Giving Yourself Permission, Season 2 Recap & What's Next
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by Liz Rohr
2M ago
On this week’s episode I want to give you some permission if you feel like you need it— To be a whole human with needs, feelings, desires, and cares. To do what feels authentically right to you. We’re plopped into a healthcare system that is specifically NOT set up for humans to be humans, and is designed for us to operate like machines. And it takes a LOT of courage to stay true to ourselves and what we want and need when we’re also trying to stay safe— financially, emotionally, physically. Sometimes it’s helpful to see and hear from others doing the same so we can see what’s possible for ..read more
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Investing In Your Future: Financial Planning for NPs
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by Liz Rohr
2M ago
In this week's episode, I'm thrilled to share my conversation with Lauryn Williams, an extraordinary individual who has not only achieved greatness on the athletic track but also in the realm of financial planning. Lauryn's story is a powerful example of how discipline, dedication, and a willingness to learn can lead to success in multiple arenas of life. Her transition from an Olympic athlete to a certified financial planner is not just inspiring; it's a lesson in reinventing oneself and finding purpose beyond one's initial calling. Lauryn opens up about her journey, revealing the pivotal mo ..read more
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Empowering Equity: Transforming Clinical Spaces with Community Care
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by Liz Rohr
3M ago
Welcome to our latest podcast episode, where I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with the incredible Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo.  Today's conversation is a testament to the power of resilience, innovation, and community in healthcare. Dr. Omolara shares her journey from being a pediatrician to founding two revolutionary organizations aimed at transforming healthcare for under-resourced communities. Through Strong Children Wellness and Melanin and Medicine, she is not just treating patients but also addressing systemic barriers to access and sustainability in healthcare for BIPOC commu ..read more
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Navigating The Drama Triangle As An NP
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by Liz Rohr
3M ago
In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Brooke Nielsen to explore a topic that is both fascinating and incredibly relevant to our work as healthcare professionals—the Drama Triangle. We've all seen it, whether we recognized it at the time or not. Those moments when interactions with colleagues or patients suddenly feel like a scene straight out of a play, with clear roles of victim, rescuer, and persecutor taking shape. Brooke and I explored how these roles influence our work environment, especially for nurse practitioners. We shared stories, insights, and, most imp ..read more
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Caretaker Fatigue: What Is The Root Cause?
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by Liz Rohr
4M ago
In this episode, I explore a crucial topic shaping healthcare today - caretaker fatigue. Join me as I delve into an enlightening conversation with my dear friend and Executive Coach, Catherine Wood.  Cat shares invaluable insights about balancing work-life commitments and the importance of recognizing and meeting our personal needs for sustainable career longevity.  Even if you feel like you've heard all there is about burnout, I promise this conversation brings fresh perspectives and tangible steps you can incorporate in your daily life.  In today’s episode, we talk about ..read more
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Are NP Careers Changing?
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by Liz Rohr
4M ago
Are you a nurse practitioner feeling lost, uncertain, or unfulfilled in your career? This raw, honest, and needed conversation with Amanda Guarniere, the founder of Resume RX, explores: The career challenges NPs are facing Alternative career paths many NPs are considering Changing power dynamics between employers and employees How to think about career changes and honor YOURSELF in the process We dive into the growing concerns among NPs regarding stagnant wages, shifting power dynamics between employers and employees, and the desire for personal fulfillment beyond traditional clinical sett ..read more
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Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Roundtable: How Are We Doing After Covid?
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by Liz Rohr
5M ago
In this video, I sit down with two incredible NP colleagues and friends, Kara and Heather, for a candid conversation about the rollercoaster ride of being a nurse practitioner. We delved deep into our shared experiences, tackling everything from the highs of fulfilling our calling to the challenges that can sometimes leave our compassionate hearts feeling a bit weary. Burnout, boundary setting, and the beautiful power of teamwork — it's all on the table. ? Join us for a heart-to-heart chat that's raw, relatable, and peppered with a good dose of humor. Because, let's face it, sometimes laught ..read more
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Cardiology In Primary Care With Midge Bowers
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by Liz Rohr
6M ago
I am thrilled to introduce you to Midge Bowers. Not only is Midge a Clinical Professor and Director of the cardiovascular specialty at Duke University School of Nursing, she practices as a nurse practitioner in a Heart Failure Access Clinic. She’s an expert in cardiology, a seasoned healthcare educator, and shares so much incredible knowledge in this jam-packed episode. In this episode, we covered: The importance of looking beyond creatinine levels How to focus on practical aspects of echos Demystifying anticoagulation choices Practical tips on adjusting Warfarin dosages Reversal agents a ..read more
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Navigating NP Burnout with Cait Donovan
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by Liz Rohr
6M ago
This week, I have an episode for you that I think is even MORE important than the clinical knowledge that I share — navigating NP burnout. Meet Cait Donovan, an International Keynote Speaker, host of “Fried – The Burnout Podcast,” author of the book "The Bouncebackability Factor", and an acupuncturist with a master’s degree in Chinese medicine. Her creative burnout recovery solutions have been featured on podcasts and online magazines such as “Forbes”, “NPR,” and “The New York Post.” We chat not only about recognizing NP burnout but also about understanding, navigating, and bouncing back str ..read more
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What Is Your Philosophy Of Practice As A Nurse Practitioner?
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by Liz Rohr
6M ago
Whether you're a recent NP graduate or someone transitioning between specialties, this video will help ease that overwhelming feeling and help you discover your unique approach to practice. If you liked this post, also check out: Pillars of NP Practice Leukocytosis Case Study Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 01:22 - Purpose of the Episode 02:35 - Understanding Philosophies of Practice 04:23 - Evolution of Practice 08:21 - Navigating the Transition Read the blog post here. _______________________________ © 2023 Real World NP. For educational and informational purposes only, see realworl ..read more
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