Straight A Nursing is a podcast for students of the profession at any stage of their education. This is the resource that Maureen Osuna, or Nurse Mo, would have loved to have during her training. The host believes nurses learn different things in school than what they need in clinics. Most of them are well-read and receive good grades in their degree. Once they start their first day, though, it feels like they've learned nothing. Everything goes at a rapid pace. They must make quick decisions and handle patients with a whole range of emotions. Nurse Mo's goal is to help bridge the gap between the textbooks and the hospital. She wishes to help new nurses ease into their roles instead of getting overwhelmed.
Nurse Mo started this profession later in life. This fact may provide her with a different perspective on the field. Nurse Mo's first career was in marketing and advertising. At some point, the podcast host felt that her job was dull, and she wanted a career where she could make a difference. So, she took the scary step of beginning nursing school as a mature student.
What she discovered was that her life experience helped her in the clinical setting. She wasn't as worried about what people said. She also knew how to handle different personalities, whether patients, superiors, or coworkers. Nurse Mo's podcast combines advice on people skills with medical knowledge.
Some episodes of Straight A Nursing discuss specific conditions and diseases. Other episodes advise on how to advance in the nursing profession. Some suggest becoming a travel nurse or offer financial tips for new graduates. Listeners can discover excellent nursing advice every Thursday from this weekly podcast.