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Being a nurse is difficult, and it seems like no one understands the struggles of being a nurse quite like another nurse. Join Thomas Uzuegbunem, a bachelor's prepared registered nurse, a "tech junky," and a "financial geek" as he delves into some of the concerns and issues related to nursing career and nurse life. If you want a show that understands your career and what you're going through, then subscribe and join us every week for the discussion and then head to the show notes page to chime in your two cents.

The Nurse Money Talk Podcast | Nurse Career & Nurse Life Thomas Uzuegbunem, BSN, RN

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Being a nurse is difficult, and it seems like no one understands the struggles of being a nurse quite like another nurse. Join Thomas Uzuegbunem, a bachelor's prepared registered nurse, a "tech junky," and a "financial geek" as he delves into some of the concerns and issues related to nursing career and nurse life. If you want a show that understands your career and what you're going through, then subscribe and join us every week for the discussion and then head to the show notes page to chime in your two cents.

    #026: MICU vs SICU | Which Nursing Job Should I Pick?

    #026: MICU vs SICU | Which Nursing Job Should I Pick?

    Are you wondering what the difference between the medical and surgical ICUs is? Then watch this. I'm going to make a quick comparison between the MICU and SICU to help you figure out which nursing job you should pick.

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    📖 Notes/Further Reading: https://nursemoneytalk.com/blog/micu-vs-sicu

    Resources for Pre-Nursing Students
    ➔ Pre Nursing Student Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/prenursing-academy

    Resources to Ace Nursing School
    ➔ Find a tutor for Nursing School: https://nursemoneytalk.com/tutor
    ➔ Nursing Student Academy (Get help on tough topics in nursing school): https://nursemoneytalk.com/nursing-student-academy
    ➔ NCLEX Prep: https://nursemoneytalk.com/nclexprep

    Resources for New Nurses
    ➔ New Grad Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/newgradacademy

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - MICU vs SICU: Which Nursing Job Should I Pick?
    00:51 - What is the ICU?
    01:52 - Areas of the ICU
    03:08 - What Is the MICU?
    03:52 - What Is the SICU?
    04:18 - Key Similarities Between the MICU and the SICU
    06:47 - Choosing the Right Unit for You
    09:05 - Looking for a Nursing Job?

    Disclaimer: As always, all views are MY OWN. Opinions expressed within my videos or website/s do not represent the views of my employers, or any institutions, and/or organizations. Please also note NO professional advice (legal, financial, career, otherwise) is being given.

    • 9 min
    #025: BAD IDEA! Don't Accept Gifts or Tips as a Nurse | You Should Do This Instead

    #025: BAD IDEA! Don't Accept Gifts or Tips as a Nurse | You Should Do This Instead

    In this video, I will discuss why it's a bad idea to accept gifts and tips from patients. Also, I will share what you should do instead when a patient insists on giving you a tip or a gift.

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    🏫 Look for Nursing Schools: https://nursemoneytalk.com/schools
    🔍 Look for Nursing Jobs: https://nursemoneytalk.com/jobs

    📖 Notes/Further Reading: https://nursemoneytalk.com/blog/can-nurses-accept-tips-gifts

    Resources for Pre-Nursing Students
    ➔ Pre Nursing Student Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/prenursing-academy

    Resources to Ace Nursing School
    ➔ Find a tutor for Nursing School: https://nursemoneytalk.com/tutor
    ➔ Nursing Student Academy (Get help on tough topics in nursing school): https://nursemoneytalk.com/nursing-student-academy
    ➔ NCLEX Prep: https://nursemoneytalk.com/nclexprep

    Resources for New Nurses
    ➔ New Grad Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/newgradacademy

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Don't Accept Gifts or Tips as a Nurse
    01:47 - Why Nurses Shouldn’t Accept Tips or Gifts
    06:00 - What Should You Do If a Patient Tries to Tip or Give Gifts?
    11:05 - Let Me Know Your Thoughts!

    Disclaimer: As always, all views are MY OWN. Opinions expressed within my videos or website/s do not represent the views of my employers, or any institutions, and/or organizations. Please also note NO professional advice (legal, financial, career, otherwise) is being given.

    • 11 min
    #024: Can You Get Fired For a Medication Error? | Tip + Tricks to Prevent Medication Errors

    #024: Can You Get Fired For a Medication Error? | Tip + Tricks to Prevent Medication Errors

    A 2010 study showed that 100% of nurses have made at least one mistake during their careers. In this video, I will share tips on how to prevent medication errors.

    Some links mentioned below are affiliate links.

    🏫 Look for Nursing Schools: https://nursemoneytalk.com/schools
    🔍 Look for Nursing Jobs: https://nursemoneytalk.com/jobs
    ❓ Want to Ask a Question: https://nursemoneytalk.com/ask

    Resources for Pre-Nursing Students
    ➔ Pre Nursing Student Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/prenursing-academy

    Resources to Ace Nursing School
    ➔ Find a tutor for Nursing School: https://nursemoneytalk.com/tutor
    ➔ Nursing Student Academy (Get help on tough topics in nursing school): https://nursemoneytalk.com/nursing-student-academy
    ➔ NCLEX Prep: https://nursemoneytalk.com/nclexprep

    Resources for New Nurses
    ➔ New Grad Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/newgradacademy

    📖 Notes/Further Reading: https://nursemoneytalk.com/blog/do-nurses-get-fired-for-med-errors
    📖 http://www.nursinglaw.com/mederror3.pdf
    📖 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3208929/

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Can You Get Fired For a Medication Error?
    01:16 - Every Nurse Makes Mistakes
    04:13 - How To Prevent Medication Errors
    07:20 - What If You Still Make a Mistake?
    08:58 - Errare Humanum Est

    Disclaimer: As always, all views are MY OWN. Opinions expressed within my videos or website/s do not represent the views of my employers, or any institutions, and/or organizations. Please also note NO professional advice (legal, financial, career, otherwise) is being given.

    • 9 min
    #023: 5 Things Nurses Should Watch Out For When Using Social Media

    #023: 5 Things Nurses Should Watch Out For When Using Social Media

    Here are my thoughts on some social media guidelines for nurses. These are the things you should be watching out for if you're a nurse and you frequently use social media.

    Some links mentioned below are affiliate links.

    🏫 Look for Nursing Schools: https://nursemoneytalk.com/schools
    🔍 Look for Nursing Jobs: https://nursemoneytalk.com/jobs
    ❓ Want to Ask a Question: https://nursemoneytalk.com/ask

    Resources for Pre-Nursing Students
    ➔ Pre Nursing Student Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/prenursing-academy

    Resources to Ace Nursing School
    ➔ Find a tutor for Nursing School: https://nursemoneytalk.com/tutor
    ➔ Nursing Student Academy (Get help on tough topics in nursing school): https://nursemoneytalk.com/nursing-student-academy
    ➔ NCLEX Prep: https://nursemoneytalk.com/nclexprep

    Resources for New Nurses
    ➔ New Grad Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/newgradacademy

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Using Social Media For Nurses | 5 Things to Watch Out For!
    00:34 - #1 Complaining About a Patient
    02:11 - #2 Complaining About Your Employer
    03:35 - #3 Taking and Posting Pictures at Work
    04:41 - #4 Posting Pictures When You Call in Sick
    06:23 - #5 Postings Things That Question Your Nursing or Medical Credibility

    Disclaimer: As always, all views are MY OWN. Opinions expressed within my videos or website/s do not represent the views of my employers, or any institutions, and/or organizations. Please also note NO professional advice (legal, financial, career, otherwise) is being given.

    • 8 min
    #022: Is Night Shift ACTUALLY Better for New Grad Nurses? | My Honest Opinion To This!

    #022: Is Night Shift ACTUALLY Better for New Grad Nurses? | My Honest Opinion To This!

    Let's talk about the night shift, specifically, new grads working the night shift. There's a BIG chance as a new grad nurse you'll be hired on nights and told it's the best shift for new nurses. Is it really? And why do they always say that? In this video, I'll talk about that and share with you some of the pros and cons of working nights as a new nurse because it's not exactly as they make it seem.

    Some links mentioned below are affiliate links.

    🏫 Look for Nursing Schools: https://nursemoneytalk.com/schools
    🔍 Look for Nursing Jobs: https://nursemoneytalk.com/jobs

    📖 Notes/Further Reading: https://nursemoneytalk.com/blog/is-night-shift-better-for-new-grad-nurses

    Resources for Pre-Nursing Students
    ➔ Pre Nursing Student Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/prenursing-academy

    Resources to Ace Nursing School
    ➔ Find a tutor for Nursing School: https://nursemoneytalk.com/tutor
    ➔ Nursing Student Academy (Get help on tough topics in nursing school): https://nursemoneytalk.com/nursing-student-academy
    ➔ NCLEX Prep: https://nursemoneytalk.com/nclexprep

    Resources for New Nurses
    ➔ New Grad Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/newgradacademy

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Is Night Shift ACTUALLY Better for New Grad Nurses?
    01:02 - Why You Won’t Have a Choice as a New Grad
    01:45 - #1 More Nurses Want to Work on Days
    04:46 - #2 Night Shift is Better for New Nurses to Learn
    06:33 - Disadvantages of Working Night Shift for New Nurses
    06:51 - #1 Fewer People Around When You Need Help
    07:39 - #2 You’ll Struggle if You Can’t Work Nights
    10:33 - Recommendation

    Disclaimer: As always, all views are MY OWN. Opinions expressed within my videos or website/s do not represent the views of my employers, or any institutions, and/or organizations. Please also note NO professional advice (legal, financial, career, otherwise) is being given.

    • 13 min
    #021: 7 Ways to Make 6 Figures as a Nurse | Tips + Tricks To Earn $100K+ as a Nurse!

    #021: 7 Ways to Make 6 Figures as a Nurse | Tips + Tricks To Earn $100K+ as a Nurse!

    You're not going to make this initially and you're going to have to work for it but it's possible to make six figures a year as a nurse. That's right $100,000 plus a year as a nurse. I'm going to show you some steps you can start taking TODAY!

    Some links mentioned below are affiliate links.

    🏫 Look for Nursing Schools: https://nursemoneytalk.com/schools
    🔍 Look for Nursing Jobs: https://nursemoneytalk.com/jobs
    🔍 Look for Financial Advisor: https://nursemoneytalk.com/financialadvisor

    📖 Notes/Further Reading: https://nursemoneytalk.com/blog/can-nurses-make-6-figures#1-get-an-advanced-nursing-degree
    📖 10 Highest Paying RN Jobs: https://nursemoneytalk.com/blog/highest-paying-rn-jobs
    📖 Nurse Stress Management Techniques: https://nursemoneytalk.com/blog/nurse-stress-management

    Resources for Pre-Nursing Students
    ➔ Pre Nursing Student Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/prenursing-academy

    Resources to Ace Nursing School
    ➔ Find a tutor for Nursing School: https://nursemoneytalk.com/tutor
    ➔ Nursing Student Academy (Get help on tough topics in nursing school): https://nursemoneytalk.com/nursing-student-academy
    ➔ NCLEX Prep: https://nursemoneytalk.com/nclexprep

    Resources for New Nurses
    ➔ New Grad Academy: https://nursemoneytalk.com/newgradacademy
    ➔ Side-Hustle for Nurse: https://nursemoneytalk.com/proofread

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Ways to Make 6 Figures as a Nurse
    01:41 - Can a Nurse Make 6 Figures?
    02:53 - 8 Ways to Make 6 Figures as a Nurse
    03:25 - #1 Get an Advanced Nursing Degree
    05:40 - #2 Change Jobs or Specialties
    08:35 - #3 Work Overtime
    14:56 - #4 Move / Change Locations
    16:46 - #5 Start a Side Hustle
    18:37 - #6 Start Your Own Business
    20:35 - #7 Look at Being a Travel Nurse
    22:36 - #8 Learn to Manage Your Finances
    24:55 - Looking for a Financial Advisor?

    Disclaimer: As always, all views are MY OWN. Opinions expressed within my videos or website/s do not represent the views of my employers, or any institutions, and/or organizations. Please also note NO professional advice (legal, financial, career, otherwise) is being given.

    • 26 min

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