I Passed!

Hey all!  I am so happy to share with you I graduated and passed my boards to become an advanced practice nurse- specifically a family nurse practitioner.  Thank you all so much for your encouragement through these last few years of grad school (and just in general!). I have to be a bit sappy here because it is just one of those milestones, ya know? I think about how much support I had throughout the program– from DJ and our family, friends (including y’all), other students, professors–and I’m feeling extremely thankful. I had many chats with God throughout this thing that sounded like, “Is this really what I’m supposed to be doing?”, and I had a heavy dose of imposter syndrome. Being at the end of it, I could not be more sure this path was the right decision, and while I know this will be a challenging transition, I could not be more excited.  

I am now deep into my endocrine specialty program already (and loving it). It wraps up in August when I’ll be heading back to OH to join DJ. 

I hope you all are well!! Sending so much love. 

Mackenzie, MSN, FNP-BC (had to!) 

52 thoughts on “I Passed!

  1. That is such great news Mackenzie – you worked so hard for this. I am way behind in Reader and was scrolling to see what I’m behind on and had to stop and comment. A happy dance for you for sure!

    1. Thank you soo much, Linda! I was very excited to share the news with you. Thanks for rooting me on this whole time!!

      1. I was happy to see your news and now a new career awaits you in a new venue. An exciting year for you Mackenzie! I was happy to root you on through this journey from afar!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Sooooooo proud of you! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. So excited to see what the near future holds for you as you continue to move forward. You’re amazing! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Nicole <3 <3 Cannot say thank you enough for all your encouragement through these years. Thank you for sharing in the journey with me!!

  3. Aww I am so excited for you Mackenzie!!! Congratulations on all the years of hard work you put in to become a family nurse practiconer. I know you had some tough times on your journey , and the help of family friends and God did help push you on to achieve your goal! You are definitely not an imposter and if I was in your area I would be going to the clinic that you will be working at!! I am sure you cannot wait until August to rejoin DJ ! I am doing well , sending love back to you and virtual hugs, so proud of you Mackenzie MSN, FNP-BC !

    1. Thank you SO much, Terri!!! <3 <3 That really means the world you say you would want to go to the clinic I will be working :) Sending love and virtual hugs too!! Thankful for you!

  4. Congratulations Mack! Well done you!
    It certainly has been a journey … and looks like you’re still studying …. through the summer …. no break for you at all! I guess there is just so much to learn out there!

    1. Thank you so much, Ju-Lyn!! Ha-ha! Yes, no break technically, but close to being done studying here soon for a LONG time. Although you are right- the learning never ends!

  5. Truly a journey and so proud of you! Can’t wait to have you back in OH….IO!!!! Love, you Ohio mom

  6. OH MY GOODNESS, CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an accomplishment to add to your list, I’m so proud of you! I’ve always been so impressed (watching through the computer ;)) at all that you’ve been able to keep balanced on your plate and to accomplish with your life. What an amazing, awesome step that’s behind you now, and what a wonderful career you’re going to have bringing comfort and joy to so many patients!

    1. Ahh thank you SO much for your comment, Taylor. Gosh, this means more to me than you know! I will remember these kinds words. <3

  7. Congratulations, Mackenzie! The letters beside your name look like they’re meant to be there, and I’m so thrilled for you! I’ve loved reading about your journey. I hope you are well. Sending love and strength to you! ♥

    1. Awww! Thank you so much, Stephanie! <3 <3 Sending love back to you too! Hope you are doing so well!

    1. Kori!!! Thank you so so much. Gosh, you have no idea how much your encouragement has helped me over the years, especially since you had been through something similar with the rigor of grad school, it really helped me know it was all going to be ok! Thank you for your kind words too. They mean so much. Miss you and hope all is going so well! We need to catch up soon!!

  8. Ahhh my favorite post ever!!! Huge congrats beauty! I am so proud of you! And hun you are NOT an imposter (totally understand the feelings though). You are an amazing nurse and your patients are so lucky to have you! So excited for you! <3

    1. Thank you soooo much!!! ❤️ awww I really appreciate you saying that. I have my days where the imposter syndrome is still strong, so this really means a TON. Thank you again 🥰

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