Day in the Life of Zoe Bass: Nurse Practitioner at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Virginia Beach, VA
My name is Zoe and I work as a nurse practitioner at the Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia. This job was hard to get, but it was so worthwhile! I am a CNRP, and am certified by the State of Virginia, which is the state I went to college in! (Go Cavaliers!) There, I studied a double major: Nursing and Medical Technology I got a Master's in both and graduated with honors!
My job demands that I am able to diagnose patients rapidly, and send them off for the correct testing. I also must be able to think fast and stay on my toes.
My day begins around 10am, which is great, and I typically come home at 6pm. I see about 20-40 patients a day, depending on how busy we are. There is almost never a slow day working at a hospital. You see many interesting patients and cases, but you can't get distracted or disgruntled.
Virginia Hospital Center
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
I worked in the Virginia Hospital Center straight out of college. There, I began my career, but it was mostly aided by my seniors. I learned a lot and was able to excell in what I do. I worked there for 5 years until I was appointed by Sentera Princess Anne
I have been working here for three years and it has been so rewarding. My peers are amazing and I learn something new everyday. It feels great to be helping others in such a prestigious facility.
My job is incredibly rewarding. My salary is $97,000 a year, and my starting was $92,000. I have a lot of room for promotion, and it's not too stressful! Granted, with a better position, I will work more hours.
In synopsis, my job is not very stressful, however I do have a lot of work. Seeing an abundance of patients means I have to report everything I diagnose, perscribe, etc. Luckily, there are no solid deadlines. My hours are flexible and I have the weekends to myself. It's great!
Thanks for inquiring about my job, it's been fun!
Zoe Bass, nurse practitioner