Get to know these valuable and helpful tips for the new cardiac nurse from an experienced nurse who’s been there.
You’ve heard of Life Hacks? Well, here are 35+ clever nurse hacks that will save your sanity on those really long shifts. Nurse Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity I have some life-changing nurse hacks that you’ll definitely use. You might not use all of them, but I bet you’ll find at least one or […]
Are you thinking of becoming an orthopedic nurse? What is the Orthopedic Nurse job description? Let’s look at this exciting career.
If you’ve been thinking about becoming an orthopedic nurse, I’m going to answer some of your burning questions in this post on becoming an orthopedic nurse.
Are trying to decide whether to go to nursing school? If you’ve ever wondered “why become a nurse” then read on – I share my entire story!
You are now clocking in with confidence, and you’re ready for the next challenge. But you enjoy your role, your team, and don’t want to change units or go back to school. In this episode, Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss some next steps you can take in your career now that you are no longer a newbie.
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
So you didn’t land your dream job right out of nursing school. That’s OK! Many new nurses don’t. This week Kati, Amber, and Chelsea talk about how to handle not getting that ideal job and how to become a stronger candidate for the next time you apply.
Your idea of a “high performing” new grad might not be the same as what your leadership team actually expects of a brand new nurse. In this episode we hear from Amber and Chelsea, who lead a nurse residency program, about what qualities make a really great new grad nurse.
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.
In this episode Kati, Amber, and Chelsea sit down to discuss nursing interviews. We cover some very common nursing interview questions, discuss good and bad answers, and learn what your interviewer is really thinking.
What is nurse burnout? Why does it happen? How do we prevent it? In this episode we talk all about nurse burnout, self-compassion, and things you can do to live your healthiest nurse life.
In this episode we are discussing the rules of nursing that are not found in your textbooks. What’s cool, what’s not cool, and how to be an awesome teammate right out of nursing school.
The charge nurse is the boots-on-the-ground leader and a role model for a unit. It can be a stressful job, but it can also be fun and empowering as you gain knowledge and experience. In this episode we chat about charge nurse responsibilities and some tips for new charge nurses.
We don’t stay new nurses forever. And some of our earliest Fresh RNs are now precepting newbies of their own! In this episode we discuss when to start precepting, your role as a preceptor, and the challenges that come along with it.
Who You’ll Hear Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K – Nurse educator, former cardiac med-surg/stepdown and neurocritical care nurse, author, speaker Melissa Stafford, BSN RN CCRN SCRN – Highly experienced and currently practicing nationally certified neurocritical care nurse Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN – Highly experienced neurocritical care nurse, current Stroke Navigator for a Primary Stroke […]
Worried about the math classes in nursing school? I’ve got the best and most effective math exam tips for you. Read them, learn them, use them. They will help you out! Math Exam Tips for Nursing School I hated nursing school math exams. I’m not the best at math, at all. I’ve never taken a […]
The Cardiac Nurse Certification is for nurses caring for critically ill adult cardiac surgery patients. Learn how to get your CSC with this guide.
About the FreshRN® Podcast Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K is an experienced cardiac med-surg, stepdown, and neurocritical care nurse, American Nurses Association published author, speaker, and nurse educator. The goal of the FreshRN® Podcast is to support newly licensed nurses during the beginning of their career so they not only understand their value, and learn […]
About the FreshRN Podcast Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K is an experienced cardiac med-surg, stepdown, and neurocritical care nurse, American Nurses Association published author, speaker, and nurse educator. The goal of the FreshRN® Podcast is to support newly licensed nurses during the beginning of their career so they not only understand their value, and learn […]