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In this episode, we are reviewing the key things you need to know about anorexia nervosa. If you struggle with an eating disorder, and hearing about this topic triggers you, please proceed with caution, or avoid altogether. Your mental health is more... Details
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7 days ago
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Students ask all the time about tips for being successful in nursing school. And while you can view a wide variety of articles on the Straight A Nursing Student website or here on the podcast, I wanted to cover my top 10 tips for new students all in ... Details
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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that is transmitted by respiratory droplets. It is highly transmissible and can be quite severe, especially when young children or neonates are affected. In this episode, you’ll get ... Details
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21 days ago
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Amiodarone is a common medication you’ll see used both acutely in the clinical setting and chronically for outpatient therapy. In this episode we are going through amiodarone using the Straight A Nursing DRRUGS framework. 5-Day Challenge: Join me ... Details
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In my free guide, The 20 Secrets of Successful Nursing Students, one of the secrets is about maximizing your learning style. And while it’s useful to know your preferred learning style (or styles), you should probably be aware you’re going to be usin... Details
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Even though angioedema can be really scary (for you and the patient), with a little knowledge ahead of time, you can recognize it early and know what to do for your patient. In this episode, I’m talking you through angioedema assessments and interven... Details
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12/28/2021
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One of the most common and important imbalances you will learn in nursing school is related to blood glucose levels. In this episode, you’ll learn about hypoglycemia using the Straight A Nursing Latte Method. Get this episode in blog format. All t... Details
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12/27/2021
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So many students are dreaming of becoming a nurse, but are also burdened with the extra load of managing a chronic illness. Is it possible to do both? In this special bonus episode, I’m talking with Christina Brown, an amazing student who is thriv... Details
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12/23/2021
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In this episode, I’m breaking down the key things you need to know about endocarditis for clinical, nursing school exams, and the NCLEX. Endocarditis is inflammation of the endocardium, which is the innermost layer of the heart and also includes t... Details
21:50
12/21/2021
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As we continue our series of the secrets of successful nursing students, we’re diving in to secret #6 and #7. These two secrets are about: maximizing study groups (so they don’t become social hour or wasted time) the number ONE personality tra... Details
37:01
12/16/2021
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Necrotizing fasciitis is easily one of the most terrifying and devastating conditions I’ve ever encountered in my 10+ years as a nurse. In this episode, we go through necrotizing fasciitis using the Straight A Nursing LATTE method. Download the LA... Details
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12/14/2021
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To continue our series of the secrets of successful nursing students, Secret #5 is that successful students do not do all the reading for nursing school. But before you toss those textbooks, take a listen to see how you will use your books strategica... Details
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12/09/2021
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Gabapentin is one of the top 100 drugs prescribed in the US, so there’s a very good chance it will show up on NCLEX or your nursing school exams. In this episode, we go through the key things you need to know about this medication using the Straight ... Details
22:51
12/07/2021
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To continue the series of articles revealing the twenty secrets of successful nursing students, we’re tackling two secrets in this episode. Secret #3 is another tip about time management and Secret #4 will help you maximize your study time. Review... Details
26:30
12/02/2021
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In this episode, I’ll take you through my eight favorite online tools for nursing students that help set you up for success. Get Google Drive with a free Google account: Google Drive. Say goodbye to password frustrations with LastPass. Take your... Details
28:48
11/30/2021
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In this episode, we’re talking all about safe administration of IV medications. For more tips on safe medication administration, check out my free download Bulletproof Medication Administration resource sheet. Crucial Concepts Bootcamp is the onl... Details
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11/27/2021
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If you’re like most nursing students, you’re a high-achieving individual with big goals and a dedication to doing your absolute best. Chances are, you were a star student in your prereqs, but in nursing school, you’re surrounded by other star student... Details
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11/25/2021
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To continue our series on the secrets of successful nursing students, in this episode we talk through secret #2 of successful nursing students. Hint...it’s all about time management! Read the show notes here. Get the planner made specifically for... Details
28:48
11/18/2021
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In this episode, we talk through the pathophysiology of burn injury and the basics of caring for these highly complex patients. See what warrants a burn center referral on the AmeriBurn website. Review the concept of third spacing in episode 113 ... Details
43:39
11/11/2021
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If you’re applying to nursing school (or even thinking about it), your head may be swimming with all the information out there about entrance exams and application requirements. Never fear, my friend, I’m here to clear up some of the confusion around... Details
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