Nursing education has to change!

Hi, I’m Jon Haws RN BSN. I am the founder and lead teacher here at NRSNG (get it NURSING without the vowels).

Are you sick of professors that just read from powerpoints, administration that doesn’t seem to care, and being assigned to read 5,257 pages per night with little or no explanation on what you are actually learning? So was I!

I have worked as an ICU nurse, Charge Nurse, preceptor, code team nurse, and mentor to nursing students and new nurses. During nursing school I became to frustrated with the way nursing education was headed. With our mission is to change that.

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Our Goal Is to Change Nursing Education Forever.

Yes, that is ambitious . . . but after talking directly to hundreds of thousands of nursing students all over the world, I have learned that my experience in nursing school is not unique. So many students struggle for no reason at all. Yes, nursing school is hard because there is so much to learn . . . but it doesn’t have to so complicated in the sense that schools and some professors are complicating the process.

Here is what we believe needs to change about nursing education:

  • Schools must hire professors with a PASSION not burnt out bedside nurses.
  • Nursing must be taught as a SCIENCE not just an art.
  • Stop talking about critical thinking . . . and TEACH it.
  • We must stop teaching mnemonics and start teaching the PROCESS.
  • Students must be taught how to THINK and not just to follow steps or call a doctor.
  • Professors should be promoted based on student SUCCESS and not on politics.
  • Schools need to STOP passings students that are not ready.
  • Students need more time in CLINICALS with preceptors that care.

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Unlike Many Other Online Nursing Brands, We Are ACTUALLY Nurses!

We’ve actually gone through nursing school, actually have passed the NCLEX® exam, and have actually worked in real life hospitals, clinics, doctors offices, etc. so have seen it all. Here are some of the names you’ll see around our site and courses:

Jon Haws RN BSN

Founder and Lead Teacher

Having worked as an ICU nurse, preceptor, Code Team Nurse, ICU Charge Nurse, and mentor to thousands of nursing students I strive give you the support, encouragement, education, and tools you need to succeed in nursing school, pass the NCLEX, and excel as a nurse.

I have a relentless passion for simplifying the process of nursing education. . . it has become unnecessarily over-complicated, with too much fluff and politics. It’s time to ditch the old way.

I am so happy you are here and want you to feel welcome and appreciated as a member of the NRSNG Family.

We are all in this together.

Tarang Patel RN CCRN SRNA RPh


Tarang is both a Pharmacist, Critical Care RN, and Nurse Anesthetist student allowing him to bring a unique perspective to nursing education.

Having working in the several ICUs as a staff nurse, agency, travel nurse, and precepting scores of students and new nurses, Tarang knows what it takes to succeed on the floor.

Tarang is currently attending the University of Pittsburgh CRNA program with expected graduation in 2017.

Tarang has a passion for teaching and simplifying difficult concepts so that nursing students can excel in their careers.

Heather Hawkins RN BSN

Expert Nurse Blogger – Student Nurse Mentor

I am a nurse, a wife, and a mom to a sassy little 3 year old girl. I graduated from an accelerated second degree program in 2012 and went straight onto the cardiac/telemetry unit that I did my internship on. I have recently made the transition into wound care – in which I travel all around the Midwest and consult with wound care nurses to help get their patients the supplies that they need.

Overjoyed is an understatement when talking about how I feel on joining the NRSNG team. I was so excited when Jon asked me to be a part of this wonderful community he has created. We both experienced the same sub par nursing school, so the NRSNG vision is very much instilled in me. I am super pumped to help in the shaping of some wonderful nurses – and to of course make nursing school not so damn hard!!

Susan DuPont RN BSN TNCC

Expert Nurse Blogger – Editor – Instructor

I became a nurse because I have a passion for people, education, and life. My experience of becoming a nurse was laden with unnecessary frustration, negativity and hardship. I was even discouraged from becoming a nurse by my nursing instructor who told me I would never make it as a nurse. Not only did I prove her wrong by becoming a nurse, but I plan to show her and the rest of the world how to ignite our future nurses with better education, support, and encouragement.

Using my experience in the Emergency Room (where you better know your medications, procedures, and pathophysiology STAT), I want to be a part of the change that empowers all the potential amazing nurses and boost the nursing profession into the realm of greatness. Nursing is a profession that has far greater potential if we could all stop getting in our own way, so let’s change that!

Kati Kleber RN BSN CCRN

Expert Nurse Blogger – Editor – Instructor

I was there. I was in nursing school, not getting it, scouring the internet for help. Once I figured out what I was doing, I wanted to help others so they didn’t have to go through what I went through. I was upset that after all the money spent on my education that I felt almost as clueless as the first day of clinicals. I believe that you can’t complain about something if you’re not willing to fix it.

Since 2013 I have been working to fix it and after all of the online resources that I’ve discovered (and some that I’ve made myself!), I feel that produces the best, most concise information. It’s the stuff I was searching for 9 years ago when I started nursing school. Nursing students need this information and support and I’m honored to be a part of it.

I originally went into nursing for practical purposes but stayed in it because I fell in love. I love caring for people and their loved ones during their toughest moments. I love working with the health care team to figure the best thing for the patient. I love the technical side of nursing like the medications, procedures, technology, etc. But I also love how nursing blends an emotional, cultural, and social side of things. Having a job where you need both head and heart knowledge to be successful is the most challenging and rewarding aspect of nursing.

Sandi Haws RD LD MS CNSC

Student Cheerleader and Support

I have been working with NRSNG for over a year now, and I love getting to know everyone and learning how we can be the most help to you.

I have been a registered dietitian for 8 years now, focusing on nutrition support in the critical care patient. I have worked for several large hospital chains working very closely with the entire healthcare team.

At NRSNG I have contributed as a writer and content editor for healthcare nutrition related materials. I manage customer service and logistics. Please continue to let us know what you need and how we can help!