*Revised and Updated 2019*
Welcome! This eBook is a comprehensive guide to the foundation of working as a Registered Nurse.
I wish I had a guide like this when I graduated nursing school! Nursing school prepped me for the hospital but it did not prepare me for the details of being on my own. I struggled with time management, giving effective report, really interpreting EKGs, prioritizing tasks during a code blue, etc.
I needed a lot of direction and I have developed the following tools after a decade of bedside nursing. I want to share my tools with you all in the form of a short eBook.
Who Am I? I’m a Nurse!
I would love to introduce myself. My name is Meg and I’ve been a nurse for 10 years with a BSN in Nursing from Florida International University. I have worked all over healthcare, from rehabs to Emergency rooms, Telemetry floors to Cardiovascular Step-down units. I’ve seen it all. Healthcare is a wonderfully exhausting and rewarding field, I absolutely love being a nurse and teaching other nurses how to be the best they can be.
I promise, you will find this helpful if you’ve been a nurse for a while and SUPER helpful if you are just starting out.
I have a deep passion for new graduate nurses. I think you are the future of nursing and the precious angels who will care for all of us “old worn out nurses” one day. Please hang in there!
So many nurses leave the profession within the first 5 years. I personally believe this number is high because nurses don’t get the encouragement and foundation that they need within the first year. I want to give you a foundation to become an efficient proficient nurse.
What does the Nurse eBook include?
This eBook is a comprehensive guide to working as a Registered Nurse. It is perfect if you are a new nurse or just want to excel in the basics. I am not a huge fan of nursing schools, they can be discouraging and DO NOT properly prepare you for shifts on your own! That is why I write this eBook on the foundations to master as an RN.
Table of Contents
About the Author………………………….……..3
New Hire Tips………………………..……..…7-8
Morning Head to Toe Assessment………9-10
Giving Great Report………………………..11-13
Organizing your 12hr Shift…………..…..14-15
Common Medical Abbreviations…….….…16
Most Common Labs & Tests………………..17
How to Feel Confident in a Code……….18-19
10 Tasks to Initiate in a Code……………20-21
How to Talk to Doctors………………..…22-23
Quick EKG Interpretation……………..…24-25
If you buy this book, you will receive step by step instruction on how to give great report, as well as how to organize your patients information. There are print outs and guides to help you LITERALLY every step of the way.
I also talk about how to talk to doctors on the phone and in person so you can be confident and “get the orders you want”! It includes a script of what to say that won’t frustrate doctors or waste any of your time.
I also touch on codes, code blues or rapid responses. I help you stay calm by giving you EXACTLY what to do step by step. After reading my guide and printing it out – you will always be confident stepping into a code or running a code if it’s your patient circling the drain.
I also include the easiest and most simple guide to reading EKGs. I don’t know why everyone is so scared of these! Get the mental block out of the way and see how I explain it SO simply. You will see how EKGs can be made simple.
All this and more inside this eBook. It’s a wealth of knowledge that I know you will carry with you for the first few years of your nursing career. I do recommend it for the first 1-5+ years of Registered Nursing. The print outs that I provide are the print outs that I use everyday as a cardiac floor nurse! Download it Now!
More Nursing Resources
Don’t forget to check out my other articles that will be helpful to you! How to Pass the NCLEX eBook! Or the Nursing Report Sheet Download. How to Successfully Manage Nightshift. I have tons of Nursing related content – so go take a look around my site!
These are real customers & nurses who have bought this eBook and emailed me honest feedback:
“Thank you so much meg! Your resource book is amazing! It’s simple (which I appreciate) yet filled with a lot wisdom and helpful tips. Thanks again for your support and encouragement.” – Elizabeth B.
“Thank you so much for what you do! You do not understand how much this is appreciated. I have never been more stressed out in my life. I’m so glad I bought this eBook! Makes me feel better about this career path. Thanks again!” – Stephanie P.
“I just am trying to figure out the most efficient and organized way to take on 3-5 patients at a time. I like to use paper because I can cross it off when i’m done. All your tips have been so great! ” – Haliegh S. “So glad you are out there to empower and support!” – Laura P.
“Thank you so much! I appreciate your book & printouts. Definitely been my support system. ” – Shaunda R.