Friday, February 26, 2010

It's not you, it's newFNP

NewFNP needs her head examined.

She gave notice at her research position and is going back to full-time community health. It's not as crazy as it sounds, she supposes. NewFNP has been spending a lot of time lately thinking about what kind of FNP she wants to be. (This is certainly something that her name brand nursing school did not teach.) High atop that list is that newFNP wants to be a community health practitioner. There certainly is a pride one feels when working in and for an underserved community.

NewFNP also wants to be a good teacher, a supportive listener, a knowledgeable medical practitioner, the type of person who says yes more often than she has in the past. This may be far more than newFNP can realistically achieve, but it is important to articulate and strive towards one's goals.

As such, starting early April, newFNP will be back in the thick of it. She hopes that she won't burn out so quickly this time around and that she'll have a lot of interesting tales to share.

That being said, she will miss working for her brilliant and hilarious research physician and her talented and creative research assistant. It is so hard to let people down.


David said...

Looking forward to some good stories about community health work, and those fun and frustrating patients.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're finding your niche. As a prospective NP student (I should know something in a week), I'd love to pick-yer-brain re: how to decide what to do and with whom to do it. Nice to have choices.

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Rebecca said...

Wow. Really? I've been thinking lately that it's impossible to do community health full time without burning out. I'm trying to mix things up so I don't burn out. Hope it works out.

Anonymous said...

ooh how exciting for all of us! congrats and cant wait to hear the tales, insights, and musings