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Real Talk School of Nursing

The Real Talk School of Nursing Podcast was started in February 2016, by Ben & Greg, two nursing students who worked as Emergency Department Techs. Both have graduated and handed the keys to Michael Smith MSN RN in November 2018.

The podcast doesn't talk about content very much. There's more to nursing school than just content. What makes nursing school hard is all the "stuff" that surrounds it.

So let's talk about it. Let's share our experiences.

In nursing school, the last easy day was yesterday. But we can get through it together!

May 25, 2020

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. 

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May 4, 2020

#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

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Apr 20, 2020

#83 - S4E11 - On the Far Side of Struggle - The Real Talk School of Nursing Podcast


  1. Prereqs
    1.  Online Learning
    1. Forgiveness of School Debt
  2. Nursing School
    1. New Nurse, in this environment?
  3. New Grad / NCLEX Prep:
    1. Just Like the Flu?
    2. The E-conomy
  4. Corona Corner

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Apr 6, 2020

#82 - S4E10 - COVID-19 & Refreshments and Narcotics RN - The Real Talk School of Nursing Podcast


  1. Intro to NEW COHOST!!
    1.  COVID: influencing decisions?
  2. Prereqs
    1. Staying Focused, Online
  3. Nursing School
    1. Waiving the NCLEX
    2. The End of State-centric Licenses?
  4. New Grad / NCLEX Prep:

Mar 17, 2020

Episode #81 - S4E9 - The Most Unlikely Nurse, Part II - The Real Talk School of Nursing Podcast

  1. Prereqs:
    1. High School
    2. Multitude of Colleges
    3. “Less than stellar grades” is an understatement
    4. Getting kicked out of college, the third time
    5. Finding yourself, what changed
    1. Support
    2. Work Experience Impact on Nursing and...