I entered nurse practitioner (NP) school at Vanderbilt University in August 2011. I had just finished my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) a few months prior, and was eager to begin my studies. I moved into a small 350 square foot studio apartment in downtown Nashville.
I was nervous but ambitious, with a somewhat idealized perception of medicine. I hoped to be the next Patch Adams mixed with Eric Horvitz...
Since I have been a nurse practitioner for more than 10 years now (I can't believe its been that many), students ask me many different questions pretty regularly. The questions aren't just about medical conditions or particular clinical scenarios. They want to know more about how to handle being an NP and learning how to talk to patients, families, and other members of the interdisciplinary team.
I was fewer than 24 hours into boot camp in the United States Navy, and a drill instructor was trying to kill me, the last time I thought the words “What have I done?”
Here I am 20 years later thinking this same think, almost daily. What I’ve done, this time, is enroll in a top 10 Big East family nurse practitioner (NP) program. I am currently two years into the program with two semesters and 350 clinical rotation hours to go.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 What Does A Nurse Practitioner Do All Day?
I get asked this question from many nursing students and thought that I would give you a little peek into my day.
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