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#036 Behind the Scenes in the ED

#036 Behind the Scenes in the ED

People have been asking me, “What do NP’s actually DO in the ED?” It’s a good question, and one that warrants a pretty big deep dive in order to more accurately address the nuances of a typical day in the ED. Because long story short - it’s nothing like what you see...

#035 Stress in Medicine with Dr. Nina Ahuja

#035 Stress in Medicine with Dr. Nina Ahuja

You know the old saying, “When it rains, it pours”? Well- Dr. Nina Ahuja has no problem saying it like it really is, “Stressful moments don’t come in solitude”. Dr. Nina Ahuja is an award-winning Ophthalmologic Surgeon of 17 years, Author of “Stress In Medicine” and...

#033 How to Avoid Hating Your NP Job

#033 How to Avoid Hating Your NP Job

I know most of you are familiar with primary prevention in terms of disease, but what about primary prevention related to your work? Stay with me, it will make sense!  Today’s episode is about how to avoid that “ugh” feeling every time a new work week comes around. We...

#032 New Grad NP Roundtable

#032 New Grad NP Roundtable

I’m sure you have gathered by the title, but for today’s episode, I’m joined by a few other great minds. Being a new graduate is scary — we know this, and we’ve talked about it before (here and here) — but in today’s episode, I’m taking some of your questions to my...

#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...