NewFNP is no expert in mental illness, but she does know the difference between normal behavior and off-one's-rocker.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
NewFNP felt the magnitude of her decision to leave her clinic as she saw the crestfallen look on her clinic manager's face when she told him that her last full-time day is fast approaching. It's not that she didn't imagine that the transition from community health to academic medicine would be insignificant; it's just that she is ready to leave and has only been focusing on that. But to see this young man's shock and disappointment, to hear him say, the patients are really going to miss you to have him say that he is sad - ouch.
Monday, July 21, 2008
When newFNP started this little blog, she had fully intended for it to provide some helpful hints to new NPs and NP students, rather than solely using it as a sounding board for complaints and to vent her own personal frustrations. To that end, newFNP would like to share a case with her readers.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
A while back, newFNP saw a guy who came into the clinic and was quite distressed about the painful ulcer he had on his penis. He somewhat bashfully showed newFNP the lesion which required him to retract his foreskin. What was revealed was a bright purple glans with a single ulceration.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
iWhen newFNP was in grad school, she had a dear friend - who shall remain anonymous - who visited an out of town ex-boyfriend under the pretenses of rekindling an old romance. Upon arrival, it became clear to her that she was not going to having any knight in shining armor moments with this guy. Why? Because despite the fact that she flew some distance to see him, he had made plans with another ex-girlfriend for the same frigging weekend! When her pal called, incredulous, and related the story to newFNP, newFNP came up with a plan.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
NewFNP is a broken frigging record. She is burnt out. No, she is charred. She is unrecognizable.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
NewFNP has had more than one request for advice as to what in the hell to take to your first job. NewFNP figures that, given the season, at least a few other people may have the same questions. So here we go.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Just when newFNP was reconsidering her decision to go into clinical practice, she was privileged/mandated to attend a conference for a quality care collaborative in which her clinic participates. There are only three providers who are currently working within this collaborative; the first two attended day 1 of the session whereas newFNP held day the fort on day 2.
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