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

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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.