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July 11, 2019
Achieve Anything In Nursing School In Just 90 Days
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 … Continued
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4 min
July 3, 2019
4 Steps to Master Critical Thinking in Nursing School
What is critical thinking? 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 … Continued
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5 min
June 27, 2019
Understanding the Difference Between Hypotonic and Hypertonic
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. … Continued
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12 min
June 20, 2019
Cranial Nerves and Coffee (Plus Mnemonic)
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 … Continued
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5 min
June 17, 2019
You Can Do This!
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 … Continued
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7 min
June 13, 2019
Is Concept Based Nursing Flawed? (Podcast)
Some hate it, some love it and others have no clue what it is. I interview our director of curriculum here at NRSNG Nicole who is a huge fan of concept based nursing so long as it’s taught properly. The … Continued
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20 min
June 6, 2019
Linchpins for the WIN (Nursing School Secret Weapon)
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 … Continued
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8 min
May 30, 2019
What Exactly IS the NCLEX and How Do You Pass?
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 … Continued
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19 min
May 23, 2019
5 Things You Need to Know When Picking a Nursing School
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 … Continued
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13 min
May 16, 2019
What Wildfires Taught Me About Becoming a Nurse
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 … Continued
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7 min
May 9, 2019
Just 5 Minutes for an Accurate Head to Toe Nursing Assessment
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 … Continued
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8 min
May 9, 2019
Why I Give A Shit (or what is your mission statement)
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 … Continued
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15 min
May 2, 2019
How to Avoid Nursing Burnout
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 … Continued
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11 min
April 25, 2019
How to deal with being stressed, anxious and scared in nursing school
It’s no secret that nursing school is tough! We have talked about it more than a few times here on NRSNG but we’re always here for you. Jon Haws (Founder of NRSNG) and Chance Reaves (one of our nurse educators) … Continued
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10 min
April 18, 2019
What the Heck is a Flipped Classroom?
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. … Continued
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9 min
April 12, 2019
What is NRSNG’s Core Content Mastery Method™?
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 … Continued
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April 12, 2019
Nursing School Note Taking Strategy to Make Things Stick FOREVER
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 … Continued
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8 min
April 12, 2019
Ep36: A+ Student to Barely Passing . . . Help!
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 … Continued
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8 min
February 11, 2019
Hierarchy of O2 Delivery (ventilation, nasal cannula, cpap, bipap and more)
PODCAST TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody. This is Jon with Nrsng.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 … Continued
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11 min
February 4, 2019
Nursing School Doesn’t Have To Kill You . . . (but it almost killed me)
The post Nursing School Doesn’t Have To Kill You . . . (but it almost killed me) appeared first on NRSNG.
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13 min
January 28, 2019
6 Nursing School Hacks [MASTER POST] (Demolish Nursing School in 6 Easy to Implement Steps)
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 … Continued
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25 min
January 21, 2019
5 Little Known Tools to Master Nursing Pharmacology (Pharm 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 … Continued
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11 min
January 14, 2019
The NRSNG Radio App Is Live . . . And It’s Free
I’m pumped to share the brand new NRSNG Podcast app with y’all.  I call it the NRSNG Radio app . . . we’ve taken all of our podcasts and put them into an easy to use app so you can … Continued
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6 min
November 19, 2018
How Does It Feel To Be One Month Away From Graduation (with Jennifer Larson)
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 … Continued
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18 min
October 16, 2018
How to Make and Keep a Study Schedule in Nursing School
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 … Continued
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11 min
October 8, 2018
5 Simple Tips for Confidence in Nursing Clinical
Here’s a little secret .  .  . every nurse feels a bit nervous, scared, and terrified from time to time.   That’s okay. But what I want to share with you today is how to gain confidence on the clinical … Continued
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11 min
October 1, 2018
How One Nursing Student Overcame Trials to Become an Oncology ICU Nurse
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 … Continued
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19 min
July 30, 2018
Ep273: NRSNG Academy FAQs
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. … Continued
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July 16, 2018
Ep271: School of Hard Knocks
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 … Continued
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July 9, 2018
Ep270: Patients We Will Never Forget
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- … Continued
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July 2, 2018
Ep269: NRSNG Academy is LIVE
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 … Continued
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June 25, 2018
Ep268: It’s Coming Next Week
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, … Continued
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June 18, 2018
Ep267: I Don’t Want to Sound Cliche
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 … Continued
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May 28, 2018
Ep264: CM2
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 … Continued
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May 21, 2018
Ep263: A Bit of Colored Ribbon
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 … Continued
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May 14, 2018
Ep262: The Wonder of Nursing
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 … Continued
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7 min
May 7, 2018
Ep261: You ARE Going to be a GREAT Nurse (Introducing Nichole Weaver MSN, RN, CCRN)
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 … Continued
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22 min
April 13, 2018
Ep260: What You Focus on Becomes Your Reality
Hey guys . . . Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve been on here.  I just wanted to record a short episode to share a personal experience I had this week.
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6 min
February 12, 2018
Your Journey Through Nursing with Nurse Mo
We all have unique journeys into nursing.  Today I am excited to introduce you to Nurse Mo of StraightANursingStudent.com as she shares her journey and experiences in the field of nursing.
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23 min
February 5, 2018
Learning to “Get Back Up Again” as a Nursing Student
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 … Continued
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16 min
December 18, 2017
Lions Don’t Give a ****
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 . . . … Continued
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6 min
December 13, 2017
How to Handle Med Errors
It is always important to respond appropriately in the face of a mistake.  If you handle it appropriately you can minimize problems and learn from your mistake.  Learn from an experienced nurse how to handle a med error.
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December 5, 2017
Giving Meds Safely in Urgent Situations
When a situation becomes urgent you won’t have a lot of time to try to think through and process things.  We will help you know how to get through those urgent situations and give medications safely even when rushed.
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November 28, 2017
Tips to Avoid Med Errors
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 … Continued
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17 min
November 24, 2017
Gratitude: Support
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 … Continued
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November 23, 2017
Gratitude: My Nursing School
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 … Continued
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November 22, 2017
Gratitude: ICU Job
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 … Continued
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November 21, 2017
Gratitude: My Nursing Preceptor
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 … Continued
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November 20, 2017
Gratitude: The NRSNG Family
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 … Continued
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November 16, 2017
The S.O.C.K. Method for Mastering Nursing Pharmacology (our 4 step method)
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 NRSNG is teaching Pharmacology.  While many nursing programs around the country are cutting Nursing Pharmacology from … Continued
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16 min
October 16, 2017
Are You Focusing Too Much on the Trees?
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 … Continued
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6 min
October 2, 2017
Truth Hurts (4 nursing school truths everyone is afraid to tell you)
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 … Continued
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6 min
September 18, 2017
Dopamine vs Dobutamine
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 … Continued
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5 min
September 4, 2017
What Was it Like to be a Nurse During Hurricane Harvey? Nurse Erika Share Her Story
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 … Continued
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19 min
August 29, 2017
7 Ways Nurses Can Help With Hurricane Harvey
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 … Continued
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7 min
August 22, 2017
5 Steps to Writing a (kick ass) Nursing Care Plan (plus 5 examples)
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 … Continued
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14 min
August 7, 2017
5 Nursing Students Share How to Succeed in Nursing School (Kick this Semesters Ass)
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 … Continued
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17 min
July 31, 2017
10 Jobs for Nurses Outside the Hospital (can I have #6 please?!)
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 … Continued
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17 min
July 24, 2017
NCLEX in a Week? T – 7 Days (What To Do The Week Before The NCLEX)
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 you’ve … Continued
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10 min
July 10, 2017
SATA Questions the Bane of Your Existence? (Learn How to Dominate Select all that apply Nclex Questions)
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 … Continued
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July 3, 2017
Dealing With Anxiety During Nursing School Exams
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. … Continued
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June 29, 2017
70+ Cheatsheets… in your scrubs pocket? (Scrubcheats App is Live)
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 … Continued
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5 min
June 19, 2017
Killer Communication (Communication and Time Management for Nurses)
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 … Continued
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June 12, 2017
When and How to Delegate as a Nurse
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 … Continued
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June 5, 2017
Get Your S*** Together (time management for nursing students)
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 … Continued
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May 30, 2017
Is NRSNG Academy Worth it? (candid reviews from NRSNG members)
Do you have questions about 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 … Continued
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9 min
May 29, 2017
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Nursing school can be a bumpy ride, and to help you get through your journey we decided to cover time management on the podcast.  If you can get yourself organized from the start you will be able to get the … Continued
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May 26, 2017
I’m a Little Bit Scared to Share This #vulnerable
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 … Continued
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10 min
May 22, 2017
Time Management Matters (how to manage your time as a nursing student)
Do you need a little bit of help with time management and organization during nursing school?  This podcast episode will help.  We will be releasing a series of episodes regarding time management in the coming weeks.
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9 min
May 8, 2017
How to Answer Any SATA Question (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 … Continued
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4 min
May 1, 2017
Reddit Nurses Have Spoken . . .22 WORST Nurses Week Gifts EVER! (#5 has to be a joke)
Can You Top These Nurses Week Gifts…. We asked some of our nursing friends on Reddit for examples of the absolute worst nurses week gifts they ever received (we got over 120 responses. . . all terrible).  The results shocked … Continued
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11 min
April 24, 2017
Ep235: Why I Slept on a Dumpster Mattress in Nursing School (the evolution of NRSNG)
NRSNG 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 … Continued
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29 min
March 29, 2017
Ep234: Nursing Education Has To Change (stop getting your feelings hurt)
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 … Continued
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21 min
March 17, 2017
FF009 – Common Anti-hypertensive Medications (Friday Freebies)
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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5 min
March 10, 2017
FF008: Neurological NCLEX Points (Increased Intracranial Pressure)
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 … Continued
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7 min
March 6, 2017
Ep232: How to Talk to Nursing Professors (even when they don’t want to talk to you)
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 … Continued
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14 min
February 27, 2017
Feel Like You Don’t Belong in Nursing School? (neither did I . . . how I overcome impostor syndrome)
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 … Continued
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23 min
February 24, 2017
FF007 – EKG Interpretation Cheat Sheet
Today we cover EKG Interpretation for nurses.  We’ve got a 4 page chart that helps going out in the Friday Freebies today. If you aren’t aware, we email out a brand new cheatsheet, reference sheet, clinical tool, what-ever-you-wanna-call-it, every single … Continued
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5 min
February 17, 2017
FF006 – 50 Motivational Nursing Quotes
Today we cover 50 of my favorite nursing quotes. 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 you are … Continued
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4 min
February 6, 2017
How to Answer NCLEX® Priority Questions (it’s easier than you think)
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 nurses first priority? What is the … Continued
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16 min
February 3, 2017
FF004 – Musculoskeletal System NCLEX Points
Today we talk Musculoskeletal System . . . yea! 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 you are … Continued
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6 min
January 30, 2017
Ep227: You’re Not the Only One Struggling (2 tips for overcoming doubts in nursing school)
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 … Continued
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12 min
January 27, 2017
FF003 – Newborn Assessment
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 … Continued
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7 min
January 23, 2017
Ep226: Game
Let’s play a game.
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4 min
January 16, 2017
That Time I Dropped Out of Nursing School (7 tips to stay mentally sane during nursing school)
Click here to save this to Pinterest to refer back to later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/395050198546317928/   Caveat: some people (nurses) might not agree AT ALL with what I say here . . . oh well!  I want to share how it really … Continued
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25 min
January 9, 2017
How I Made Over $70,000 My First Year as a Nurse (how I learned to game the system)
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 into nursing FOR the money, … Continued
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18 min
January 6, 2017
FF000 – Friday Freebie Podcast Series
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 … Continued
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3 min
January 2, 2017
Ep223: Let’s Change This Thing Called Nursing with Ben and Greg from Real Talk Nursing
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 … Continued
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47 min
December 7, 2016
Ep219: How to Stay Organized in Nursing School
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 … Continued
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11 min
December 6, 2016
Ep218: How to Look Awesome in Nursing Clinicals (4 simple tricks to look like you know what you’re doing)
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 … Continued
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9 min
October 31, 2016
Ep217: How to Survive Nursing School: 15 Must Have Tools for Nursing Clinicals
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 … Continued
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37 min
October 24, 2016
Ep216: Critical Thinking in the ED (real life examples from the emergency room)
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 … Continued
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25 min
October 10, 2016
Ep214: Critical Thinking on the Nursing Floor (real life examples)
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 … Continued
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26 min
October 3, 2016
Ep213: What the HELL is Critical Thinking . . . and Why Should I Care?
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 … Continued
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35 min
September 19, 2016
Ep211: Critical Thinking and Nursing Care Plans Go Together Like Chicken and Waffles
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. … Continued
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36 min
August 22, 2016
NRSNG Isn’t Mine . . . It’s OURS!
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 . … Continued
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8 min
August 15, 2016
Ep209: Why Does ED Report Suck So Bad? or Why Do Floor Nurses Ask So Many Damn Questions?
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”? … Continued
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19 min
August 8, 2016
Ep208: You’re Not Lucky . . . You Belong Here (confidence in nursing school and as a new nurse)
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 … Continued
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16 min
August 1, 2016
So You Want to Be a Nurse? (How Hard is Nursing School . . . Really) [plus free download]
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!  NRSNG is a team of nurses … Continued
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37 min
July 25, 2016
Ep206: What Medications Do I Need To Know As a Nurse?
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 … Continued
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12 min
July 11, 2016
The Ultimate Nursing Brain Sheet Database (33 nursing report sheet templates)
Our Nursing Brain Sheet Database is here! 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 … Continued
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13 min
June 13, 2016
Ep202: The Joy of Nursing with Juliana Adams RN, MSN, MA
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 … Continued
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43 min
May 31, 2016
Ep200: Nursing Practice Questions by NRSNG (NPQ) is Live
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 … Continued
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3 min
May 30, 2016
Ep199: OMG! Please Don’t Make Me Take Report from Him . . . (plus Nursing Report Sheet Download)
Wait!!! Don’t take or give another handoff report until you use this nursing report sheet template. Handoff report is one of those areas that I tend to spend a LOT of time with new grads.  My preceptor did the same … Continued
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7 min
May 12, 2016
Ep196: Conquering Anxiety as a Nurse, Building the Nursing Community, and New Nursing Podcasts
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 … Continued
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13 min
May 9, 2016
Ep195: Patient’s Lives and Dollar Signs . . .
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 … Continued
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44 min
May 2, 2016
Ep194: Jump Into Nursing School and How to Create Change in Nursing
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 … Continued
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41 min
April 26, 2016
Ep193: Be That Nurse . . . (your patients may forget your name)
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 … Continued
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April 25, 2016
Ep192: Why You Should Feel Scared for Your First Nursing Job (and how to deal with it)
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 … Continued
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27 min
April 21, 2016
Ep191: You Have a Nation of Nurses Behind You (fixing nurse to patient ratio)
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 … Continued
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45 min
April 17, 2016
Ep190: You Are Stronger Than Your Struggles (having a baby in nursing school, passing the NCLEX® in Canada, accelerated BSN, and brand new program)
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 … Continued
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35 min
April 16, 2016
Ep189: The WORST Shift of My Life (it’s time to fix patient ratios)
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 … Continued
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11 min
April 11, 2016
Ep188: Coping with the Death of a Patient and Post Mortem Care
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.
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20 min
March 30, 2016
Ep 187: Creating a Culture of Humility in Nursing Education
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 … Continued
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39 min
March 29, 2016
Ep 186: Vulnerability and Confidence as a New Nurse with Kati Kleber
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 … Continued
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37 min
March 24, 2016
3500 Free NCLEX Questions (start practicing today)
You can never take enough practice NCLEX questions. The problem most students find is that you quickly run out of good questions. . . . after taking all the review questions in the book it can be hard to find … Continued
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4 min
March 3, 2016
Ep183: ANNOUNCEMENT – – –
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 … Continued
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24 min
February 23, 2016
Ep181: A&P: 9 Common Cardiac Medication Classes
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 … Continued
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10 min
February 15, 2016
Ep179: Why Are Experienced Nurses so Mean and Humor in Nursing with Ann from @RN_MFKRS_
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 … Continued
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41 min
February 11, 2016
Ep178: 2 Tips to Stay Organized in Clinical
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 … Continued
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16 min
February 9, 2016
Ep177: The Best Nursing Clipboard . . .
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 … Continued
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2 min
February 3, 2016
Ep175: Did You Know About These Nursing Podcasts
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 … Continued
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5 min
February 1, 2016
Ep174: Becoming a Healthy Nurse with Masen Mills (@nurse_muscles)
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 … Continued
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47 min
January 29, 2016
BiPAP vs CPAP (an overview of non invasive respiratory support for nursing students): settings, uses, difference
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 … Continued
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15 min
January 27, 2016
Ep172: Nursing School Shouldn’t be so DAMN Hard!
Listen to the episode before leaving a comment or sending hate mail 😉 Get the Friday Freebies by going to NRSNG.com/freebies Okay . . . we reach literally hundreds of thousands of nursing students a month here at NRSNG . … Continued
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24 min
January 26, 2016
Ep171: A&P: Never Trust SpO2 and Oxygen Delivery DO2 Video (cardiac SaO2, SpO2, PaO2))
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 … Continued
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14 min
January 22, 2016
How Many Times Can I Fail the NCLEX®? (plus practice questions)
Did you know that over 80,000 nursing students FAIL the NCLEX every year!?!?!?! 80,000+ Let that sink in for a minute . . . That’s enough nurses to fully staff 200+ hospitals around the clock.  These are nursing students who … Continued
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15 min
January 20, 2016
Ep169: 12 Tips to Answering Any Pharmacology Question
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. These strategies come … Continued
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16 min
January 18, 2016
Ep168: How to Accomplish the ONE Goal That Will Change Your Life in 100 Days with John Lee Dumas
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 … Continued
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23 min
January 13, 2016
Ep166: Complete Guide to Passing the NCLEX® in Canada . . . Eh! (no more CRNE for the Canadian nursing student)
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, … Continued
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25 min
January 12, 2016
Ep165: A&P: Hemodynamic Parameters (CVP, PAWP, CO, and more awesome acronyms) (cardiac)
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 … Continued
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18 min
January 11, 2016
Ep164: Hugh Culver on Healthy Habit Formation and Will Power (how to become more productive in 2016)
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 … Continued
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52 min
January 5, 2016
Ep160: You Are The Average of The 5 People You Spend The Most Time With
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 … Continued
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4 min
December 16, 2015
Glucagon (GlucaGen)
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5 min
December 15, 2015
Ep157: 10 Books That Changed My Life in 2015 (how many have you read?)
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. … Continued
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24 min
December 4, 2015
Dear Other Guys, Stop Scamming Nursing Students . . . It’s Not Cool
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 … Continued
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8 min
December 3, 2015
Ep154: The Mentally Strong Nurse (13 Things Mentally Strong People DON’T Do) w/ Amy Morin LCSW
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 … Continued
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49 min
December 1, 2015
Ep153: Are You Holding Yourself Back
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 … Continued
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9 min
November 12, 2015
What I Learned Failing the NCLEX® 3 Times (RN . . . More Than an Abbreviation)
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. … Continued
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51 min
November 4, 2015
Ep150: Sickle Cell (video episode)
Learning to care for a patient with Sickle Cell can be very complex.  For free NCLEX® courses visit: NRSNGacademy.com
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5 min
October 29, 2015
Ep147: 3 Ways Being a Nurse has Impacted my “Real” Life
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 … Continued
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9 min
October 29, 2015
Ep146: Thrombocytopenia (video episode)
Thrombocytopenia is a very complicated condition.  Learn the nursing care for a patient.  For free NCLEX® courses visit: NRSNGacademy.com
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6 min
October 22, 2015
Ep141: Leukemia (video episode)
Learning to care for a patient with leukemia is important.  This video episode covers basic nursing care for the patient with leukemia.
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7 min
October 20, 2015
Ep139: Lymphoma (video episode)
Nurse care for a patient with lymphoma.  For free NCLEX® courses visit: NRSNGacademy.com
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4 min
October 15, 2015
Ep136: Addison’s Disease (video episode)
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 … Continued
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9 min
October 13, 2015
Ep134: Anemia (video episode)
In this video episode we discuss anemia and how to care for a patient experiencing anemia.
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4 min
October 12, 2015
Vasopressin (Pitressin)
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7 min
October 9, 2015
Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim/TMP-SMZ)
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5 min
October 8, 2015
Ep132: Peptic Ulcer Disease (video episode)
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5 min
October 6, 2015
Ep130: Pancreatitis (video episode)
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4 min
October 5, 2015
Streptokinase (Streptase)
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7 min
September 29, 2015
Ep125: Hepatitis (video episode)
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5 min
September 24, 2015
Ep122: Diverticulosis (video episode)
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5 min
September 23, 2015
Vancomycin (Vancocin )
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6 min
September 21, 2015
Ep120: CRUSH the NCLEX® and Find Your First Nursing Job w/ Ashley Adkins RN BSN
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 … Continued
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49 min
September 18, 2015
Terbutaline (Brethaire)
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5 min
September 16, 2015
Sublimaze
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4 min
September 14, 2015
Spironolactone (Aldactone)
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6 min
September 10, 2015
Ep116: NurseBass on Developing a Nurses Mind
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 … Continued
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37 min
September 7, 2015
Ranitidine (Zantac )
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5 min
September 2, 2015
Ep112: Declare WAR on Nursing School with NurseMurse
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 … Continued
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34 min
August 24, 2015
Pantoprazole (Protonix )
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5 min
August 17, 2015
Olanzapine (Zyprexa )
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5 min
August 13, 2015
Norepinephrine (Levophed)
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7 min
August 4, 2015
Midazolam (Versed)
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5 min
July 21, 2015
Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4)
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5 min
July 15, 2015
Lithium (Lithizine)
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5 min
July 14, 2015
Lisinopril (Prinivil )
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7 min
June 30, 2015
Aspart, lispro, glulisine (Novolog, humalog, apidra )
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5 min
June 29, 2015
NPH (Humulin N, Novolin N )
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6 min
June 22, 2015
Hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril)
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7 min
June 10, 2015
Ondansetron (Zofran)
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7 min
May 4, 2015
Glipizide (Glucotrol)
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April 24, 2015
Gentamicin
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5 min
April 22, 2015
Gentamicin (Cidomycin)
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6 min
April 21, 2015
Ep53: Renal Failure Pt Care
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?  … Continued
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16 min
April 6, 2015
How to Dissect an NCLEX® Question
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 … Continued
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17 min
April 1, 2015
Fluoxetine (Prozac)
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5 min
March 30, 2015
Ferrous sulfate (Feosol)
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3 min
March 26, 2015
Ep41: Labs you HAVE to know for NCLEX®
So this video is from a popular YouTube video we just posted.  The NCSBN publishes information for educators on exactly what they should be teaching students. Here you go guys!  These are the EXACT labs you need to know for … Continued
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6 min
March 24, 2015
Ep39: Kati Kleber: On Becoming Nursey and Michael Scott as a Nurse Manager
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 … Continued
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58 min
March 21, 2015
Ep38: Nursing Instructor Gives Me Anxiety . . . HELP!
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 … Continued
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14 min
March 20, 2015
Ep37: How to Prepare for Nursing School: 4 Quick Tips
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 … Continued
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12 min
March 18, 2015
Ep35: Keeping My Head Above the Water
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 … Continued
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10 min
March 13, 2015
39 Things Every Nursing Student Needs before Starting School [the ultimate list of “must-have” nursing school supplies]
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 a big step. Unfortunately, if you walk … Continued
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March 13, 2015
Ep31: Chest Tube Nursing Care | Video
Sorry it’s been so long since my last podcast!  We have been working away here at NRSNG.com on some great new products for you! Anyway, this video cover nursing care for the patient with a chest tube.  These can be … Continued
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13 min
March 6, 2015
Ep30: Creatinine (Video)
In a followup video from the recent BUN video, we cover what creatinine is, how it relates to BUN and why we like to monitor GFR and CrCl in our patients. This is a fun introduction to this important lab … Continued
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March 4, 2015
Ep26: BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) What is it? What does it mean?
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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11 min
February 18, 2015
Ep25: Prioritization #5: Patient Educaiton
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 … Continued
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9 min
February 17, 2015
Ep24: Butterfly Needles [video]
Butterfly needles can be super handy when drawing labs. . . This video show how to use the needles and tips and tricks.
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7 min
February 17, 2015
Ep23: How to Start an IV: Common Mistakes When Starting IVs [video mp4]
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.
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9 min
February 13, 2015
Ep21: Prioritization #3: Pain
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 … Continued
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14 min
November 25, 2014
Ep17: My Journey into Nursing – – – Abbreviated
Play the new podcast above or download to listen.  Also check it out on iTunes and Stitcher. . . Just search for “NRSNG” or Jon Haws.  Plus I love great reviews!  Thanks to those who have already left one up … Continued
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November 18, 2014
Ep16: Cirrhosis | Pathophysiology, treatments, causes
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 … Continued
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17 min
November 12, 2014
Ep14: 5 Nursing School Study Tips to Ace Your Way Through
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 … Continued
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15 min
November 10, 2014
Ep13: NCLEX® Review Materials You Can’t Live Without
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 … Continued
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29 min
November 5, 2014
Ep12: Murmurs | Stenosis, Regurgitation, Systolic, Diastolic | ***FREE HANDOUT
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 … Continued
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November 4, 2014
Ep11: Angina | Treatment, nursing consideration, physiology
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. … Continued
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15 min
November 2, 2014
Ep10: Dopamine vs Dobutamine
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 … Continued
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6 min
November 1, 2014
Ep9: Shock | Hypovolemic, Septic, Cardiogenic | What are the signs and symptoms of shock?
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 download … Continued
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13 min
October 30, 2014
Beta Blockers
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? … Continued
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12 min
October 28, 2014
Ep6: Vent Settings AC vs SIMV | FiO2, Vt (Tidal Volume) | Differences, Advantages, Disadvantages
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 … Continued
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16 min
October 28, 2014
EP5: Rapid EKG Interpretation | Identify Arrhythmias in 10 Seconds
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 … Continued
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10 min
October 27, 2014
Preload vs Afterload |Hemodynamics | Blood Pressure
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 … Continued
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12 min
October 24, 2014
Ep3: Stroke 101 (Ischemic vs Hemorrhagic Stroke)
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 … Continued
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18 min
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