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Nursing Podcast by (NRSNG) (NCLEX® Prep for Nurses and Nursing Students)

Feb 27, 2024

Does insulin save lives, or does it take lives?

Bodies that don’t produce enough insulin shut down, but if too much insulin is in the system it can be just as disastrous.

As nurses, we are often tasked with administering insulin to our patients. When done incorrectly it can be life-threatening. 

For years I was a...

Feb 20, 2024

I almost killed my patient.

In the days after my scary event I spent hours and hours thinking through what I had done.  

I knew my ABCs, I had prioritized everything I was supposed to, how could things have gone so horribly wrong…  

See our full lesson on Prioritization at  

And I realized that I had...

Feb 15, 2024

Them: "How can we help?"

Me: "I don't know . . ."

This is a conversation I've had countless times over the last year.  If only I had some sort of ailment that could be SEEN and FIXED . . . why can't it be a broken arm?  A simple cast would "fix" the problem in just a matter of weeks. 

With mental health, you read the...

Feb 13, 2024

My first job out of nursing school was in the Neuro ICU at a very large hospital in downtown Dallas.  


In this particular hospital, new ICU nurses complete a 13 week internship partnered with an experienced nurse (called a preceptor).  My preceptors name was Vanessa, she was the typical ICU nurse type - a hardcore,...

Feb 6, 2024

Just 4 words saved her life . . . 


“You CAN do this”


In 2018 as a nursing student, Heather found herself in a very dark and lonely place.  But those 4 words brought her out of that darkness and gave her hope. 


I was there with Heather when a nursing student asked her, “Will I make it through this?”