Nursing Student
New Grad

Want Free Nursing Cheat Sheets?

Jon's Favorite Posts

All Previous Posts

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

nclex prep nursing podcasts

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 hazards Unsafe behavior from other

ekg podcast by nrsng

EKG05: Sinus Tachycardia

Want more of this show? Subscribe in iTunes: HERE Subscribe in Google Play: HERE Read our massive post on EKG Interpretation for Nurses here:

answer sata question

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.

hiv questions with rationales nursing

10 NCLEX Questions for HIV

Caring for the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) patient requires a deep knowledge of the disease process. The new nurse should have a basic understanding of

copd nclex questions

10 NCLEX Questions for COPD

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a common respiratory disorder that affects more than 11 million people in the US.  Sadly, there is no cure

getting into nursing school featured image gins podcast

GINS01: Introduction and Welcome

Welcome to the Getting Into Nursing School Podcast.  The goal of this podcast is to help aspiring nursing students navigate the labyrinth of nursing school

hesi teas faq

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,

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

hesi teas faq

How Much Do Nurses Make?

How I Made Over $70,000 My First Year as a Nurse   One question I remember Googling all the time while I was in nursing

nclex prep podcast nursing students nurses

Ep037 Report Patient Condition as Required by Law

Abuse and neglect Child, elderly, domestic Know your local reporting agencies (Child Protective Services) Communicable diseases Vaccine Adverse Event Reaction System (VAERS, Report to

nclex prep podcast nursing students nurses

Ep029: Obtaining Informed Consent

What is informed consent?  Basically the patient is giving permission for treatment and acknowledging that they understand the risks and benefits of the procedure as

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep83 Child Abuse (CHILD ABUSE)

CHILD ABUSE   Child’s excessive knowledge of sex and abusive words Hair growth in various lengths Inconsistent stories from the child and parent/s Low self-esteem

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep82 Umbilical cord

Two areolas One  vagina   Two umbilical arteries, one umbilical vein  

nclex prep nursing podcasts

Ep021: Nursing Documentation

  If it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done!   Nurses are responsible for documenting many things. Some of which include: Care plans Medications (many facilities

nclex prep nursing podcasts

Ep020: Provide and Recieve Report

Report will look different in various areas of the hospital ED report is very short and concise Critical care report is very detailed Floor report

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep79 Intra Uterine Device (PAINS)

PAINS Period (menstrual: late, spotting, bleeding) Abdominal pain, dyspareunia (painful intercourse) Infection (abnormal vaginal discharge) Not feeling well, fever or chills String missing  

veal chop ob nursing mnemonic

Fetal Acceleration (VEAL CHOP) OB Nursing

VEAL CHOP (OB Nursing Mnemonic)   Variable – Cord Compression Early – Head Compression Accelerations – Okay Late – Placental Insufficiency I have to be

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep73 Manic Attack (DIG FAST)

DIG FAST   Distractibility Indiscretion Grandiosity   Flight of Ideas Activity Increase Sleep Deficit Talkative  

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep68 Dialysis (AEIOU)

Check the vowels: AEIOU   Acid-Base Problems Electrolyte Problems Intoxications Overload of fluids Uremic Symptoms  

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep66 Truama (ABCDEFGHI)

ABCDEFGHI   Airway Breathing Circulation Disability Examine Fahrenheit Get Vitals Head to Toe Assessment Intervention    

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep65 Transient Incontinence (DIAPERS)

DIAPPERS   Delirium Infection Atrophic Urethra- atrophy of the urethra Pharmaceuticals- blood pressure medication, antidepressants, diuretics, sleeping pills Psychologic Excess Urine Output Restricted Mobility Stool

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep63 Pulmonary Edema (MAD DOG)

Morphine – causes vasodilation resulting in decreased BP Aminophylline – relaxes airways to make breathing easier Digitalis – improve heart function in pulmonary edema  

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep61 Elimination (POOPER SCOOP)

POOPER  SCOOP   (Promotion) Position Output Offer Fluids Privacy Exercise Report Results   (Evaluation) Size (Amount) Consistency Occult Blood Odor Peristalsis  

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep57 Moles (ABCDs)

ABCD’s Asymmetry- is the mole irregular in shape? Border- is the border irregular, notched, or poorly defined? Color- does the color vary (for example, between

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep54 Coronary Arteries (CAMP, AC)

I have a RIGHT to CAMP if you LEFT off the AC Right Coronary Artery Marginal artery Posterior intraventricular artery   Left Anterior ventricular artery

Master Med Math for Nurses

Everything about dosage calculations and dimensional analysis . . . with practice     One of the most stressful parts of nursing school is nursing

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep52 Heart Failure (HEAD, CHOP)

Right sided: HEAD   Hepatomegaly Edema (Bipedal) Ascites Distended Neck Vein   Left Sided: CHOP   Cough Hemoptysis Orthopnea Pulmonary Congestion (crackles/rales)      

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep50 Hypoxia (RAT BED)

RAT BED Early Hypoxia: Restlessness Anxiety Tachycardia  / Tachypnea   Late Hypoxia: Bradycardia Extreme Restlessness Dyspnea  

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep42 Dyspnea (6 Ps)

  The 6 P’s   Pulmonary Bronchial Constriction Possible Foreign Body Pulmonary Embolus (PE) Pneumothorax Pump Failure Pneumonia  

nursing mnemonic podcast


UNLOAD FAST   U sit Upright Nitro Lasix Oxygen Aminophylline Digoxin   Fluids – decrease Afterload – decrease Sodium – decrease Tests: dig level, ABG,

nursing mnemonic podcast


CAUTION UP   Change in bowel or bladder A lesion that does not heal Unusual bleeding or discharge Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep32 Asthma (ASTHMA)

ASTHMA   Adrenergic (Albuterol) Steroids Theophylline Hydration (IV) Mask (Oxygen) Antibiotics  

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep31 Appendicitis (PAINS)

PAINS   Pain (RLQ) – pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen Anorexia – loss of appetite Increased temperature, WBC (15,000-20,000) Nausea Signs

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep30 Arterial Blood Gases (Rome)

ROME   Respiratory Opposite Metabolic Equal   pH pCO2 HCO3 Metabolic acidosis Low Normal Low Equal Metabolic alkalosis High Normal High Equal Respiratory acidosis Low

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep28 Alzheimer (5 As)

The 5 A’s   Amnesia – loss of memories Anomia – unable to recall names of everyday objects Apraxia – unable to perform tasks of

Lactulose: Kristalose (laxative)

Generic Name lactulose Trade Name Kristalose Indication Constipation, portal-systemic encephalopathy Action draws water into the stool and softens stool, inhibits ammonia passing into the colon

nursing mnemonic podcast

Ep25 Steroids (6 S’s)

6 S’s   Sugar – hyperglycemia Soggy Bones – causes osteoporosis Sick – decreased immunity Sad – depression Salt – water and salt retention (hypertension)