents and drips is just the beginning
  • Assertiveness, tact, and rationality are just as important as textbook knowledge
  • The journey is worth it

Whether it’s through 10+ years of articles, courses, podcasts, emails, or events, my #1 priority is to help you feel confident and prepared at the bedside on an intensive care unit.

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If you’re gearing up for clinicals or have recently stepped into a role as an ICU nurse, we’ve got your back with the essential information you’ll need, the key inquiries to make, and a glimpse into what you can anticipate, ensuring you dive into your learning journey with confidence.

While your nursing school textbooks and preceptorship are designed to be your foundation, here at FreshRN, we understand that real-world practice often diverges from theory. You aced your ICU exams months (or even years) ago. Your hospital assumes you have a solid grasp of ICU nursing and will focus on refining your practical skills rather than revisiting the theoretical underpinnings.

Factor in the natural inclination to want to appear competent and knowledgeable as the new member of the team. It’s only human to be hesitant about asking questions for fear of seeming uninformed. However, this inclination can lead to vital information being overlooked. The resources provided below aim to address this and provide you with the confidence and clarity you need as an ICU nurse!

ICU Drips for Beginners

Critical Care & ICU Freebies

ICU Drips Chart

Fast Reference Critical Care Tool

ICU drips for beginners

ICU Drips for Begginers

Self-paced Email Course

CCRN Study Plan

CCRN Study Plan

8 Week Customizable Plan

Critical Care & ICU Courses

Breakthrough ICU

$207

Critical Care & ICU Articles & Resources

All Free Critical Care & ICU Content

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Founder of FreshRN

The founder and educator behind FreshRN® is a nurse educator, author, national speaker, host of the FreshRN Podcast, and owner of FreshRN® – an online platform created to educate, encourage, and motivate newly licensed nurses in innovative ways.