Starting nursing school can be pretty intimidating. You don’t know your classmates or the level of experience they bring to the table. You just assume everyone else knows more than you and they all know exactly what they’re doing. (Or, at least I did!) Well, I’ve got a secret for you. Lean in a little closer […]
Traits to Develop as a New Grad Nurse – An Interview with Nurse Mo
Join Kati and Nurse Mo as they discuss helpful traits to develop as a new grad nurse. These traits will help you as a new nurse and beyond.
Reasons Why Nurses Are So Mean to Nursing Students
Has an instructor or nurse been really mean to you as a nursing student? Let’s go over a few reasons why nurses are so mean to nursing students.
Nurse Preceptor Gifts That Won’t Disappoint
When choosing the perfect nurse preceptor gift, you want to try to think of one that will actually be used instead of just sitting around gathering dust or something which isn’t practical so don’t choose anything too expensive or extravagant.
What Do Med-Surg Nurses Do?
Maybe you’re trying to figure out if you want to go to nursing school… maybe you’re in school and not sure of where you want to work… or maybe you’re an experienced nurse looking to change things up. Many have heard of med surg nursing, but are not sure what med surg nurses actually do during a typical shift.
Is Nursing Sustainable?
I get asked all the time, “Is Nursing Sustainable?”. Well, I go over this and answer that question in the newest episode of the Fresh RN podcast.
What To Do When Your Patient Codes
Stay calm and remember these tips when your patient codes. This will help you respond quickly and correctly every time.
Neuro Assessment: How to Assess An Unconscious Neuro Patient Like a Neuro ICU Nurse
A neuro assessment is a critical skill for any nurse (not just neuro ICU nurses) This goes beyond simple neuro checks. If you’re interested in improving this nursing skill, this article is for yo
Discharge Planning Tips for New Nurses
Discharge planning can be a challenge for any nurse, let alone a new nurse. I’ve discharged many patients since I became a nurse in 2010 and would like to give you some discharge planning tips!
Top Tips for New Grad Nurses in the Operating Room (OR)
The operating room offers a fast-paced, technical, and exciting nursing career. Here are a few tips for new grad nurses in the operating room.
The Unspoken Nursing Hierarchy and Why It’s Garbage
By the time we leave nursing school, most of us have a hierarchy of nursing roles ingrained in our minds– that you should want to work your way “up” to the ICU and also go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. Well in this episode we are talking about why that hierarchy is garbage and some of the interesting and valuable nursing jobs that you may not have learned about in nursing school.
The CSC Nursing Certification – Your Questions Answered
Find answers to all your questions about CSC nursing certification in this complete guide. Learn how to study for it, how many practice hours you need, and more! CSC Nursing Certification – What You Need To Know Have you ever wondered how to get a CSC nursing certification? I’m going to answer all your questions […]
Organization Tips for New Nurses
Feeling frazzled? These organization tips for nurses will help you maintain your sanity and stay in control.
I know how it feels when it seems like everything is spinning out of control. Life is moving on and you are just holding on, trying to keep up. And it happens to all of us, not just the new nurses!
The Hierarchy of Nursing
This post was updated on January 1, 2020 Traditional healthcare settings, including hospitals, operate under a hierarchy of nursing to define the structures of order and organization. Nurses are ranked according to levels of license and education, and by years of experience. This can be kind of confusing to the new nurse walking into the […]
Top Tips for New Grad Nurses in ICU
If you’re looking for top tips for new grad nurses in ICU, this post is for you. Many graduating nursing students are heading straight into critical care upon graduation, and this blog post will give you an overview of what to expect as you start that first job. This blog post outlines the top tips […]
The Ultimate List of CCRN Prep Courses and Books
Originally published October 2019. Updated December 7, 2021. Please check respective websites for updated information on pricing and features, as this is subject to change. Let’s be honest. There are a few CCRN prep courses or CCRN prep books out there, and they can get pretty pricey. Most certification reviews do not provide refunds, so […]
Monitoring Patients after Ketamine
Do you know what’s really sexy right now in anesthesia? Opioid-free anesthesia. Let’s talk about monitoring patients after ketamine.
How to Become an ICU Nurse – Essential Interview Tips for New Nurses
Discover everything you need to know to become an Intensive Care (ICU), nurse. From the interview to the job, this is your complete guide. What is an ICU Nurse? Before you apply to work as an ICU nurse, it’s important to understand what they do. In my post, “What do ICU Nurses Do?” I explained […]
How to Use Becoming Nursey
Many hospitals, healthcare organizations, and nursing schools have begun using Becoming Nursey to support their students and new graduates as they transition to practice.
How To Navigate Nursing Conferences
Nursing conferences are fun but can be pretty overwhelming. In this episode, we discuss some practical tips to get the most out of the experience.