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For years I have counseled new graduates to hold off on
applying for jobs not only until they had graduated, but ideally until they had
a date scheduled to take their boards. I based my advice on feedback from
In many states, passing the boards would legally permit new
grad NPs to practice, however they could not be ...
The last month has been a whirlwind. Each and every shift
has provided me the opportunity to put my didactic lessons into play.
Delegating has made my life easier and knowing what everyone in the office can
and cannot do is immensely helpful.
The patient population has been good. Most patients are
receptive and willing to listen to what you ...
As the holiday season approaches it has become clear to me that
''Yes, Linda, there is a Santa Claus.'' Registering for the winter
semester it was mentioned by my advisor that in May my clinical time begins.
This day has seemed to be off in a distance for so long. Honestly speaking, at
one point it was looking to be out of my reach and ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
A new semester so soon. October 5 marked
the beginning of the fall semester. The classes to be covered are care of
children and care of the childbearing woman. Pediatrics shouldn't be such a
challenge, as this is what I do each day. Several of my fellow classmates have
already crossed the finish line which serves to show that the end is ...
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 ...
As the end of this
semester was clearly in sight, I was feeling really good about the grades I had
and the pace of approaching the finish line. Then out of left field, life
entered my school life.
Often, as students, we
get so involved in deadlines for assignments, studying for tests and getting
things organized into our schedules ...