KEEPIN IT REAL | Family Nurse Practitioner

Today was a rough one. And in an effort to be transparent on the semi perfect internet, I thought I would share it with you. It’s not the happiest. So if you that’s your thing, you may want to skip this one. Work was rough. Home was a bit rough.

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WORKING WEEKENDS and NIGHTS AS AN FNP?

In today’s video I head into work as a Family Nurse Practitioner. And its the weekend! So we talk about that. We will also discuss working nights as well as weekends as a Family Nurse Practitioner and how that can look. Then we have some chaos at home. And some snuggles.

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DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Today was my second day back at work after maternity leave at my job as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I’ll walk you through some Nurse Practitioner tips for writing Review of Systems, how to approach differentials for upper respiratory track infections, and how I get ready for work as a working mom.

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LABOR, DELIVERY & POSTPARTUM Q&A with a Family Nurse Practitioner

In today’s video I’ll be answering all of your questions about labor, delivery and the postpartum period! We will be going over postpartum depression, what my postpartum must haves are, epidurals, what do contractions feel like, and more!

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WHAT DO ALL THE LETTERS MEAN? | Nursing Degrees, Licensure, and Certification Explained

In today’s video I’ll be answering the question “ what is the difference between a dnp and np? “. We will also be taking a look at nursing degrees, nursing licensure, and nursing certification. We will look at what you need to qualify for your nursing license, as well as your advanced practice registered nurse license. I’ll go over what you need in order to be a nurse, a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, and CRNA. We will try to make sense of the alphabet soup that is nursing titles!

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BACK AT WORK (Temporarily) AFTER BABY | Family Nurse Practitioner

BACK AT WORK AFTER BABY | Family Nurse Practitioner Vlog No. 79. This week I returned to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the first time since having my daughter 7 weeks ago. I’ll be returning to another month of maternity leave after this week, which I’m very excited for!

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WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE BECOMING A NURSE

In today’s Video we will discuss just that! I’ll go over the reality of nursing, the good, the bad, and everything in between. The reality of a nurses schedule. What its like working nights, holidays, and weekends. The pro’s and cons of the schedule. Mandating as a nurse, mandatory overtime. Is being a nurse gross? And more.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Assumptions |True or False

In today’s video I’ll answer your assumptions about Family Nurse Practitioners from instagram! Some topics we will cover are is being a family nurse practitioner boring? You see the same thing over and over again as a Family Nurse Practitioner? Do you have to know a little bit of everything as a Family Nurse Practitioner?

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MY BULLET JOURNAL SETUP | NP School vs Now

In this weeks video I’ll walk you through how I use my bullet journal now and how I used it when I was in NP school. I found using a bullet journal was a really good way to keep track of my non traditional life and schedule while I was balancing NP school, work and being a mom. Hopefully you’ll find some ideas you can implement into your bullet journaling as well!

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FNP FOR PEDIATRICS AND WOMENS HEALTH | Is FNP More Marketable?

In today’s video we will answer the question “is FNP a good choice for those wanting to end up as a Nurse Practitioner in Pediatrics or Women’s Health?”. Remember this is just my opinion. You can do whatever you like!

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HOW TO WRITE A NURSING RESUME.

In today’s video I’ll give you all my tips for writing nursing resumes. I’ll give you tips on how to organize the information, what information is important and should be included, as well as some tools that will make your nursing resume process a lot smoother.

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HEALTHCARE PODCASTS 2019 | My Current Favorites For Nurses & NP’s

In today’s video we will cover my favorite podcasts for nurses and for nurse practitioners, or really any healthcare provider for that matter. I love listening to podcasts to help me stay up to date with new practice information and updates because I can listen anywhere! I cover my favorite nursing podcasts, podcasts for primary and acute care, as well as my favorite women’s health podcasts. Let me know what your favorites are!

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PEDIATRIC NURSING ASSUMPTIONS | True or False

In today’s video we are tackling all your assumptions about being a pediatric nurse! Are they true? False? It’s all in here! I’ve been fortunate enough to work with both adults and kids, so In the video we will do a bit of comparing, as well as setting the record straight on some of these interest assumptions!

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WHAT’S IN MY WORK BAG?

In this video we’ll compare what I brought to work at my bedside RN job vs what I bring to work now as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Warning: I Haven’t cleaned these bags out at all, so things may get a bit messy!

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DO NEW NURSES HAVE TO START IN MED SURG?

In today’s video we tackle the question “Do you new grad nurses have to start on a Med-Surg Unit”. When I was in school this was the popular idea, and it seems to be frequently encouraged to this day, because I get asked this all the time! I DID start in med -surg but not entirely by choice, as you’ll hear. However, it gave me some great insight to bring to you, and I can give you the pro’s and con’s of starting in Med-Surg versus a specialty.

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TIPS FOR PRECEPTING NURSES

TIPS FOR PRECEPTING NURSES. In this weeks video I’ll talk you through my strategy for precasting nurses, both new grads as well as seasoned nurses new to your unit. We will go over how I like to tackle the first day, what expectations I set from the get go, how I like to slowly build autonomy, as well as what to do when your precasting relationship is not going well. Being a preceptor to new nurses to your unit is a huge responsibility, but it also provides you with the opportunity to learn and you get a built in buddy for awhile.

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PEDIATRIC NURSING | Tips for Success

I love pediatric nursing. Kids have such resilience and bravery in the face of illness, and it was truly an honor to provide nursing care to them for so many years. While pediatric nursing is a ton of fun, think wagon rides, and bubbles, it also can be frightening, due to how different it is from other areas of nursing. This video will cover my tips and tricks for planning your day as a nurse, nursing student, or NP with pediatric patients. I’ll go over how to assess them, my trick for getting blood pressures on squirmy little legs, and how on earth you can get a 5 year old to take their lasix.

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12 HOUR NIGHT SHIFT | Day In The Life of a Nurse

Nurse Liz shows what it is like on a 12 hour night shift as a registered nurse. She show you what a typical night includes, and what a standard unit looks like. Nurse Liz also explain what my typical sleep schedule looks like when she’s on a night shift schedule. If you’ve ever wondered what nurses do all night, then this one is for you!

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