The FreshRN Podcast with Kati Kleber

The FreshRN Podcast with Kati Kleber

Kati Kleber MSN RN, from FreshRN.com, 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!

Episodes

February 20, 2024 46 mins

In this episode, we dig into practical tips for functioning in a high-pressure environment, like the hospital, if you already deal with anxiety. We discuss:

  • Nervousness vs. anxiety
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In this episode of the FreshRN Podcast, Kati interviews Morgan Melancon MSN, RN, CCRN-K and Annabeth Davis, MSN, RN, NPD-BC. It's Part II of our two-part interview.

Morgan is the director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, and Annabeth is the manager of Transition to Practice within the department of Nursing Education of the same organization.

We discuss:

  • Spec...
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In this episode, Kati Interviews Morgan Melancon MSN, RN, CCRN-K and Annabeth Davis, MSN, RN, NPD-BC.

Morgan is the director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, and Annabeth is the manager of Transition to Practice within the department of Nursing Ed...

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Join Brittney Wilson, BSN RN, founder of The Nerdy Nurse, as she interviews Kati about where FreshRN started, why she created it and is so passionate about helping new nurses, and where she sees the brand going over the next 10 years.  

Right now, all of Kati's courses and bundles are 30% off to celebrate her 10-year brand-iversary! Head to https://courses.freshrn.com and use promo code 10YEARS to get 30% off of your purchase. The ...

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In this episode, I interview Sarah Lorenzini from the Rapid Response RN Podcast about delirium. We discuss a powerful experience Sarah had with delirium in the ICU, common mistakes new nurses make regarding delirium, and tidbits about new nurses working with RRT nurses. 

This episode is part of a Nurse Podcrawl focused on the topic of delirium. Head to upmynursingame.com/podcrawl to check out all of the other amazing podcasts too.

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If you're a nurse working in a hospital who cares for intubated and sedated patients (ICU nurses!) or on units in which your patients were intubated and sedated (med-surg RNs, I'm talking to you!) you're going to want to listen to this episode. We dig into some mind-blowing and humbling facts about delirium in the ICU, and how we might actually be making things worse.

"Sedation is NOT sleep. Propofol and benzodiazepines disrupt bra...

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In this mini episode, I discuss how to answer the common "what are your weaknesses?" interview question with confidence and without compromising credibility - all while coming off authentic and honest.

To check out my full nurse resume and interview course, click here: https://www.freshrn.com/hired

Prep for nursing job interview questions with this PDF download list: https://tinyurl.com/yyk94xxa

Get a free 3-pack of nurse resume te...

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On Dec 5, 2022, two LPNs in South Carolina were arrested after dressing changes were not performed on two vulnerable adults from Sept. 9-11, 2022 resulting in worsening of their health. In this video, I SBAR the situation, why it may have led to criminal charges, and go over important considerations for nurses. 

Shownotes are located here: https://www.freshrn.com/nurses-arrested-after-missing-dressing-changes/

Courses [free and pa...

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[MINI-EPISODE] When a patient gets admitted to the hospital, we ask routine questions to assess risk for self-harm. But... what should you say when they say yes? I asked my husband (professional counselor, worked in mental health for 10+ years) for some talking points!

My free ebook called 10 Mistakes Nursing Students Make (and how to avoid them): https://tinyurl.com/ewf3...

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January 12, 2023 41 mins

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 https://truelearn.com/nursing/ and use promo code FRESHRN for 20%.

To sign-up for Mission Accomplished: A Guide to Conquiring Your Final Year of Nursing S...

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December 21, 2022 50 mins

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 freshrn.com. To learn more about our non-Facebook online community for nurses, head to freshrn.com/vip

Shownotes are located here: https://www.freshrn.com/tiktok-nurses-fired/

Get weekly tips, encouragement, stories from the beds...

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December 8, 2022 37 mins

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 https://truelearn.com/ 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 mins

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 https://www.trueLearn.com and use promo code FRESHRN for 20%.

Shownotes are located here: https://www.freshrn.com/major-differences-between-er-nurses-an...

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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 Picmonic.com and use promo code FRESHRN for 20% off. 

Shownotes are located here: https://www.freshrn.com/4-reasons-why-nurses-are-mean-to-nursing-students/

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September 22, 2022 47 mins

In this episode, Maureen and I chat about her nursing story, and journey through nursing school. Maureen has experience in the ICU, PACU, and as a nurse educator. She is also the owner of straightanursingstudent.com.

Show notes are located here: https://www.freshrn.com/maureen-osuna-interview/

Get weekly tips, encouragement, stories from the bedside and more - just for nursing students and new nurses at: https://www.freshrn.com/

Co...

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September 8, 2022 37 mins

In this episode, Kati discusses her tips to optimize your study time specifically for nursing school courses.

We cover:

  • How to organize your study life
  • Tips to optimize your environment
  • How to outsmart your brain
  • Setting your physical body up for success

This episode is sponsored by TrueLearn. Head to TrueLearn.com and use promo code FRESHRN for 20% off.

Show notes are located here: https://www.freshrn.com/how-to-study-...

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September 7, 2022 16 mins

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 comprehensive course, Cardiac Confidence, is the ultimate resource to help you get quick win after quick win when working with cardiac patients. To learn more, click here: https://courses.freshrn.com/p/cardiac-confidence 

Show notes are located here: https...

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August 11, 2022 45 mins

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

Show notes are located here: https://www.freshrn.com/how-to-pass-nursing-school-exams

To learn more about Picmonic, visit: https://www.picmonic.com and use promo code FRESHRN for 20% off. Thank you to Picmonic for sponsoring this episode!

Get weekly tips, encouragement, stories from the bedside and more - just for nursing stu...

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July 18, 2022 12 mins

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

To connect with Kati on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/c/katikleber

Get weekly tips, encouragement, stories from the bedside and more - just for nursing students and new nurses at: https://www.freshrn.com/

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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 cu...

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