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#031 Becoming an Indispensable NP with Ananya Datta

#031 Becoming an Indispensable NP with Ananya Datta

Ananya Datta had worked for years as a career coach and consultant before she even realized exactly what she’d been doing.  She found herself frequently fielding questions from colleagues and decision-makers about onboarding, business operations, strategizing, and...

#030  3 Surprising Places to Find a NP Job

#030 3 Surprising Places to Find a NP Job

I’ve talked before about the online-only job search and about how I don’t think it gives you the full picture in terms of what’s available. Not all vacancies are posted online, especially in the NP world where private practices and smaller clinics don’t take to bigger...

#029 See Ya, 2020!

#029 See Ya, 2020!

It’s time to say goodbye (more like good riddance!) to 2020 and usher in 2021. Regardless of how you felt about 2020, I want you to feel permission to feel all the feelings at the same time.  Today’s episode isn’t about goal setting or choosing a word of the year, but...

#027 Bad Decisions with Katie Duke

#027 Bad Decisions with Katie Duke

Katie Duke never wanted to be a nurse. She wanted to be Indiana Jones. How fun is that? “I got over the fact that Indiana Jones wasn’t realistic, so I thought about becoming a lawyer or a forensic psychiatrist. I really didn’t have that one thing I set my mind to. I...

#026 From Violinist to Nurse Practitioner – My Story

#026 From Violinist to Nurse Practitioner – My Story

If you’ve been with me for a while, you probably know that I didn’t always intend on becoming a nurse practitioner. I went through the normal phases of wanting to be either a teacher or a vet, and at one point, I even thought I wanted to be an astrophysicist. But when...

#025 From Foster Care to PhD – Dr. Sharrica Miller

#025 From Foster Care to PhD – Dr. Sharrica Miller

Growing up, Sharrica Miller was always waiting for the next knock on the door. She spent her childhood in and out of foster homes, and she said her formative years were marked by the times social services would come knocking on the door to pick her up.  Her mom had a...

#023 Can a Nurse Become a Writer? With Portia Wofford

#023 Can a Nurse Become a Writer? With Portia Wofford

Nursing was never on Portia Wofford’s radar. She was interested in politics and initially pursued a career in forensic science, and though she knew a lot of nurses growing up — her mom’s best friend, her great aunt, her grandmother — it never dawned on her that...

How to Create The Best Resume for Travel Nurses

How to Create The Best Resume for Travel Nurses

Documenting travel nurse experience on a resume is different than your average resume. In this post, we break down how to document travel nursing experience on your resume when you intend to keep traveling, and what to do with your resume when you are done traveling and looking for a permanent position.

#021 Exploring the Power of One Person with Stephen Ferrara

#021 Exploring the Power of One Person with Stephen Ferrara

Stephen Ferrara always knew he wanted to help people, so when it came time for him to decide what he wanted to do with the rest of his life, the decision came easy — he wanted to go into medicine.  Dr. Ferrara graduated with a biology degree and went back to school...

#020 Lessons Learned after 100+ Interviews with Andrea Dalzell

#020 Lessons Learned after 100+ Interviews with Andrea Dalzell

Andrea Dalzell has always been the type of person who knows exactly what they want — and exactly how to negotiate to make having those things possible. She’s spunky and always has been, even as she relearned to navigate the world on wheels after being diagnosed with...

#019 How to Ask Better Questions

#019 How to Ask Better Questions

Do you know the difference between a high quality question and a low quality one? I don’t believe there is such thing as a stupid question, and I strongly encourage you to take up space by asking questions to improve yourself. However, it’s important to recognize that...

#018 How to Land a Nursing Job in 2020

#018 How to Land a Nursing Job in 2020

It’s 2020, the Year of the Nurse, and many nurses will be looking for a first or new job this year. This comes as no surprise, but compared to the last few decades, those beginning the job search in 2020 have a few more things to consider to gain that competitive...

#017 The Empathy Gap: What it Means to be a Healer

#017 The Empathy Gap: What it Means to be a Healer

Over the course of my time working in emergency medicine, I noticed something was off -- but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. In the midst of the chaos of the emergency room, the shock the patient has undergone, the trauma being incurred as the family...

#016 Job Searching: How Long is Too Long to Look?

#016 Job Searching: How Long is Too Long to Look?

So, here’s a hypothetical situation for you. The world is experiencing a global pandemic for the first time in 100 years. Coincidentally, because of that pandemic, you lost your job. Maybe you didn’t lose your job. Maybe you just decided that after working double,...