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Here's the Latest Episode from Nursing Podcast by NURSING.com (NRSNG) (NCLEX® Prep for Nurses and Nursing Students):
There is a quote that I really, really love. I’m a guy who loves a lot of quotes, have him up around my office. I read them down often and I love to share them one quote that I found recently by a guy named Ray Dalio.
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Today, I’m going to talk and respond to another email that we got from nursing students who are concerned about going through school right now with COVID going on.
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Today I want to discuss how many practice questions are enough questions for the NCLEX, and does the Pearson trick work?
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Over the last four or five months. I think what the world has seen…almost more than anything…is the resilience of nurses and healthcare professionals. And I want to talk to you nursing students who have demonstrated exactly how resilient, how strong, and how incredible you guys are.
I passed the CCRN exam way back in 2014. I used three tools. Today, I discuss those tools and how they can help. To learn more about them, go to: https://nursing.com/ccrn-review/
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Making the change from a new grad to a “real nurse” is extremely hard. Jennifer helps guide us through the process. Come see her in person at NURSING Live (https://www.nursing.com/live)
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Surviving nursing school is hard . . . doing so as an ESL student is that much harder. In this episode we discuss tips from other ESL students for surviving nursing school.
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NCSBN & PeasonVue just announced some significant changes to the NCLEX as a result of COVID-19. Here is what we are doing about it . . . MUST WATCH. Learn more about SIMCLEX at https://www.nursing.com Speaker 1: What’s up guys. I’m Jon Haws RN in founder of nursing.com and I’m here with Speaker 2: Marie […]
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What is Next Generation NCLEX (NGN)? Quick NGN Facts WHAT: 5 new question NCLEX question formats WHEN: 2022-2023 WHY: better measure new grad nurse clinical judgement Essentially, the NCSBN or the National Council State Boards of Nursing (who administers the NCLEX) is planning to include a variety of 5 new question types (explained below) that […]
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(click above to listen to the podcast episode) You’re probably feeling a bit scared right now . . . Maybe you’re nursing school just canceled clinicals or moved classes 100% online. Now, on top of everything that it is to be a nursing student, you are dealing with the fear brought on by COVID-19 (coronavirus). […]
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I was recently asked: How to address the disorganization of a program. Conflicting due dates and disorganized instructors seem to make everything harder than it has to be. You know, when I graduated nursing school, I thought mine was the only school that was a bit unorganized . . . turns out, many students feel […]
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Did you know that nearly 30% of nursing students never graduate? Trying to balance family, school, job . . . it’s almost unbearable. Honestly how to balance family (being a parent to young kiddos) and school. It’s really hard only doing homework after kiddo goes down in the evenings. I’m either sacrificing study time or […]
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On January 14, 2020, NRSNG is becoming nursing.com Let me try to answer some of the questions you might have and then I’ll explain a bit more. I made a quick video to explain it all here: CLICK HERE What is happening to your NRSNG Academy account? After January 14, 2020 you will be able […]
Did you know that 87,000+ nursing students FAILED the NCLEX last year alone?!?!? We’ve got to change that . . . one way to decrease that number is to develop some strategies for nursing tests. Download Our Test Taking Cheatsheet Nursing school tests can leave you feeling like you are reading a foreign language. When […]
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There’s so much information to collect during a head to toe assessment how do you make sure to get it all while also not taking 45 minutes to an hour to complete? The head to toe assessment is an important task that you will need to master as a nurse. Often times the way it’s […]
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My first day of nursing school, I walked into a room full of my soon-to-be nursing cohort and was scared stiff. Our professors stood up and told us how we needed to devote all of our time to nursing school . . . no working, etc. This scared me even more. It was moments like […]
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5 Things You Need To Know About the NCLEX® You’ve just spent thousands and potentially 10’s of thousands of dollars on your nursing school, sacrificed a ton of time and worked harder than ever to get through nursing school but there is still one GIANT hurdle in your way…NCLEX®. Trust me, I’ve been where you […]
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So much of being a great nurse is focused on knowing the nursing process and always following it. What is the nursing process? The nursing process is best remember by the use of the acronym ADPIE ADPIE stands for: Assess Diagnose Plan Implement Evaluate Following this simple nursing process will not only help you throughout […]
Seriously, you CAN DO IT. Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard to actually follow through on your New Year’s Resolutions? Typically it’s because we lose motivation and focus because it’s too much of a long term goal. Listen to this episode where we break down how you can tackle not just nursing school […]
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What is critical thinking for nursing? [button url=”https://www.nursing.com/lesson/test-02-01-critical-thinking/?utm_medium=website&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=critical%20thinking%20steps”]View NURSING.com Critical Thinking Lesson[/button] Chances are you’ve heard about critical thinking over and over from your nursing instructors, read about it in text books and seen it on tests. Has anyone actually shown you how to use critical thinking in a nursing setting? I break it down […]
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Today we have Nicole Weaver our Director of Curriculum breaking down IV Solutions and more specifically the difference between Hypotonic Solutions and Hypertonic Solutions. This is sometimes a difficult topic to grasp and even practicing nurses struggle with this concept. After listening to this podcast episode we’re confident that you will fully grasp the basic […]
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I’m going to break down all twelve cranial nerves in relation to something we all understand, ordering coffee at Starbucks! I. When you first walk in and smell the coffee aroma you’re using the Olfactory nerve. II. You walk inside and begin to read the menu from about 20 feet away you’re now using the […]
Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you become the person who can. What’s up guys? Jon Haws, RN, founder of interest and g, and that is one of my favorite new quotes. There’s a mountain climber by the name of Alex handled. Maybe you’ve seen the documentary from National Geographic, […]
Some hate it, some love it and others have no clue what it is. I interview our director of curriculum here at NURSING.com, Nicole who is a huge fan of concept based nursing so long as it’s taught properly. The idea of concept based nursing in itself isn’t flawed however, many nursing programs fail to […]
Nursing school is tough and I tirelessly poured over all of my textbooks and notes thinking that if I could just memorize EVERYTHING I would do great! And you know what? I did! My first two semesters I received straight A’s and I thought here it is, I have figured out how to excel in […]
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Everyone in nursing school understands the gravity of the NCLEX. Nursing school is hard enough and then at the end of it you have to pass the NCLEX. It is the ONE test above all other tests that will determine if you are fit to be a nurse after you graduate. Often times just the […]
With so many nursing schools available these days it’s no wonder that picking the RIGHT one can feel nearly impossible. Don’t get overwhelmed choosing a nursing school. In this podcast episode I break down some of the key indicators of a good or bad nursing school to hopefully help you in your search for the […]
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Back in 2018 I was invited to speak at an event in Ventura California. Little did I know but I was flying into a literal disaster zone and shortly after leaving the airport began to understand the destruction that California wildfires can cause. Most the major highways were closed and I drove many back-roads to […]
Nursing assessments are a vital part of learning how to be a great nurse. It’s a skill that can be very difficult to learn because as you learn all these different assessments you realize that as you start to put them all together an assessment could take 40 or more minutes! There’s no time in […]
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I got a text from my sister, who was in the hospital for induction, at 1:30am that rocked my world. She text me and told me that her nurse – the nurse who will be receiving my new nephew into the world – uses NRSNG. Moments like this rock me to the core. I know […]
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In my career as an ICU nurse it didn’t take long for me to experience nursing burnout. It can be called many things other than nursing burnout but despite what it’s called it is a real thing that many new nurses will have to deal with. For me I realized I was no longer able […]
It’s no secret that nursing school is tough! We have talked about it more than a few times here on NURSING.com but we’re always here for you. Jon Haws (Founder of NURSING.com) and Chance Reaves (one of our nurse educators) discuss how they dealt with stress and anxiety while in nursing school and what sort […]
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Duke University defines a flipped classroom as “…rather than lecturing to students in class and then testing them, the instructor gives them the same information by way of online lecture or readings or some combination, prior to class time. Often they take an online quiz, also prior to class. Then, in the classroom, the […]
Today’s question comes from a nursing student who says she went from being an A+ Student to barely passing. . . here are my tips for getting her grades back up. Check out our nursing practice questions! Hey guys, Jon here with NURSING.com and Med of the Day Podcast. Today we’re going to do another […]
The Core Content Mastery Method™ is our evidence based pedagogy at the heart of our mission to end the nursing shortage. The nursing profession is facing an alarming future due to a significant labor shortage. The demand for nurses is expected to grow by 1,009,000 by 2024. The result is a deficit of 569,700 nurses or a total expected workforce […]
Let’s face it nursing school is difficult and time consuming on it’s own already but this note taking strategy can really help that information stick for a life time. I still remember things from nursing school that I took notes on because of this method. It’s no magic fix and does still require a lot […]
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PODCAST TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody. This is Jon with NURSING.com. Today I just want to talk about a couple of the different methods of oxygen delivery systems that we have available for our patients. There will be a chart available for this at Nrsng.com/1. So basically when a patient comes in and is in need […]
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Do you ever get the feeling that you are drowning in nursing school? Like there is too much to do, not enough time? So did I . . . Prior to attending nursing school I had a degree in Business and a total of 120 college credits. I had already attended 3 universities and sampled […]
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Pharmacology Doesn’t Have to be Your Enemy I’ve asked 40,000 nursing students what their biggest struggle is in nursing school. Can you guess the most common answer? NURSING PHARMACOLOGY Look . . . I was no exception to this while in nursing school. In fact, Nursing Pharm was possibly the most complicated subject for me during school. […]
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I’m pumped to share the brand new NURSING.com Podcast app with y’all. I call it the NURSING.com Radio app . . . we’ve taken all of our podcasts and put them into an easy to use app so you can listen anytime, anywhere . . . best part? It’s free. You can download for iOS […]
Over the last month or so I’ve been traveling around the country speaking at various conferences, schools, and nursing gatherings. On November 15th, we stopped in Chicago to meetup with aspiring nurses. While here, I met up with Jennifer Larson (@studentnursejennifer) who is just ONE MONTH away from graduating nursing school. We sat down and […]
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Learning how to study for nursing school is one of the most critical skills you can learn as a student. Making and keeping study schedules will be one of the best skills you will learn. In this episode, I share with you how I used to study in nursing school, what I would do today […]
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I recently had the opportunity to visit the Kentucky Student Nurse Association annual conference. I always enjoy meeting student nurses and hearing their stories and sharing mine . . . that pumps me up! Mercedes, RN is one of the regional directors for the KANS and I had the opportunity to sit with her and […]
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Speaker 1: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. Providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. Here’s your host, Jon Haws. Jon Haws: What’s up, guys? Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. I’m Jon Haws, RN. Nichole Weaver: I’m Nichole Weaver, MSN, RN, CCRN. Jon Haws: Today we wanted to address […]
Nichole Weaver: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast, providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. And here’s your host, John Haws. John Haws: What’s up, guys? John Haws here with … Nichole Weaver: Nichole Weaver. John Haws: And today, we wanted to talk about something that we think about […]
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Audio: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast, providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. And here’s your host, Jon Haws. Jon Haws: What’s up guys? Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. I’m here with Nicole- Nicole: Hey guys. Jon Haws: … and we just wanted to kind of talk to […]
What’s going on? John Haws here, RN, founder of NRSNG. And today I’m incredibly excited because today, if you go to NRSNG.com/academy or NRSNGacademy.com, either one, your choice. Depends on how you wanna do it. Or if you just Google NRSNG academy and you go there, you will see that we have launched the brand […]
Next week on July first 2018 the new NRSNG Academy is going live. What does this mean? If you’re a current NRSNG Academy member you’re going to be automatically grandfathered in. No changes for you whatsoever. No changes to payment, all your payments count towards lifetime membership. All of that good stuff, so let me […]
I want to tell you guys a short story today, and I don’t want to sound too cliché, and I don’t want to sound like I’m [minimalizing 00:00:10] anything, but I do want to share with you guys a little story. And I hope it helps, and I hope it gives you additional confidence, additional […]
On July 1, 2018, we are launching the NRSNG Academy 2.0. Now, I call it 2.0 because it’s really the second time we’re launching it, but really, this is like version 4 billion point O because the update and the upgrade and the changes happening are so substantial that we had to hire a team […]
Ever since I can remember, I always wanted a Jeep Wrangler. For some reason, that was always the car that I wanted to drive. I felt like maybe it embodied some of what I feel about life, this free spirit and this outdoorsy and all that, so ever since I was a kid, I remember […]
About two weeks ago I took my son Taz to chess class. He was attending chess class every couple nights. I took him to chess class, and as we were sitting there waiting for the class to start, this was in a big community center, you know the kind where they have multiple classes, they […]
I am so excited to introduce the new Director of Content at NRSNG: Nichole Weaver MSN, RN, CCRN. I wanted to bring Nichole on to introduce herself and say “HI” as well as discuss how you can believe in yourself. Enjoy!
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Perfection is an impossible goal as a nurse. You will make mistakes, you will fall down, you will fail . . . The important thing is learning to get back up after the failure hits. Today, I am talking with a NURSING.com member, Jenna, about her journey in nursing school and her future as a […]
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One of my favorite quotes is: Lions don’t concern themselves with the opinion of sheep. We want you to be a LION. Be humble, work your hardest, do everything that you can . . . and then . . . rest easy at night and don’t concern yourself with the opinion of sheep.
Medication math requires great attention to detail, and the math can be challenging. Pharmacology is already very difficult to master with interesting medication names and lists of side effects and contraindications. But, we are here to help with some tips that will help you avoid any med math errors.
All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career. Sometimes, I can struggle with getting tunnel vision and lose site of all the good in my life. When it comes to nursing, I have so much to be thankful for and I want […]
All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career. Sometimes, I can struggle with getting tunnel vision and lose site of all the good in my life. When it comes to nursing, I have so much to be thankful for and I want […]
All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career. Sometimes, I can struggle with getting tunnel vision and lose site of all the good in my life. When it comes to nursing, I have so much to be thankful for and I want […]
Mastering Pharmacology is one of the most complicated, overlooked, yet ESSENTIAL components of being a well-rounded, safe nurse. One of our primary foci at NURSING.com is teaching Pharmacology. While many nursing programs around the country are cutting Nursing Pharmacology from their curriculum or integrating it with other courses . . . we are doubling down […]
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Are you focusing too much on the “trees” that you are unable to see the “forest”? Problems will undoubtedly arise on your journey to RN. While it can be hard, you need to find a way to step back and focus on the big goal. Click above to listen to the episode.
I want to share 4 truths about nursing school that no one else is going to tell you, because they suck. But I want you to succeed. I want you to reach the goal of RN . . . so I’m going to share some harsh realities with you. Stop complaining If you have plans […]
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Let’s face it: Dopamine and Dobutamine can be a bit confusing! This podcast covers these two medications and helps to dispel the confusion around these two meds. One is an inotrope while the other is an alpha agonist. So if you are worried about Dopamine vs Dobutamine . . . we’ve got you covered. […]
When a natural disaster strikes, patients don’t magically stop being sick. I am honored to share the story of Erika RN BSN, who stayed in the hospital 108 hours during Hurricane Harvey providing care for her patients. I am honored to count myself among the ranks of such amazing nurses. We all know, going into […]
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It’s in our nature as nurses to want to help during time of disaster. When asked, “Why do you want to be a nurse?”, most of us would respond with, “To help people.” In some ways, disaster is our call to arms. When Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast the nurse in all of us […]
How can I put this lightly? The sooner you come to love nursing care plans, the easier your career as a nurse will be. The relationship that most nurses have with care plans goes something like this: What the hell is a care plan? This seems easy! Agh! Why do they keep telling me my […]
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I talked to 5 current and previous nursing students and asked them what advice would they give to new nursing students . . . Here’s what they said. Listen to the episode here: 6 Tips to Succeed in Nursing School Just Breath Learn How to Manage Your Time Show Interest in Clinicals You MUST […]
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Are you a bedside nurse looking for a nursing job outside of the hospital, or maybe a new nurse that wants to look into all your options in the nursing field? Maybe you want to stay within the hospital and earn some extra income on your days off…. Before we get started, I want to […]
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See how to study for the NCLEX and what to do every day before test day The big day is almost here. One. More. Week. So, how should you go about these last 7 days before taking the NCLEX? Take the week off? Cram? Cancel all plans and become a practice question taking machine? If […]
The SATA question is a struggle for a lot of nursing students. You may have had very little or no exposure to them prior to nursing school. It requires a thorough knowledge of the question being asked. We can help you know how to answer all those select all that apply nclex questions in this […]
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Want to know how to deal with test anxiety in nursing school? We can help you get past the stress and help you feel confident in your test taking abilities! Listen in with Kati Kleber for dealing with that anxiety. When all of the answers are correct answers… it might be a nursing school exam! […]
Just wanted to let you know about a really cool resource that we just came out with to make quickly referencing just about any piece of nursing information MUCH easier. It’s called ScrubCheats, and it’s an iPhone app that packs 70+ cheatsheets of information, (nrsng.com/scrubcheats) right in your pocket! 70+ Cheatsheets, Constantly Updated The main version […]
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With all the demands and knowledge required for nursing it can be overwhelming to master all those skills! Great time management will be required for you to become the best nurse you can be. Our communication and time management tips will help you manage all the different things that you will do every single day!
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Delegation is critical to being excellent with time management. In this podcast we discuss how to know when and how to delegate. We have created a little mini series in the NRSNG podcast covering time management for nurses that I hope you will enjoy!
Nursing school requires an intense amount of work. To maintain the level of organization needed to stay on top of things you will need some planning. Here are some great time management tips that will help you stay on top of not only nursing school, but everything else you have going on.
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Do you have questions about NURSING.com (NRSNG Academy)? Wondering if it is right for you? Want to read some honest reviews from NRSNG Academy members? Great! In this episode I invited two members to share their unique experiences and review for NRSNG. Click above to listen to the episode and hear their individual recorded reviews. […]
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Can I be honest? I had an amazing experience last month. It was one of those moments when you are filled with thousands of emotions ranging from happiness to sadness all at the same time. Have you ever felt that before? [ctt title=”You never know the reach you will have as a nurse.” tweet=”You […]
Change positions Pillow support Active and passive range of motion Routine stretching of the shoulders, neck, arms, hands, fingers
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The SATA Success Pyramid Learning how to answer SATA (select all that apply) questions is one of the most crucial skills to nursing school success. Nursing students ask us all the time for tips and strategies on how to successfully prepare for and answer SATA questions. So we actually created an entire course around nursing […]
NURSING.com started innocent enough in 2014 . . . with a desire to share a message that nursing education has to change. I wanted to share a message of intellectual humility and the need to create an environment of inclusion and collaboration within nursing education. What I soon found however, was that this message resonated […]
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Nursing Education Needs to Change! There is a major flaw with humans . . . we are wholly susceptible to cognitive biases. What are cognitive biases? Tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment. There are literally hundreds of different “kinds” of cognitive biases, […]
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Let’s talk about antihypertensives . . . these are meds that you are going to be giving a LOT of, so it’s important to be familiar with them. Resources Mentioned: Friday Freebies MedMaster Course
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In this episode, I share a little bit about Increased ICP (intracranial pressure). The Friday Freebie for today is a 17 page PDF outline of the most important Neurological NCLEX points you need to know. Resources Mentioned: Friday Freebies NRSNG Academy
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[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nursing-podcast-by-nrsng-nclex/id933048043?mt=2″ color=”btn-primary” newwindow=”yes”]Listen in iTunes[/button] [button link=”https://www.nrsng.com/podcasts/?podid=92796&slimplayer=true” color=”btn-primary” newwindow=”yes”]Listen on NRSNG[/button] Did you know Nursing is considered one of the most difficult undergraduate degrees (up there with Engineering and Physics)? Add to this the stress of communicating with faculty and professors, it can seem unbearable. In today’s episode, I share with you a few tips […]
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I want to share with you four significant moments in my nursing career. These are moments that were “pivotal” to my career, yet I felt unworthy of the success and accomplishment. My goal with this isn’t to provide myself with some sort of self therapy by talking about my past . . . on the […]
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Nothing sends pure fear down the spine of a nursing student quit like NCLEX priority questions . . . you know what I’m talking about: Which patient would you see first? What is the nurse’s first priority? What is the most important intervention? Sound familiar? In this post/podcast (listen here) I’m going to give you […]
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psssst . . . I’ve got a little secret . . . You’re not the only one struggling through nursing school. We get hundreds of emails everyday from nursing students around the world who are struggling with one thing or another in nursing school. Whether it’s pharm, clinicals, stress, professors, finances, family, medsurg, YOU NAME […]
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[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nursing-podcast-by-nrsng-nclex/id933048043?mt=2″ color=”btn-info” newwindow=”yes”]Subscribe in iTunes[/button] Today we talk about the Newborn Assessment. We do have an OB/Peds course as part of the NRSNG Academy Membership If you aren’t aware, we email out a brand new cheatsheet, reference sheet, clinical tool, what-ever-you-wanna-call-it, every single Friday. To take advantage of this series it will help if […]
7 tips to stay mentally sane during nursing school Caveat: some people (nurses) might not agree AT ALL with what I say here . . . oh well! I want to share how it really is to give confidence to those struggling. We literally get hundreds of emails a day from nursing students. Sadly, a […]
How I Made Over $70,000 My First Year as a Nurse [button link=”https://www.nrsng.com/podcasts/?podid=129&slimplayer=true” color=”btn-primary” newwindow=”no”]Play Episode[/button] [button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nursing-podcast-by-nrsng-nclex/id933048043?mt=2″ color=”btn-primary” newwindow=”no”]Subscribe in iTunes[/button] One question I remember Googling all the time while I was in nursing school was: “what nurses make the most money? ” . . . or “how much do nurses make?” I never went […]
[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nursing-podcast-by-nrsng-nclex/id933048043?mt=2″ color=”btn-info” newwindow=”yes”]Subscribe in iTunes[/button] Soooo . . . . starting next Friday we will be introducing the Friday Freebie Series of the NRSNG Podcast. In this series, I will be providing an overview, outline, etc, of the FridayFreebie that was mailed out that day. If you aren’t aware, we email out a […]
Wow . . . what a fun show today. I was honored to sit down with Ben and Greg from the Real Talk Nursing Podcast. We found through this discussion that we had a lot in common regarding our views of nursing and nursing education. If you haven’t yet . . . subscribe to their […]
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I will admit it. I started every semester with the best intentions: super organized, everything labeled, and calendar ready to be filled out with all my appointments. Week one would involve mass amounts of anxiety due to getting explanation of what was required along with lecture because in Nursing School you don’t just get your […]
While there is a lot of information to know for nursing clinicals, there are a few basic tasks to master to look like a rock star… let’s discuss… 1. How to apply a 5-lead ECG Many hospitalized patients will be on a heart monitor (telemetry monitoring). Most units utilize a 5-lead heart monitor, meaning there […]
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It is no question that nursing school can be a little nerve racking. But what can be most unnerving part about it is going into the clinical environment. Nursing clinicals are scary at first, but it gets easier and easier with each week. I’ve worked with nursing students in a few environments (critical care, stepdown, […]
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Positive troponins (NRSNG=0.035… check your institutions ranges) What is a troponin? Troponins are proteins that initiate contraction of muscle fibers. Troponin I is specific to heart muscle. Get an EKG Do we need a third? Use your judgement. Is there a cardiac history? Has the focus of the plan of care changed? A couple hours […]
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We are back with another in our series of episodes about critical thinking in nursing and how it applies to nursing care plans. In today’s episode Kati tells of two real life examples of using critical thinking on the nursing floor.
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Why all the fuss about critical thinking? How does critical thinking actually work on the floor? This episodes uses real life examples to show you how critical thinking works on the floor and how it kicks in with nursing care plans.
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Ahhhh.. chicken and waffles. They don’t sound like they should go together, but they do. They so do. Apart they are delicious, but together.. they just make sense. It’s the same with critical thinking and care plans. Coming up with a nursing diagnosis, nursing interventions, and using your clinical judgment to decide […]
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So . . . I guess this episode is just about 8 minutes of a few thoughts on my mind. Mostly though, I just want you all to know how much you really mean to us! NRSNG.com isn’t mine . . . it’s OURS. And you are a part of it. Thank you for […]
So all my floor and ICU nurses . . . Ever get a report from ED that sounded something like this: “Older female, came in with acute ischemic stroke, started tPA at 20:30, NIH 18, L side weakness, vented, VSS”? As an ICU or floor nurse we are left thinking . . . what the […]
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In this episode Kati, Susan, and I talk about the role of confidence and self doubt in nursing. This is a career field FULL of talented individuals and that can make us question ourselves. In this episode we talk about ways to find additional confidence in your career. I still remember it vividly. The first […]
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So You Want to Be a Nurse? Are you cut out to be a nurse? Wondering how hard is nursing school? What are the nursing school prerequisites and do they matter? If you are asking yourself these questions, we can help! NURSING.com is a team of nurses that have been there and know the pain. […]
We hear from students all the time that their nursing program is cutting the pharmacology course . . . This drives me CRAZY! Pharmacology is one of the biggest components of our job as nurses and it is vital that we understand it well. I wish nursing schools would focus on teaching those things that […]
33 Nursing Report and Brain Sheet Templates I get it . . . I was there once too. Notes on my hands, on alcohol swabs, on scraps of paper, a few scribbled on the gloves I was wearing. Staying organized as a nurse is no joke. [ctt title=”After about 6 months working on the floor […]
When Robert Frost penned the words “the road not taken”, he must have had Juliana Adams BSN MSN MA in mind. To say that Juliana has done a lot with her nursing career would be a serious understatement. In her 50 years of healthcare experience, Juliana has worked in several countries, been an author, film maker, […]
The day has arrived. Nursing Practice Questions is live and ready to go! What is NPQ? It’s our bank of NCLEX® style questions along with advanced statistics to help you focus your studies and feel confident as you prepare to pass the NCLEX®.
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Wait!!! Don’t take or give another handoff report until you use this nursing report sheet template. [button link=”https://www.nursing.com/cheat-sheets/” color=”btn-primary” newwindow=”no”]Download the Report Sheet[/button] Handoff report is one of those areas that I tend to spend a LOT of time with new grads. My preceptor did the same thing. I remember for about the first month […]
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Hey there y’all . . . This is kinda an in-between-a-sode . . . I’ve had a few things on my mind that I wanted to share with you. I talk briefly about dealing with anxiety in nursing school, our mission to build the nurse community, scammers, and our podcasts: [button url=”/podcasts/”]Listen to the Podcasts[/button] […]
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My concern is . . . as with everything else . . . we have allowed antiquated systems and process and fear keep us from pushing for the change that is required in nursing. Today, Kati and I talk, off the cuff about what the hell staffing is and why it deserves out attention.
After serving six years as a Senator, Angie O’Donnell decided it was time to explore her passion of nursing. This meant giving up her career in politics and going back to college as a second degree Nursing student at the age of 31. Angie had plenty of reasons to forget about nursing and continue on […]
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[vid url=”https://youtu.be/f4Ey-MuHxTg”] I Love You . . . My first shift in the Neuro ICU all by myself as a new nurse I was assigned a patient who was scheduled to withdraw life support during my shift. The family gathered. The ventilator was turned off. And within 30 minutes the patients heart stopped beating. My […]
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I can still remember my first shift. . . I arrived to the Neuro ICU about 5 minutes late, sweating, out of breath, and flustered . . . not to mention nervous, scared out of my mind, and excited! What a way to start my career as a nurse, right? My initial plan was to […]
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What are the Bills? HR 1602 – view the bill HERE S. 864 – view the bill HERE How Can You Get “Involved”? Listen to this podcast episode here with Senator O’Donnell It’s really as simple as: Google “who is my congressman” Call the number Tell them to support the two bills above There is […]
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As nurses and nursing students, we only fail when we stop trying. My guest today reached out via email about a month ago and shared her journey to RN. Her name is JoAnn . . . well, JoAnn RN In short, she was faced with many challenges . . . but never gave in. Some […]
What: Rally for National Nurse-to-Patient Ratios When: May 12, 2016 8am-4pm (rally 11am-2pm) Where: Washington D.C. (Corner of First St NE and Constitution Ave Permit area 9 information HERE) More Information The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act will hold hospitals accountable for development and implementation of unit-by-unit staffing plans. Requires: Establishment of staffing system to ensure […]
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Any tips on coping with your first time doing postmortem care? mine was in the NICU. Death is a difficult reality of nursing care. This episode discusses post mortem care and coping strategies for nurses when a patient passes away. [ctt title=”When a patient dies you become a nurse to the family.” tweet=”When a patient […]
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Nursing education can be challenging to navigate for any student. One of the most common emails we get from students concerns the frustrations and doubts that surround nursing school. Today I interview Susan DuPont RN BSN who will be joining the NRSNG team as a content editor and creator. Susan had a stressful journey into […]
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Kati Kleber with NurseEyeRoll.com is one of my favorite nurses. In fact . . . this is the second time I have had her on the show. You can listen to the first interview here. In this episode Kati and I discuss vulnerability and confidence in nursing and how to develop both as a nursing […]
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I am so excited to introduce someone incredibly important. Take a minute and listen to this episode . . . we share a lot of personal stories. After you listen take a minute and say hi: Facebook: nrsng Snapchat: nrsngcom Instagram: nrsng
Today I want to talk about nine common classes of cardiac meds, that you’re going to need to understand, and you’re going to need to know at a very high level. We’re going to talk about these meds at a very upper level, what’s going on, why we give these meds, and really what you […]
So . . . a couple things here . . . One of the most common concerns that we get from nursing students is . . . Why are experienced nurses so mean to students? AND Have you heard of @RN_MFKRS_ on Instagram In this episode of the NRSNG Show (click above to play) I […]
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One of the biggest struggles I see new nurses and nursing students . . . and even experienced nurses at times have is . . . Time Management on the clinical floor. I wanted to share with you two major tips for feeling more organized and less stressed during clinicals. This is a short episode […]
Excuse the slight detour from our normal episodes . . . but I wanted to let you know that we just released a clipboard designed specifically for nurses and nursing students. You can view the clipboard at: NurseClipboards.com Here is why we developed our own clipboard . . . I just wasn’t happy with the […]
Sorry to interrupt your regular programming ; ) But I just wanted to make you aware of our other Nursing School/Nursing Podcast Shows: NRSNG Show: Interviews, motivation, A&P MedMaster Show: Nursing Pharmacology NCLEX® Question of the Day: Show NCLEX Question Show Nursing School Struggles: Ashley Adkins (AshleyAdkins.org) and myself answer YOUR questions and concerns about […]
Masen Mills (@nurse_muscles) journey into nursing was very nontraditional. In fact it reminded me a lot of my own (job he hated, new baby, contemplated nursing for years). Masen is the mastermind behind @nurse_muscles on Instagram and NurseMuscles.com where he provides fitness and nutrition consulting focused on helping individuals achieve their peak level of fitness. He […]
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An overview of non invasive respiratory support for nursing students Let’s be honest . . . Ventilation can be a tough subject. I have said before, but the RT (respiratory therapist) should be your best friend on the clinical floor. Understanding the various modes of ventilation and which is best for a given patient or […]
Listen to the episode before leaving a comment or sending hate mail 😉 Get the Friday Freebies by going to NURSING.com/freebies Okay . . . we reach literally hundreds of thousands of nursing students a month here at NURSING.com . . . the vast majority love everything we do and we receive hundreds of amazing […]
[vid url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3luvhU_yrY”] In this video episode we discuss why you shouldn’t place all your trust in SpO2 and how the oxygen deliver system works within the body. It is easy to put all of your trust in monitors . . . I mean when was the last time a computer failed us right? SpO2 is […]
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How Many Times Can You Take the NCLEX®? According to the NCSBN website (which is the company that writes the actual NCLEX), you can take the NCLEX up to 8 times per year with a 45 day waiting period between each attempt. There is no maximum number of attempts You must wait 45 days between […]
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Pharmacology is one of the subjects that more students struggle with than anything else. To conquer pharmacology it is important to have a plan. This episode provides 12 easy to implement tips to answering any pharmacology question. [button url=”https://www.nursing.com/course/medmaster-pharmacology/?utm_medium=website&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=12-pharm-tips”]View the Pharmacology Course[/button] Patient Safety The NCLEX® is concerned about if you will be a SAFE […]
Take one minute and think about it . . . . There is ONE big freaking goal in your life that you have put off. ONE goal that if you accomplished . . . everything else in your life would fall into place. Are you struggling to pass the NCLEX? Are you trying to get […]
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Visit NRSNG.com/eh for all the resources mentioned in this episode. Oh Canada . . . Oh Canada! What’s up all my Canadian nurse brothers and sisters? I have to be honest . . . I know very little about Canada, but we got a question from one of our readers asking that we discuss passing […]
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Hemodynamics can be tough. . . simply because there are so many interdependent factors that a nurse needs to know. In this episode I share some of the KEY parameters the nurse should know as well as provide a free download of a hemodynamics cheat sheet. Free Download: Hemodynamics Cheat Sheet Must Know Values: Cardiac […]
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Hugh Cluver (@hughculver) is a master of productivity and healthy habit formation. Hugh co-founded the only private airline to offer expeditions in Antarctica. He is a marathoner, triathlete, teacher, businessman, motivational speaker . . . and so much more. Today we talk about habits, goals, productivity, and will power. Cheat Sheet: What is the difference […]
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[vid url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2CCukjAOY”] One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “You Are The Average of The 5 People You Spend The Most Time With” Who are you spending your time with? In the end . . . you are generally no better than the people you are spending the most time with. Think about […]
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During the course of 2015 I recently discovered that I have read over 20 books! Well . . . to be honest, I listened to the audio version of some of them, and I probably didn’t finish all of them. That aside, I have read some truly incredible books. So I put together this list […]
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Yes . . . I’m a Nurse Lic #: 844860 . . . check it out . . . Jon Haws RN! Today on Facebook I saw an ad for a company claiming to provide NCLEX® prep for nursing students . . . I thought, “Awesome, someone we can reach out to.” I go to […]
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Amy Morin LCSW is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist that knows a thing or two about developing mental strength. In a matter of just a couple years she lost her mother, husband, and father-in-law. Felling like her life was in “shambles” she realized she needed to find a way to move forward and find […]
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Each of us went into nursing hoping to succeed. Little did we expect for past demons and skeletons to creep into our minds and lives that would begin to interrupt our success. This is a very short episode where I discuss a book called Psychocybernetics by Dr. Maltz, a plastic surgeon back in the 1950’s. […]
When I opened the email from Ashely, I could tell that she was completely deflated. She had just failed NCLEX 3 times. At that time she was sobbing and unsure if she should even continue on her path in nursing. Prior to this she was sure that nursing was her calling . . . how […]
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I love being a nurse. I CHOSE to be a nurse after several other careers. Once I was in to nursing school I worked my butt off to become a good nurse. Recently, I interviewed NurseNacole on my podcast and was reminded (thanks to her energy) why I love being a nurse. To me . […]
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Addison’s Disease is a complex issue that many patients face and you will likely encounter during your career as a nurse. This episode covers everything you need to know to care for the patient. Learn more and study for the NCLEX® for FREE at NRSNGacademy.com Don’t be the 19% that FAILS the NCLEX® the first […]
Passing the NCLEX and finding your first nursing job can be just as challenging as passing nursing school. In this collaboration with Ashley Adkins RN we discuss highly actionable tips to help you pass and find that J.O.B. Ashley shares some unique tips that I have never considered when it comes to finding a […]
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NurseBass is a raising YouTube star having had many videos published with MightyNurse. Be sure to check him out at YouTube.com/NurseBass1 We connected a couple months back after I saw a few of his videos. It is easy to tell very quickly that he is a brilliant student and will make an amazing nurse (want […]
NurseMurse is a rising star on YouTube . . . his channel over at YouTube.com/NurseMurse is jam packed full of helpful tips for nursing students from how to prepare for nursing school to dealing with Poop in the Face. In this interview we talk about how to reach your goal of becoming a nurse despite the […]
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Today I answer a question from another NRSNG reader! I’m a new nurse and am unsure about things I should be doing for renal failure pts. How much concern should I be about urine output in stage 4/5 CKD pts? What should my expectation be for output- when should I call the doc about decreased […]
A question I get from students pretty often is: I am struggling with knowing how to break down the questions. I feel like I study and study, but I can’t get good grades on my exams and quizzes. I just started nursing school and I am in nursing basics and nursing assessment. What Different Types […]
Kati Kleber is a nurse blogger over at NurseEyeRoll.com and provides a very realistic view of what real life nursing is! She recently published a book: “Becoming Nursey: From Code Blues to Code Browns, How to Care for Your Patients and Yourself” The book has over 50, 5 star ratings in Amazon and has sold over […]
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Resources in this Episode: NursingStudentBooks.com RNcrush.com What is up? This is Jon with the NRSNG podcast. There, we’re going to do another question from one of the listeners. This question, I’m really excited about because I have some personal experiences that I haven’t shared before on the podcast. I feel like I may be able […]
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Resources discussed in this episode: Critical Thinking for Dummies VARK Questionnaire Trello I have been accepted into the BSN program and begin nursing school April 27. I am struggling with how to prepare for school. I don’t know what to study in advance, where to even begin. I’m currently working on medical Math calculations. […]
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Today’s question comes from a student asking how to keep her head above water. Be sure to visit RNcrush.com to try the new app. Hey guys, Jon here with NRSNG.com, RNcrush.com, and nursingstudentbooks.com. Thank you so much for checking out the show. We really appreciate it. Be sure to go check out Rncrush.com. It’s a […]
39 Things Every Nursing Student Needs before Starting School [button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nursing-podcast-by-nrsng-nclex/id933048043?mt=2″ color=”btn-primary” newwindow=”yes”]Listen in iTunes[/button] [button link=”https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iwvyzxx7q5tx5soanfaswoat22i” color=”btn-primary” newwindow=”yes”]Listen on Google Play[/button] Getting ready to start nursing school? Chances are you are feeling a dash of excitement, a pinch of overwhelm, and a whole lot of scared to death. That’s normal. Nursing school is […]
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Sorry it’s been so long since my last podcast! We have been working away here at NURSING.com on some great new products for you! Anyway, this video cover nursing care for the patient with a chest tube. These can be scary and complex patient the first time but if you keep in mind a few […]
What exactly is BUN? Why should you be calling it B.U.N and not bun (like a hot dog bun)? This video covers the basics of BUN, how it is formed, why it is measured, and why we even care.
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It can be easy to look past patient education because we think we are “too busy” however, I have found that taking the 2-3 minutes to talk with your patient can save you hours later trying to explain why you are doing certain things. In this episode we discuss how and why you should take […]
This is a short video podcast that covers some of the most common mistakes I see new nurses and students make when starting IV’s. [button url=”https://www.nursing.com//course/iv-insertion-intravenous/?utm_medium=website&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=how%20to%20start%20an%20iv%20″] Learn How To Start an IV Here[/button]
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Hey guys . . . in this episode of the prioritization series I discuss PAIN . . . that’s right. And why it is sometimes better to NOT give any pain medication. I am a very firm believer in assessing pain and administering pain medication . . . however, there are circumstances when pain meds […]
Play the new podcast above or download to listen. Also check it out on iTunes and Stitcher. . . Just search for “NURSING.com” or Jon Haws. Plus I love great reviews! Thanks to those who have already left one up there on iTunes. My journey into nursing was somewhat long and delayed . . […]
This podcast covers cirrhosis or end-stage liver disease. I discuss the causes, labs associated with, and pathophysiology of cirrhosis. This is a fun review of treatments and patient care for patients suffering from this terminal condition. Great review for or clinical nursing. [button url=”https://www.nursing.com/lesson/gi-05-04-cirrhosis/?utm_medium=website&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=cirrhosis%20patho%20treatment%20pod”]Watch the Cirrhosis Video[/button]
Nursing school is a beast all its own. Learning how to study so that you can ace your classes can be a challenge. In this episode I offer 5 study tips that I used to graduate with a 3.8 and secure Summa Cum Laude honors. The 5 tips I discuss are: Find someone smarter than […]
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The items listed below are items that I personally used in my preparation for the NCLEX®. No guarantee of passing is made and nothing will replace good study habits and understanding the material needed to master the NCLEX®. With that said, I believe that the “REQUIRED” materials, if used appropriately will greatly increase […]
Video podcast today! This one ended up being a lot longer than I had planned. In this episode I discuss a simple method for learning murmurs and how to identify where the murmur is occurring and exactly what is happening within the heart to cause the murmur. Go check out the lesson on murmurs here! […]
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What exactly is angina? What causes the pain that patients are feeling? What are the various nursing considerations when caring for a patient experiencing angina? These questions are answered in this podcast. This is an important cardiac disorder to understand. I do briefly cover stents and angio. I am also excited today because we have […]
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Let’s face it: Dopamine and Dobutamine can be a bit confusing! This podcast covers these two medications and helps to dispel the confusion around these two meds. One is an inotrope while the other is an alpha agonist. Due to these two key differences these medications are used for different reasons and have different actions […]
What is shock? If someone ever tells you it is “low blood pressure” . . . you need to correct them. This podcast provides a brief overview of three types of shock, their cause, and clinical signs. You can check out our lessons on shock HERE! What clinical signs will you see with septic shock, […]
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I APOLOGIZE!!! For the audio quality and slow speaking in this episode. The audio comes from a youtube video, but the content was important to get out there. This podcast covers the basics of Beta Blockers. What are Beta Blockers? What are Beta receptors and why do they need to be blocked? Visit NRSNG.com/beta to […]
Confused about ventilator settings in the ICU? No more! This podcast covers the basics behind AC (assist control) and SIMV (synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation) two of the most common vent modes you will see in your ICU/critical care unit. Click here and you can view and download a FREE PDF document that outlines some of the […]
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Finally, identify any EKG rhythm in 10 seconds of less. This podcast covers a SIMPLE 5 step method for rapid EKG interpretation and outlines the steps to help you quickly spot arrhythmias with confidence. There are many more factors involved in fully understanding EKGs but this simple 5 step method will help you know exactly […]
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What is Preload? The best way to think of preload is as a volume. Essentially, preload is the VOLUME of blood in the ventricles at the end of diastole. This is termed End Diastolic Volume (EDV), thus at the very end of diastole, if you look at that volume of blood sitting in the ventricles . […]
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This podcast covers Ischemic vs Hemorrhagic Stroke and discusses some of the current treatments and difference between these two types of stroke. PODCAST TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to the NRSNG Podcast number two, Stroke 101. As always, this podcast is meant for educational purposes. It shouldn’t be used in a clinical decision making. So I just want […]