Years in Industry: Several
My name is Katy! I go by @katybpnp on Instagram. :) I am a registered nurse in a pediatric crisis stabilization center and as of June 2019, I will be a primary care pediatric NP! I was raised in Southern California but moved up to Northern California for college and have pretty much stayed here ever since! When I'm not at work or school, I enjoy traveling, photography, trying new restaurants, and spending time with my loved ones. In terms of personal style, I'm pretty laid back but I love colors and patterns! What matters most to me is the comfort and wearing what makes me happy, like Shoes For Crews!
My personal philosophy is to always remember my WHY! I'm so passionate about it that I even started a hashtag campaign on Instagram for it which is #ExploringMyWhy. I started it with the intent of encouraging my fellow aspiring and current healthcare professionals to remain mindful of the personal reasons they are in this industry as well as to provide us a means to connect over social media. As we are learning how to best care for others during some of their most vulnerable times, it can be so easy to let caring for ourselves fall by the wayside which can lead to burnout. I think remaining mindful of what drives us can be SO crucial to continue checking in with ourselves and our happiness. I think this goes beyond healthcare too! My main tips for working in healthcare are: remember your WHY, don't ever feel bad for putting your own safety and health first, and work smarter not harder!