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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. [Encore] ICU Equipment Deep Dive: A Revisit with Sean Dent
  2. Bones & Beyond: Thriving in Ortho Nursing with Elizabeth Fields
  3. [Encore] The Subtle Art of Mastering Nursing Interview Questions
  4. [Encore] The Subtle Art of Mastering Nursing Interview Questions
  5. [Encore] Hand-Off Hurdles: Navigating Nursing Report with Kati & Elizabeth
  6. Beyond the Basics: Advanced Preceptor Strategies with Beth Hawks
  7. [Encore] The Ultimate Guide to Nursing Communication: A Mega Compilation
  8. [Encore] The Neuro Nursing Chronicles: A Masterclass from the Archives
  9. Nurse Fatigue Triage: Resources & Tips for When You’re Tired of Nursing – An Interview with Dr. Kate King
  10. What is a Clinical Nurse Specialist… Really?
  11. Straight from the Source: A Nurse Manager’s Honest Career Advice
  12. Most Common New RN Questions – And Answers!
  13. Behind the Scenes of Oncology Nursing: Insights from Two Nursing Leaders at St. Jude’s
  14. Nurse Residency Programs – An Interview With Nursing Leaders From St. Jude’s (Part 1)
  15. Celebrating 10 Years – Featuring Guest Host Brittney Wilson, BSN RN
  16. What’s the Big Deal With Delirium?An Interview with Sarah from the Rapid Response RN Podcast
  17. From Chaos to Clarity: Tackling Delirium in the Hospital Setting as a Nurse
  18. [Partial Dose] “What Are Your Weaknesses?” How to Answer This Common Nursing Interview Question
  19. Nurses Arrested After Missing Dressing Changes
  20. [Partial Dose] What to Say When a Patient Wants to Harm Themselves
  21. The Ideal NCLEX Study Timeline
  22. 4 Nurses on TikTok Fired: My Thoughts
  23. NCLEX Next Generation and NCLEX FAQ’s
  24. Major Differences Between ER Nurses and Floor Nurses
  25. 4 Reasons Why Nurses are Mean to Nursing Students
  26. Maureen Osuna, MSN RN – An Interview with Nurse Mo, MSN RN
  27. How to Study for Nursing School
  28. The Power of a Quick Win
  29. How to Pass Nursing School Exams
  30. Military Nursing – An Interview with a 20-Year Veteran, Julie Florentin, DNP Student
  31. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Researcher – An Interview with Tamar Rodney, PhD, MSN, RN PMHNP-BC, CNE
  32. What’s a Death Doula? An Interview with Melanie Sheckles
  33. Traits to Develop as a New Grad Nurse – An Interview with Nurse Mo, MSN RN
  34. Why I Hate “Fake it Til You Make it”
  35. RaDonda Vaught Sentencing Play-By-Play
  36. How to Take Charge of Your Nursing Career – An Interview with Irnise F. Williams, JD RN
  37. Are Digital Stethoscopes Worth The Money?
  38. Should I Work in the ICU as a New Grad?
  39. My Thoughts on Nurses Week and Reaction to Amber Heard’s Private Nurse’s Testimony
  40. What’s an Awake and Walking ICU? An Interview with Kali Dayton, DNP AGACNP
  41. Common Questions about Malpractice Insurance for Nurses
  42. RaDonda Vaught Trial – Part 2, Interview with Lorie Brown, RN MN JD
  43. Deep Dive: RaDonda Vaught Trial, Charges, and Timeline
  44. Surviving Your First Code Blue – Interview with Will Kelly, MSN FNP-C
  45. How to Study for the CCRN [Critical Care Certification Exam]
  46. Deconstructing the NYT Article and My Thoughts on the “Nursing Shortage” Bonus Episode
  47. When You Want More, But Your Brain Stops You
  48. Exploring Publication Bias
  49. Communication Tips – Your Loved Ones
  50. Communication Tips – Difficult Conversations
  51. Communication Tips – Patients and Their Support Systems
  52. Communication Tips – Other Members of the Healthcare Team
  53. Communication Tips – Your Nursing Team
  54. Patient Pathways – Whipple
  55. Patient Pathways – OMFS
  56. Patient Pathways – Trauma Patient
  57. How I Got Started in Nursing
  58. Is Nursing Sustainable?
  59. I Finally Know What I Am Doing – Now What?
  60. How to Prepare for Your First Shift
  61. When You Don’t Land Your Dream Job
  62. What Does a High Performing New Grad Look Like?
  63. The Unspoken Nursing Hierarchy and Why It’s Garbage
  64. Nursing Interview Questions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  65. Proactively Preventing Nurse Burnout
  66. Unwritten Rules of Nursing
  67. Tips for New Charge Nurses
  68. Tips for New Nurse Preceptors
  69. Back to Nursing Basics
  70. When Nurses Should Call the Rapid Response Team
  71. Nurses and the Coronavirus: Current PPE Recommendations Dissected
  72. Nurses and the Coronavirus: Coping With Fear
  73. Nurses and the Coronavirus: Background, Boundaries, and Fear
  74. How to Deal With Family Members (who are not mad at you)
  75. What Nursing Teamwork Practically Looks Like at the Bedside
  76. Nursing Considerations with Brain Death and Organ Procurement
  77. Nursing Considerations for Organ Procurement
  78. Tips for Floating to Another Unit
  79. All Things Urinary Catheters
  80. Talking to Unconscious Patients
  81. How to Trust Your Nursing Judgment
  82. Intensive Care Devices: Part 2
  83. Intensive Care Devices: Part 1
  84. How to Navigate Nursing Conferences
  85. What Nurses Need to Know About Palliative Care
  86. Understanding Nursing Leadership
  87. All Things Respiratory
  88. What Nurses Need to Know About Sepsis
  89. Nursing Certifications- The What, Why, How, and When
  90. Tips for Cardiac Nurses
  91. Patients We Will Never Forget
  92. Tips for Working Night Shift
  93. Code STEMI, Code Stroke, Code Sepsis
  94. Dealing with a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies, and Confrontation
  95. Tips for New Grad Nurses on Resumes, Applications, and Interviews
  96. Nurses Make Mistakes
  97. Pain Management Tips
  98. Tips for New Grads in the ICU
  99. Neuro Nurse Tips for Newbies Part 3: Meds, Diagnostics, Monitoring, and Surgeries
  100. Neuro ICU Nurse Tips for Newbies, Part 2: Disease Processes
  101. Neuro Nurse Tips for Newbies, Part 1: When to Worry, Disease Processes
  102. Nursing Report for Newbies
  103. Time Management Tips for New Nurses
  104. Dealing With Patient Deaths
  105. Diagnostics for New Nurses
  106. Dealing with Difficult Patients and Families
  107. If it Wasn’t Documented, It Wasn’t Done
  108. Delegation for New Nurses
  109. Working With Physicians
  110. Nursing Work-Life Balance
  111. What to do During a Code
  112. Central Venous Catheters 101
  113. 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.