New Nurse Practitioner: When You Don’t Know the Answers

New nurse practitioner don't know the answers

Sitting in the room, face-to-face with your patient, and they ask you point-blank: So what’s wrong with me?

As a new grad I would dread this scenario—  I’d freeze up, stutter, stumble and turn bright red (although it’s hard for me not to do that). I never felt like I knew enough.

There’s a better way around this.

And really, it’s SO okay that you don’t know all the answers.

In this video, I’ll tell you:

  • The MANY reasons why this is actually okay (and why we should probably even celebrate it), and
  • The simple strategies I use to handle it.

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

What is a strategy that you use to handle these situations?

Or, what is one of the major insights you took away from this video?

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

Here’s that meme I was talking about:

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


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5 thoughts on “New Nurse Practitioner: When You Don’t Know the Answers”

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  2. I do the same thing… I work in a nursing home but if pts or even family members ask me a question, I’m like “well, let me look over your chart and see if I can’t figure out something to help you!” 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

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