Hello, everyone! I just wanted to share a little bit about myself and why I am writing this blog.
I am a 27 year-old registered nurse with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I also earned my Bachelor’s degree in Biology (which was my first degree). I have almost a year and a half’s experience working in a specialized ICU. I left the hospital setting due to burn out and stress. Through my ICU journey, I discovered I was very passionate about mental health. So, I applied to the PMHNP (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) program at my alma mater and was accepted. I am currently in my first semester, attending full-time and taking two courses; one in informatics and the other in public health.
As far as work goes, I am a nanny for a family that I have worked on and off with for a few years. This job is extremely fulfilling and fills the void that I currently have as someone who enjoys being a caregiver. I am looking to do home care to keep up some of my nursing skills, but I am waiting for my license to go through in a neighboring state first.
I started this blog because I had a really hard time finding a blog run by a licensed PMHNP or a student PMHNP. Not sure why, maybe it’s a privacy issue? Anyway, I don’t plan on giving out too much information about myself, but in addition to my journey to becoming a PMHNP, I will share a little about my life.