I am in the process of apply for MSN WHNP school. I have been an RN BSN for 16 years -everything from L&D to family planning clinics. I just had my well women check and 1st mammogram done (am I really 40???). It's always an experience to put yourself in the patients shoes. My healthcare is through Kaiser and I always schedule my appts with a NP when possible. She was running way behind that day. So asI sat for 45 min naked except for the flimsy paper gown and I decided to call it a learning experience. So often we stick pts in room and have them wait and wait -irritated when they poke their head out to ask how much longer. When she finally did come in she still had a smile on and even took a few minutes to talk to me about NP schools. I hope to remember that experience and remember how annoying it really is to wait. A great movie is "The Doctor" with William Hurt -we were required to watch that in nursing school. BTW next time I order a mammogram for a pt I'll also remember -OUCH!!!!