I am not even near this accomplishment yet (im still in undergrad). But my ultimate goal is to become an fnp working in women's health. Generally my dream job would be in a gynecology doctors office or clinic. My question is for the fnp's who have accomplished this.
What steps did you take to get here? I mean I know the basics, get a bachelors in nursing and then attend fnp school. But how did you specialize. Did you attend general fnp school, or did you go to a school specifically for women's health? Did you have RN experience before going into np school or did you go straight in? If you didn't have RN experience, how hard was it to find a job after graduation from np school?
Lastly, do you like your job? Do you have not enough, just right, or too much responsibility?
Feb 11, '13
Hi, I LOVE being a FNP compared to nursing. Truly feel I am making a difference in my patient's lives. EVERYTHING and I do mean EVERYTHING that I learned in school I use on a daiy bases in clinical practice. I work in a true family practice. I mostly see Internal Medicine Adult patients. I see some peds, some GYN and a few preggers pts. I loved and miss school. It was a great learning experience and really did prepare me. There are a few things they could have done better with... Labs, Newborn baby and Pregnant women's assessments. I saw those things in clinical but would have liked to have had that in my assessment class as well. Other than that, I feel really prepared. I am doing really well. The docs all like me and say that their only complaint is that I didn't start sooner. I actually have been practicing for 5 months. I have learned so much! It is what I expected and some, lol. I feel like a resident, because just as the previous poster said, I ask questons. A lot of times I ask questions to politely point out the stuff they missed. I also ask questions for my own knowledge. I have even taught my fellow MDs a thing or two and reminded them of things they forgot about. I'm the only NP and there are 5 Physicians. They are all so very nice! I am the first NP for the practice, which was really scary. But they truly like me for the most part and I feel so happy and honored to be a part of the team. I want to see more kids but I feel scared that the parents won't want a NP or that I may not know enough. So far so good though! Keep me in your prayers and best of luck to you! You can ALWAYS ask me questions. I love questions and helping ppl. Sincerely
Last edit by Tinabeanrn on Feb 11, '13