Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Life Has Many Paths

Mt. Diablo Trail

The path can be easy or challenging, but staying in your comfort zone often leads you nowhere.

Getting an NP job as a new grad was challenging. It felt like being a new grad RN again except with more intense panel interviews. Over the years working with student nurses I have told them they may need to move to get a job and experience. Well now it is my turn, and the hard part will be moving. I have lived in this place for 5-years and really like it, but the job and experience I want is too far away. The San Francisco bay area is a great place that pays well, and that means NPs and RNs with experience come from around the country to work here. Someday I will be that experienced NP taking away a job from a new grad. Not because it was planned, but because I was on that path.