Registered Nurse RN Knowledge Simplified

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video library

Short, concise, and easy-to-follow videos held by practicing nursing experts simplifying even the most complex topics for you.

Smart recall
quiz

While watching videos, you’ll be shown recall questions not only to test your understanding but also to empower your active learning and memorization.

Exam practice
questions

Prepare for your end-of-course exams and raise your scores! All questions are written by experienced nursing experts and come with detailed explanations, book references, and linked videos.

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12 topics

From nursing school

160+ hours

Nursing video content

7 minutes

Average time per video

1,200+ exam questions

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Learning from the best – get to know our educators

Paula Ruedebusch, DNP
Pediatric Nursing | University of Washington

Paula Ruedebusch is equally passionate about patient care and nursing education. She is working as a full-time clinician while also teaching undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing courses, with the goal to help contribute to the education and training of high-quality clinicians.
Rhonda Lawes, PhD (c)
Pharmacology & Medical-Surgical | Oklahoma State University

Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma. She worked as a nurse manager at the Saint Francis Hospital and the Broken Arrow Medical Center. She has completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University.
Jasmine Clark, PhD
Physiology | Emory University

Jasmine Clark is a Senior Clinical Instructor in Nursing in Atlanta, GA. She teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Advanced Pathophysiology to undergraduate, pre-nursing students. She truly enjoys being an educator and providing the foundational knowledge upon which students will rely on when practicing as a nurse.
Christy Davidson, DNP, RNC-OB
Leadership (Nursing) | Capella University

Christy Davidson, DNP, RNC-OB, is an innovative nursing education leader with over 20 years of health care experience. She is passionate about advocating for the role of nurses everywhere and equipping the nurses of tomorrow to achieve their utmost potential in order to move the profession forward. She currently serves as interim dean of Capella University’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Christy is a prolific presenter on topics related to nursing, leadership, self-care, and corporate wellness. Christy earned a DNP from the University of South Alabama and a MSN and BSN from University of Mobile.
Samantha Rhea MSN, RN
Fundamentals of Nursing: Theory | The University of Oklahoma

Samantha Rhea has been a nurse since 2008 and a nursing faculty since 2012. She has been recognized for clinical excellence as an interventional cardiology nurse and also lead a Joint Commission Accredited Stroke Center. Ms. Rhea is an award-winning expert in clinical teaching and continues to maintain a current clinical practice and teach at a University nursing program.
Joanna Jackson
Mental Health | IUPUI, Indianapolis

Joanna Jackson is a Medical Compliance Manager who works as an independet contractor. She is responsible for for federal, state and local regulations for clinics. She amongst other things develops and implements policies that conform to current standards of nursing.In the past Jackson has worked as Clinical Manager in the Psychiatry and as a Regional Nursing Supervisor. After completing her studies at Miami Valley Career Technology Center, where she was an Honor Roll student, she was a finalist in the Health Knowledge Bowl Regional Contest.
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Paula Ruedebusch, DNP
Pediatric Nursing | University of Washington

Paula Ruedebusch is equally passionate about patient care and nursing education. She is working as a full-time clinician while also teaching undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing courses, with the goal to help contribute to the education and training of high-quality clinicians.
Rhonda Lawes, PhD (c)
Pharmacology & Medical-Surgical | Oklahoma State University

Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma. She worked as a nurse manager at the Saint Francis Hospital and the Broken Arrow Medical Center. She has completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University.
Jasmine Clark, PhD
Physiology | Emory University

Jasmine Clark is a Senior Clinical Instructor in Nursing in Atlanta, GA. She teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Advanced Pathophysiology to undergraduate, pre-nursing students. She truly enjoys being an educator and providing the foundational knowledge upon which students will rely on when practicing as a nurse.
Christy Davidson, DNP, RNC-OB
Leadership (Nursing) | Capella University

Christy Davidson, DNP, RNC-OB, is an innovative nursing education leader with over 20 years of health care experience. She is passionate about advocating for the role of nurses everywhere and equipping the nurses of tomorrow to achieve their utmost potential in order to move the profession forward. She currently serves as interim dean of Capella University’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Christy is a prolific presenter on topics related to nursing, leadership, self-care, and corporate wellness. Christy earned a DNP from the University of South Alabama and a MSN and BSN from University of Mobile.
Samantha Rhea MSN, RN
Fundamentals of Nursing: Theory | The University of Oklahoma

Samantha Rhea has been a nurse since 2008 and a nursing faculty since 2012. She has been recognized for clinical excellence as an interventional cardiology nurse and also lead a Joint Commission Accredited Stroke Center. Ms. Rhea is an award-winning expert in clinical teaching and continues to maintain a current clinical practice and teach at a University nursing program.
Joanna Jackson
Mental Health | IUPUI, Indianapolis

Joanna Jackson is a Medical Compliance Manager who works as an independet contractor. She is responsible for for federal, state and local regulations for clinics. She amongst other things develops and implements policies that conform to current standards of nursing. In the past Jackson has worked as Clinical Manager in the Psychiatry and as a Regional Nursing Supervisor. After completing her studies at Miami Valley Career Technology Center, where she was an Honor Roll student, she was a finalist in the Health Knowledge Bowl Regional Contest.
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Nursing: Registered Nurse (RN)

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“Very useful, especially for people who are planning to take the NCLEX and have no time to attend a review class.” - Christian

Nursing: Registered Nurse (RN)

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“The best instructor ever! Rhonda Lawes has really made me learn how to critically think. I wish she was my nursing professor throughout nursing school. She’s just amazing and was destined to teach nursing.” - Ariel

Nursing: Registered Nurse (RN)

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Frequently asked questions about becoming
a registered nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) are individuals who have completed all of the necessary educational and licensure requirements as set forth by the Board of Nursing in each state. RNs often perform a wide range of duties, including assessing and evaluating patient care, administering medications, using medical equipment to run diagnostic tests, educating family members and patients on diseases and treatments, documenting patient information and vital signs, developing nursing care plans, and much more.

There are three basic ways you can become a registered nurse in the United States.

  1. You can complete a diploma program. Diploma programs aren’t as common as the other two methods below, but they are still just as viable. These are usually offered by hospitals, and they take approximately 2-3 years to complete.
  1. You can complete an associate’s degree in nursing, also called an ADN degree. An associate’s degree is usually offered by technical schools or community colleges, and they generally take 2-3 years to complete.
  1. You can complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing, also called a BSN degree. A BSN degree is offered by the traditional colleges and universities, and they typically take about four years to complete.

The time it takes to become a registered nurse will largely depend on the type of degree program you choose to pursue. On average, it takes about 2-4 years to complete the educational requirements to become an RN (depending on which degree type you pursue), and after that, you’ll have to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. Once you pass the NCLEX-RN exam, you’ll be licensed to practice in your state.

Duties of a Registered Nurse in a hospital or nursing home entail many things. Registered Nurses (RNs) are responsible for a wide variety of care provided to patients. Not only are they responsible for taking care of patients but they must delegate to CNAs and supervise Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).

Besides in class teaching, videos are a great medium to demonstrate and transmit the knowledge required for clinical nursing practice. All courses you’ll find in the Lecturio Nursing-RN curriculum are relevant for RN students, such as: 

  • Study Skills: Learn How to Study Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing (Med-Surg)
  • Pediatric Nursing (release in progress)
  • Pharmacology (Nursing)
  • Dosage Calculation (Nursing)
  • Leadership (Nursing)
  • Mental Health (Nursing) 
  • Physiology (Nursing)
  • Nursing Prerequisites

Lecturio’s video course “Study Skills: Learn How to Study Nursing” guides students through the exciting journey of becoming a registered nurse. 

This course explains how our brains process information, tips and tricks on how to stop procrastinating and the common myths and illusions about learning.

At Lecturio, you’ll find integrated recall questions in all videos to enhance your active learning. These questions are not to be confused with end of course exam questions or NCLEX questions. These types of questions will be added in the near future since Lecturio is aimed at becoming an all-in-one resource for nursing students.

This course explains how our brains process information, tips and tricks on how to stop procrastinating and the common myths and illusions about learning.

Choosing  a nursing school study resource is an important decision. You may ask your upperclassmen or friends for advice based on their experience. Still, what works for them may not always work for you, so we recommend creating a list of resources, prioritizing them, and then testing them, since most study resources provide an option for a free trial. At Lecturio, you can also create your free account to take a closer look inside. Lecturio is the perfect resource for you if you: 
  • want to understand relevant nursing school subjects better
  • like videos for studying 
  • prefer learning from experienced nursing educators that really know how to teach a subject and how to make the information stick in your brain.