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  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

    The deadline for this blog snuck up on me. The last two weeks of my personal life have been very, very busy, and Christmas is just around the corner. Since my last blog posting, I have found out that I was not accepted for the second fellowship position, either. This was very disappointing to me, as I felt the interview went well and I was a good ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on December 22, 2014
  • Boards & A Second Interview

    I'm not sure how to describe my experience of taking national boards. Maybe I should just explain. This is by no means my endorsement of my methods. For one thing, I'd recommend more study time. I passed a predictor exam about a year ago. After passing my school's comps, I listened to review courses CDs as I drove, and spent some time in my ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on November 24, 2014
  • Just Breathe

    I'm Fawn Workman and I am a brand new MSN graduate. I'm so new that I'm still waiting for a test date for my FNP boards! I'm glad you have come to read about my thoughts and musings on my first year as an NP. Since April, I have logged several thousand miles driving for clinical in another state while living with family members. I've also flown ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on October 31, 2014
  • Q & A with Dr. Debra: NADNP Post Masters Certificate Program

    COMING SOON!  MAY 11-16th, 2015. Registration will be open in November 15, 2014! Course fees: $2,850* includes course texts and materials, membership for 1 year, NADNP annual dermatology conference registration, basic procedures and wound care workshops.*Does not include: transportation, hotel, flights, or meals. Location: Sheraton Sand Key ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on October 9, 2014
  • S.O.S: Need Patience as a Virtue!

    The last few weeks have been a harsh lesson in patience and letting go. I am the type of person who likes to be in charge of my own fate and like to have clear deadlines and goals. While applying for the various licenses and staff privileges that are necessary in order for me to start work, I have also needed a lesson in how to trust the ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on November 7, 2013
  • The Lull Between RN and NP

    All required packets have been submitted to their respective entities. My immune system has been prepped with a TDAP booster, influenza vaccine and PPD administration. Drug screen was completed and now I have to do what I do not do best: wait. To keep my mind busy I have been cranking out the hours in the ER as an RN and have also been ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on October 25, 2013
  • Pass or Fail?

    Greetings from the happiest place on earth: Disney World. When I planned this trip months ago it was meant to be a celebration trip and thank you to my family for sticking through the last 2 years of NP school. In my mind I would have passed my school's comprehensive exam and the national boards. Just a few weeks ago I panicked, again ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on October 10, 2013
  • Transitioning Into the World of a New NP

    As I sit here to compose my first blog post as a new graduate, I am feeling a bit bittersweet. The last two years have been long, adventurous, overwhelming and exciting all at the same time. Now it is time to regroup and make my post-graduation plans. This past weekend I attended a board review class and as I sat there, I realized that ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on September 13, 2013
  • Bring It On!

    The time has come! I've passed boards, obtained my state license and I am scheduled to have ''temporary privileges'' at my facility next week! This is such an exciting time for my family and me! We've worked so hard for so many years and this is it. The really amusing thing? I opened the mail a couple of weeks ago when my license came through ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on March 14, 2013
  • Facing the Boards

    I really felt prepared. I had done a review course by a company that claims a pass rate of 99%. I had also studied a very well-known study guide, in addition to listening to 2 sets of CDs (one of them for the last year!). I then took 2 ''predictor'' examinations with decent scores that were predictive of me passing Boards. My morning was ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on January 17, 2013
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