New Nurse Practitioner Pillars of Primary CareNov 14, 2023
If you’re a new NP grad making your way into practice, I think you’ll find today’s video super helpful.
(And even if you’re not a new grad, it’s still worth the watch — both to understand what we’ve been through and to help us mentor students and new grads ourselves.)
In this episode, I talk about the challenges new grads face — from sneaky imposter syndrome to the overwhelming clinical knowledge demands.
It can feel like an absolute rollercoaster from one moment to the next.
It wasn’t until I started to mentor new grads myself that I understood what was so challenging and why.
It seems obvious in one way — learning medicine is endless. But there are some other sneaky things that make it SO much more intense.
If we can orient ourselves to what is actually happening, we can:
- Make a plan to get support
- Help our NP mentees and students adjust better, and
- Understand the role transition challenge on a high level.
I truly believe we can all contribute to making this profession better and it starts on an individual then interpersonal level.
Which is why in this video, I talk about the three pillars of practice that can help you:
- Tackle the fear of the unknown and build a foundation for continuous learning in real-world practice.
- Navigate the system beyond diagnosing and treating illnesses.
- Embrace the unexpected leadership role and the skills you need.
And remember, you're not alone - we see you and we're cheering you on!
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