Life as a Nurse Practitioner with Landau Scrubs

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Most of you are familiar with the many hats that I wear on a daily basis but my main career and the one that I went to school for is a Nurse Practitioner.  There sometimes is a lot of confusion in the healthcare field not only among colleagues but patients as well.  A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who went back for graduate work or additional schooling after their four-year degree.  I obtained my undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Florida.  In order to become a Nurse Practitioner you attend Graduate school in a particular field.  I choose Pediatrics, therefore all my classwork and clinical rotations were in Pediatrics.  After I was done with my additional graduate schooling, I had to sit for a board to become a Certified Nurse Practitioner.  Each year I have to complete additional certification to keep my license active.  The role is also developing to that NP’s need a Doctorate degree to practice. As a Nurse Practitioner or NP, I can see patients independently, develop and implement a plan of care, write prescriptions, and bill for my time spent.  Each state has their own rules and regulations in regards to the scope of practice for NP’s.  Florida has some of the “strictest” rules.  Just last year we were granted the ability to obtain DEA licenses in order to write for controlled substances.  Just about every other state granted that ability but Florida is now getting on board.  It doesn’t really impact my care but for a lot of rural areas that NP’s are main providers, it does open up the scope of practice for caring for patients.

 

I won’t get into the logistics of the turn of events of health care lately but I will say that there is quite an over utilization of resources by the community.  I mean how many times did you go to the Doctor growing up?  I think mainly for just my yearly school physical right? Now, if a child has a fever, parents are demanding to be seen same day and are not satisfied if they aren’t leaving in hand with an antibiotic.  I could go on forever about this topic but the main point is that there needs to be more providers taking care of patients. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are a great resource to be able to expand the care to the community.  NP’s are trained in a family centered approach and I pride myself on my teaching and anticipatory guidance I give to my families.

 

I am proud to say that I have been with the same practice since I graduated.  I work in a speciality that provides care to patients born with congenital defects.  I have also developed my own clinic that takes care of the growing issue of childhood obesity.  I run a Preventive Clinic which works with families of children with obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol (basically Metabolic Syndrome children). It definitely has its challenges but it is all worth it when I can make an impact on one child and their family.

Since I am in a clinic setting I tend to wear professional clothing to see patients but whenever I’ve had to run over to the hospital for any reason I do wear scrubs.  I also do tend to rotate them into the clinic setting as well.  Landau scrubs are a staple that have stood the test of time.  Especially with the flu season, I wash and wear my scrubs a lot.  I need to invest in quality pieces.  I like that the colors do not fade with multiple bouts of washing and they don’t shrink with all the drying.  They come in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes.  Scrubs sometimes aren’t the most fashionable but Smitten Scrubs keep it current with tailored fits.  They are not only functional but fashionable at the same time.

 

I particularly like this Smitten Bliss Riot top since it gives it a feminine touch.  A lot of scrub tops are generic and unisex sizing/cuts. This top actually has some style to it and gives a little bit of shape.  The Smitten Bliss Electric cargo pants have a nice flare to them and love the pockets.  I can store my stethoscope, pens, and various notes for the patients.  I also like to bring my iPhone/iPad in sometimes to give patients visuals and the additional pockets are very helpful.

 

It is great that Smitten Scrubs are staying current with the trends but are also standing behind their durable fabric construction. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes to choose from.  Thank you to Landau for sponsoring this post!  Did you know the role of a Nurse Practitioner prior?  Have you ever seen a NP?  I hope I shed some light on the profession.  If you have any questions about the role of a NP or Smitten Scrubs I would be happy to answer them!

 

 

Thank you to Smitten Scrubs for sponsoring this post.  I did receive a complimentary pair of scrubs and compensation for my honest review.  Thank you to my readers who support the brands that work with Meet at the Barre!

25 Comments

  1. March 5, 2018 / 1:10 AM

    Hi AMANDA,
    You are really looks cool and gorgeous. And the background also nice.

  2. March 5, 2018 / 6:33 AM

    I haven’t seen my “doctor” in years…it’s always my NP and I love her! I’m sure the scrub days are nice since the outfits are so much more comfortable! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. March 5, 2018 / 7:58 AM

    I’m sure it’s hard to find cute and comfy scrubs. I love the color of these and enjoyed hearing more about what you do!

  4. March 5, 2018 / 9:26 AM

    I love that you broke down what you do. I know this is can be so confusing to many people (myself included!) Thank you for doing what you do <3

  5. March 5, 2018 / 9:52 AM

    I love that you are an NP . . . I actually prefer to see NPs over MDs as a general rule. And you are super cute in your scrubs! Who knew they could be fashionable!?! I do appreciate your explanation of the role . . . all good info. And I totally agree that most folks think they need an antibiotic these days . . . I wish folks would do some research and realize most of the time they just aren’t necessary! Baby Patrick is adorable – I love to see him on Instagram stories!

  6. Taylor McLemore
    March 5, 2018 / 12:59 PM

    I always love hearing what other bloggers do for a living! I have a few friends of mine in the medical field and they always say that it’s hard to find scrubs that fit semi cute and aren’t super expensive. I need to show them yours!
    xo!
    Taylor | http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com

  7. Taylor Aube
    March 5, 2018 / 1:17 PM

    Those scrubs look so comfy! I used to work in healthcare and I know all the nurses loved their Landau pairs!

  8. March 5, 2018 / 1:59 PM

    I love that colorful wall and your bright red scrubs! :-) It is nice to see that there are some cute options for you and others in the medical field. I really admire what you do and how accomplished you are too. :-)

  9. March 5, 2018 / 8:39 PM

    My hat is off to you that you juggle so much! I know a few NP’s and I know it’s hard work.

  10. March 6, 2018 / 2:14 AM

    They look so comfy babe and I love the color of course!! So cute on you!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  11. Ruth Ridley
    March 6, 2018 / 9:34 AM

    I am an RN and used to work on a cardiac step down unit! Landau scrubs are my fave!! You look awesome in this color!!

  12. March 6, 2018 / 12:09 PM

    Almost all the women in my family (not counting myself) are nurses so I’ve seen a lot of scrubs in my day. These are some of the cutest.

  13. March 6, 2018 / 12:45 PM

    Those look so much chicer that normal scrubs! I need to speak with you offline about the childhood obesity thing, it is something becoming nearer and dearer to my heart.

  14. March 6, 2018 / 2:10 PM

    I remember going scrub shopping with my mom when she worked in a chiropractors office. The choices were limited to looking ridiculous or having no body shape what so ever. It is nice to see that they are taking some fashion strides! I think it is awesome that you are an NP! I have to agree that it seems a lot of people take their kids to the doctor every time they sneeze. I rarely went to see mine when I was little. I am the same way today. If I go to a doctor because I am actually sick (not an annual exam or whatnot) then I am basically dying. haha.

  15. March 8, 2018 / 5:29 PM

    These are such a cute color! I’d certainly be excited and know I was in good hands if you were my NP.

  16. Stephanie
    March 10, 2018 / 4:09 PM

    Sometimes I miss my scrubs days! I have worked several jobs that required me to wear scrubs, and it was so nice knowing I didn’t have to think about what to wear every day AND I would spend the day in the comfiest clothing of all times. Plus, after a long day, I could just fall into bed without needing to change into pajamas haha! These are so cute!

  17. March 11, 2018 / 12:11 PM

    These scrubs are so cute! I lovelovelove how high quality they are, too, that they stand up to being washed so often and so well. That’s super important!

  18. Ashley DTKAustin
    March 11, 2018 / 11:30 PM

    Those scrubs look amazing on you! I love how they are designing scrubs with a little bit of shape instead of the old, frumpy ones!

  19. March 12, 2018 / 9:15 AM

    This is such a cool post and one that we don’t see a ton. Love it!

    Xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  20. March 12, 2018 / 3:41 PM

    You are such a rock start and it’s so amazing that you started a clinic for childhood obesity! It’s such an epidemic and it’s wonderful that you are taking the initiative to make a change in your community! I also love your bold and bright scrubs :)

    xo, Sara

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