September 23, 2019
Did you know that 87,000+ nursing students FAILED the NCLEX last year alone?!?!? We’ve got to change that . . . one way to decrease that number is to develop some strategies for nursing tests. Download Our Test Taking Cheatsheet … Continued
September 18, 2019
There’s so much information to collect during a head to toe assessment how do you make sure to get it all while also not taking 45 minutes to an hour to complete? The head to toe assessment is an important … Continued
September 16, 2019
My first day of nursing school, I walked into a room full of my soon-to-be nursing cohort and was scared stiff. Our professors stood up and told us how we needed to devote all of our time to nursing school … Continued
July 24, 2019
5 Things You Need To Know About the NCLEX® You’ve just spent thousands and potentially 10’s of thousands of dollars on your nursing school, sacrificed a ton of time and worked harder than ever to get through nursing school but … Continued
July 18, 2019
So much of being a great nurse is focused on knowing the nursing process and always following it. What is the nursing process? The nursing process is best remember by the use of the acronym ADPIE ADPIE stands for: Assess … Continued
July 11, 2019
Seriously, you CAN DO IT. Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard to actually follow through on your New Year’s Resolutions? Typically it’s because we lose motivation and focus because it’s too much of a long term goal. Listen … Continued
July 3, 2019
What is critical thinking? Chances are you’ve heard about critical thinking over and over from your nursing instructors, read about it in text books and seen it on tests. Has anyone actually shown you how to use critical thinking in … Continued
June 27, 2019
Today we have Nicole Weaver our Director of Curriculum breaking down IV Solutions and more specifically the difference between Hypotonic Solutions and Hypertonic Solutions. This is sometimes a difficult topic to grasp and even practicing nurses struggle with this concept. … Continued
June 20, 2019
I’m going to break down all twelve cranial nerves in relation to something we all understand, ordering coffee at Starbucks! I. When you first walk in and smell the coffee aroma you’re using the Olfactory nerve. II. You walk inside … Continued
June 17, 2019
Set a goal so big that you can’t achieve it until you become the person who can. What’s up guys? Jon Haws, RN, founder of interest and g, and that is one of my favorite new quotes. There’s a mountain … Continued
June 13, 2019
Some hate it, some love it and others have no clue what it is. I interview our director of curriculum here at NRSNG Nicole who is a huge fan of concept based nursing so long as it’s taught properly. The … Continued
June 6, 2019
Nursing school is tough and I tirelessly poured over all of my textbooks and notes thinking that if I could just memorize EVERYTHING I would do great! And you know what? I did! My first two semesters I received straight … Continued
May 30, 2019
Everyone in nursing school understands the gravity of the NCLEX. Nursing school is hard enough and then at the end of it you have to pass the NCLEX. It is the ONE test above all other tests that will determine … Continued
May 23, 2019
With so many nursing schools available these days it’s no wonder that picking the RIGHT one can feel nearly impossible. Don’t get overwhelmed choosing a nursing school. In this podcast episode I break down some of the key indicators of … Continued
May 16, 2019
Back in 2018 I was invited to speak at an event in Ventura California. Little did I know but I was flying into a literal disaster zone and shortly after leaving the airport began to understand the destruction that California … Continued
May 9, 2019
Nursing assessments are a vital part of learning how to be a great nurse. It’s a skill that can be very difficult to learn because as you learn all these different assessments you realize that as you start to put … Continued
May 9, 2019
I got a text from my sister, who was in the hospital for induction, at 1:30am that rocked my world. She text me and told me that her nurse – the nurse who will be receiving my new nephew into … Continued
May 2, 2019
In my career as an ICU nurse it didn’t take long for me to experience nursing burnout. It can be called many things other than nursing burnout but despite what it’s called it is a real thing that many new … Continued
April 25, 2019
It’s no secret that nursing school is tough! We have talked about it more than a few times here on NRSNG but we’re always here for you. Jon Haws (Founder of NRSNG) and Chance Reaves (one of our nurse educators) … Continued
April 18, 2019
Duke University defines a flipped classroom as   “…rather than lecturing to students in class and then testing them, the instructor gives them the same information by way of online lecture or readings or some combination, prior to class time. … Continued
April 12, 2019
The Core Content Mastery Method™ is our evidence based pedagogy at the heart of our mission to end the nursing shortage. The nursing profession is facing an alarming future due to a significant labor shortage. The demand for nurses is expected to grow … Continued
April 12, 2019
Let’s face it nursing school is difficult and time consuming on it’s own already but this note taking strategy can really help that information stick for a life time. I still remember things from nursing school that I took notes … Continued
April 12, 2019
Today’s question comes from a nursing student who says she went from being an A+ Student to barely passing. . . here are my tips for getting her grades back up.  Check out our nursing practice questions! Hey guys, Jon … Continued
February 11, 2019
PODCAST TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody. This is Jon with Today I just want to talk about a couple of the different methods of oxygen delivery systems that we have available for our patients.   There will be a chart available … Continued
February 4, 2019
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January 28, 2019
Do you ever get the feeling that you are drowning in nursing school? Like there is too much to do, not enough time? So did I . . . Prior to attending nursing school I had a degree in Business … Continued
January 21, 2019
I’ve asked 40,000 nursing students what their biggest struggle is in nursing school. Can you guess the most common answer? NURSING PHARMACOLOGY Look . . . I was no exception to this while in nursing school. In fact, Nursing Pharm was … Continued
January 14, 2019
I’m pumped to share the brand new NRSNG Podcast app with y’all.  I call it the NRSNG Radio app . . . we’ve taken all of our podcasts and put them into an easy to use app so you can … Continued
November 19, 2018
Over the last month or so I’ve been traveling around the country speaking at various conferences, schools, and nursing gatherings.  On November 15th, we stopped in Chicago to meetup with aspiring nurses. While here, I met up with Jennifer Larson … Continued
October 16, 2018
Learning how to study for nursing school is one of the most critical skills you can learn as a student. Making and keeping study schedules will be one of the best skills you will learn. In this episode, I share … Continued
October 8, 2018
Here’s a little secret .  .  . every nurse feels a bit nervous, scared, and terrified from time to time.   That’s okay. But what I want to share with you today is how to gain confidence on the clinical … Continued
October 1, 2018
I recently had the opportunity to visit the Kentucky Student Nurse Association annual conference.  I always enjoy meeting student nurses and hearing their stories and sharing mine . . . that pumps me up! Mercedes, RN is one of the … Continued
July 30, 2018
Speaker 1: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. Providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. Here’s your host, Jon Haws. Jon Haws: What’s up, guys? Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. I’m Jon Haws, RN. … Continued
July 16, 2018
Nichole Weaver: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast, providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. And here’s your host, John Haws. John Haws: What’s up, guys? John Haws here with … Nichole Weaver: Nichole … Continued
July 9, 2018
Audio: Welcome to the NRSNG podcast, providing those who care for the world with the tools and confidence they need. And here’s your host, Jon Haws. Jon Haws: What’s up guys? Welcome to the NRSNG podcast. I’m here with Nicole- … Continued
July 2, 2018
What’s going on? John Haws here, RN, founder of NRSNG. And today I’m incredibly excited because today, if you go to or, either one, your choice. Depends on how you wanna do it. Or if you just Google … Continued
June 25, 2018
Next week on July first 2018 the new NRSNG Academy is going live. What does this mean? If you’re a current NRSNG Academy member you’re going to be automatically grandfathered in. No changes for you whatsoever. No changes to payment, … Continued
June 18, 2018
I want to tell you guys a short story today, and I don’t want to sound too cliché, and I don’t want to sound like I’m [minimalizing 00:00:10] anything, but I do want to share with you guys a little … Continued
May 28, 2018
On July 1, 2018, we are launching the NRSNG Academy 2.0. Now, I call it 2.0 because it’s really the second time we’re launching it, but really, this is like version 4 billion point O because the update and the … Continued
May 21, 2018
Ever since I can remember, I always wanted a Jeep Wrangler. For some reason, that was always the car that I wanted to drive. I felt like maybe it embodied some of what I feel about life, this free spirit … Continued
May 14, 2018
About two weeks ago I took my son Taz to chess class. He was attending chess class every couple nights. I took him to chess class, and as we were sitting there waiting for the class to start, this was … Continued
May 7, 2018
I am so excited to introduce the new Director of Content at NRSNG: Nichole Weaver MSN, RN, CCRN.   I wanted to bring Nichole on to introduce herself and say “HI” as well as discuss how you can believe in … Continued
April 13, 2018
Hey guys . . . Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve been on here.  I just wanted to record a short episode to share a personal experience I had this week.
February 12, 2018
We all have unique journeys into nursing.  Today I am excited to introduce you to Nurse Mo of as she shares her journey and experiences in the field of nursing.
February 5, 2018
Perfection is an impossible goal as a nurse.  You will make mistakes, you will fall down, you will fail . . . The important thing is learning to get back up after the failure hits.  Today, I am talking with … Continued
December 18, 2017
One of my favorite quotes is: Lions don’t concern themselves with the opinion of sheep. We want you to be a LION.  Be humble, work your hardest, do everything that you can . . . and then . . . … Continued
December 13, 2017
It is always important to respond appropriately in the face of a mistake.  If you handle it appropriately you can minimize problems and learn from your mistake.  Learn from an experienced nurse how to handle a med error.
December 5, 2017
When a situation becomes urgent you won’t have a lot of time to try to think through and process things.  We will help you know how to get through those urgent situations and give medications safely even when rushed.
November 28, 2017
Medication math requires great attention to detail, and the math can be challenging.  Pharmacology is already very difficult to master with interesting medication names and lists of side effects and contraindications.  But, we are here to help with some tips … Continued
November 24, 2017
All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle with getting tunnel vision and lose site of all the good in my life.  When … Continued
November 23, 2017
All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle with getting tunnel vision and lose site of all the good in my life.  When … Continued
November 22, 2017
All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle with getting tunnel vision and lose site of all the good in my life.  When … Continued
November 21, 2017
All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle with getting tunnel vision and lose site of all the good in my life.  When … Continued
November 20, 2017
All this week I thought it would be fun to share one thing I am thankful for in my nursing career.  Sometimes, I can struggle with getting tunnel vision and lose site of all the good in my life.  When … Continued
November 16, 2017
Mastering Pharmacology is one of the most complicated, overlooked, yet ESSENTIAL components of being a well-rounded, safe nurse. One of our primary foci at NRSNG is teaching Pharmacology.  While many nursing programs around the country are cutting Nursing Pharmacology from … Continued
October 16, 2017
Are you focusing too much on the “trees” that you are unable to see the “forest”?  Problems will undoubtedly arise on your journey to RN.  While it can be hard, you need to find a way to step back and … Continued
October 2, 2017
I want to share 4 truths about nursing school that no one else is going to tell you, because they suck.  But I want you to succeed.  I want you to reach the goal of RN . . . so … Continued
September 18, 2017
Let’s face it: Dopamine and Dobutamine can be a bit confusing!  This podcast covers these two medications and helps to dispel the confusion around these two meds.  One is an inotrope while the other is an alpha agonist.  So if … Continued
September 4, 2017
When a natural disaster strikes, patients don’t magically stop being sick.  I am honored to share the story of Erika RN BSN, who stayed in the hospital 108 hours during Hurricane Harvey providing care for her patients. I am honored … Continued
August 29, 2017
It’s in our nature as nurses to want to help during time of disaster.  When asked, “Why do you want to be a nurse?”, most of us would respond with, “To help people.” In some ways, disaster is our call … Continued
August 22, 2017
How can I put this lightly?  The sooner you come to love nursing care plans, the easier your career as a nurse will be. The relationship that most nurses have with care plans goes something like this: What the hell … Continued
August 7, 2017
I talked to 5 current and previous nursing students and asked them what advice would they give to new nursing students . . . Here’s what they said. Listen to the episode here: 6 Tips to Succeed in Nursing School … Continued
July 31, 2017
Are you a bedside nurse looking for a nursing job outside of the hospital, or maybe a new nurse that wants to look into all your options in the nursing field? Maybe you want to stay within the hospital and … Continued
July 24, 2017
The big day is almost here.  One. More. Week. So, how should you go about these last 7 days before taking the NCLEX?  Take the week off?  Cram?  Cancel all plans and become a practice question taking machine? If you’ve … Continued
July 10, 2017
The SATA question is a struggle for a lot of nursing students.  You may have had very little or no exposure to them prior to nursing school.  It requires a thorough knowledge of the question being asked.  We can help … Continued
July 3, 2017
Want to know how to deal with test anxiety in nursing school?  We can help you get past the stress and help you feel confident in your test taking abilities!  Listen in with Kati Kleber for dealing with that anxiety. … Continued
June 29, 2017
Just wanted to let you know about a really cool resource that we just came out with to make quickly referencing just about any piece of nursing information MUCH easier. It’s called ScrubCheats, and it’s an iPhone app that packs … Continued
June 19, 2017
With all the demands and knowledge required for nursing it can be overwhelming to master all those skills!  Great time management will be required for you to become the best nurse you can be.  Our communication and time management tips … Continued
June 12, 2017
Delegation is critical to being excellent with time management.  In this podcast we discuss how to know when and how to delegate.  We have created a little mini series in the NRSNG podcast covering time management for nurses that I … Continued
June 5, 2017
Nursing school requires an intense amount of work.  To maintain the level of organization needed to stay on top of things you will need some planning.  Here are some great time management tips that will help you stay on top … Continued
May 30, 2017
Do you have questions about NRSNG Academy?  Wondering if it is right for you?  Want to read some honest reviews from NRSNG Academy members? Great! In this episode I invited two members to share their unique experiences and review for … Continued
May 29, 2017
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 you can get yourself organized from the start you will be able to get the … Continued
May 26, 2017
Can I be honest? I had an amazing experience last month.   It was one of those moments when you are filled with thousands of emotions ranging from happiness to sadness all at the same time.  Have you ever felt … Continued
May 22, 2017
Do you need a little bit of help with time management and organization during nursing school?  This podcast episode will help.  We will be releasing a series of episodes regarding time management in the coming weeks.
May 8, 2017
Learning how to answer SATA (select all that apply) questions is one of the most crucial skills to nursing school success. Nursing students ask us all the time for tips and strategies on how to successfully prepare for and answer … Continued
May 1, 2017
Can You Top These Nurses Week Gifts…. We asked some of our nursing friends on Reddit for examples of the absolute worst nurses week gifts they ever received (we got over 120 responses. . . all terrible).  The results shocked … Continued
April 24, 2017
NRSNG started innocent enough in 2014 . . . with a desire to share a message that nursing education has to change. I wanted to share a message of intellectual humility and the need to create an environment of inclusion … Continued
March 29, 2017
Nursing Education Needs to Change! There is a major flaw with humans . . . we are wholly susceptible to cognitive biases. What are cognitive biases? Tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard … Continued
March 17, 2017
Let’s talk about antihypertensives . . . these are meds that you are going to be giving a LOT of, so it’s important to be familiar with them. Resources Mentioned: Friday Freebies MedMaster Course
March 10, 2017
In this episode, I share a little bit about Increased ICP (intracranial pressure).  The Friday Freebie for today is a 17 page PDF outline of the most important Neurological NCLEX points you need to know. Resources Mentioned: Friday Freebies NRSNG … Continued
March 6, 2017
Did you know Nursing is considered one of the most difficult undergraduate degrees (up there with Engineering and Physics)?   Add to this the stress of communicating with faculty and professors, it can seem unbearable.  In today’s episode, I share with … Continued
February 27, 2017
I want to share with you four significant moments in my nursing career.  These are moments that were “pivotal” to my career, yet I felt unworthy of the success and accomplishment. My goal with this isn’t to provide myself … Continued
February 24, 2017
Today we cover EKG Interpretation for nurses.  We’ve got a 4 page chart that helps going out in the Friday Freebies today. If you aren’t aware, we email out a brand new cheatsheet, reference sheet, clinical tool, what-ever-you-wanna-call-it, every single … Continued
February 17, 2017
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, every single Friday.  To take advantage of this series it will help if you are … Continued
February 6, 2017
Nothing sends pure fear down the spine of a nursing student quit like NCLEX priority questions . . . you know what I’m talking about: Which patient would you see first? What is the nurses first priority? What is the … Continued
February 3, 2017
Today we talk Musculoskeletal System . . . yea! If you aren’t aware, we email out a brand new cheatsheet, reference sheet, clinical tool, what-ever-you-wanna-call-it, every single Friday.  To take advantage of this series it will help if you are … Continued
January 30, 2017
psssst . . . I’ve got a little secret: You’re not the only one struggling through nursing school. We get hundreds of emails everyday from nursing students around the world who are struggling with one thing or another in … Continued
January 27, 2017
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 email out a brand new cheatsheet, reference sheet, clinical tool, what-ever-you-wanna-call-it, every single Friday.  To … Continued
January 23, 2017
Let’s play a game.
January 16, 2017
Click here to save this to Pinterest to refer back to later:   Caveat: some people (nurses) might not agree AT ALL with what I say here . . . oh well!  I want to share how it really … Continued
January 9, 2017
One question I remember Googling all the time while I was in nursing school was: “what nurses make the most money? ” . . . or “how much do nurses make?” I never went into nursing FOR the money, … Continued
January 6, 2017
Soooo . . . . starting next Friday we will be introducing the Friday Freebie Series of the NRSNG Podcast.   In this series, I will be providing an overview, outline, etc, of the FridayFreebie that was mailed out that … Continued
January 2, 2017
Wow . . . what a fun show today.  I was honored to sit down with Ben and Greg from the Real Talk Nursing Podcast. We found through this discussion that we had a lot in common regarding our views … Continued
December 7, 2016
I will admit it. I started every semester with the best intentions: super organized, everything labeled, and calendar ready to be filled out with all my appointments. Week one would involve mass amounts of anxiety due to getting explanation of … Continued
December 6, 2016
While there is a lot of information to know for nursing clinicals, there are a few basic tasks to master to look like a rock star… let’s discuss… 1. How to apply a 5-lead ECG Many hospitalized patients will be … Continued
October 31, 2016
It is no question that nursing school can be a little nerve racking. But what can be most unnerving part about it is going into the clinical environment. Nursing clinicals are scary at first, but it gets easier and easier … Continued
October 24, 2016
Positive troponins (NRSNG=0.035… check your institutions ranges) What is a troponin? Troponins are proteins that initiate contraction of muscle fibers. Troponin I is specific to heart muscle. Get an EKG Do we need a third? Use your judgement. Is there … Continued
October 10, 2016
We are back with another in our series of episodes about critical thinking in nursing and how it applies to nursing care plans. In today’s episode Kati tells of two real life examples of using critical thinking on the nursing … Continued
October 3, 2016
Why all the fuss about critical thinking?  How does critical thinking actually work on the floor? This episodes uses real life examples to show you how critical thinking works on the floor and how it kicks in with nursing care … Continued
September 19, 2016
Ahhhh.. chicken and waffles. They don’t sound like they should go together, but they do. They so do.   Apart they are delicious, but together.. they just make sense.     It’s the same with critical thinking and care plans. … Continued
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