Don't forget us little people, and the Highest Congratulations!! on the next phase of your career.
I can't imagine the courage, battles, set-backs (valleys), mountains climbed/moved, victories, sleepless nights, and the hard endless work/milestones you completed to arrive there, but I am proud that you have "arrived!"
I said don't forget us in lighthearted humor, but by your post- I can see you do remember the most important thing-the patient/client.It is so easy for them to get lost in the system, fall through the "cracks," give-up on an optimum wellness plan, abuse ED's while missing the blessing of a PCP, and get fragmented/incomplete care. But, knowing there are driven, caring, progressive, and revolutionary thinkers in our profession's leadership with concrete goals, solid skill-sets, and a heart for the patients holistic health outcomes from their supervised care; I know our service to our fellow man will just continue to become more valuable-as it always has- because of leaders like you!!
Thanks for sharing a huge part of your journey with us, and please keep us updated on your progress. Please don't get discouraged with obstacles, walls, and new mountains you'll certainly find-any worthwhile change ALWAYS meets resistance!! I'm proud of fellow nurses like you with guts to go against the status-quo, you are an inspiration to us all!