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Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, MSN RN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.

The FreshRN Podcast with Kati Kleber Kati Kleber, MSN RN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 327 Ratings

Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, MSN RN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.

    Most Common New RN Questions - And Answers!

    Most Common New RN Questions - And Answers!

    In this episode, Brittney Wilson role plays as a new grad RN and asks me the most common questions I get via email and social media from new nurses all over the country.
    Get weekly tips, encouragement, stories from the bedside and more - just for nursing students and new nurses at freshrn.com
    We have a full library of courses to support new nurses, including our new All-Access Pass! Check it out at courses.freshrn.com. 
    Connect With Me Online!
    Facebook: facebook.com/FreshRN Twitter: twitter.com/Kati_Kleber Pinterest: pinterest.com/Fresh_RN/ Instagram: instagram.com/kati_kleber/ TikTok: tiktok.com/@freshrn Music credit: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Anxious Nurse’s Guide to Thriving in a High-Pressure Environment

    The Anxious Nurse’s Guide to Thriving in a High-Pressure Environment

    In this episode, we dig into practical tips for functioning in a high-pressure environment, like the hospital, if you already deal with anxiety. We discuss:
    Nervousness vs. anxiety How to lower your baseline level of anxiety Routines to outsmart your brain Responding to anxiety flares or freezes at work   When to seek professional help To check out the full guide, click here: https://www.freshrn.com/for-the-anxious-nurse/ 
    To learn more about the FreshRN All-Access Pass - https://courses.freshrn.com/p/membership
    All of our blog posts - https://www.freshrn.com/blog/
    Sign-up for the FreshRN email list – https://www.freshrn.com/email-sign-up/  

    • 46 min
    Behind the Scenes of Oncology Nursing: Insights from Two Nursing Leaders at St. Jude's

    Behind the Scenes of Oncology Nursing: Insights from Two Nursing Leaders at St. Jude's

    In this episode of the FreshRN Podcast, Kati interviews Morgan Melancon MSN, RN, CCRN-K and Annabeth Davis, MSN, RN, NPD-BC. It's Part II of our two-part interview.
    Morgan is the director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, and Annabeth is the manager of Transition to Practice within the department of Nursing Education of the same organization.
    We discuss:
    Special training required to give chemotherapy What people love about working oncology and what's particularly challenging End of life care Specific common nursing responsibilities unique to oncology Show notes are located here: https://www.freshrn.com/st-judes-oncology/
    If you're interested in learning more about St. Jude's nurse residency program, click here: https://www.stjude.org/jobs/hospital/clinical-careers/nursing/new-nurse-graduates.html
    Get weekly tips, encouragement, stories from the bedside and more - just for nursing students and new nurses at: https://www.freshrn.com/
    Connect With Me Online!
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreshRN Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kati_Kleber Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Fresh_RN/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kati_kleber/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@freshrn  Music credit: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard

    • 38 min
    Nurse Residency Programs - An Interview With Nursing Leaders From St. Jude's (Part 1)

    Nurse Residency Programs - An Interview With Nursing Leaders From St. Jude's (Part 1)

    In this episode, Kati Interviews Morgan Melancon MSN, RN, CCRN-K and Annabeth Davis, MSN, RN, NPD-BC.
    Morgan is the director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, and Annabeth is the manager of Transition to Practice within the department of Nursing Education of the same organization. 
    We discuss specific details of their unique nurse residency program like:
    Why they needed to revitalize program How it is structured Special educational considerations for newly licensed nurses Even if you are not in this residency program, it's helpful to hear how different ones are organized which can empower you to do higher quality research into transition to practice programs at different hospitals.
    Shownotes are located here: https://www.freshrn.com/st-judes-residency/ 
    My at-home self-paced residency program: https://courses.freshrn.com/p/new-nurse-masterclass
    If you're interested in learning more about St. Jude's nurse residency program, click here: https://www.stjude.org/jobs/hospital/clinical-careers/nursing/new-nurse-graduates.html  
    Get weekly tips, encouragement, stories from the bedside and more - just for nursing students and new nurses at: https://www.freshrn.com/
    Connect With Me Online!
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreshRN Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kati_Kleber Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Fresh_RN/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kati_kleber/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@freshrn Music credit: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard

    • 22 min
    Celebrating 10 Years - Featuring Guest Host Brittney Wilson, BSN RN

    Celebrating 10 Years - Featuring Guest Host Brittney Wilson, BSN RN

    Join Brittney Wilson, BSN RN, founder of The Nerdy Nurse, as she interviews Kati about where FreshRN started, why she created it and is so passionate about helping new nurses, and where she sees the brand going over the next 10 years.  
    Right now, all of Kati's courses and bundles are 30% off to celebrate her 10-year brand-iversary! Head to https://courses.freshrn.com and use promo code 10YEARS to get 30% off of your purchase. The sale is from April 23-29, 2023. 
    Current courses available include: Nursing School Clinical Prep, Hired, Ortho STRONG, Neuro Wise, Cardiac Confidence, Breakthrough ICU, Med-Surg Mindset, and the New Nurse Master Class.
    More Info: https://www.freshrn.com/10-year-anniversary/
    Get weekly tips, encouragement, stories from the bedside and more - just for nursing students and new nurses at: https://www.freshrn.com/
    Connect With Me Online!
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreshRN
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kati_Kleber
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Fresh_RN/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kati_kleber/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@freshrn
    Music credit: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard

    • 1 hr
    What’s the Big Deal With Delirium? An Interview with Sarah from the Rapid Response RN Podcast

    What’s the Big Deal With Delirium? An Interview with Sarah from the Rapid Response RN Podcast

    In this episode, I interview Sarah Lorenzini from the Rapid Response RN Podcast about delirium. We discuss a powerful experience Sarah had with delirium in the ICU, common mistakes new nurses make regarding delirium, and tidbits about new nurses working with RRT nurses. 
    This episode is part of a Nurse Podcrawl focused on the topic of delirium. Head to upmynursingame.com/podcrawl to check out all of the other amazing podcasts too.
    For this episode's show notes, click here: https://www.freshrn.com/the-big-deal-with-delirium/
    The FreshRN 10 Year Anniversary Sale is coming soon! From April 23-29, 2023 all FreshRN courses will be 30% off. We currently have crash courses in cardiac, neuro, ICU, med-surg, and ortho, as well as professional development courses in precepting, charge nurse, and critical thinking. And don't forget about our largest course, the FreshRN New Nurse Master Class. Head to courses.freshrn.com to check it out.
    Get weekly tips, encouragement, stories from the bedside and more - just for nursing students and new nurses at freshrn.com
    Connect With Me Online!
    Facebook: facebook.com/FreshRN Twitter: twitter.com/Kati_Kleber Pinterest: pinterest.com/Fresh_RN/ Instagram: instagram.com/kati_kleber/ TikTok: tiktok.com/@freshrn Music credit: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
327 Ratings

327 Ratings

TKays Jouney ,

Pharmacist on your radar!

I’ve been binge listening to Kati’s episodes like it’s Netflix! As a hospital pharmacist, who has worked alongside critical care nurses, these episodes have given me a greater appreciation for nurses overall as I have a front row seat to listen to your experiences, understand your viewpoints and develop professionally with you. Great podcast!

Student67676767 ,

First Nursing podcast I regularly listened to

Katie combines science, nursing wisdom, and practical sense. She inserts humor appropriately and is a stern nurse role model at other times.

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So good

I’m a month into my accelerated BSN program and I am not exaggerating I have learned more from this podcast than my nutrition and patho classes combined. I love breaking up studying and going for a walk and listening to this. They don’t teach you a lot of this in school! I love the topics and you are v relatable. Thank you !!!

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