For some reason it seems my shifts in the emergency department lately have consisted primarily of night and evening hours. And, now that I pick up shifts at two different hospitals, my schedule is less coordinated than ever. This leaves me working a night here, and evening there, and my sleep pattern erratic (along with my mood...). Such is the life of a night-shifter!
Each year the American Association of Physician Assistants, or AAPA, hosts a five day long conference for certified PAs, current PA students, and people looking to learn more about what is going on in the physician assistant field. The conference is held each May and the location varies from year to year. This May 2015 I was lucky enough to attend the conference in San Francisco, California.
To the techies in the crowd, the term radio silent may signify a "status in which all fixed or mobile radio stations in an area are asked to stop transmitting for safety or security reasons". To single guys and gals, the term may describe the status of your relationship with the person with whom you were last Tindering. If you're a nurse practitioner, it's entirely possible that the term 'radio silent' best describes your job search (or maybe your job search and your last dating relationship?). Why aren't employers calling you back?
After graduating from my NP program, I sat down to craft the perfect resume only to be met with the sinking feeling I had nothing to put on it. I became a nurse practitioner early in life through an accelerated program and had zero healthcare experience. Ice cream scooping expertise. Check. Research lab assistant know-how (i.e. caring for various lab animals and cooking up vats of drosophila food). Check. Working with actual human patients? I had nothing to offer.