45: Q&A: “How Can I Become a Rapid Response Nurse?”

Rapid Response RN

45: Q&A: “How Can I Become a Rapid Response Nurse?”

March 10, 2023

45: Q&A: “How Can I Become a Rapid Response Nurse?”

In this episode, host Sarah Lorenzini is answering a frequently asked question: How do I prepare for a career as a rapid response nurse?

Listeners have been coming to her DMs wanting to know, so Sarah’s breaking down the role of a rapid response nurse and what the day-to-day grind might look like. She goes over the skills and work styles that compliment this role, and who should avoid it.

Sarah also shares the two questions she uses to assess every nurse interviewing to join her rapid response team. These two questions don’t just apply to those interested in Rapid Response Nursing… they are helpful to any nurse trying to figure out what type of Nursing role they want to pursue or if it’s time to make the switch to a different specialty.  You want to take the time to answer them for yourself!

Rapid response nursing is more than just responding to emergencies, so tune in to find out what the role entails and if it’s right for you.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The role of a rapid response nurse
  • Aspects of the job you might not expect
  • Differences between the ER, CVICU, and Rapid Response
  • Skills you need as a rapid response nurse
  • How to prepare to be a rapid response nurse
  • The two interview questions Sarah asks every nurse

If you would like to check out Sarah’s 1hr, 1 CE course, go to:

To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST!

This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique

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If you are planning to sit for your CCRN and would like to take the Critical Care Academy CCRN prep course you can visit and use coupon code RAPID10 to get 10% off the cost of the course!

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