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Welcome to Life In Scrubs Podcast – a podcast hosted by nurses, for nurses! Our podcast is mainly geared toward nursing students and new graduate nurses, however, we hope all healthcare professionals can find our information helpful. Our goal is to inspire, educate, and empower future and current nurses as they navigate the world of nursing. Join us weekly as we share our insights and experiences, answer common nursing questions, and dive into all things related to life in scrubs!
 
Hi, I’m Sasha - your host of the Real Talk School of Nursing podcast. Have you been thinking about becoming a nurse or you’re in nursing school? Then you may have found the most correct place to be! This podcast speaks on what isn’t taught in the nursing program. We dive into all that is to come throughout your whole journey in pre reqs, nursing school, and new grad life. Come join us on Tuesday’s and let’s be real. There’s more to nursing school than just content. Write in to RealTalkNursin ...
 
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How do you start a podcast? Kristen and Maddi are back sharing how they went from googling that exact question to now being 7 months into sharing this podcast with you! From advice as you create the concept of your podcast, to what goes into running and marketing it, Kristen and Maddi are here to pass on what they’ve learned to make the process eas…
 
There are so many times where we feel a certain way and believe that we’re alone. Something in us decides not to talk about it for our own reasons. But, being able to talk about the feelings you have can lead to change and a path to overcoming. In today’s episode, Sasha talks about the overwhelming thoughts when deciding to take the leap into the n…
 
You are doing incredible things! Why is it so easy for us to be our own worst critics? In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi are talking all about Imposter Syndrome! That feeling of questioning ourselves as we take on a new role, a big leap, or get well-deserved recognition. It’s time you recognize the good you are doing in the world, and st…
 
There are SO MANY different areas you can work in within the field of nursing! Today’s guest is proof of that as she has worked in a handful of different units over the years. Our hosts Kristen and Maddi sat down with Tracie Cotton to talk about all things nurse aesthetics! Tracie is a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner and Aesthetics Nurse Practitioner. C…
 
I have come to realize that figuring out your optimal study method comes with trial and error. Everyone learns in a different way so it’s never “one size fits all”. In today’s episode, Sasha explains her study styles that have helped her through her whole nursing school journey. Try something new to see if it can help you too! Take a look on Facebo…
 
We’re kicking off Season 3 with a fun game of Would You Rather! As our hosts, Kristen and Maddi both share updates as we head into summer, including some changes as things are slowly changing in hospitals here in Arizona! For those of you that have been with us since Episode 1, to the ones that are listening to their first episode with us today, th…
 
Season two is in the books and we’re celebrating in true Life In Scrubs fashion! Our hosts Maddi and Kristen love answering your questions, so we’re wrapping up season 2 with a Live Q&A! There are so many things Kristen and Maddi wished they would have known as they were just getting started in their careers as nurses, and they’ve learned so much a…
 
Becoming a nurse is our goal, that’s why we're all here! Have you thought about what obstacles you will face along the way? In today’s episode, we will get into asking ourselves, “Am I okay with this?”. We will dip our toes into non traditional nursing careers, shadowing, and what to do to stand out to potential employers in a sea of new grads.…
 
What is your Change if Shift report routine? We know that as a new nurse Shift Report can feel intimidating! This episode is full of tips for your next Change of Shift Report from staying organized, to doing report at bedside so you can catch details or any changes you may not have otherwise. With every episode of Life in Scrubs we're excited to he…
 
You are constantly learning new things as a nurse! Whether in life or specifically in your specialty of nursing, the goal is to always be learning and growing! In this episode, we get to hear a few life updates from our hosts Kristen and Maddi, as well as 5 things each of them have learned recently. Tune in for mindset shifts, the always important …
 
It is a sad day in that we say our goodbyes to our good and faithful host, Michael Smith. He has helped carry so many through their nursing endeavors and was appreciated by all for being truthful, honest, and real about nursing school and all that surrounds it. His humor helped many pull through as they were getting worn down by the stress of schoo…
 
Are you interested in working in the ICU? In this episode, we get to hear from one of our hosts, Maddi, about what a shift looks like for her as a CVICU nurse! From tips for handoff to morning rounds and making sure everything is wrapped up by the end of her shift, Maddi walks us through how she typically runs through her day in the ICU! Whether yo…
 
Grab your scrubs and get ready to listen, because Life in Scrubs is back with a new episode! From personal pet peeves to learning how to collaborate with one another, today with our guest Dr. Maskin, we’re showing you how we can build and strengthen the relationships between doctors and nurses! How can we establish communications? What are the diff…
 
Is it too late for me to start a career in nursing? In this episode of Life In Scrubs we get to hear the first-ever solo episode from our host Kristen all about her background and what led her to become a nurse! Kristen having worked in Pharmacy for 15 years before going to nursing school share’s her experience feeling like one of the older nursing…
 
Who is going to be attending NurseCon? Being part of this amazing nursing community, there are so many different roles you can take as you enter the field of nursing! To chat about it all, we are so excited to welcome Blake, aka Nurse Blake on the podcast! Blake is a nurse, community builder, comedian, influencer, and creator of NurseCon! Tune in f…
 
What are the simple things that make the biggest difference for the best shift at work? In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi are sharing each of their top 5 items they can’t go a shift without, as well as advice for dealing with cliques and bullies at work. It’s all about taking control of what you can to make for a smooth shift! Tune in fo…
 
How do you handle tough conversations at work? In this episode, our hosts Maddi and Kristen are answering your questions about how to handle tough situations with doctors, other co-workers, patients, and their family members. Regardless of where you work in the field of nursing, the constant is you are going to be working with people! When doing pa…
 
We couldn’t be more excited to have our first guest on the podcast! Marissa of @sassyanesthesia sat down with us to share everything about CRNA school from what experience will move you in the right direction, to writing your resume and standing out to get into a CNRA program. Marissa shares her story, what has drawn her to anesthesia, and how she …
 
Attention Nurseprenuers: We’re talking about how we have turned Instagram into a side hustle! Regardless of what you are wanting to build community around, Nursing related or otherwise, Instagram is such a good way to reach people that will resonate with YOU. In this episode, we share how we started growing a following on Instagram and how that has…
 
We can’t believe we’re already kicking off SEASON 2!! As this podcast has gone from idea all the way to your earbuds so much has been happening at work and in our personal lives! In this episode, we’re talking about what we have coming next from new jobs and certifications to finally cashing in some PTO this summer after a long, hard summer with CO…
 
We’re answering YOUR questions!! In this special “bonus” episode we are so excited to be wrapping up our very first season of Life In Scrubs Podcast! As we cross this milestone it felt fitting to celebrate with you all by answering your questions! This has been such a fun passion project for us and at the end of the day we love connecting with this…
 
Congrats New Grad! As you are diving into this amazing career, allow our hosts Kristen and Maddi to be your virtual preceptors! In this episode, they share 10 things they wish they knew as they started their first nursing jobs! From ways to be efficient, to how to feel part of your new team on your unit, our hosts share what helped them get their b…
 
Being a nurse is knowing you will at some point or another deal with death. What we couldn’t have predicted is what it would be like working as a nurse in a pandemic that has taken so many lives. In this episode, Kristen and Maddi open up about what it has been like working on the front lines in the COVID units of their hospitals. Kristen shares he…
 
Stress and Anxiety are unavoidable. As a nurse, especially a new grad, you share a lot of responsibility as an integral part of your patient’s care team. The good news is, the fear and weight of that responsibility is evidence that you care, which shows what an incredible nurse you are! The even better news is, this feeling of anxiety will alleviat…
 
We’re back for another episode of Life In Scrubs! Our hosts Kristen and Maddi are talking all about interviewing for your nursing job! Per usual here on the podcast Kristen and Maddi share their different experiences from having to interview via ZOOM during the pandemic, to what impressed them when interviewing potential candidates to join their ow…
 
In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi are sharing their best tips for getting the most out of your preceptorship! You’re starting your new job as a nurse and it’s time to dive in and learn the ropes working as a team with your preceptor(s)! Kristen and Maddi share the experiences they had with their preceptors, and well as Maddi’s experience…
 
In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi are giving their best tips to survive a 12-hour shift! From what to wear, to teamwork they get down to the details of what supports them through these long and tiring shifts. With Kristen being a night shift new nurse, and Maddi being a day shift more seasoned nurse, this episode is full of tips from bot…
 
In the field of nursing, there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to the best nursing job for you! There are so many pros and cons to consider, and so many specialty areas you can dive into! In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi talk about their own experiences choosing the right nursing job for them and questions you shou…
 
#92 - New Grad Nurse Brandy - Foresight and Sacrifice - S5E1 Today, we speak with an INCREDIBLE New Grad who has an amazing story of foresight and sacrifice. I can’t wait to share this incredible story with you, and I hope that it inspires some of you who are wondering if you can do it. Brandy is a mother who made an incredible sacrifice to ensure …
 
We’re back with another episode of Life In Scrubs, and our hosts Kristen and Maddi are talking about the Pro’s and Con’s of Day vs Night Shift! Since both of these nurses happen to work different shifts, they each give their perspective of what they like about their shifts and things to consider when choosing which shift may be best for you! Kriste…
 
Congratulations, you finished nursing school! Now what? In this episode, our hosts Kristen and Maddi talk about what it was like for them as they graduated nursing school and took the next steps to become a real nurse! All of the work in nursing school has led to this moment, taking your NCLEX exam! From knowing yourself and how you study best, to …
 
Welcome to Life In Scrubs Podcast – a podcast hosted by nurses, for nurses! Our podcast is mainly geared toward nursing students and new graduate nurses, however, we hope all healthcare professionals can find our information helpful. Our goal is to inspire, educate, and empower future and current nurses as they navigate the world of nursing. Join u…
 
#91 - Nurse Allie (Gravel_Walknurse) - Hospice Nursing - S4E19 Today, we are going to talk to Nurse Allie. You’ll find her page on Instagram at Gravel_Walknurse and look up and subscribe to her YouTube channel by searching for Nurse Allie. She is a hospice nurse, and I wanted to bring her on because I think she has a great attitude, and works in an…
 
#90 - A Teacher's Perspective (Part 2): Surviving the Online Environment Surviving the online learning environment, the delay between episodes, practical Study Management tips, translations into nursing school, and who the REAL customer of teachers are. Season 5 debuts next month! Lots of powerful interviews and fun guests!! Stay Tuned!…
 
Today, we are going to talk to Steve, an extraordinary history and economic teacher friend of mine. He has two masters degrees: History and Social Studies Teacher Education. Prior to even the pandemic, he taught both in-person, and online hybrid classes, and was also on the Khan Academy staff as a content creator and teacher, and has taught courses…
 
Today, we are going to talk about being a parent and being in school while your kids are at home while in school. We are going to talk about 7 Characteristics of Highly Successful Nursing Students and Nurses And we are going to talk about delayed gratification and the benefits of a regimented schedule while studying for the NCLEX. The Real Talk Sch…
 
Andrew Heaton, host of political satire podcast, The Political Orphanage and Sci-Fi deep dive podcast Alienating the Audience joins to talk about using humor in stressful situations, and we end up talking a lot about seeing situations and interpretations of events from another perspective. The Real Talk School of Nursing podcast is available on iTu…
 
#84 - S4E11 - Fire Department Chronicles 1. We all need to laugh. 2. Pre-Hospital Challenges 3. Universality of Medical Humor 4. Medic School and Nursing School 5. Struggle Music, Bumpers and Stingers used with permission of DSP and BKD Productions, or sourced Copyright Free music from YouTube: Our Affiliates, Partners, and Friends: Andrew Heaton a…
 
#83 - S4E11 - On the Far Side of Struggle - The Real Talk School of Nursing Podcast Prereqs Online Learning Forgiveness of School Debt Nursing School New Nurse, in this environment? New Grad / NCLEX Prep: Just Like the Flu? The E-conomy Corona Corner The Real Talk School of Nursing podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Libsyn we…
 
#82 - S4E10 - COVID-19 & Refreshments and Narcotics RN - The Real Talk School of Nursing Podcast Intro to NEW COHOST!! COVID: influencing decisions? Prereqs Staying Focused, Online Nursing School Waiving the NCLEX The End of State-centric Licenses? New Grad / NCLEX Prep: ROUND 1 YETI GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED! The Real Talk School of Nursing podcas…
 
Episode #81 - S4E9 - The Most Unlikely Nurse, Part II - The Real Talk School of Nursing Podcast Prereqs: High School Multitude of Colleges “Less than stellar grades” is an understatement Getting kicked out of college, the third time Finding yourself, what changed Support Work Experience Impact on Nursing and Nursing School Nursing School Small Hosp…
 
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