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Finding Balance in Nursing School

Finding Balance in Nursing School

Did you know that nearly 30% of nursing students never graduate?  Trying to balance family, school, job . . .…
How To Survive OB Clinical In Nursing School

How To Survive OB Clinical...

Today we talk with an experienced OB nurse and educator about what nursing students can do to survive and thrive…
Scrubcheats Special

Scrubcheats Special

For the next few days, we are running a special on the Scrubcheats.  Just head over to Scrubcheats.com to grab…
2019 Year In Review

2019 Year In Review

I said that 2018 was an incredibly busy year . . . if that’s the case, than 2019 was a…
NRSNG is becoming nursing.com in 2020

NRSNG is becoming nursing.com in...

On January 14, 2020, NRSNG is becoming nursing.com Let me try to answer some of the questions you might have…
A couple nursing stories

A couple nursing stories

I really just wanted to share a couple stories from my nursing journey.  As we approach a few breaks from…
My secret tips for passing nursing school tests (11 test taking strategies for nursing school)

My secret tips for passing...

Did you know that 87,000+ nursing students FAILED the NCLEX last year alone?!?!? We’ve got to change that . .…
3 Things Every Nursing Student Needs to Know About Head To Toe Assessments

3 Things Every Nursing Student...

There’s so much information to collect during a head to toe assessment how do you make sure to get it…
Do you feel like this in nursing school?  (4 tips for overcoming your doubts as a nursing student)

Do you feel like this...

My first day of nursing school, I walked into a room full of my soon-to-be nursing cohort and was scared…
Walk Out of the NCLEX® Exam Feeling Like You Just Took a 1st Grade Spelling Test

Walk Out of the NCLEX®...

5 Things You Need To Know About the NCLEX® You’ve just spent thousands and potentially 10’s of thousands of dollars…
Learn the Nursing Process and ADPIE

Learn the Nursing Process and...

So much of being a great nurse is focused on knowing the nursing process and always following it. What is…
Achieve Anything In Nursing School In Just 90 Days

Achieve Anything In Nursing School...

Seriously, you CAN DO IT. Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard to actually follow through on your New…
4 Steps to Master Critical Thinking in Nursing School

4 Steps to Master Critical...

What is critical thinking for nursing? Chances are you’ve heard about critical thinking over and over from your nursing instructors,…
Understanding the Difference Between Hypotonic and Hypertonic

Understanding the Difference Between Hypotonic...

Today we have Nicole Weaver our Director of Curriculum breaking down IV Solutions and more specifically the difference between Hypotonic…
Cranial Nerves and Coffee (Plus Mnemonic)

Cranial Nerves and Coffee (Plus...

I’m going to break down all twelve cranial nerves in relation to something we all understand, ordering coffee at Starbucks!…
You Can Do This!

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?…
Is Concept Based Nursing Flawed? (Podcast)

Is Concept Based Nursing Flawed?...

Some hate it, some love it and others have no clue what it is. I interview our director of curriculum…

How To Master Nursing School...

Is it really possible to master nursing school in 90 days? Short answer is if you break it down into…
Linchpins for the WIN (Nursing School Secret Weapon)

Linchpins for the WIN (Nursing...

Nursing school is tough and I tirelessly poured over all of my textbooks and notes thinking that if I could…
What Exactly IS the NCLEX and How Do You Pass?

What Exactly IS the NCLEX...

Everyone in nursing school understands the gravity of the NCLEX. Nursing school is hard enough and then at the end…
5 Things You Need to Know When Picking a Nursing School

5 Things You Need to...

With so many  nursing schools available these days it’s no wonder that picking the RIGHT one can feel nearly impossible.…
What Wildfires Taught Me About Becoming a Nurse

What Wildfires Taught Me About...

Back in 2018 I was invited to speak at an event in Ventura California. Little did I know but I…
Why I Give A Shit (or what is your mission statement)

Why I Give A Shit...

I got a text from my sister, who was in the hospital for induction, at 1:30am that rocked my world.…
Just 5 Minutes for an Accurate Head to Toe Nursing Assessment

Just 5 Minutes for an...

Nursing assessments are a vital part of learning how to be a great nurse. It’s a skill that can be…
How to Avoid Nursing Burnout

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…
How to deal with being stressed, anxious and scared in nursing school

How to deal with being...

It’s no secret that nursing school is tough! We have talked about it more than a few times here on…
What the Heck is a Flipped Classroom?

What the Heck is a...

Duke University defines a flipped classroom as   “…rather than lecturing to students in class and then testing them, the…
A+ Student to Barely Passing . . . Help!

A+ Student to Barely Passing...

Today’s question comes from a nursing student who says she went from being an A+ Student to barely passing. .…
What is NRSNG's Core Content Mastery Method™?

What is NRSNG's Core Content...

The Core Content Mastery Method™ is our evidence based pedagogy at the heart of our mission to end the nursing…
Nursing School Note Taking Strategy to Make Things Stick FOREVER

Nursing School Note Taking Strategy...

Let’s face it nursing school is difficult and time consuming on it’s own already but this note taking strategy can…
How Erin Demolished ATI With NRSNG   (level 3 on every ATI test)

How Erin Demolished ATI With...

We are often asked: “How can I use NRSNG with ATI?” Great question.   Many nursing students are forced, required,…
Hierarchy of O2 Delivery (ventilation, nasal cannula, cpap, bipap and more)

Hierarchy of O2 Delivery (ventilation,...

PODCAST TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody. This is Jon with NURSING.com. Today I just want to talk about a couple of the…
6 Nursing School Hacks [MASTER POST] (Demolish Nursing School in 6 Easy to Implement Steps)

6 Nursing School Hacks [MASTER...

Do you ever get the feeling that you are drowning in nursing school? Like there is too much to do,…
5 Little Known Tools to Master Nursing Pharmacology (Pharm Doesn't Have to be Your Enemy)

5 Little Known Tools to...

I’ve asked 40,000 nursing students what their biggest struggle is in nursing school. Can you guess the most common answer?…
The NRSNG Radio App Is Live . . . And It's Free

The NRSNG Radio App Is...

I’m pumped to share the brand new NURSING.com Podcast app with y’all.  I call it the NURSING.com Radio app .…
2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

2018 was an insanely busy year for us here at NRSNG as we’ve been hard at work serving and supporting…
How Does It Feel To Be One Month Away From Graduation (with Jennifer Larson)

How Does It Feel To...

Over the last month or so I’ve been traveling around the country speaking at various conferences, schools, and nursing gatherings. …
How to Make and Keep a Study Schedule in Nursing School

How to Make and Keep...

Learning how to study for nursing school is one of the most critical skills you can learn as a student.…
5 Simple Tips for Confidence in Nursing Clinical

5 Simple Tips for Confidence...

Here’s a little secret .  .  . every nurse feels a bit nervous, scared, and terrified from time to time.…
How One Nursing Student Overcame Trials to Become an Oncology ICU Nurse

How One Nursing Student Overcame...

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Kentucky Student Nurse Association annual conference.  I always enjoy meeting student nurses…
Ep0032: APGAR Scoring

Ep0032: APGAR Scoring

The APGAR score is a simple way to objectively determine how well a baby is doing immediately after birth. It…
Ep0029: Immunization Schedule

Ep0029: Immunization Schedule

Card 33 (Yes) Recommend changing name of card to Pediatric Immunization Schedule UPDATE IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE – I put a star…
NURSING.com Academy FAQs

NURSING.com Academy FAQs

Speaker 1: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. Providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they…
Ep0028: Therapeutic Drug Levels

Ep0028: Therapeutic Drug Levels

There are some medications that we give our patients that require close monitoring through testing the blood for levels of…
Ep0027: IM Injection Sites

Ep0027: IM Injection Sites

There are 4 sites we can use for Intramuscular or IM injections, though 3 of them are the most common.…
Ep0026: Med Math Equations

Ep0026: Med Math Equations

Dosage calculation is something that every nursing student either loves or dreads! We all have to pass math exams every…
Nursing School Doesn't Have to be a School of Hard Knocks

Nursing School Doesn't Have to...

Nichole Weaver: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast, providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they…
Ep0025: Insulin Administration

Ep0025: Insulin Administration

Dosage calculation is something that every nursing student either loves or dreads! We all have to pass math exams every…
Patients We Will Never Forget

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.…
Ep0021: ABG ROME Chart

Ep0021: ABG ROME Chart

There are many tricks to interpreting ABG’s, the ROME chart is just one of them. ROME stands for “Respiratory Opposite…
Ep269: NRSNG Academy is LIVE

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…
Ep049 Protect Patient from Injury

Ep049 Protect Patient from Injury

Falls: initiate fall risk care plan if appropriate, make sure patient is safe to ambulate, initiate all fall precautions Electrical…
Ep268: It's Coming Next Week

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…
I Don't Want to Sound Cliche

I Don't Want to Sound...

I want to tell you guys a short story today, and I don’t want to sound too cliché, and I…
Ep0014: Levels of Consciousness

Ep0014: Levels of Consciousness

  Levels of Consciousness *Alert Normal *Patients who are alert is awake or easily awakened by voice from a normal…
Ep0012: Hierarchy of O2 Delivery

Ep0012: Hierarchy of O2 Delivery

Let’s simplify oxygen delivery devices. Nasal cannulas fit inside the patient’s nose to deliver a little extra FiO2, like for…
CM2

CM2

On July 1, 2018, we are launching the NRSNG Academy 2.0. Now, I call it 2.0 because it’s really the…
A Bit of Colored Ribbon

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…
Cardiac Biomarkers for Nurses

Cardiac Biomarkers for Nurses

In addition to EKG’s, we utilize cardiac biomarkers to determine extent of ischemia and infarction. There are a few main…
The Wonder of Nursing

The Wonder of Nursing

About two weeks ago I took my son Taz to chess class. He was attending chess class every couple nights.…
You ARE Going to be a GREAT Nurse (Introducing Nichole Weaver MSN, RN, CCRN)

You ARE Going to be...

I am so excited to introduce the new Director of Content at NRSNG: Nichole Weaver MSN, RN, CCRN.   I…
Cardiac Labs and Meds for Nurses

Cardiac Labs and Meds for...

In addition to the three main classes of anti-hypertensives we already discussed, ACE Inhibitors like Lisinopril and Captopril, Beta Blockers…
Ep003: Antihypertensive Medications and Blood Pressure Ranges

Ep003: Antihypertensive Medications and Blood...

Let’s talk Blood Pressure and Antihypertensive medications.  A normal BP is defined as a systolic pressure of less than 120…
Ep001: EKG Placement for Nurses

Ep001: EKG Placement for Nurses

Let’s talk about 5-Lead EKG placement and Auscultation of Heart Sounds. There are 5 electrocardiogram leads we use traditionally to…
Welcome to the Scrubcheats Podcast!

Welcome to the Scrubcheats Podcast!

Hey guys, welcome to the Scrubcheats podcast. This is our BRAND NEW show covering must know clinical information.  Each episode…
What You Focus on Becomes Your Reality

What You Focus on Becomes...

Hey guys . . . Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve been on here.  I just wanted to record…

Your Journey Through Nursing with...

We all have unique journeys into nursing.  Today I am excited to introduce you to Nurse Mo of StraightANursingStudent.com as…
Learning to "Get Back Up Again" as a Nursing Student

Learning to "Get Back Up...

Perfection is an impossible goal as a nurse.  You will make mistakes, you will fall down, you will fail .…
Lions Don't Give a ****

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…
Mastering The Atrial Fibrillation Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The Atrial Fibrillation Nursing...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
How to Handle Med Errors

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…
Mastering The Sepsis Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The Sepsis Nursing Care...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
Giving Meds Safely in Urgent Situations

Giving Meds Safely in Urgent...

When a situation becomes urgent you won’t have a lot of time to try to think through and process things.…
Patient Positioning Pictures Cheat Sheet for Nursing Students

Patient Positioning Pictures Cheat Sheet...

Patient positioning can be pretty confusing, especially when a physician or clinical instructor quickly tells you to get the patient…
Mastering The Pneumonia Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The Pneumonia Nursing Care...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
Tips to Avoid Med Errors

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…
Gratitude: Support

Gratitude: Support

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing…
Gratitude: My Nursing School

Gratitude: My Nursing School

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing…
Mastering The COPD Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The COPD Nursing Care...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
Gratitude: ICU Job

Gratitude: ICU Job

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing…
Gratitude: My Nursing Preceptor

Gratitude: My Nursing Preceptor

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing…
Gratitude: The NRSNG Family

Gratitude: The NRSNG Family

All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing…
The S.O.C.K. Method for Mastering Nursing Pharmacology (our 4 step method)

The S.O.C.K. Method for Mastering...

Mastering Pharmacology is one of the most complicated, overlooked, yet ESSENTIAL components of being a well-rounded, safe nurse. One of…
Mastering The Diabetes Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The Diabetes Nursing Care...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
Mastering The GI Bleed Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The GI Bleed Nursing...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
Mastering The DVT Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The DVT Nursing Care...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
Mastering The Anemia Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The Anemia Nursing Care...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
Mastering The Seizure Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The Seizure Nursing Care...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
Are You Focusing Too Much on the Trees?

Are You Focusing Too Much...

Are you focusing too much on the “trees” that you are unable to see the “forest”?  Problems will undoubtedly arise…
Mastering The Hypertension Nursing Care Plan in Just 10 Minutes!

Mastering The Hypertension Nursing Care...

If you are struggling building out your nursing care plans, let us help by walking you through every step of…
Truth Hurts (4 nursing school truths everyone is afraid to tell you)

Truth Hurts (4 nursing school...

I want to share 4 truths about nursing school that no one else is going to tell you, because they…
Dopamine vs Dobutamine

Dopamine vs Dobutamine

Let’s face it: Dopamine and Dobutamine can be a bit confusing!  This podcast covers these two medications and helps to…
What Was it Like to be a Nurse During Hurricane Harvey? Nurse Erika Share Her Story

What Was it Like to...

When a natural disaster strikes, patients don’t magically stop being sick.  I am honored to share the story of Erika…
7 Ways Nurses Can Help With Hurricane Harvey

7 Ways Nurses Can Help...

It’s in our nature as nurses to want to help during time of disaster.  When asked, “Why do you want…
5 Steps to Writing a (kick ass) Nursing Care Plan (plus 5 examples)

5 Steps to Writing a...

How can I put this lightly?  The sooner you come to love nursing care plans, the easier your career as…
5 Nursing Students Share How to Succeed in Nursing School (Kick this Semesters Ass)

5 Nursing Students Share How...

I talked to 5 current and previous nursing students and asked them what advice would they give to new nursing…
Safety and Infection Control  Use of Restraints  Monitor evaluate patient response to restraints safety device

Safety and Infection Control Use...

Evaluate routinely, based on kind of restraint IE if it’s a violent restraint, q15 min at minimum Assess skin q30min,…
10 Jobs for Nurses Outside the Hospital (can I have #6 please?!)

10 Jobs for Nurses Outside...

Are you a bedside nurse looking for a nursing job outside of the hospital, or maybe a new nurse that…
Ep077 Safety and Infection Control  Standard Precautions Evaluate whether aseptic technique is performed correctly

Ep077 Safety and Infection Control...

Great reference for this:  Common Breaks in Sterile Techniques, published by the AORN Journal Common breaks Not noticing compromised packaging…
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