I'm Erica Dorn
A family nurse practitioner and creator of The Burned-out Nurse Practitioner
I was there.
At the beginning of my nursing career, I became debilitated by second guessing every clinical decision. I struggled with negative thoughts and worried about other people's opinions.
Going through NP school intensified the feelings of imposter syndrome. I spent a lot of time and energy second guessing my every move. Who was I to be able to properly diagnose and treat patients? The fear and insecurities were crippling my life.
Imposter syndrome affects more NPs than you may realize. While it does not completely go away (many experienced healthcare providers still have these feelings), it can be managed.
I have learned to control the imposter syndrome and so can you!