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Oh Sh*t, I Almost Killed You!

A Little Book of Big Things Nursing School Forgot to Teach You
Narrated by: Sonja Schwartzbach
Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
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Do no harm. Take no sh*t. Whether you're a new nurse or a veteran member of the clan, the nursing learning curve is a vast one. Part how-to guide with a touch of memoir thrown in, take the time to laugh and cry with an author who says what everyone else in the field is thinking.

©2017 Sonja M. Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN (P)2018 Tantor

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Loved every second

I love the brutal honesty of this book, as a current care assistant and student nurse at the half way point in my training I was looking for something to uplift my spirits and keep me going. This book did that.
I will be telling all of my nurse and student nurse friends to read or listen to this because it had me crying at parts with empathy and also side splitting laughter.
One day when I’ve been qualified for a while I will definitely revisit this book and love it all over again!

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  • J. Bollinger
  • 04-10-19

Great book... Laughs and insightful feedback about the world of the RN

This is a great book! Very informative, entertaining, and insightful. Sonja does a great job with the narration, too.

In January 2019, I started course work toward a BSN degree to completely switch careers from financial services IT (after 22+ years) to nursing. Hearing Sonja’s viewpoints and personal experiences didn't scare me off of the daunting task of pursuing my BSN. Rather, it has given me more confidence in this crazy path I'm on. Although I'm not a ”baby nurse” yet, I hope I get to work with a nurse like Sonja when I finish my BSN (in 2022), pass my NCLEX-RN, and finally begin my ”Career 2.0” as a nurse in a few years.

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  • Lucas L.
  • 19-05-19

Great for baby nurses!!

She is so engaging and really helps you start out just right! I would definitely read it again too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-04-19

less than expected

I was hoping to hear Real Raw to the bone advice on situations where a nurse said "Oh shit I almost killed you " but survived - in order for me to learn from their experiences. This narrative instead had in my opinion A generalized sugar coated advise and alot of Kumbaya advice.

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  • Travis
  • 02-03-19

New nurse book

Thanks Ms. Sonya, for a great baby nurse book. I wished there were more clinical cases though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-19

Definitely the book to give any new nurse!

Also to give to nurse friends of all ages and stages of career. There are whole sections I would love to have a various places like the wall art you see everywhere about life, love, happiness, teaching, caring and reality. I want to give it as a gift to all of my healthcare assoc friends, family and colleagues!

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  • Evaristo
  • 08-01-19

An absolute must read for all new nurses!!!!!

Hands down one of the most entertaining and enlightening books I've read in quite some time!!! absolute must read for all new nurses!!!!

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  • PJ
  • 02-10-19

Absolutely a must read/listen!

Love love loved this book! Be it a New grad or experienced nurse this book perfectly describes feeling we've all felt at one time or another in our nursing practice! Thank you Sonja♡

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  • Darcy
  • 26-02-19

exceptionally exquisite

loved the book and the narrator! very intriguing to listen to as I drive to and from work as a baby nurse

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-19

I mean, let’s be honest...

I wrote the book...so yeah, I guess I’m giving myself five stars. Also, the fact that you can synchronize the audio with a text reading is pretty cool. Anyway thanks for tuning in, everyone: I absolutely appreciate you all, & feedback is always welcome! :)

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