New NP coping skills

  1. Greetings,

    I am a new NP 3 months into my first job and experiencing a lot of anxiety about diagnosis and treatment decisions. I would love to hear from others about their first year of practice and coping skills for the role transition to NP.

    Thanks, Dawn
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   zenman
    Do you think your anxiety is due to the way NPs are educated?
  4. by   abrafnp
    I can not speak to all NP education but I would have benefited from more clinical hours and practical experience in my program (or perhaps a residency). I have 7 years of RN experience and wonder how the straight RN to NP folks manage. What are your opinions on NP education?

    Another contributing factor in my case is I trained in a suburban area and my program focused on non-urgent ambulatory care clinical experiences while my first job is in a very rural area where my role is much broader.
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from abrafnp
    I can not speak to all NP education but I would have benefited from more clinical hours and practical experience in my program (or perhaps a residency). I have 7 years of RN experience and wonder how the straight RN to NP folks manage. What are your opinions on NP education?

    Another contributing factor in my case is I trained in a suburban area and my program focused on non-urgent ambulatory care clinical experiences while my first job is in a very rural area where my role is much broader.
    Hello, abrafnp,

    Here is a link to the thread "NP w/no desire for RN". You will see a variety of answers on this topic.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f34/np-w...rn-128278.html

    (edited to add)

    Also, here is a thread on "Area of experience before becoming FNP"

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f34/area...np-129361.html
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 27, '05

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