Nurse Cheung

Founded in 2016 by Jennifer Cheung, Nurse Cheung serves as a dynamic online platform for healthcare professionals. Designed with a vision to foster connection, learning, and growth in nursing careers, it covers a diverse range of topics. Whether you’re diving into the intricacies of Anatomy and Physiology, preparing for the ATI TEAS, mastering the Fundamentals of Nursing, or seeking guidance in Transition to Practice, Nurse Cheung has resources tailored for every stage of your nursing journey. Beyond the academic, the platform also champions Graduate Nurse Mentorship and offers comprehensive Certification Reviews, ensuring professionals are well-equipped to excel in their roles,


With over 13 years in the field, Nurse Cheung stands as a foremost authority in critical care education. Her expertise extends beyond critical care, encompassing pre-nursing studies, foundational nursing concepts, guidance for graduate nurses, and comprehensive certification reviews.


Drawing from her extensive experience in critical care, Nurse Cheung has emerged as a pivotal influencer and speaker in the healthcare realm. Her deep insights and hands-on expertise make her a sought-after voice, inspiring many with her perspectives on critical care advancements.


Nurse Cheung is a strong advocate for nurses and the nursing profession. She firmly believes that nurses play a crucial role in the healthcare system and should be highly valued and respected for their contributions. Through her advocacy efforts, Nurse Cheung works towards improving the status of nursing and promoting the significance of nursing in the healthcare industry.







Nurse Cheung Mission

At Nurse Cheung, we believe in the transformative power of real-world experience, adaptive methodologies, and continuous learning in shaping the next generation of healthcare professionals. Leveraging my diverse clinical background and innovative teaching techniques, our mission is to offer an enriched learning experience, ensuring every student not only thrives academically but is also equipped to face the dynamic challenges of the healthcare field. Our commitment goes beyond traditional teaching; it’s about instilling a passion for lifelong learning, offering personalized mentorship, and embracing the latest in educational technology. With an unwavering commitment to professional development and a unique blend of experience, adaptability, and innovation, we aim to set a gold standard in nursing education.

Nurse Cheung Vision

In the world Nurse Cheung envisions, every healthcare professional is not just equipped, but empowered and inspired. Continuous learning and personalized mentorship are cornerstones of a global healthcare community where innovation meets adaptability.

My commitment is clear: to be a guiding light, ensuring every nurse emerges confident, informed, and ready to make a lasting impact.

"I firmly believe that nursing cannot be fully grasped solely from textbooks. My teaching philosophy is built on the power of experiential learning. By integrating real-world scenarios, simulations, and reflective practices, I aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice, preparing students for the multifaceted challenges they will face in the field."


My story

Jennifer Cheung MSN, RN, CCRN


Before rising to prominence as the founder of Nurse Cheung, I was Jennifer Cheung, a fresh graduate nurse who evolved into a Leading Nurse Educator in Critical Care.

From the serene streets of 1990s Orlando to the fast-paced hallways of critical care units, my journey in nursing has been one of both challenges and triumphs. The story behind is deeply personal, fueled by my own experiences, the lessons I’ve learned, and the passion I’ve developed for educating the next generation of critical care nurses.


Growing up in Orlando, a small town back in the 1990s, the hospital that witnessed my first breath later became the backdrop of my initial nursing experiences. As a young adult, I was enamored with the idea of educating and imparting knowledge but how did I land on becoming a nurse?

Witnessing my father’s heart surgery was a profoundly emotional journey for me. The sight of my father – the pillar of strength in my life – in a vulnerable state, had an overwhelming impact on me. It was during these challenging moments that the nurses emerged as unsung heroes. They weren’t just caregivers; they became our beacon of hope, guiding us through the darkest hours with their compassion, expertise, and unwavering support. Their dedication went beyond clinical care – it was deeply human, empathetic, and reassuring. Seeing them in action, with such grace and professionalism, I felt a profound respect and a growing desire to be part of that world. It wasn’t just about wearing the scrubs; it was about embodying that spirit of genuine care and making a difference. Their pivotal role in my father’s recovery journey became the cornerstone of my decision to embrace nursing as my calling.


My nursing education began in 2012 at Seminole State College of Florida in conjunction with the University of Central Florida’s Dual Enrollment Program for my BSN. This intensive program allowed me to complete my BSN in just two years. The journey was demanding, consuming much of my time and energy, and I almost failed the program in my first semester.

During this period, I met Professor Dotson, an instructor whose words would forever shape my nursing perspective. I entered the program as a straight-A student, but faced challenges early on, finishing my first semester with grades that didn’t reflect my usual academic performance. Feeling defeated and at a low point, it was Professor Dotson who uplifted me with a powerful reminder during a clinical session: “Grades do not make you a great nurse. Cs equals degrees. Some of the finest nurses, myself included, were C students during their education.” Her wisdom not only reframed my understanding of success but reignited my passion and determination to persevere in the program.


While attending nursing school, I started my hands-on experience as a Patient Care Technician on an Oncology PCU unit during the night shift. This role was my introduction to the nuances of patient care and honing clinical skills.

In 2013, I embarked on a new chapter, taking on my first professional role in a small rural ER north of Orlando. The initial phase consisted of 4 to 5 weeks of classroom orientation. However, life threw a curveball, and I contracted pneumonia, leading to hospitalization. Upon my return, the unforeseen shock awaited me – the department director let me go. This setback, rather than breaking me, became a catalyst for my growth. I quickly rebounded, securing a position in a major Orlando hospital’s Orthopedic PCU unit. This experience turned out to be a cornerstone in my career, enabling me to build invaluable relationships and truly find my stride in nursing.

Though equipped with the education I needed, the weight of independent practice often felt overwhelming. The pressure and external challenges, such as being unjustly dismissed by a patient, often drove me to moments of doubt and vulnerability, leading to tearful moments of reflection in secluded corners of the unit’s restroom. But it was during one such profound night, amidst the weight of these burdens, that I found my true purpose: to instill confidence in nurses, assuring them that their struggles and feelings were valid.

With this newfound resolve, I dove back into the ER world, this time in one of Central Florida’s most challenging ERs. Here, I further honed my expertise in critical care, learning the art of swift decision-making and resilience amidst rapidly deteriorating patient scenarios.

Yet, a sense of wanderlust and a thirst for broader experience led me to embrace travel nursing. This path had me relocating every few months, an experience that not only exposed me to diverse healthcare settings but also taught me the adaptability and resilience of starting afresh frequently.

As I continued my journey, a desire to deepen my knowledge in critical care steered me toward the CVICU. From rural hospitals to major healthcare institutions, I served in various CVICUs, absorbing a wealth of knowledge.

Recognizing gaps in nurse education and the struggles of many of my peers, I returned to academia, securing a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education. Post-graduation, I stepped into the role of a CVICU Nursing Educator, eventually expanding my horizons to educate in PCU, ICU, and CVICU settings.

The onset of the COVID pandemic presented a unique challenge, especially when mentoring new nurses who had been deprived of traditional clinical education. Navigating this tumultuous period, both emotionally and professionally, strengthened my resolve to provide unwavering support to my team. With the subsiding of the pandemic, I embraced a corporate role as a Critical Care Manager, striving to empower and better equip nurses across the board. This role remains my current pursuit, a testament to a journey filled with growth, challenges, and an unyielding commitment to excellence in nursing.


In my capacity as the Corporate Critical Care Training Program Manager, I passionately craft educational programs that empower the emerging healthcare workforce.

This hands-on role keeps me in tune with the ever-evolving landscape of critical care, allowing me to seamlessly blend current best practices with educational frameworks.

As an educator, this direct involvement ensures my teachings are not just theoretically robust but resonate with the genuine challenges and nuances of the field.

By staying updated and understanding the distinct needs of today’s nurses, I’ve honed an educational approach that’s both relevant and rooted in the day-to-day intricacies of critical care nursing.


As an active and practicing nursing educator, the distinctive strengths I offer include:

  • Real-World Experience: Having worked firsthand in various clinical settings, I bring a wealth of real-world insights and experiences to the classroom, ensuring that my teachings are both relevant and practical.
  • Adaptive Teaching Methods: Recognizing that every student learns differently, I employ a range of pedagogical techniques, from hands-on simulations to interactive discussions, ensuring that every learner remains engaged and grasps the concepts.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning: The medical field is ever-evolving. My dedication to continuous professional development means I’m always updated on the latest advancements, ensuring my students receive cutting-edge knowledge.
  • Strong Mentorship: Beyond just teaching, I provide mentorship to my students, guiding them in their careers and helping them navigate the challenges of the nursing profession.
  • Integration of Technology: I leverage the latest educational technologies to enhance learning experiences, from virtual patient simulations to digital assessment tools, ensuring that students are prepared for modern healthcare settings. In essence, my blend of experience, adaptability, and commitment to both my own and my students’ growth sets me apart in the realm of nursing education.


What distinguishes me from other nursing educators is:

  • Diverse Clinical Background: My experience spans various departments and specialties, giving me a comprehensive understanding of the nursing field. This diversity allows me to draw from a broad spectrum of real-world situations, making my teachings more enriching.
  • Innovative Teaching Techniques: I constantly update my teaching methods to incorporate the latest educational technologies and pedagogies. From virtual reality simulations to interactive case studies, I ensure my students remain engaged and receive a multifaceted learning experience.
  • Focus on Lifelong Learning: I don’t just teach my students to pass exams; I instill in them a passion for continuous learning. By showcasing the ever-evolving nature of healthcare, I prepare them to be adaptive and proactive throughout their careers.
  • Personalized Mentorship: Recognizing the individual strengths and challenges of each student, I offer tailored guidance. I invest time in understanding their aspirations, and helping them chart a clear path in their nursing journey.
  • Commitment to Professional Development: I lead by example. By consistently pursuing further certifications and attending industry conferences, I stay updated with the latest advancements, ensuring my students are always receiving current and top-tier education.



Delving into the envisioned trajectory for, immediate targets and far-reaching aspirations, set to shape the platform’s impact on nursing education in the coming years.

Short-Term Goals (1-2 years):

  • Immediate Knowledge Gaps: Address the most pressing knowledge gaps in the nursing community. This could be by providing videos on the latest best practices, emerging diseases, or the most frequently requested topics by community members.
  • Empowerment Through Skill: Offer courses or resources that empower nurses in their daily tasks, ensuring they feel more confident and competent in their roles, leading to better patient care.
  • Facilitate Peer Support: Implement a feature or platform area where nurses can share experiences, ask questions, and support one another, leveraging the collective wisdom of the community.
  • Address Current Issues: Provide timely resources or discussions on prevalent challenges in nursing—be it dealing with pandemics, managing work-related stress, or understanding new healthcare policies. 


Long-Term Goals (3-5 years):

  • Holistic Development: Beyond just clinical skills, offer resources that cater to the holistic development of a nurse – mental well-being, physical health, emotional resilience, and career progression.
  • Accreditation and Further Learning: Collaborate with institutions to offer accredited courses, allowing nurses to gain formal recognition for their learning and potentially further their careers.
  • Influence Policy and Standards: Use the platform’s collective voice to advocate for policies or standards that benefit the nursing community. This could mean partnering with nursing associations or bodies to influence change.
  • Global Reach and Inclusivity: Expand resources to cater to an international audience, ensuring that nurses from varied backgrounds, settings, and challenges feel represented and supported. This might include content in multiple languages or addressing region-specific challenges in healthcare.
  • Creating Leaders: Launch initiatives that identify and nurture potential leaders within the community, providing them with resources, mentorship, and opportunities to spearhead projects or topics on the platform. In essence, the focus is on creating a ripple effect—whereby empowering individual nurses through education and community support leads to broader positive impacts in healthcare as a whole.



Dive into the core values and ideologies that not only inform my teaching methods but also shape the transformative learning experiences I aim to provide.

My Teaching Philosophies:

  • Lifelong Learning “I am a firm believer that the journey of learning never ends, especially in the dynamic world of healthcare. My teaching philosophy revolves around instilling a passion for continuous learning in my students. By fostering curiosity, critical thinking, and an openness to evolving knowledge, I aim to prepare nurses who remain adaptable and always strive for excellence throughout their careers.”
  • Student-Centered Approach: At the core of my teaching philosophy is the belief that every student is unique, bringing in diverse experiences, strengths, and challenges. I adopt a student-centered approach, ensuring that learning is tailored to each individual’s needs. Through active listening, feedback, and collaboration, I aim to create a learning environment where students feel valued, understood, and empowered to achieve their fullest potential.”
  • The Power of Experience “I firmly believe that nursing cannot be fully grasped solely from textbooks. My teaching philosophy is built on the power of experiential learning. By integrating real-world scenarios, simulations, and reflective practices, I aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice, preparing students for the multifaceted challenges they will face in the field.”
  • Community and Collaboration: “Nursing is as much about individual competence as it is about teamwork and collaboration. My teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of community building within the classroom. I strive to foster a space where students feel a sense of belonging, where they can freely exchange ideas, learn from one another, and collaborate to solve complex healthcare challenges.”


My Values and Beliefs:

  • Compassion: The heart of nursing lies in the compassionate care of patients. Emphasizing the importance of empathy and understanding can inspire students to approach their practice with kindness and sensitivity.
  • Advocacy: Encouraging students to be advocates for their patients and themselves, ensuring they receive the best care, and also advocating for the nursing profession as a whole.
  • Resilience and Self-Care: Nursing can be emotionally taxing. Imparting the importance of self-care and resilience can help students navigate the challenges of their profession without burning out.
  • Critical Thinking: In a fast-paced healthcare environment, nurses often need to make quick decisions. Teaching students to think critically and analytically ensures they can make well-informed decisions in high-pressure situations. An educator can choose to emphasize any combination of these values and beliefs based on their personal experiences, the needs of their students, and the specific context of their teaching environment.



Understand the multifaceted factors that make it not just essential, but foundational for delivering optimum patient care and navigating the intricate dynamics of the healthcare landscape.

  • Complex Patient Care: Critical care nurses deal with patients who have life-threatening illnesses and injuries. The depth and breadth of knowledge required to provide optimum care for these patients are immense. Proper education ensures that nurses are equipped to manage complex medical situations.
  • Rapid Decision Making: In critical care settings, seconds can make the difference between life and death. Well-educated nurses can make swift, informed decisions, leading to better patient outcomes.
  • Use of Advanced Equipment: The critical care environment often involves the use of advanced medical equipment and technology. Comprehensive training ensures that nurses can utilize these tools effectively and safely.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Critical care nurses frequently collaborate with specialists from various medical disciplines. A solid educational foundation ensures they can communicate effectively and contribute meaningfully to interdisciplinary care plans.
  • Continuous Evolution: The field of critical care medicine is continuously evolving with new research, techniques, and technologies. Ongoing education ensures that nurses remain updated and can integrate the latest best practices into their care.
  • Ethical Considerations: Critical care settings often present complex ethical dilemmas, such as end-of-life decisions. A robust educational background provides nurses with the tools to navigate these challenges with sensitivity, professionalism, and respect.
  • Emotional Resilience: The intensity of the critical care environment can be emotionally taxing. Education not only equips nurses with clinical skills but also with strategies to manage stress, prevent burnout, and maintain their emotional well-being.


Outside the bustling realm of nursing, I relish the simple yet profound pleasures of life. I’m often found behind the wheel of an RV, exploring scenic terrains and breathing in the beauty of untouched landscapes, each journey stitching together memories that I cherish with my family. The thrill of video games offers me an alternate universe of challenges, where I can momentarily switch from a medical practitioner to a digital conqueror. Complementing this virtual escapade is my zeal for continuously learning and mastering new skills, ensuring that every day is an opportunity for growth.

The essence of community service resonates deeply with me, reminding me of the broader purpose in life and the ripple effects of kindness.

But amidst all these ventures, the cornerstone of my joy and stability remains my husband, with whom I’ve shared eight beautiful years. Our home in Central Florida is a haven of laughter, love, and occasional mischief, thanks largely to our three delightful dogs: Chuck Chuck, Chubbi, and Chewy. Together, they’ve transformed our space into a warm cocoon of comfort and happiness.

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