Dr. Patrice Little, DNP, FNP-BC
About Dr. Little: Dr. Patrice Little is the Host for the NexGenNP Virtual Summit. She a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, CEO/Founder of NP Student, author of a self-help book for adult survivors of child abuse, and is one of the contributing authors to Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership: A Global Perspective. She was 2018 Nurses in Washington Internship (NIWI) scholarship recipient and continues to do research in healthcare policy.
In her spare time, facilitates empowerment support groups for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse and serial listens to self-help podcasts. Most of all, she enjoys freestyle dancing on Friday nights with her hubby and two children.
A note from Dr. Little When I first started, I felt like something was wrong with me because I switched NP jobs four times. I worked at places that didn't respect, let alone, understand an NP's role. I also worked at places that compromised the safety of patients. I just wished I had more insight on what I was facing so I didn't have to feel like a failure. What can you learn from my experience? Be intentional about where you apply and find a mentor who can help buffer some things you do not have to experience so you can thrive in your first years.