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The FRESHRN® Podcast

Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging and with this podcast, your host, Kati Kleber, hopes to dispel myths, offer encouraging words, and fill in some of the blanks left from nursing school to enable you to excel in your first job as a registered nurse. Kati features many guests throughout the episodes, and they dive into topics like what new grad hospital orientation is really like, code blues, time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

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Why I Hate “Fake it Til You Make it”

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.

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  1. Nurse Fatigue Triage: Resources & Tips for When You’re Tired of Nursing – An Interview with Dr. Kate King
  2. What is a Clinical Nurse Specialist… Really?
  3. Straight from the Source: A Nurse Manager’s Honest Career Advice
  4. Most Common New RN Questions – And Answers!
  5. Behind the Scenes of Oncology Nursing: Insights from Two Nursing Leaders at St. Jude’s
  6. Nurse Residency Programs – An Interview With Nursing Leaders From St. Jude’s (Part 1)
  7. Celebrating 10 Years – Featuring Guest Host Brittney Wilson, BSN RN
  8. What’s the Big Deal With Delirium?An Interview with Sarah from the Rapid Response RN Podcast
  9. From Chaos to Clarity: Tackling Delirium in the Hospital Setting as a Nurse
  10. [Partial Dose] “What Are Your Weaknesses?” How to Answer This Common Nursing Interview Question
  11. Nurses Arrested After Missing Dressing Changes
  12. [Partial Dose] What to Say When a Patient Wants to Harm Themselves
  13. The Ideal NCLEX Study Timeline
  14. 4 Nurses on TikTok Fired: My Thoughts
  15. NCLEX Next Generation and NCLEX FAQ’s
  16. Major Differences Between ER Nurses and Floor Nurses
  17. 4 Reasons Why Nurses are Mean to Nursing Students
  18. Maureen Osuna, MSN RN – An Interview with Nurse Mo, MSN RN
  19. How to Study for Nursing School
  20. The Power of a Quick Win
  21. How to Pass Nursing School Exams
  22. Military Nursing – An Interview with a 20-Year Veteran, Julie Florentin, DNP Student
  23. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Researcher – An Interview with Tamar Rodney, PhD, MSN, RN PMHNP-BC, CNE
  24. What’s a Death Doula? An Interview with Melanie Sheckles
  25. Traits to Develop as a New Grad Nurse – An Interview with Nurse Mo, MSN RN
  26. Why I Hate “Fake it Til You Make it”
  27. RaDonda Vaught Sentencing Play-By-Play
  28. How to Take Charge of Your Nursing Career – An Interview with Irnise F. Williams, JD RN
  29. Are Digital Stethoscopes Worth The Money?
  30. Should I Work in the ICU as a New Grad?
  31. My Thoughts on Nurses Week and Reaction to Amber Heard’s Private Nurse’s Testimony
  32. What’s an Awake and Walking ICU? An Interview with Kali Dayton, DNP AGACNP
  33. Common Questions about Malpractice Insurance for Nurses
  34. RaDonda Vaught Trial – Part 2, Interview with Lorie Brown, RN MN JD
  35. Deep Dive: RaDonda Vaught Trial, Charges, and Timeline
  36. Surviving Your First Code Blue – Interview with Will Kelly, MSN FNP-C
  37. How to Study for the CCRN [Critical Care Certification Exam]
  38. Deconstructing the NYT Article and My Thoughts on the “Nursing Shortage” Bonus Episode
  39. When You Want More, But Your Brain Stops You
  40. Exploring Publication Bias
  41. Communication Tips – Your Loved Ones
  42. Communication Tips – Difficult Conversations
  43. Communication Tips – Patients and Their Support Systems
  44. Communication Tips – Other Members of the Healthcare Team
  45. Communication Tips – Your Nursing Team
  46. Patient Pathways – Whipple
  47. Patient Pathways – OMFS
  48. Patient Pathways – Trauma Patient
  49. How I Got Started in Nursing
  50. Is Nursing Sustainable?
  51. I Finally Know What I Am Doing – Now What?
  52. How to Prepare for Your First Shift
  53. When You Don’t Land Your Dream Job
  54. What Does a High Performing New Grad Look Like?
  55. The Unspoken Nursing Hierarchy and Why It’s Garbage
  56. Nursing Interview Questions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  57. Proactively Preventing Nurse Burnout
  58. Unwritten Rules of Nursing
  59. Tips for New Charge Nurses
  60. Tips for New Nurse Preceptors
  61. Back to Nursing Basics
  62. When Nurses Should Call the Rapid Response Team
  63. Nurses and the Coronavirus: Current PPE Recommendations Dissected
  64. Nurses and the Coronavirus: Coping With Fear
  65. Nurses and the Coronavirus: Background, Boundaries, and Fear
  66. How to Deal With Family Members (who are not mad at you)
  67. What Nursing Teamwork Practically Looks Like at the Bedside
  68. Nursing Considerations with Brain Death and Organ Procurement
  69. Nursing Considerations for Organ Procurement
  70. Tips for Floating to Another Unit
  71. All Things Urinary Catheters
  72. Talking to Unconscious Patients
  73. How to Trust Your Nursing Judgment
  74. Intensive Care Devices: Part 2
  75. Intensive Care Devices: Part 1
  76. How to Navigate Nursing Conferences
  77. What Nurses Need to Know About Palliative Care
  78. Understanding Nursing Leadership
  79. All Things Respiratory
  80. What Nurses Need to Know About Sepsis
  81. Nursing Certifications- The What, Why, How, and When
  82. Tips for Cardiac Nurses
  83. Patients We Will Never Forget
  84. Tips for Working Night Shift
  85. Code STEMI, Code Stroke, Code Sepsis
  86. Dealing with a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies, and Confrontation
  87. Tips for New Grad Nurses on Resumes, Applications, and Interviews
  88. Nurses Make Mistakes
  89. Pain Management Tips
  90. Tips for New Grads in the ICU
  91. Neuro Nurse Tips for Newbies Part 3: Meds, Diagnostics, Monitoring, and Surgeries
  92. Neuro ICU Nurse Tips for Newbies, Part 2: Disease Processes
  93. Neuro Nurse Tips for Newbies, Part 1: When to Worry, Disease Processes
  94. Nursing Report for Newbies
  95. Time Management Tips for New Nurses
  96. Dealing With Patient Deaths
  97. Diagnostics for New Nurses
  98. Dealing with Difficult Patients and Families
  99. If it Wasn’t Documented, It Wasn’t Done
  100. Delegation for New Nurses
  101. Working With Physicians
  102. Nursing Work-Life Balance
  103. What to do During a Code
  104. Central Venous Catheters 101
  105. What to Expect During Your New Graduate Nursing Orientation

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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.