How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome as a New NPOct 01, 2019
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I don't think I'll forget that feeling.
Every single day, between scrambling to figure out what to do for the patient in front of me, interpreting the labs in my inbox, and returning patient phone calls— that nagging feeling in my stomach that I'm just not cut out for this.
Constantly wondering if I made the right decision to become a nurse practitioner, if I should go back to my "old job."
Nurses, front desk staff, other NPs and MDs would come up to me and ask me what to do.
Wait... me? I'm someone's primary care provider now?
If you're a new grad NP, you've likely wondered how to deal with imposter syndrome (or impostor, apparently it's spelled both ways?).
You know, that feeling of "what exactly did I get myself into??"
It's super common, and totally normal— although that doesn't make it less painful.
Impostor Syndrome in New Nurse Practitioners
In this video I'll give you my 6 strategies for handling impostor / imposter syndrome, so you can get those distracting thoughts out of your head (you've got enough to worry about without them!)
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If you liked this post, also check out:
- When You Don't Know the Answers
- New NP Transition - You Are Not Alone
- What I Wish I Knew as a New NP
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