Quote from casias12
You are way too nice Jules.
Dude, if you are this far in and feel like, this....do us all a favor.
How do you know how far along she is? The OP only states she is in an NP program. She does not mention what semester she is in, if she has started clinical rotations, how close to graduation she is, etc. I should hope that an NP student, grasping that she will be solely liable for the health of human beings, feels apprehensive about practicing in the "real world". This is especially true if she is early in her program. I would much rather have a provider who is self-aware and unafraid to ask for support than one who is over-confident and too proud to admit any shortcomings (who by the way, tend to be the ones who refuse to stay up-to-date because "this is how we've always done it!")
"True wisdom is knowing what you don't know" - Confucius
And OP: as for worrying about being one of "those NPs" that the doctors complain about... there is nothing you can do but be humble, work hard, and ask for help when you need it. There are professionals across all disciplines who become easily annoyed by new colleagues, whether they are NPs, doctors, RNs, teachers, mailmen, you name it. All you can do is grow thick skin, learn from every experience, and hope to eventually earn their respect.