100 Must-Watch YouTube Tutorials for Nurses

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For nurses, it’s not easy to learn by the book as skills are best learned when demonstrated in actual settings. There are also some tricky lessons that are hard to remember but can be easily learned through visual presentations.

Fortunately, it is now easy to learn Nursing skills and knowledge online—thanks to YouTube’s reliable tutorial videos specially made for nurses. Below is a compilation of 100 of the best YouTube tutorials for nurses that you can use to learn new skills and update your knowledge in the clinical setting.



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1. Breath Sound Assessment

This is a collection of physiological and pathological breath sounds that can be heard upon auscultation. It’s a great guide for new nurses in assessing the breath sounds of their patients.


2. Head-to-toe Nursing Assessment

A comprehensive guide to head-to-toe assessment for nurses, this 37-minute instructional video explains the practical way of doing complete physical assessment for nurses. The step-by-step instructions are clearly explained by a nursing instructor from Northwest Iowa Community College.


3. Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation

This video offers tips in recognizing abnormal cardiac rhythms through EKG. Understanding EKG is tricky but the tips and simplified rules in this video are great ways in mastering EKG interpretation.


4. APGAR Newborn Assessment

New nurses often find it hard to remember how to do an APGAR Newborn Assessment in actual settings as it is easy to be distracted by a crying baby. This video will help you remember how to do an APGAR Newborn Assessment correctly through tips and helpful mnemonics.


5. Glasgow Coma Scale Assessment

Complete with a brief introduction and history, this video made for learning the Glasgow Coma Scale is helpful especially for nursing students.


6. Newborn Assessment

This one-hour video covers a complete head-to-toe examination for newborn babies. Examination techniques for each system are shown by the nursing instructor from UMDNJ School of Nursing. Newborn reflexes are also discussed along with procedures in bathing a newborn.



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7. IV Regulation Calculation

Learn a simplified approach to infusion rate calculation with this tutorial video. The formula for IV regulation is clearly explained to make it easier to understand.


8. Calculating Volumes for Injection

Figuring out correct calculation for injection volumes is tricky at first. This video will give you a quick overview on how you can correctly calculate volumes of injection by answering sample problems.


9. Understanding Unit Conversion

Labeled as the “most entertaining unit conversion video ever made”, this tutorial will teach you some of the most commonly used unit conversion formula. Just pick up the ones relevant to nursing so you could easily remember unit conversion when preparing drugs.


10. Pediatric Dosage Calculation

Know how to accurately calculate pediatric dosages with the sample questions in this video. The step-by-step answer to each problem is explained as well as the formula used in the calculation.


11. Dopamine Infusion Drug Calculation

Understand how to compute dopamine infusion rate with the simplified calculation presented in this video. The formula can also be used in calculating dobutamine infusion rate.


12. Paramedic Drug Calculation

Learn quick drug calculations made for paramedics and EMS with this 5-minute video. Sample problems are presented along with the formula used for the answers.


13. Heparin Infusion Calculation

Heparin drip is one the most critical drips in ICUs that need accurate calculation. Learn how to calculate for heparin infusion rates with sample problems in this video.


14. Safe Dosage Calculations

Learn the principles of safe dosage calculation with this 8-minute video. The instructor will teach you how to easily determine if the ordered dosage is safe for the patient’s weight.


15. Simple Formula for Drug Calculations

In this 3-minute video, the simplest formula for drug calculation is explained. The computation used in answering the sample problem is clearly shown as well.


16. Dosage Calculation – Everything You Need to Know

This is a one-hour video of everything you need to know about dosage calculations. The video includes conversions, formula and explanations in answering sample problems.



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17. Taking Vital Signs

A short two-minute tutorial on how to take the patient’s vital signs, this video is great for nursing students. It is one of the most basic skills that you should learn before going to clinical duties.


18. Hand Washing

This is a demo of proper hand washing. The standard steps in proper hand washing are explained by the instructor in the video.


19. Making an Occupied Bed

This is a step-by-step guide on how to make an occupied bed. Techniques in bed-making while the patient is in bed are explained and demonstrated clearly.


20. Assisting Patient in Using a Bedpan

This is a complete guide on how to assist a patient in using the bedpan. Each step is clearly explained along with the use of proper body mechanics in turning the patient.


21. Bed Bath

Learn the step-by-step procedure in giving a bed bath to a patient with this video. Preserving patient’s privacy and observing proper body mechanics are emphasized as well.


22. Applying a Ted Hose

This is a simple demonstration on how you can apply a ted hose to a bed-ridden patient. You can also learn the proper technique in applying the ted hose quickly.


23. Assisting the Patient in ROM Exercises

Different types of ROM exercises are demonstrated in this video. Each exercise is explained and demonstrated by the instructor in the video.


24. Different Hoyer Lift Procedures

This is a demo of the different lifting procedures that you can do in a Hoyer Lift. Proper body mechanics are observed throughout the demo.


25. Toilet Transfer Sling Procedures

Lifting and transferring a patient using the toilet transfer sling are demonstrated in this video. Some tips in using the sling are also explained by the instructor.


26. How to Do a Dependent Stand Pivot Transfer

Learn how to do a dependent stand pivot transfer with this video. Each step in transferring the patient is explained while being demonstrated by the instructor.


27. Ambulating With Gait Belt

This video demonstrated how to use a gait belt in assisting the patient during ambulation. You can observe proper body mechanics while the patient is being lifted by the instructor.


28. Perineal Care

This is a demo of how to do perineal care to female patients. The things needed to be prepared prior to the procedure are explained along with tips in positioning the patient.


29. Mouth Care

Proper mouth care done on a pediatric patient is shown in this video. Each step in the procedure is explained by the instructor while doing the demonstrations.


30. Denture Care

Tips in assisting the patient in denture care are shown in this video. You can see how to properly clean the denture as shown by the instructor.


31. Nasogastric Tube Insertion

An actual insertion of nasogastric tube to a patient is shown in this video along with the step-by-step procedure in doing it. It’s a great guide especially for student nurses.


32. Tracheostomy Care

This is a good refresher demonstration of tracheostomy care for student nurses. It is also helpful for those who haven’t done trach care for a while. The basic principles of tracheostomy care are explained along with techniques in doing it.


33. Tracheostomy Suctioning

This video features a demonstration of a tracheostomy suctioning  done in a real hospital setting. The suctioning method used in this demo is open-system.


34. 12-15 Lead ECG Placements

A practical demonstration on how to do 12L to 15L ECG, this guide will help you master lead placements when doing ECG. There are some mnemonics taught in the video so you can easily remember the proper lead placements.


35. Indwelling Foley Catheter Insertion for Female Patients

This is a return demonstration of a nursing student about the proper insertion of an indwelling foley catheter in female patients. The demo is done in a dummy patient. Each step is explained and demonstrated clearly.


36. Indwelling Foley Catheter Insertion for Male Patients

This is a video demonstrating the sequence of steps necessary for the insertion of foley catheter in male patients. Aseptic technique is observed all throughout the procedure and some tips are also provided.


37. Foley Catheter Care

A demo on how you can do foley catheter care on a bed-ridden patient. This video specifically demonstrates the standard procedures recognized for catheter care. The purpose of each step in the procedure is explained well.


38. Chest Thoracotomy Tube

This is a very informative video explaining the anatomic-physiological process that happens when an insertion of chest tube is necessary. The closed chest drainage system is clearly explained as well as the basic care needed following chest tube insertion.


39. Mechanical Ventilation Nursing Management

This is an educational 28-minute video about mechanical ventilation.  The video is complete with lecture and demonstrations about the steps needed in caring for a patient with mechanical ventilator.


40. Donning Hospital Protective Equipment

The correct sequence of donning hospital protective equipment is demonstrated in this video. Some tips in quickly wearing the protective equipment are also provided.


41. Newborn Bath

This is a video of a newborn bath demonstrated by a NICU nurse. Techniques in providing newborn bath and properly dressing the newborn baby are shown in the video.



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42. Starting an IV Line

This is a video demonstrating how to start an IV line to a patient. It’s complete with the step-by-step process needed in starting an IV line as well as the things that must be considered before inserting the IV cannula.


43. IV Setup and IV Piggyback

This video provides a comprehensive explanation and demonstration on how to set up an IV line and piggybacks. The parts of the IV line as well as the purpose of each part are clearly explained. The video also has plenty of useful tips that both nursing students and professionals will find indispensable.


44. Administering Medication through a Gastrostomy Tube

A video demonstrating the steps in administering medications through a gastrostomy tube. This tutorial provides tips and tricks in preparing oral medications that can be passed through a gastrostomy tube.


45. IV Push and Piggyback Medications on Central Lines

This is a video demonstrating how to do an IV push and how to attach piggybacks on patients with central lines. Steps in setting up the infusion pump is also discussed along with proper care for the tubes.


46. Introduction to Central Lines

This is a short one-minute introductory video about central lines. The different types of central lines and purposes for having one are explained in this video.


47. Changing Dressing on Central Lines

Changing the dressing of a central line is demonstrated in this video. The instructor has an actual patient for the demo and each step for the dressing change is explained well.


48. Changing the Caps of Central Lines

Changing the caps is another important part of central line care. This video shows how you can change the caps of a central line aseptically. Two different types of central lines are used for the demo.


49. Flushing Central Lines

This video demonstrates how to flush central lines. Some tips are also provided in administering medications through the central line.


50. PICC Line Care

This is a 25-minute video about caring for the PICC line. A short introduction about the PICC line is shown at the beginning of the video.


51. Flushing the PICC Line

An informative video on how to flush the PICC line. Proper care for the PICC line is also explained. Other useful tips are explained as well like cleaning the caps of the PICC line before flushing.


52. Preparing and Administering a TPN

This is a demo of a nurse showing how to prepare and administer a TPN. She provided tips in incorporating multivitamins in the TPN bag.


53. Blood Transfusion

The process, benefits, risks and alternatives of a blood transfusion are explained in this video. It is an informative learning material especially for nursing students.


54. Blood Transfusion and Intravenous Infusion Skills

This video simply demonstrates the ideal practice in starting a blood transfusion or an intravenous infusion. The things you need to check before transfusing a blood unit are also clearly explained in the video.


55. Blood Transfusion Reactions

The most common blood transfusion reactions are presented in this video. Each transfusion reaction is explained along with the possible causes of the reaction.


56. Administering Medications through a PEG Tube

A student nurse demonstrates how to prepare and administer medications through a PEG tube. The purpose of each step mentioned is clearly explained in the video.


57. Insulin Administration

Tips in mixing short-acting and long-acting insulin are provided in this video. The proper way of injecting insulin subcutaneously is demonstrated as well.



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58. How to Put On Sterile Gloves

This 2-minute video is a clear and straightforward demonstration on how to put sterile gloves. Tips in putting the sterile gloves without compromising sterility are provided along with the demonstration.


59. Preparation of the Sterile Field

From preparation of surgical equipment to instrument counting, this video demonstrates the complete steps on how to prepare a sterile field. Proper aseptic technique is observed all throughout the video.


60. Basic Instrumentation

This is an informative tutorial about the most common OR instruments. The purposes of each instrument are clearly explained along with the way how the instruments are grouped or classified inside the operating room.


61. Operating Room Preparation

Tips and reminders that nurses need to know in preparing the operating room are provided in this video. The equipments needed to be checked, do’s and don’ts in preparation and proper placement of sterile supplies are thoroughly explained as well. .


62. Monitoring the Sterile Field

The do’s and don’ts in monitoring and maintaining a sterile field inside the operating room are presented in this video. This is a good video to watch if you are about to start working in the OR department.


63. Preparing the OR Table

The steps required in preparing the OR table are demonstrated in this video. Tips in assembling the OR table as well as the purpose of each attachment are also explained in this tutorial.


64. Patient Transfer

Patient transfer before and after an operative procedure can be hard at first but with proper transfer techniques, it could be done quickly. This video will teach you how to transfer a conscious and an unconscious patient inside the operating room.


65. Patient Positioning

There are some proper positioning techniques that must be observed inside the operating room. Different patient positions are required for different operative procedures. This video will teach you how to position your patient in the OR table.


66. Patient Prep

This is an informative lecture about patient prep before an operative procedure. The prepping agents commonly used inside the operating room are also discussed as well as the steps for skin preparation.


67. Draping the Patient

The proper way of draping the patient during an operation is demonstrated in this video. Different draping methods are also discussed along with the purposes of draping the patient.


68. Surgical Hand Scrubbing

This is a short two-minute video on how to do surgical hand scrubbing. The step-by-step process is well-explained and demonstrated.


69. Surgical Instrument Identification

There are many surgical instruments commonly used in an operation. Familiarize yourself with traditional surgical instruments as well as the newest ones used in operations nowadays.



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70. A Day in the ER

This is an inspiring video about a male nurse working in an Emergency Room.  He provides insights about being a male nurse and what to expect when you are working in the ER.


71. Triage Basics

The basics of triage are explained in this video. This tutorial is a good introduction in learning triage nursing.


72. Popular Code Drugs and Emergency Medications

The popular medications commonly used in codes and other emergency situations are presented in this video.  Each drug is well-explained along with how each drug is administered.


73. Code Blue

This is a great simulation of a code blue. The work of a code team is shown in this video along with the assessment, intervention and documentation done during the code.


74. CPR First Aid for Children and Adults

This is a 31-minute video about doing CPR first aid on children and adults. It is complete with a short introductory lecture and demonstrations.


75. CPR For Infants

This video demonstrates the techniques on how you can perform a successful CPR on an infant patient.


76. First Aid for Choking Baby

The first things you need to do in providing first aid for a choking baby is explained in this video. The tutorial is easy to understand for everyone even those who are not in the field of nursing.


77. First Aid on Unconscious Child Choking

This is a demonstration on how to do a  first aid CPR on an unconscious child choking. The technique in sweeping out the object obstructing the child’s airway is demonstrated. The EMS process is explained throughout the demonstration.


78. First Aid on Conscious Child Choking

The things needed when performing an assessment on a conscious child choking are explained in this video. The technique in removing the object obstructing the child’s airway is shown along with how to care for the child after choking.


79. Learn How to Use an AED on Children

Made for EMTs and emergency responders outside the hospital facility, this video is a demo of resuscitating a child by using an AED. Chest compressions and proper attachment of AED leads are shown in the video.


80. Learn How to Use an AED on Children

Another demo in using an AED for adults, this is an instructional video from the International CPS Institute. The instructor clearly explained the steps needed to be done in using the AED during cardiac arrest.


81. EKG Training: Watching and Interpreting the Defibrillator Monitor

This is a very informative video on how to interpret the EKG rhythms in a defibrillator monitor. You can practice how to interpret the EKG rhythms shown in the video. Some tips in remembering each rhythm are provided by the instructor.


82. Basic First Aid Training

This is a comprehensive one-hour video about basic first aid skills. There are lots of first aid techniques taught in this video and the information provided is up-to-date.



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83. Nursing Delegation

A simple 5-keyword mnemonic for nursing delegation is taught in this video. The instructor in the video interacts with a student as he teaches nursing delegation for NCLEX review.


84. Three Simple Study Tips to Cut 60% of Study Time

This is a fun way of learning how to reduce your study time when preparing for an examination. The instructor in the video explained how you can learn quickly even for NCLEX.


85. How to Tackle NCLEX Style Questions

A 25-minute video on how you can analyze NCLEX style questions, this video is helpful in practicing how to answer correctly in your examination. Valuable tips are provided especially for the “select all that apply” type of question.


86. Mastering the New NCLEX-RN Test Plan

This is a 1-hour video on how to master the new NCLEX-RN test plan. Made by Kaplan Nursing NCLEX Prep, it will help you polish your skills in answering NCLEX-style questions.


87. NCLEX-RN Exam – How to Analyze and Breakdown Questions

Tips in how to analyze and breakdown questions for NCLEX-RN exam are shown in this video. It is easy to understand and sample questions are provided.


88. NCLEX-RN Exam – How to Approach the Select All That Apply Questions

The “select all that apply” type of question is one of the hardest questions to answer in NCLEX-RN examination. You can learn some useful tips in answering those questions with this video.


89. How to Answer Alternate Format Questions For the NCLEX

Tips in answering alternate format questions for the NCLEX-RN exam are provided in this video. Although it’s a long 55-minute presentation, the instructor shares some valuable tricks in analyzing questions. .


90. Laboratory Values for NCLEX-RN Examination

This video is all about laboratory values commonly included in NCLEX-RN examinations. Explanations for the laboratory values presented are also provided in the video.


91. Laboratory Values – Teaching Clinical Reasoning

Clinical reasoning for analyzing laboratory values is taught in this video. It’s a great way to refresh your knowledge about laboratory values before taking the NCLEX-RN examination.


92. NCLEX Critical Thinking

This video is helpful whenever you encounter a question you have no idea about. It will teach you how to develop critical thinking skills in answering NCLEX questions.


93. NCLEX Question Breakdown – Client Prioritization

A sample question is provided in this video and explained by the instructor. The instructor will help you analyze the question about client prioritization through his tips in breaking down the question.


94. NCLEX Practice Questions

Some practice questions are provided in this video along with the techniques on how you can analyze each.  The questions are guided with highlights and explanations for the correct answers.


95. NCLEX REVIEW: Priority Practice Exam

This is a great video to hone your skills in answering practice questions for the NCLEX-RN exam. All you need is a pen and paper so you can answer the sample NCLEX questions presented in this video.


96. Kaplan Nursing’s Strategies for Repeat NCLEX® Test Takers

This one-hour video is made for repeat test takers who have failed to pass the NCLEX examination. It’s a more intensive tutorial review than the other Kaplan tutorial videos.


97. Understanding EKG Strips for NCLEX-RN Examination

This is an intensive tutorial about understanding EKG strips. The video has some tips in answering questions related to interpretation of EKG rhythms.


98. Basics of Fluid and Electrolytes

Refresh your knowledge about fluid and electrolytes with this 30-minute tutorial video. It’s a great review material before taking an examination.


99. Important Topics in NCLEX-RN Examination

This video covers the important topics you need to review for the NCLEX-RN examination. You can also learn some tips in studying these topics in preparation for your exam.


100. NCLEX Review on Cardiac Drugs

This is a simple NCLEX review video about understanding cardiac drugs. Some important pointers are explained along with useful mnemonics you can use in remembering the purposes of the drugs presented.


101. Tricks in Learning Respiratory Drugs

This video explains a simple trick in learning respiratory drugs. Mnemonics are provided in the video along with in-depth explanations from the instructor.


102. NCLEX Review Pharmacology

This is a seven-minute video about remembering pharmacology easily for the NCLEX-RN examination.  The presentation in this video is easy to remember and the information listed is simplified so you can easily remember it for the examination.


About the Author: Je Abarra is a nurse by profession and a freelance writer by passion. She is working as a staff nurse in the pediatric ward of a private city hospital for more than two years. During her free time, she usually writes about her fascinations in health and nursing. She loves to provide tips and fun facts about nursing and healthy living.