HOUSEPLANTS, HOSPITALS & a HAIRCUT | Family Nurse Practitioner

In this weeks vlog we work on welcoming some new house plant babies into our life! We also tackle some organization of outgrown baby clothes, and I talk about a new challenge I’m having at work as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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HOW I BUDGET AS A NURSE

Today I’m sharing with you a very personal look at how I manage my income and how I set up my savings! Hope this helps in any way possible!

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OPERATING ROOM NURSE ORIENTATION UPDATE | THE GOOD, BAD & ANSWERING OR NURSE FAQ

In today’s video I discuss the past six months of orientation as a circulating nurse working in the operating room. I’ve officially been in the OR for 6 months and I share the good things, the bad things, my overall experience, whether or not I recommend new grads to start in the operating room and whether or not you have to have a specific personality to work in the OR. All of these will be answered in this video! I also share whether or not I like working in the operating room as a nurse and compare it to working as a med surg nurse.

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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF AN OPERATING ROOM NURSE | On Call & Orientation Update

I am a full-time operating room nurse and also a working mom! In this video, I share a week in my life as an OR nurse and share what it’s like to be on call and go to work in the middle of the night!

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NIGHT SHIFT NURSE ROUTINE | A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NURSE!

Here is my night shift routine working as a nurse in the hospital. This is a day in the life vlog where I work three 12.5 hour shifts as a PICU RN in Australia. Some people love night shift, other nurses find them REALLY hard. This is a realistic look at the highs and lows, tired’s and awake’s, Haha, you feel staying up on shift ALL night to look after people. I LOVE my job as an ICU nurse, night shift is not my favorite, but it is part of my job and an important change of pace and skill required between day and night.

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5 Things YOU Must Know Before Being a Nurse Practitioner in 2020

Being a nurse practitioner is an amazing career, but sometimes it has its negative side that people need to know before making the plunge in becoming an NP. In this video, i go over 5 things that people should know prior to being a nurse practitioner in 2020.

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Why ER Nurses Make the BEST Psych Nurse Practitioners

Being a ER RN has been the best experience ive ever had in my years of nursing for so many reasons and I feel that the experience I got In the ER set me up to be successful as a Psych NP. There are many careers out there that will prepare you for your role as a Psych NP, but I truly feel that getting ER experience has great benefits. In this video, I go over my top 5 reasons why ER Nurses can make great Psych NPs.

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WHY I BECAME A FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

In today’s video I’ll explain why I chose to become a Family Nurse Practitioner versus a pediatric nurse practitioner, agnp, agacnp, women’s health nurse practitioner, etc. I’d love to hear how you found your career as well!

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What it’s REALLY like working 4 nights in a row as a nurse

Today I’m sharing with you what it really looks like when I work a few nights in a row, in all it’s glory!

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YOUR FIRST CODE BLUE | What to Do & Expect | Nursing Tips

In this video I’ll go over what to do in your first code blue as a nurse, nursing student, CNA, etc. I’ll review tasks you can do if you are comfortable being in involved in the code blue, as well as some things you can do to help that don’t involve being in the middle of the action. Code Blue’s are incredibly intimidating at first and hopefully this helps you feel a but more confident going into your first one!

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Psychiatric NP Job Interview | Job Interview Tips | Choosing between W2 and 1099 jobs

This video will give you tips and tricks on how to ace your next job interview as a Psych NP and help you choose between getting a 1099 job or w2 job.

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ER NURSING // what to expect

Today I’m sharing with you everything I’ve learned about working as a nurse in the emergency room! I remember looking for videos like this before I started in the ER and couldn’t find much information, so here is my take on it!

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WHAT’S IN MY WORK BAG | OR NURSE

Today I decided to share all of the junk in my work bag! I’m an operating room nurse and sometimes I stay overnight when I’m on call so there’s a LOT of stuff in there!

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Day in the Life of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Private Practice

Ever wonder what a Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner does on a daily basis in private practice? Here are the things that I do on a daily basis working in an outpatient private practice. It’s somewhat limited since I cannot show you what I do with patients due to HIPAA, but I show you as much as I can and what I do.

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LIFE UPDATE: MENTAL HEALTH, WHERE I’VE BEEN. & COME TO WORK WITH ME! (Day in the Life of a Nurse)

I give you guys a little life update, insight into my mental health, seeing a therapist, etc. I also take you through a typical day in the life of a nurse! From grocery shopping, to the gym, to the hospital!

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NURSING SCHOOL STUDENT DEBT | My Repayment Plan, Loan Type, & Monthly Costs

In today’s video we will be going over how much I owe in nursing school student loan debt, the type of nursing school student loans I have, and how we are working to pay my nursing school student loan debt off. We aren’t going hardcore with it, but are still able to pay a bit extra toward it every month so we can hopefully pay my nursing school student loan debt off before we send our kids off to college.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR NURSING SCHOOL!

There and mental and real life elements to prepare for your nursing degree at university! So here are my answers for your mental and physical preparation of how to get READY to become an awesome nursing student that kind of vaguely knows what to expect 😉

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SLEEPING AT THE HOSPITAL VLOG \\ Day in the Life of an OR Nurse On Call

Today’s video is a day when I’m on call at the hospital overnight. I work in the operating room and I’ve been a nurse for about a year. In this vlog I share my favorite smoothie recipe and talk about how it is to sleep at the hospital.

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NCLEX STUDY TIPS | What I Did vs What I’d Do Now

In this video, I’ll go over what my study strategy was for NCLEX, as well as how I would approach studying for the NCLEX today. I’ll go over some free resources such as http://lectur.io/nurseliz, and review some paid programs as well that I’ve used or heard great things about. We will discuss how to gain more information on NCLEX topics that are stumping you, as well as the most important thing of all in regards to studying for the NCLEX!

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What Do Psych Nurses Do on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Being a psychiatric nurse is amazing, but sometimes many people dont know exactly what we do on a daily basis. What we do is extremely important for patients and it’s important for other to recognize what we do. Whether you want to go into psych nursing or not, you should recognize what we do is important for patients hospitalized. In this video, i go over 5 critical responsibilities of a Psych Nurse on an inpatient psychiatric unit.

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NURSE BURN OUT! | HELPFUL TIPS AND THE REAL TEA!!!!

I highly encourage you to watch through to the end…real advice and tea on how to deal with nurse burn out because it is real!!!

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Why Psych Nursing is the BEST Specialty for all NURSES.

Being a psych nurse has been the best experience i’ve ever had in my years of nursing for so many reasons. In this video, I go over my top 5 reasons why Psych is the best specialty in nursing

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2.3 High School GPA To ER Nurse

For anyone looking for employment, go check out Gerald champion regional medical at this link: https://gcrmcnursejobs.org written by Kaynen Brown

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NURSING Q&A: BIGGEST FEARS? MED ERRORS? QUITTING NIGHT SHIFT? | WINTER 2020

SO incredibly happy you’re here. 2020 IS THE YEAR, FAM. LET’S DO THIS! I hope you enjoy this Q&A I filmed right around Christmas time. PLEASE keep in mind – this is my experience and opinions. It is TOTALLY fine to disagree or to have experienced something different.

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WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE BECOMING A NURSE

Being an RN has been the greatest experiences I’ve had, but I wish there were somethings that I wish I would have know prior to being a nurse. There are so much false information out there and today, I am going to clear some things up. In this video, I go over 5 things that i wish i would have known prior to being an RN.

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Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgery Nurse | Office Day

This was so nice to film for you guys! Although my day consisted of a lot more than what I was able to show on camera, I’m thankful I was able to capture some footage of what I do on a day in one of our offices when we don’t have surgery. I am planning to film a video of a normal surgery day so stay tuned for that!

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Week In The Life of a Family Nurse Practitioner

Week In The Life of a Family Nurse Practitioner | 2019 No 1. In this weeks vlog I take you along my week as a working mom at my job as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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FIRST 2 NURSING CALL SHIFTS \\ MY CALL WEEKEND & 60 HOUR WORK WEEK

This video is my first time taking call. I had no idea that I was going to start taking call so it was a huge surprise to me and I did NOT take good care of myself leading up to it. I’m on the struggle bus in this video, but this is REAL life! Life is all about learning lessons!

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DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NURSE ON CALL! \\ NURSE LIFE VLOG

This video is from when I work 26 hours between scheduled hours and on call hours. Luckily it wasn’t TOO brutal, but it was still rough! I hope you enjoy this video.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NURSE

Will definitely be bringing back these “day in the life of a nurse” videos much more often come the new year so stay tuned loves!!!!

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NIGHT SHIFT NURSE ROUTINE | ICU Nurse!

Here is my usual Night Shift Nurse routine working two 12.5 Hour night Shifts at the hospital in the PICU and Emergency Department, and how I get ready for them and sleep in-between!

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WHAT A CIRCULATING NURSE DOES IN THE OPERATING ROOM \\ OR NURSING

My name is Alyssa and I’ve been a nurse for a year. A few months ago I decided to make the transition from a med surg nurse to the operating room. I’ve been asked tons of times to explain what exactly a circulating nurse does in the operating room so this video is a general explanation of what goes on in a typical day in the OR as an OR nurse. This is a very broad overview, but I wanted to give people somewhat of an idea of what it’s like.

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NURSING IS STRESSFUL | Things that stress out nurses!

In this video, I talk about why nursing is so stressful. I love nursing and am happy with my career choice but nothing is perfect!

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KEEPIN IT REAL | Family Nurse Practitioner

Today was a rough one. And in an effort to be transparent on the semi perfect internet, I thought I would share it with you. It’s not the happiest. So if you that’s your thing, you may want to skip this one. Work was rough. Home was a bit rough.

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Top 5 Reasons I’m THANKFUL for being a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Learn about why I’m THANKFUL for being a Psych NP. In this video, I go over my top 5 reasons for being so thankful for being a PSYCH NP. Obviously there are more reasons, but these are my top 5 in 2019.

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Day in the life of a Pediatric Nurse | 2AM Routine

Working in healthcare means that we work days, nights, weekends, holidays and birthdays. But we love what we do and want you to know that your loved ones are in great hands.

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WORKING WEEKENDS and NIGHTS AS AN FNP?

In today’s video I head into work as a Family Nurse Practitioner. And its the weekend! So we talk about that. We will also discuss working nights as well as weekends as a Family Nurse Practitioner and how that can look. Then we have some chaos at home. And some snuggles.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner… Is it worth being one?

The choice to become a Psychiatric NP can be a tough one and isn’t always the right choice for everyone. In this video, I go over my top 5 reasons why I truly believe it is worth it to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Obviously these reasons do not apply to everyone, but these are my reasons. These tips will help you be more aware.

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TOO OLD FOR NURSING SCHOOL ? | WHAT AGE IS THE BEST AGE TO BECOME A NURSE ? | MUST WATCH |

HERE IS A VIDEO ABOUT WHAT AGE IS TOO OLD FOR NURSING SCHOOL. IN THIS VIDEO, I WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT AGE IS THE BEST AGE TO BECOME A NURSE. PLEASE WATCH TILL THE END.

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ADN vs BSN Nursing Degree

What are the differences between an ADN and BSN nursing degree? Does it really matter which one you get? Watch to find out!

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Pros of Being a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Learn about the benefits and pros of being a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. In this video, I go over my top 5 pros of being a psych np. Obviously these are the benefits I see and there are much more.

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DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Today was my second day back at work after maternity leave at my job as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I’ll walk you through some Nurse Practitioner tips for writing Review of Systems, how to approach differentials for upper respiratory track infections, and how I get ready for work as a working mom.

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MY GO TO HEALTHY SNACKS + MEALS AS A NURSE

Another highly requested foodie + snack video for you all – including my routine with supplements, vitamins, etc. Hope you find something you’d love to try!

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DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NURSE | DETAILED GET READY WITH ME + COME TO WORK WITH ME

IN THIS VIDEO, I WILL BE TAKING YOU TO WORK WITH ME AND SHOWING YOU EVERYTHING I DO AS A NURSE. I hope the video helps you all. Make sure you watch the entire video so you can get all the information.

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Top 5 Jobs To Make You a Successful Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

As a Psych NP, we learn so much throughout our NP programs and throughout our experience as nurses. But… there are certain jobs out there that will provide the best experience to prepare us to when we are psych NPs In this video, i go over the top 5 jobs that will help make you a success psychiatric nurse practitioner This is just my opinion but its definitely great suggestions for anyone that wants to get experience prior to being a psych np.

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Interview With Fatima Francesa | FNP & Social Media Influencer

This interview features special Guest Fátima Francesa, social media influencer, nurse entrepreneur and Family Nurse Practitioner.

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LABOR, DELIVERY & POSTPARTUM Q&A with a Family Nurse Practitioner

In today’s video I’ll be answering all of your questions about labor, delivery and the postpartum period! We will be going over postpartum depression, what my postpartum must haves are, epidurals, what do contractions feel like, and more!

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Interview With BJ Strickland About Patient Abandonment and More| RN / Professor

Rollis and BJ discuss abandonment several hot topics regarding nurses for the benefit of registered nurses, nurse leaders and HR professionals at facilities where nurses work.

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OVERSEAS NURSE JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS!

If you’re planning to move overseas as a nurse and need job interview advice, then here are the questions I was asked at my TWO overseas nursing interviews! I recently got my TSS nursing visa here in Australia.

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ONE YEAR POST GRAD – NEW NURSE UPDATE | “IT DOESN’T GET EASIER, YOU GET BETTER”

Enjoy this nurse update and puppy life talk 🙂 Truthfully my biggest lesson: it never gets easier, you truly get better. PRACTICE. TIME. MORE PRACTICE.

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NIGHT SHIFT EMERGENCIES: Anesthesia Explained!

Follow along on my 16 hour night shift call! I explained anesthesia for an emergency laparotomy and showed my post-shift routine.

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11 of the weirdest things I’ve ever heard about NURSES | The worst misconceptions ever

In this video, I will be talking about 11 of the weirdest things I’ve ever heard about NURSES. These are the biggest misconceptions people have about nursing. There are a lot of things that people say or think about nursing that is not true at all and I just want to clear some of them up today. I will also be clarifying all of them one by on.

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5 Interesting Facts about Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Being a Psych NP is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my career, but its surprising many people do not know what we do. I figured id make a video explaining some things that I found interesting about my career. In this video, i go over 5 facts that I found interesting about my career as a Psych Nurse Practitioner. Like I said, these are my 5 things I found interesting. These tips will you decide if this career is for you or not.

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NIGHT SHIFT TIPS | HOW TO SURVIVE 12 HOUR NURSING NIGHT SHIFT

I share with you my tips for working night shift. I share my routines, supplements, tricks, etc., that make it possible to get through night shifts!

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DAY SHIFT NURSE ROUTINE | Day in the life of a Nurse!

Here is my usual routine working two 12 and a half hour day shifts at the hospital as an ICU nurse in Melbourne 🙂 This shows how varied and sporadic the working pattern of a nurse can be, some days are crazy busy, other shifts are quiet.

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Becoming A Nurse Practitioner Worth It? Other Things You Can Do With Your Nursing Degree

Alexis talks about expanding your career as a nurse and what all you can do with your nursing degree.

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THE DIFFERENCE B/W LABOR & DELIVERY, POSTPARTUM, AND NEONATAL NURSES

Today I’m answering one of my most popular questions: What is the difference between labor and delivery, postpartum aka mother/baby, and neonatal aka NICU nurses?

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Top 5 Benefits of Working Night Shift as New Grad RN

Being a new grad RN is probably the scariest things i’ve went through because I felt like I didn’t know anything, but working night shift made transitioning into nursing easier for me. Working Night Shift made a huge impact on my career as an RN and continued to make an impact when I switched to different units. In this video, i go over the top 5 benefits of working night shift as a new grad registered nurse. These tips will help you be a better overall nurse.

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How I Deal With Stress as a Nurse!

Here are my tips on how I deal with nursing burnout, compassion fatigue and stress in my role as a children’s nurse. Nurse burnout and stress are HUGE topics within healthcare, and have been for many years. It’s understandable due to the nature of such a high pressure career, which is fantastic, but CAN get the better of our mental health from time to time.

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WHAT DO ALL THE LETTERS MEAN? | Nursing Degrees, Licensure, and Certification Explained

In today’s video I’ll be answering the question “ what is the difference between a dnp and np? “. We will also be taking a look at nursing degrees, nursing licensure, and nursing certification. We will look at what you need to qualify for your nursing license, as well as your advanced practice registered nurse license. I’ll go over what you need in order to be a nurse, a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, and CRNA. We will try to make sense of the alphabet soup that is nursing titles!

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