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#064 Do Physicians Hate NPs? Feat. Jenna Lizewski, DNP

Online bullying and shameful attacks on the nurse practitioner profession by our physician colleagues has, unfortunately, been a problem for a while now.  And these attacks are not just against NPs, but also against physician associates and registered nurses. I know...

#063 How to Deal with Job Rejections

I know some of you right now are dealing with job rejections. I also know that getting rejected for a job you wanted really sucks. Oftentimes, rejection sucks because we internalize it and create a meaning out of it that isn’t actually based on factual evidence. I can...

#062 NP vs RN Schedules: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

It will likely come as no surprise that your daily schedule and how you organize your life’s activities can be a BIG determining factor to overall life satisfaction.  And while being an NP is a great profession with plenty of advantages in comparison to registered...

#061 How the Nursing Method Can Help You Get a Job

Since I work so closely with job seekers, I get a behind-the-scenes look at the real struggles that most of them have. One difficulty that comes up so frequently are the BIG emotions surrounding the job search - both the process and the outcome. It’s perfectly...

#060 Does the Perfect Job Exist?

Does the Perfect Job exist? My answer? Yes… and no… and yes…  I think we can get caught up in the search for the perfect job, to the point where we don't appreciate or see the positive opportunities that can come with jobs that we wouldn’t define as “perfect”. And I...

#059 Things to Negotiate Other Than Salary

You may already know the value of negotiating your salary before accepting a job offer. You’ve seen the internet quotables like, “know your worth, then add tax”. However, there are benefits OTHER than salary that are also worth negotiating that can help to increase...

#058 Two Job Offers…Now What?

Receiving multiple job offers at the same time is an exciting circumstance when you’re searching for an NP position, But it can bring up challenging questions like, “Which one should I take?” and “How do I make the right choice?” First of all, take a deep breath and...

#057 A Daily Schedule for Job Seekers

Looking for a new job as a nurse practitioner can feel like a full time job in itself.  Job searching can require a heavy amount of effort, time and focus, so it’s easy to see why some people might put it off. What I see most people do when they’re seeking a new role...

#056 Job Search Tips for New NPs

Where are all my brand new NP’s at? Let me start by saying this: It’s NOT your fault! There really IS a lot of confusion when it comes to job searching as a new graduate. And not many clear and consistent guidance available. (Believe me, I’ve checked.) So today, I’m...

#054 NP Roundtable – 10 Years Into Practice

Today’s episode is special. Why? It’s another NP Roundtable episode, 10 Years Into Practice! ✨  Meet my classmates, Stephanie, Ellie and Teresa. We graduated 10 years ago from Yale School of Nursing (#ElderNPs) and have become close friends ever since. All of us...

#053 Do You Have to be Passionate About Your Job?

It’s a little absurd to me, in retrospect, how when we’re in high school we are pressured to choose our career path.  If you ask me, that’s a colossal decision to put on the shoulders of a 17 year old! When it comes to choosing your career, one of the most common...

#052 Becoming a Parent & NP with Nurse Liz

I have a confession to make… Sometimes I wish there was an “off” switch to being a full-time working parent.  Working parenthood is a perpetual cycle of putting out fires, crossing off endless to-do’s and doing your best to keep younger humans alive. My friend, Nurse...

# BONUS: Becoming a FQHC Provider with Dr. Meriah Ward

Dr. Meriah Ward is making their THIRD appearance on the Nurse Becoming podcast this week to talk all about Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  In this episode, we discuss: What FQHCs are How they differ from more corporate or traditional workplaces Why you...

#048 Overcoming Board Exam Anxiety with Sarah Michelle, NP

If reading the words Board Exam make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, read on. Board exam anxiety is a common topic of concern, but is seldom talked about.  If you’re a new graduate NP who has not yet taken your Boards,  OR if you’re a student eventually...