I've been in family practice for 18months after being in a specialty for 6months after school. I've noticed in my practice I get nervous only at times when diagnosing & have not done the most basic things that I know better such not getting an EKG for someone with palpations although the CV exam was normal! I have wonderful colleagues but I also have be independent & I feel like I'm not where I should be...any feed back would be greatly appreciated, please be completely honest!
Oct 26, '13
Have you done any CME, conferences? Do you network via your states APN organization? Do you have a mentor? How much orientation did you get? What specialty were you in for six months? And why did you leave?
Mar 8, '14
I have done some CME, no conferences as of yet. I don't network with my local ANP organization, just haven't made time. I'm a mother of 3 small children although I have plenty of help with my husband so I may become more involved her soon. I didn't get an orientation although my pt load was slowly increased over this time frame. I don't have a mentor as an NP I had plenty as an RN in the ED though but it's not the same. My specialty was colorectal & I left because I worked with surgeons only no other NP to orient me & I felt I just didn't know what I was doing & I was able to transfer or primary care