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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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Nursing care for patients with molar pregnancy

Caring for Patients with Molar Pregnancy

What is molar pregnancy? Molar pregnancy, which also goes by the name “hydatidiform mole” is a gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). Trophoblasts are the first cells to develop once an egg is fertilized. They supply the embryo with nutrients and become part of the placenta. In a healthy pregnancy, this process is well controlled by the…
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Hyperkalemia for nursing students

Hyperkalemia Causes and Treatment

Hyperkalemia is an elevated potassium level that can have serious consequences if left untreated. In this article, learn what causes hyperkalemia, clinical signs and symptoms, how it is treated, and how at-risk patients can prevent it. The role of potassium in the body Potassium is the most abundant intracellular cation in the body, meaning that…
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Distributive Shock Basics for Nursing Students

The Basics of Distributive Shock

Shock is defined as a state of cellular and tissue hypoxia that is due to reduced oxygen delivery, increased oxygen consumption by the cells, inadequate utilization of oxygen, or a combination of any of these. There are four main types of shock – hypovolemic, cardiogenic, obstructive, and distributive. This lesson provides an overview of distributive…
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Pediatric GI Disorders for Nursing Students

Pediatric GI Disorders

Children can have a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, and exams will require you to be able to differentiate between each one. This lesson provides a brief overview of some common pediatric GI disorders.  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Signs and symptoms of GERD Complications of GERD Treatments for GERD Hirschsprung disease Signs and symptoms of…
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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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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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