Yay for Friday! I can't tell you how excited I am about this weekend. The sun is out, the temperature is perfect, my lawn is freshly mowed, and this outdoor-loving girl is happy. It's County Music Marathon weekend here in Nashville, TN. This year rather than running the race myself, I will be standing street side cheering on friends, mimosa in hand. It doesn't get better than (almost) summer weather and hometown weekend events. Looking for something to get you through to the weekend? Check out this week's medical news on the lighter side.
Back in my primary care days, which also coincided with my penny-pinching new gad period of life, I was wowed by the pharmaceutical industry. Drug reps provided the clinic where I worked with an endless array of snacks and daily lunches. I was invited to talks, which I frequently attended, at trendy restaurants. While these talks were certainly delivered with an agenda in mind, I quite enjoyed them - and not just for the free filet mignon.
When I think about university graduations, I think about, well, sweating. Living in the south, graduation season can be quite warm, especially when seated in the full-on sun wearing a giant black robe. I can't say I look forward to graduation ceremonies themselves, but the significance is certainly worth braving well-intentioned outdoor events. Just bring extra deodorant if you live near the Mason-Dixon line.
Earlier this week, I talked the 8 not-so-easy steps to reentering the nurse practitioner workforce. Today, let's look at what happens once you do land the job leading you back to your nurse practitioner career. Returning to work after a lengthy break isn't easy in any profession, particularly in one requiring specialized skills and knowledge such as that of a nurse practitioner. Not only will you need to adjust professionally as you go back to work, your personal life will also need to adapt to your newfound employment.