Graduation from your nurse practitioner program is quickly approaching and you find yourself in a similar situation to your undergraduate nursing student days—volleying between studying for boards and searching for a job. Suddenly you are dealing with those fears and doubts you had as a novice registered nurse, even though today, most of us have achieved expertise in our respective nursing fields. If you were to ask your nursing professor from your 100-level courses, he or she would be quick to point out that you are about to navigate through Benner’s Novice to Expert transition model once again, now, in a new role. As this transition takes place, you may wonder what you can do to move through all 4 stages, from novice to expert, successfully and efficiently as a nurse practitioner. Postgraduate fellowships can help graduate acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs)...

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