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Currently, as I try to write this blog post, I have a Chihuahua under my feet and a 7-year-old leaning against my arm. One term into my journey to become a nurse practitioner and I’ve already had moments thinking, What did I get myself into? and, What was I thinking? Balance is not easy. Coffee has become my best friend. But a balance for ...
One of the first things to know here is that it is all about
priorities. And we know schoolwork comes first.
So here is a step-by-step guide to getting through the last
couple weeks of classes, final exams, Thanksgiving and the pre-holiday season.
Step 1: Sign up early
for those holiday pot-luck parties.
Always volunteer to bring ...
As the holidays fast approach and the year is quickly coming
to a close, it seems natural to look back at times. Although looking back at
times can help you see how far you came over the past year, it can distract you
at times from where you are headed.
Often we become overwhelmed at what we have not gotten
completed. As 2013 comes to an ...
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 ...
The real tragedy of getting a medical education is not the understanding of your own mortality or quantification of personal risk factors. It's not even the fact that friends and colleagues want you to look at something awful that is growing out of their body (I was sure that was a myth). It is the loss of good television.
An EMT friend of mine ...
Last month during the lull of winter break, I had a sudden
fear that I would not be able to find a job after graduation. I guess it was
because of the lull, no case studies to do, clinical hours completed for the
semester, and final grade deemed passing, that I had the time to contemplate a
life after school. This month, as my classes resume ...
Each month, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs compiles your
comments on the latest issues in our Comments & Feedback column. We'd love
to hear from you with topics of concern, the latest news for NPs & PAs,
what your state organizations are up to, or anything else that piques your interest.
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I am sitting in a building erected in a decade when buildings were square and walls could never be thick enough. Brown ivy climbs a brick exterior white-washed so many times that it seems smooth. The old steel radiators chitter like a multitude of sparrows and my seat was built for someone with a smaller number of dietary choices. The nurse who ...
Yes! I proclaim with clinched fists, because I have passed
yet another class on my journey to become an FNP. I have only two classes left,
and though these two classes are intense, and will occur over the course of the
next year, I am beginning to glimpse the light at the end of this tunnel of
advanced nursing knowledge.
As much as I ...
Last week, NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke shared his concerns over the status of nursing. ''I am currently in a class called ‘Societal Forces' as a precursor to my first semester of advanced assessment in the Adult/Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track. The teachers are passionate and well informed. The speakers are excellent, but ...