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 I was the only one who didn’t belong. I desperately wanted to sit down with an experienced nurse and chat about all of the ins and outs, the cool things to do and the not so cool things to do, and dive into what it’s really like at the bedside… not what my textbook says… what it’s really like.
I would have loved to ask that nurse on my unit I admired so much because she seemed to know the answer to everything, was calm and confident, and so smart, if she could meet me for coffee for about four hours every week during my orientation process. But, I have a feeling that would have fallen into the “not cool” category, right?
A little much? Yea, probably.
Even though I wanted to do that, I didn’t. I stepped out into the nursing wilderness alone and scared, unsure if I’d make it through.
From an intimidated bedside nurse to nurse educator
Well, that was back in 2010. Since then, I’ve worked med surg, step down, and neurocritical care. I’ve been a preceptor, mentor, charge nurse, and now I am an educator. Despite all of the experiences all these years later, those feelings of isolation, insecurity, fear, and loneliness are still palpable when I think back to when I was that fresh new nurse. I never forgot them.
As I started figuring things out at the bedside, I began jotting things down. You know, all those things I learned on the fly that I felt like I should have learned prior to being in the situation.
Well, the list kept growing.
How to call a surgeon at 0300… how to manage your time when everyone is doing just fine… normal post-op care… what physicians appreciate and what makes them cringe… what to do in a code when you have absolutely no idea what to do…
So, I started a blog. The blog turned into a website… then a podcast… then speaking across the country… then writing a few books and getting published by the American Nurses Association. And now, almost a decade later as a nurse educator, I write online courses specifically for new graduates.
But, they’re not typical courses. While I appreciate theory and textbooks, those are tough to apply at the bedside when the real world of nursing doesn’t look like the textbook says it will. I was prepared for the perfect-world situations, not the real-world situations. So, my courses reflect just that: what it’s really like and what you need to know to provide safe patient care.
It’s not every single piece of information available about specific topics, disease rates, complex pathophysiology, and doctorate-level pharmacology. It’s what you need to know today to safely take care of patients in a hospital. As a new nurse, you’re in a constant state of information overload, so naturally we need to prioritize information.
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No fluff, no theory – just straight to the point information telling you not only how to get through your first few months at the bedside, but how to maximize them. I don’t want you to be in a constant state of overwhelm and panic, praying you’re doing okay. I want you to be aware of your progress, prioritize your mental wellness, and feel like an experienced nurse is walking right next to you through this whole process as you make your way through the woods.
But, since I can’t physically do that with all 300,000 newly licensed nurses in the United States every year, I created an online course.
A self-guided nurse residency program
The FreshRN® New Nurse Master Class is concise, honest, practical, and real. It is the answer to every single burning question I had as a new nurse, and answers to questions I didn’t even know I should be asking.
- How do I emotionally disconnect from the bedside?
- How should I eat while working shift work?
- How do I sleep while on night shift?
- How do I take care of patients who seem to be abusing substances?
- How do I handle rude providers and colleagues?
- How do I manage my time when everyone is doing okay?
- How do I give report to the really intimidating nurse?
- How do I actually delegate? I mean, I know which tasks to delegate, but how do I ask that nursing assistant who’s been here for 10 years who knows this unit backwards and forwards and I don’t even know how to clock in?
I sat down with multiple healthcare professionals to provide you with the insider information new nurses are desperate to learn – like what level of skill does leadership expect of newbies, how to master nursing report, and navigate emotionally-charged situations like the leader everyone expects the nurse to be.
Most importantly, I want you to know that you’re not alone if you’re scared or feel ill-prepared and overwhelmed. I struggled with imposter syndrome quite a bit, which is why I have an entire module dedicated to overcoming it.
What you get
When you purchase the course, you instantly get life-time access to over 70 modules containing over 9 hours of video, 11 hours of audio, text, and downloads. Every module has text and audio options to accommodate different learning styles. After completion, you will earn 20 continuing education credits and be able to print your own PDF.
It comes with a 1-month, 4-month, and 12-month completion plan. Because it is self-paced, it is up to you to complete this as quickly or as slowly as you’d like. There is also a 30-day money back guarantee. If you dive in and decide it’s not for you, simply email me and with no questions asked you will receive a full refund if it’s within 30 days and you have not claimed the continuing education credits.
Together, we can walk through this journey from graduate nurse to successful bedside nurse. I don’t want you to brave the nursing wilderness alone. It would be my job to be your guide.