The FreshRN Podcast with Kati Kleber

The FreshRN Podcast with Kati Kleber

Kati Kleber MSN RN, from, reveals all of the things she learned the hard way during her nursing career so you don't have to make the same mistakes she did. Discover the insider info and unwritten rules of nursing while also feeling encouraged and uplifted as you embark on this challenging yet rewarding career. Kati regularly features experienced nurses who genuinely care about helping and supporting new nurses. Please, don’t brave the nursing wilderness alone. It is Kati's joy not only to guide nurses, but also be their biggest cheerleader too. Whether your a student, new grad, experienced nurse, or leader/educator - if you want to get ahead of the game, refine your practice, or learn how to support others, this show is for you. Hit subscribe and get ready to get nursey!


January 12, 2023 41 min

In this episode, Kati covers how to plan your time to successfully pass the NCLEX. She starts by outlining what to do during your last semester, laying the post-graduation groundwork, and how to practically structure your study time.

This episode was sponsored by TrueLearn. Go to and use promo code FRESHRN for 20%.

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Four labor and delivery nurses were recently terminated over one TikTok video. In this episode, Kati outlines what happened, the response, and her thoughts. To sign-up for the FreshRN email list, head to To learn more about our non-Facebook online community for nurses, head to

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December 8, 2022 37 min

Get ready, people! The NCLEX is being updated in 2023! In this episode, Kati outlines the specific changes to scoring and new question formats, as well as answers common questions students tend to have regarding the NCLEX in general. This episode was sponsored by TrueLearn. Head to and use promo code FRESHRN for 20% off. If the whole concept of applying for the NCLEX and to your state board of nursing is conf...

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November 10, 2022 44 min

What are the major differences between the ER and the floor? In this episode, Kati covers how these two units differ in responsibilities, flow of the shift, patient population, and how to know which one would be the best fit for you. This episode is sponsored by TrueLearn. Head to and use promo code FRESHRN for 20%. For show notes, head to Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard...

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Has your clinical instructor or the primary nurse of your patient in clinical been cold or even rude to you? In this episode, Kati explores a few reasons behind it plus tips on how to deal with it. This episode is sponsored by Picmonic. Head to and use promo code FRESHRN for 20% off. Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard. 

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September 22, 2022 47 min

Maureen has experience in the ICU, PACU, and as a nurse educator. She is also the owner of

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September 8, 2022 37 min

In this episode, Kati discusses her tips to optimize your study time specifically for nursing school courses. This episode is sponsored by TrueLearn. Head to and use promo code FRESHRN for 20% off. Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard. 

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September 7, 2022 16 min

In this episode, Kati quickly covers why frontloading quick wins into your orientation process are powerful motivators and can change the game for your development long-term. Our latest course release, Cardiac Confidence, is the ultimate resource to help you get quick win after quick win when working with cardiac patients. It's 40% off now through Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. To learn more and secure your savings, click here: https:/...

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August 11, 2022 45 min

Another semsester is upon us! In this episode, Kati talks through 6 tips to passing nursing school exams. 

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July 18, 2022 12 min

Kati updates listeners on the new schedule for the FreshRN Podcast for the forseeable future.

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Get ready to learn about what it’s like to be a military nurse! In this episode, Julie shares with us what it’s like to work in the military as a nurse compared to what it’s like as a civilian nurse. She shares about her deployments and the lessons she’s learned along the way. Julie is a Jonas Philanthropies Scholar and currently in a Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. To learn more about Jonas Philanthro...

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Today, Kati interviews Tamar Rodney, an Assistant Professor at the John Hopkins School of Nursing, Psychiatric NP, researcher, and Jonas Philanthropies Scholar. Tamar shares with us her unique professional journey, the origins of her interest in mental and why she loves it so much, as well as thoughts about the future of our profession. To learn more about what it means to be a Jonas Philanthropies Scholar, click here: https://jona...

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Have you ever heard of a death doula? In this episode, Kati interviews Melanie Sheckles, who supports patients as they transition at the end of their lives. We discuss what a death doula does, how to become one, and the unique struggle that nurses have in facing death both from a personal and professional perspective. To learn more about Melanie, head to You can find her on Instagram and Facebook @thresh...

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Being proactive, situational awareness, applying what you've learned in the past to future situations are crucial skills to develop early on as a newly licensed nurse. Together with Nurse Mo, a fellow nurse educator with a passion for new nurses, we discuss how you can really move the needle in development around these traits specifically.

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‘Fake it til you make it’ is a common term we use to encourage people who are learning in a really intimidating and challenging environment. In this episode, Kati discusses why she’s not a fan of that saying and other ways we can consciously lean into being a beginner. To learn more about becoming a FreshRN VIP, head to To view the most current course catalog, head to:
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RaDonda Vaught was recently sentenced in a court of law, and in this episode Kati dives into all that happened on that day, as well as details about her sentence. To learn more about becoming a FreshRN VIP, head to To find Kati on TikTok, go to:
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Today, I'm joined by Irnise Williams who is both a nurse and attorney. We discuss legal considerations for nurses, realistic liklihood of malpractice situations, and how we can take charge of our day-to-day lives at the bedside. To learn more about Irnise, click here: Shownotes and more at Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard.


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I have spent time researching and trying out digital stethoscopes, and in this episode will share with you if I think they're worth the price tag, who is best suited for one, and compare the top 3 digital scopes on the market today. Thanks to Eko Health for sponsoring this episode. To learn more about the 3M™ Littmann® CORE Digital Stethoscope, visit: To enter their Nurse's Month sweepstakes, visi...

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A FreshRN VIP asked a question Kati wanted to share with podcast listeners. The VIP currently works in an ICU as a CNA and is curious if it would be wise to work there as a new grad. Listen for Kati's perspective and some Q&A from her Instagram followers. To follow Kati on Instagram visit To sign-up as a VIP, visit Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard.

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Nurses Week 2022 has officially begun, and Kati shares her genuine thoughts of this annual week of "appreciation". Also, this past week the private nurse who worked with Amber Heard and Johnny Depp testified in the defemnation case. Kati shares her thoughts on her testimony.

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