“I work with children too, but I have not encountered anyone approaching them and their families as you do.” My mentee told me on her first day shadowing at the clinical site. She was a nurse practitioner (NP) student whom I was assigned to be a mentor for her clinical rotation. I was unsure which … Continue reading Mentorship in Advanced Practice Nursing
Welcome to Kunta Gautam, now a regular Nursology.net Blogger and Management Team member! Why is there so much rumor that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are not quite well prepared for what they have undertaken the education and training for? I am a nurse practitioner working as a front line provider and my blogpost may be biased … Continue reading Nurse Practitioners in Front lines: The Real Truth
Contributor: Kunta Gautam, MSN, MPH, CPNP-PC I was required to complete a DEI course for the Ph.D. qualifying exam. While meeting my need, I came across a TED talk by Jodi-Ann Burey on “Why you should not bring your authentic self to work” (TED, 2020). Her speech intrigued me to write about my experiences on … Continue reading Lived experiences on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion based on Theory of Humility
Contributor: Kunta Gautam, MSN, MPH, CPNP Source In a brief nutshell, I would like to share my experiences in Western culture versus Southeast Asian culture. I learned many different things with acculturation in western culture regarding self-care. The cultural practices in western culture emphasize self-care as an essential part of daily lives. Rituals involving self-care … Continue reading Acculturation, or is it more a cultural shock?