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#051 Becoming an Interview Pro with Dr. Ashlee Klevens Hayes

How much of a difference could being an Interview Pro make for you? Let’s find out. Try this visualization with me: Imagine walking into that employer’s office (or clicking “Join With Video” on Zoom since most of us are interviewing remotely these days) and realizing...

# 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...

#046 3 Types of Mentors and How to Find One

Let’s talk about mentorship! Mentoring is a powerful personal and career development move for anyone who has their sights set on achieving (or exceeding) their life’s aspirations.  A good mentorship is part “secret weapon”, part growth experience in which both of you...

#044 Networking Secrets Part 1: Who, What, Why

Love it, hate it or tolerate it, networking is an activity that can profoundly impact our personal lives and careers. Networking is also a muscle that gets stronger and becomes more effective the more you engage it. ?  What comes to mind when you think of the word,...

#043 Dr. Vanessa Kasper & I React to a Viral NP Video

“I’m quitting my job as a nurse practitioner.” Spoiler alert - I’m not! And neither is Vanessa Kasper, DNP - my guest on today’s episode.  A couple of months ago, this video went viral in the NP community. Go ahead and take a gander if you haven’t already, and then...

#042 Demystifying Medical Malpractice Insurance with Berxi

One of the roads that I and many others have traveled that can’t be avoided is this the road of getting medical malpractice insurance. Our professional livelihood depends on it!  Not to interject any scare tactics or fear here, but the reality is that unforeseeable...

#041 All About the DNP with Dr. Veronica Sampayo

Have you ever thought about pursuing your DNP?  I get a lot of people asking about the DNP. They want to know,  “Should I do my Masters or Doctorate?” "I’ve got my DNP, now what?” These are good questions, but this is not my area of expertise.  The Doctor of Nursing...

#040 Doing Things Scared with Dr. Latrina Walden

There’s a saying that goes, “Success leaves clues” and if you're a Nurse Practitioner student, Dr. Latrina Walden is a model example of someone to put on your list to pick up clues from! Latrina is the founder of Latrina Walden Exam Solutions, an organization that...

#039 How to Call a Consult

As far as anxiety-inducing situations go, there was one task that, in my early days of being a new NP, caused me to feel unusually… sweaty: Calling a consult was one of the most intimidating parts of my day in the ED. I’m not typically a nervous person, but navigating...

#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

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

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...