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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome as a New NP

Oct 01, 2019

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.

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!)

(FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom R hand corner of the video.)

If you're needing some more encouragement, check out this video about how to deal with not knowing the answers.

Once you've watched, I'd love to hear from you.

What is one tip that you can take and apply to your practice to combat impostor syndrome? I'd love to know!

Leave me a comment below. Be sure to share your thought directly in the comments, no links or videos as they may be removed.

Thanks so much for watching. Hang in there, and I'll see you soon.

Liz

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