Graduation is upon us and there will be many new grad nurses among hospital units very soon if they have not started already. Starting a job in nursing can be very overwhelming. I would argue that learning the ropes of the healthcare culture is quite possibly one of the most difficult jobs. In addition, the […]
Communication Tips – Other Members of the Healthcare Team
Struggling with communication with your team? These Communication Tips – Other Members of the Healthcare Team can help.
Communication Tips – Your Nursing Team
Struggling with communication among your team? These communication tips can help.
Advice For New ICU Nurses
The ICU is an overwhelming place to start a new job. This advice for new ICU nurses will help you succeed through your first month.
How to Trust Your Nursing Judgment
I’ve received a lot of questions from new nurses saying that one of their biggest struggles is when they’ve learned a lot but are having trouble learning how to trust your nursing judgment. You think you know what you’re doing, but you’re not sure…
How to Prepare for Your First Shift
The first day of your new job is surely a mix of excitement and anxiety. It’s not uncommon to want to prepare for your first shift. This week Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss what you can and cannot prepare for, as well as how to handle the transition from nursing school to working full-time as a nurse
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.
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!
When my patient’s son pulled up my Instagram account
Nurses on social media can be a wonderful thing. It can help build your brand, connect you with others, and even further your career. But depending on how you use social media, it could harm you. I was working in critical care. It was the day shift and I had just finished my morning med […]
Overcoming Anxiety – Top Tips for New Graduate Nurses
Beat the first year nurse anxiety. These top tips for new graduate nurses will help you learn how to become more confident.
Communication Tips for Nurses – How to Kindly Exit Conversations
Something that I was not prepared for as a nurse was how many people would want my attention at every second of the day. Patients, families, physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, housekeeping, receptionists, pharmacists… literally everyone. Combine that with a constantly evolving task-list, dynamic patient conditions, and soon every single second counts. But you don’t want to seem rude and just walk away or ignore them. Here are some realistic communication tips for nurses on how to graciously bring a conversation to a close so you can get back to business!
Why We Freeze When a Patient Codes
I’ve heard so many people mention how they just freeze when a patient codes. Many look back with shame or embarrassment that they didn’t know what to do in an emergency… especially since they’re the nurse and should know what to do. I get it. I did that the first few times and was really […]
ICU vs ER/ED Nurse – What’s the Difference?
Both ICU (Intensive Care Unit) nurses and ER/ED (Emergency Room/Emergency Department) nurses work very fast-paced jobs that require them to think quickly and experience patients that have very serious diagnosis’.
The Ultimate Resource for New Nurses – The FreshRN New Nurse Master Class
The Ultimate Resource for New Nurses – The FreshRN New Nurse Master Class When I graduated from nursing school and passed boards, I was so excited to finally be a nurse. Only, I didn’t feel like a nurse. I felt alone. I felt like somehow everyone else knew exactly what they were doing and […]
Can a New Nurse Work in the ICU?
Is it possible for a new nurse to get their first job in the ICU? Yes, but it is the exception and not the rule. I want to encourage all new nurses and nurse grads – if your goal is to work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), that it might be possible right away, but it’s not easy and not for everyone
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.
What Nursing Teamwork Practically Looks Like At the Bedside
Nursing Teamwork is one of those buzzwords, but what does it practically look like during elbow-to-elbow nursing care?
Tips for Floating to Another Unit
Join us as we discuss some tips for floating to another nursing unit. We cover how to start out your shift with success in a different environment, questions to ask, how to manage your nerves, and more.
How to Deal with Family Members (Who Are Not Mad At You)
So, how do you deal with the family members… like, normally? How do you meet their expectations and work together as a team? We discuss routine communication points with typical family members who are engaged and want to be part of a patient’s care, and how you as a fresh RN can speak to them with confidence.
7 Ultimate Nursing Books for Nurses of All Levels
These nursing books are the best of the best. They will inspire you and teach you everything you need to know about nursing.