Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN 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.
I Finally Know What I’m Doing - Now What?
You are now clocking in with confidence, and you’re ready for the next challenge. But you enjoy your role, your team, and don’t want to change units or go back to school. In this episode, Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss some next steps you can take in your career now that you are no longer a newbie.
How to Prepare for Your First Shift
The first day of your new job is surely a mix of excitement and anxiety. It’s not uncommon to want to prepare for your first shift. This week Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss what you can and cannot prepare for, as well as how to handle the transition from nursing school to working full-time as a nurse
When You Don’t Land Your Dream Job
So you didn’t land your dream job right out of nursing school. That’s OK! Many new nurses don’t. This week Kati, Amber, and Chelsea talk about how to handle not getting that ideal job and how to become a stronger candidate for the next time you apply.
What Does a High-Performing New Grad Look Like?
Your idea of a “high performing” new grad might not be the same as what your leadership team actually expects of a brand new nurse. In this episode, we hear from Amber and Chelsea, who lead a nurse residency program, about what qualities make a really great new grad nurse.
The Unspoken Nursing Hierarchy and Why It’s Garbage
By the time we leave nursing school, most of us have a hierarchy of nursing roles ingrained in our minds-- that you should want to work your way “up” to the ICU and also go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. Well in this episode we are talking about why that hierarchy is garbage and some of the interesting and valuable nursing jobs that you may not have learned about in nursing school.
Nursing Interview Questions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
In this episode Kati, Amber, and Chelsea sit down to discuss nursing interviews. We cover some very common interview questions, discuss good and bad answers, and learn what your interviewer is really thinking.
I really wish I found this podcast sooner. I haven’t started a hospital position for fear of not being good enough. This really help me realize that I’m not alone. I’m really looking forward in taking that next step.
I found this podcast after searching for ICU podcasts...and I am so glad I did. I love listening to these nurses and their guests. I have been a Med/Surg RN for 7 years and will be starting a Neuro ICU job next week. I’ve already learned a lot from listening and I look forward to more episodes, especially those relating to Neuro (hint hint!). I also love the basic nursing episodes, like how the primary RN needs to take the “business end” of the bedbath deal😅 I may even end up taking the Neuro Wise and Breakthrough ICU courses. Thank you, Kati! Keep up the great work. 👍🏻😷
I love this conversation soooo much, not just because I’m listening to nurses talking, I am new in this job at the US, kind of newbie but not totally, I’ve had some experience in other country but still very new to every single thing, better say was, your conversation is my me time, over the summer when I was working on backyard, when I was taking care of kitchen......I learned a lot about nursing, and one thing that helped me the most was when Kati said you give yourself a hug and say I’ll be there for you....!!
It was a magic word and I was crying for long time just thinking about we should be there for ourselves before others. Thank you for what you do and for the website and all those helpful courses, love you so much and keep it up!!!