Deconstructing the NYT Article and My Thoughts on the “Nursing Shortage” Bonus Episode

by | Aug 25, 2021 | Podcasts | 1 comment

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Who You’ll Hear

Kati Kleber, MSN RN– Nurse educator, former cardiac med-surg/stepdown and neurocritical care nurse, author, and speaker.

Deconstructing the NYT Article and My Thoughts on the Nursing Shortage PIN

What You’ll Learn

Deconstructing the NYT Article and My Thoughts on the “Nursing Shortage” Show Notes

  • Help with compassion fatigue
    • Finding a counselor – Psychology Today’s “Find a Therapist Tool”
    • Myself a professional counselor created a free online course for nurses experiencingmental and emotional stress with downloads, tips, journal prompting, and more. If you’re not sure if you need o actually see a counselor or not, we talk about that in the course – Coping Through COVID
    • Check out your hospital’s “EAP” resources. EAP means employee assistance program, which often offers free anonymous counseling services to employees. This could be on your hospital’s intranet page, or just ask your manager. Because this is often an included benefit in your compensation package, you or your manager aren’t going to be charged for each session or anything like that. Hospitals contract with counseling agencies to provide this service, so there isn’t communication between your counselor and your manager, other than confirmation of your employment status.
  • Help with knowing your worth and negotiation

More Resources for My Thoughts on the “Nursing Shortage”:

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Hi, I’m Kati.

Kati Kleber, MSN RN 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.

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1 Comment

  1. Candace Harbison

    I hear everything you are saying here! I see it in my ICU everyday! How do we fix this? How do we advocate for ourselves when we are programed to advocate for everyone else? I feel helpless in this situation and only see it getting worse. What can I do as a staff nurse in a rural ICU?
    I would appreciate any kind of guidance or direction to resources you believe might be helpful.
    I love your podcast and even after being a nurse for two years I still listen and listen again! I often listen to episodes that are pertinent to my current patient diagnosis and always find more things to apply to my practice. I appreciate all your time, effort, knowledge, and your humility. You never make me feel like an idiot for not knowing things and I truly feel encouraged and empowered by your show. Keep up the good work!
    You make a difference!


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