RESOURCES

Below are different online courses and other resources to help support other areas of nursing growth you may be interested in! Please note, all of these courses are provided directly by nurses, for nurses. They are not created by major corporations, rather actual practicing nurses.

Some courses are affiliate links. Meaning, if you decide to purchase the course or product, I will receive a small commission. It does not change the final cost for you. This is a way that nurse educators can support one another. I’ve personally viewed, written, or taken all of these courses, know the authors, and cannot recommend them enough. Same goes for products; all of my recommendations come straight from my own experience with them.

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    Click here to check out the Fresh RN Amazon storefront! You’ll find a curated collection of nursing essentials and useful items I’ve handpicked from my own nursing journey. Check it out, you just might find some things to make your shifts smoother and more efficient. Happy shopping!

    For Nursing School & NCLEX Review

    (My Personal Favorites)

    Because they offer the best bang for your buck in terms of content review and practice questions, my faves are Nursing.com and TrueLearn with Picmonic. I also love these because you can benefit from them during nursing school. (And don’t forget to use promo code FRESHRN with TrueLearn for 15% off!)

    If you really just want review questions without full content review, NCLEX Mastery from HLT and UWorld are really great options and very affordable prices. I’m glad these other options are out there, because back in 2010, there were only 3 options and they all were over $400.

    1. Nursing.com NCLEX Prep
    2. Picmonic & True Learn NCLEX Prep: Make sure you use promo code FRESHRN for 15%, which lets you get a full year of TrueLearn for only $68, or a full year of Picmonic and TrueLearn for only $93!
    3. NCLEX Mastery from HLT
    4. UWorld

    Upgrade Your Nursing Skills

    CCRN Academy from Nick McGowan – This Critical Care Academy program helps you to pass the CCRN—guaranteed.

    Nicole Kupchik Courses – Nicole has a variety of on demand courses, books, CCRN®, PCCN®, CMC® or CSC® Certification Exam reviews, and a ton more. She has been a Critical Care RN for over 25 years, and is known for her casual style, which sets the tone for a relaxed, fun & interactive learning environment. (Just our kinda stuff 😌)

    Stroke Review Boot Camp: Case Studies in Optimizing Care from Nicole Kupchik- An online course with a focus on using case studies to integrate and apply anatomy, physiology, assessment, and intervention to the complex care of individuals after an ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. A total of 8.0 contact hours provided, and 6 months of access with enrollment.

    Hemodynamic Monitoring Boot Camp: Invasive and Non-Invasive Strategies from Nicole Kupchik- An online course with a focus on cardiac physiology, hemodynamic concepts via invasive & non-invasive monitoring. A review of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter (PAC), arterial lines, SvO2 monitoring & non-invasive monitoring will be made with the application through case studies. A total of 9.0 contact hours and 6-month access is provided with enrollment.

    Cardiac Boot Camp 2.0 from Nicole Kupchik – An online course with a focus on cardiac physiology, CV meds, heart failure management, ACS, valvular dysfunction, and updates in cardiac arrest. A total of 12.0 contact hours and 6-month access is provided with enrollment.

    Unveiling the Mysteries of Mechanical Ventilation from Nicole Kupchik – The course starts with a review of arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation as well as uses of Capnography. The basic fundamentals of mechanical ventilation with a build-up to managing complex ARDS patients will be discussed. A total of 6.0 contact hours are provided with 6-month access.

    IV Video Course from the IV Guy – This course covers how to insert peripheral IV Catheters for nurses, nursing students, and anyone licensed to start IVs. This course contains many high-definition videos walking you through how to select the vein, proper positioning, starting the IV, special patient population considerations (elderly, diabetic/ESRD, combative), troubleshooting, and more. This course is outstanding, especially if you would like to become a rock star at starting IVs! This course comes with 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access.

    Phlebotomy for Nurses from the IV Guy – This course is for nurses who have to draw their own labs (rather than a phlebotomy technician drawing labs for you). This discusses the equipment, vein selection, prep and positioning, capillary sampling, venous sampling, central line draw, challenging patient populations, and even includes 17 different demo videos. This course comes with 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access. This course comes with 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access.

    Atrial Fibrillation Management Made Easy from Skills on Point– An online course about all things related to atrial fibrillation. (Please note, this course is designed with the nurse practitioner in mind.) A total of 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access are provided with enrollment.

    Lab Values & ABG Interpretation from Skills on Point– This online course discusses your typical labs in-depth and provides 3.5 contact hours with lifetime access.

    Chest and Abdominal X-Ray Interpretation from Skills on Point– This online course goes through the basics of interpretation, common concerning findings, as well as other diagnostics like CT, MRI/MRA, and PET scans. A total of 3.0 contact hours and lifetime access comes with enrollment.

    Online 12-Lead EKG Interpretation from Skills on Point – Take the opportunity to learn how to confidently interpret EKGs from nurse practitioners who do this skill daily! With 3.0 contact hours, this course covers all basic interpretation as well as a fair amount of the more complex diagnostic capabilities of the 12 Lead EKG. You need no experience with 12 lead EKGs to attend, but competence in the interpretation of cardiac rhythms is a recommended pre-requisite.

    Fluid Resuscitation and Vasopressors from Skills on Point – This course is designed to aid the healthcare provider or bedside nurse with the foundational concepts used in decision making regarding initiation of fluid resuscitation and initiation of vasoactive medications for the critically ill patient. Multiple vasopressors are discussed in pharmacologic detail. Clinical scenarios are used to help depict best practices using role-play and interactive demonstration. This course comes with 2.0 contact hours and lifetime access.

    Winning Nurse Resume Templates: New Grad Nurse Edition from Sarah Wells, MSN RN CEN CNL – This online resource contains 3 downloadable resume templates that are fill-in-the-blanks with content geared specifically for the newly licensed nurse. They are very easy to use, look amazing, and are written and formatted to be chosen by both Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software & nurse leaders at your dream hospital.

    Winning Nurse Resume Templates: Experienced Nurse Edition from Sarah Wells, MSN RN CEN CNL – This online resource contains 3 downloadable resume templates that are fill-in-the-blanks with the content geared specifically for the experienced nurse.

    Winning Nurse Cover Letter Templates: New Grad Nurse Edition from Sarah Wells, MSN RN CEN CNL – This online resource contains 2 downloadable cover letter templates, one geared towards the new grad and one for the experienced nurse. They are fill-in-the-blanks with suggested words and phrasing for a user-friendly editing process.