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I’m Maureen, but my students call me “Nurse Mo.” I’m a nurse, educator, podcastor and founder of Straight A Nursing. I’ve been a nurse for more than 12 years and have helped thousands of students thrive in nursing school.

I created Straight A Nursing because I remember what it felt like to be excited about school but also a little bit scared. When I started my program, I knew I wanted to have a positive experience…after all, I’d worked so hard for this dream! No way was I going to let anxiety, stress and fear steal my joy!

And once I “cracked the code” on what it takes to thrive in nursing school, I never looked back. I refused to pull all-nighters (because I didn’t have to), I took time for a bit of self-care, and I graduated at the top of my class with a 4.0 GPA.

Since then, I’ve dedicated my career to mentoring nursing students through this website, the Straight A Nursing podcast, and robust online programs.

You’re no longer going through nursing school alone 💕


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C-diff (CDI) Nursing Interventions for Nursing Students

C. diff Nursing Interventions

Clostridioides difficile, formerly known as Clostridium difficile, is an anaerobic, spore-forming bacillus that causes a serious bacterial infection in the colon. It is spread through the fecal-oral route and once ingested, the spores travel to the small intestine where they become vegetative, and then on to the colon where they reproduce and release toxins. It’s…
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Dysphagia Nursing Care for nursing students

Dysphagia Nursing Care

What is dysphagia? Dysphagia is a condition in which the individual has difficulty swallowing. Proper swallowing relies on a complex coordination involving more than 30 nerves and muscles. When even one of these elements fails to work properly, dysphagia can result.  There are four stages of swallowing and each stage relies on multiple muscles working…
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Pulmonary Embolism and Hypotension for Nursing Students

Pulmonary Embolism and Hypotension

If you’re learning about advanced Med Surg concepts or even working in the clinical setting, you’ve no doubt heard of pulmonary embolism and might initially think the main consequence is impaired gas exchange. However, another significant complication of a large pulmonary embolism is impaired cardiac function which can lead to decreased cardiac output, significant hypotension…
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Transposition of the Great Arteries - peds nursing for nursing students

Transposition of the Great Arteries

Dextro transposition of the great arteries (D TGA) is a congenital cyanotic heart defect in which the pulmonary artery and the aorta are transposed. Another type of TGA is levo transposition of the great arteries (L TGA), in which the aorta is to the left of the pulmonary artery. In this article, you’ll learn about…
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Basics of Air Embolisms for Nursing Students

Basics of Air Embolisms

Air embolism is a rare, but potentially fatal, event that occurs when a bolus of air enters the vascular space. There are two types of air embolism – venous and arterial. To really understand this concept, you need to have a good understanding of cardiopulmonary circulation. So let’s review that pathway.  Deoxygenated blood comes from…
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Local anesthetic systemic toxicity

Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity

PATIENT REPORT: Mr. Thompson, 62 years old. Mr. Thompson has just had left knee replacement surgery where he received a spinal block utilizing bupivacaine and an injection of bupivacaine at the surgical site. He was stable throughout the procedure and comes to you in the PACU on 8L simple face mask with an OPA in…
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Crucial Concepts Bootcamp gets you prepped and ready for nursing school and includes lessons on dosage calculations!

Study Sesh gives you the power to study on-the-go with dynamic audio formats covering a wide range of nursing school topics.

Fast Pharmacology is an audio-based program that teaches you pharm concepts in five minutes or less so you can conquer this challenging class!


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