Katy B, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC ♥ @katybpnp

👩🏽‍⚕️your kiddo’s fave pediatric nurse practitioner 🧠peds psych RN | 👩🏽‍🎓UCSF MSN & Stanford BA 📍CA | 😻cat mama | 💃🏽weirdo 👚FIGSxKatyB
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@katybpnp Pictured is a newly-minted PNP getting ready to move into her first apartment that she’s ever rented all by herself! Also she starts her big girl NP job in a month! Feeling humbled, excited, and emotional as I prepare for this next chapter of KatyBPNP.👩🏽‍⚕️🙌🏼

Pictured is a newly-minted PNP getting ready to move into her first ap...

@katybpnp 👂🏼 G I V E A W A Y 🧠
studying is done (for now)🤓 but the GIVEAWAYS aren’t!!!🥳⁣
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I am super excited about these @codexanatomicus prints I was gifted (aren’t they absolutely gorgeous?!? They’re going to make my study space in my new apartment look so pretty!) and am even MORE excited that 🌟THREE of you will get to receive a @codexanatomicus print/pin of your choice from them!!🌟 Guess what loves?!-they do worldwide shipping so all of you can enter!🌎💌
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To enter:⁣
1️⃣LIKE this post⁣
2️⃣FOLLOW @codexanatomicus & @katybpnp⁣
3️⃣COMMENT your favorite organ and why⁣
4️⃣TAG a friend! Every tagged friend (separate comments) is an additional entry.⁣
5️⃣for three extra entries?! COMMENT what item you would want as your prize!⁣
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That’s it! GOOD LUCK!🧠👂🏼❤️⁣
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Giveaway ends Monday August 26th at 8pm PST. Three winners will be chosen randomly and announced on my stories within 24 hours of closure. Must follow all action items and be 18 or older to be eligible. Giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with Instagram.

👂🏼 G I V E A W A Y 🧠 studying is done (for now)🤓 but the GIVEAWAYS are...

@katybpnp ⚡️KATY B CPNP-PC⚡️⁣
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I have a special announcement but asked my lil nugget mini-me to help me out so please swipe⬅️ and then swipe again⬅️ before continuing!🤗⁣
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Did you do it? Promise?? Isn’t she the cutest?!🥰⁣
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I’m thrilled to share with you all that I’m a licensed nurse practitioner and I am officially board certified as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner!🙌🏼 I’m honored to be given this privilege to care for kiddos and am excited to see where my career takes me. I CANNOT believe this day is here!!😭⁣
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THANK YOU to all of you for your support, encouragement, and kindness. It means so much to be and I’m excited to celebrate this milestone with all of you (as Skyah says-party time!🥳)! Soon, I’ll be switching from @wearfigs scrubs to wearing @wearfigs scrub tops as business casual with my white coat hehe.👩🏽‍⚕️

⚡️KATY B CPNP-PC⚡️⁣ ⁣ I have a special announcement but asked my lil n...

@katybpnp 🚫CLOSED🚫surprise 💃🏽G I V E A W A Y💃🏽⁣
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In celebration of @nursingrx releasing their FIRST podcast episode this week, we are giving away an Up badge reel (like the one I have! Created by @the_latina_nurse who is one of the wonderful co-hosts) to one lucky winner to give you extra positive vibes this back to school season.🙌🏼⁣
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TO ENTER:⁣
1️⃣like this post⁣
2️⃣follow @nursingrx @the_latina_nurse & @katybpnp⁣
3️⃣comment what you’d use this badge reel for⁣
4️⃣tag two friends! Every additional friend tagged after that (separate comments please!) is an extra entry⁣
✨want 5 extra entries?! Share this post and tag all 3 of us!!⁣
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GOOD LUCK! This giveaway ends on Friday August 23rd at 6pm PST and the winner will be announced in my stories over that following weekend. US mailing address only and must be 18 or older. This giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with Instagram.

🚫CLOSED🚫surprise 💃🏽G I V E A W A Y💃🏽⁣ ⁣ In celebration of @nursingrx r...

@katybpnp “I’m really glad you’re able to experience the joy of this time in your life.” “Me too.”
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I saw my psychologist today and we both agreed that I seem better than the first time she saw me. I told her while my “low feeling” is still lingering like it has been for as long as I can remember, I’ve been able to feel excitement for all of the exciting things happening in my life. I know my depression’s there (and I cried it out a little, my psychologist has a way of finding my soft spots already lol), but for now, I’m able to rise above it and experience the big win of passing my exam and getting ready to become an official PNP with a big girl PNP job.⁣
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I don’t know when or if this extra glimmer will go away, but I’m going to embrace it while it’s here. I made an appointment for next month so that regardless of where my mental health is at, I know I’ll have her to support me✨

“I’m really glad you’re able to experience the joy of this time in you...

@katybpnp Happy Monday from me and my mini-me!👯‍♀️⁣
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A representation of the last few days in a photo; I'm super close to being an official PNP-PC and this cutie turned 4-quite a big weekend I'd say! Now for some rambling👩🏽‍⚕️👧🏽⁣
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I took (and unofficially passed-more on this soon🤓) my PNP-PC boards and spent the weekend with my best friend, her pupper (my goddogter hehe) and her niece who happens to be my mini-me. She's cute, weird, and incredibly smart (as seen in my stories over the weekend)! Aren't we adorable?!💁🏽‍♀️ This nugget recently turned 4️⃣ years old so I took photos of her this weekend for her & her Mama and I'm pretty stoked about how they turned out so you'll be seeing those soon.🤩⁣
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ALSO! Today is my second-to-last official shift as a pediatric psych nurse and I have a lot of feels about it that I'm still working through. Next Monday will be my last scheduled day and then I'll be per diem until I start my big girl PNP job in late September. AH!😳⁣
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ALSO ALSO! I'm packing up this week because my housemates and I are moving out of the house we've lived in for the last 2 years! I'll be moving into an apartment with just the kitties next weekend.💁🏽‍♀️😽😼⁣
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Sooo basically I feel pretty weird today because I'm soon going to be leaving the job and house that supported me through NP school but I'm so incredibly excited because I've dreamed of these days for so long and they are HERE friends!🙌🏼⁣
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Last but not least, loving my sea glass @wearfigs and my new @shoesforcrews and if you want some of your own you know your girl can get you some $$ off (FIGSxKatyB and RSY596 for 15% off!) 👚👟⁣
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Have a lovely Monday, more feels soon.💜⁣
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OK WAIT-Do we think this lil nugget should announce when I become an official NP?🤔👇🏼 I'm thinking definitely YES!😻

Happy Monday from me and my mini-me!👯‍♀️⁣ ⁣ A representation of the la...

@katybpnp KatyBPNP is loading!!!🙌🏼⁣⁣
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get into UCSF’s MEPN☑️⁣⁣
pinning ceremony☑️⁣⁣
pass NCLEX☑️⁣⁣
graduate PNP school☑️⁣⁣
pass boards (unofficially)☑️⁣⁣
OFFICIALLY pass boards 💬⁣⁣
licensed as a PNP💬⁣⁣
KATY B CPNP-PC💬⁣
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All of your support means so so SO much to me, thank you from the bottom of my heart.💜 #katybpnp

KatyBPNP is loading!!!🙌🏼⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ get into UCSF’s MEPN☑️⁣⁣ pinning ceremon...

@katybpnp major 🐪hump day vibes🐪 because today is my last practice test before I TAKE MY PNP-PC BOARD EXAM!!👩🏽‍🏫⁣
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Send me all the positive passing vibes friends!🙏🏼 Here’s hoping I’ll be back to tell you that I unofficially passed in a couple days! (we get our unofficial pass/fail right after the test and the official notification is mailed out 1-2 weeks after) Pretty soon, KatyBPNP will be a legit licensed & board certified primary care PNP👩🏽‍⚕️✨

major 🐪hump day vibes🐪 because today is my last practice test before I...

@katybpnp back to school?⁣⁣⁣
starting school?⁣⁣⁣
applying to school?⁣⁣
studying for finals?⁣
studying for boards?⁣
excited/nervous/mixed feelings?⁣⁣⁣
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take a deep breath⁣⁣⁣
prioritize your needs⁣
make a plan but don’t beat yourself up if you don’t stick to it⁣
cry, laugh, sleep & eat when you need to 
focus on building discipline rather than relying on motivation ⁣⁣⁣
picture your end goal. pull it up when you need an extra push ⁣⁣⁣
look-if this sh!t was easy, everyone would be doing it⁣⁣⁣
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eventually you will...⁣⁣
get into the program⁣⁣✔️
graduate⁣⁣✔️
get a job⁣✔️
pass that class⁣✔️
pass your boards✔️
look back on these days and be damn grateful⁣⁣🙌🏼
YOU WILL ⁣⁣
👩🏽‍⚕️💜🙌🏼

back to school?⁣⁣⁣ starting school?⁣⁣⁣ applying to school?⁣⁣ studying ...

@katybpnp 🚫CLOSED🚫What do you get when you take 2️⃣ #NTSbabe nurses👯‍♀️ & @ntsbracelets 2️⃣ year anniversary💖💖?⁣
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A ✨G I V E A W A Y✨ of 2️⃣ @ntsbracelets of course!⁣
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@themaddiward & I met IRL recently and it was so wonderful!! This girl is kind, funny, & genuine! Among the many things we have in common, we both absolutely adore @ntsbracelets and the ultimate #NTSbabe behind it-Nichole!😻 @ntsbracelets 2️⃣ year shop anniversary is Wednesday🥳🥳 so Maddi & I will each be choosing a lucky winner that day so 2️⃣ babes receive a @ntsbracelets bracelet of their choice!⁣
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TO ENTER:⁣
💖 LIKE this post⁣
💖 FOLLOW @NTSBracelets @TheMaddiWard & @KatyBPNP⁣
💖 TAG an IG friend you'd want to meet IRL (or already have!) and COMMENT something you love about them! (1 tag per comment and unlimited entries so tag away and spread the love babes!✨)⁣
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That's it-good luck!🤗🤗⁣
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Giveaway ends Wednesday 8/14 and we will be announcing the winners in our IG stories that day. This giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with Instagram.

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@katybpnp happy saturdaaay!✨⁣
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not pictured: what I’m actually doing today which is sleeping in, laundry, & cleaning my room bc studying for boards = my room exploded.😅 I’m taking today off from studying but tbh some days I just enjoy being alone and not doing much!! Especially when I’m feeling stressed. Maybe I’ll make it outside?!🤷🏽‍♀️😂 This will be me in a week once boards are done!!⁣
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How do you like do spend your days off?🤔

happy saturdaaay!✨⁣ ⁣ not pictured: what I’m actually doing today whic...

@katybpnp Well one of us is excited about International Cat Day and @wearfigs Sea Glass Collection!!! The other two...not so much.😾😾 #motherofcats #ownerofridiculouslysoftscrubs

Well one of us is excited about International Cat Day and @wearfigs Se...

@katybpnp One major study tip when you're studying for a major exam like NCLEX or your PNCB PNP-PC exam - simulate your testing environment!👩🏽‍🏫⁣
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The PNCB exam that I will be taking 😳very soon😳 has 175 questions so I just took my first full simulated exam this morning. I didn't get the score I was hoping for🙃 but that's okay-that's why this is practice!👌🏼⁣
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For NCLEX, you take anywhere between 75 and 265 questions so something I did when I was studying is that I would take practice tests and alter how many questions I was taking from day-to-day. This is because you don't want to get comfortable with the minimum 75 questions, get to test day, get to question 76 and FREAK the eff out/lose your endurance.😰 While we all hope to pass NCLEX with just 75 questions, that's not always the reality (and doesn't make any difference in terms of how great of a nurse you will be!) so you've got to be prepared by building up your endurance. I'm not saying you need to do 265 every. single. day. (exhausting!!), but do it at least a couple of times so you have an idea of how you feel doing that many questions.⁣
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In terms of simulating the test environment-be sure to research what you are/are not allowed to bring and/or do when it comes to actual test day.🧐 No water or food allowed? Don't get use to snacking while taking practice tests.🙅🏽‍♀️ No music allowed on test day? Sorry friend, better pull off those headphones for the practice test every now and then.🙅🏽‍♀️ No bathroom breaks? Simulate that too.🙅🏽‍♀️ Also, be sure to time yourself for some of your practice tests to make sure you’ll complete it within the timeframe.⏰ A great way to help reduce test anxiety is to get your brain and body used to what it will be like when the actual day comes.🙌🏼⁣
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I’d love to hear some of your study tips for big exams!👇🏼⁣
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Happy studies! We got this!🤓

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@katybpnp Why did the phone wear glasses?🧐⁣ 🚫CLOSED🚫
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Because it lost all its contacts! (and because it wanted to protect it's eyes from too much blue light) 😎 Anyways here's a ⚡️GIVEAWAY!⚡️⁣
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I’m excited to share that I’ve partnered with @pixeleyewear to do a giveaway so that one lucky participant can win 🌟a pair of Pixel Eyewear glasses 👓 of their choosing!!🌟 These glasses reduce the strain on your eyes while you’re looking at screens📱💻 (by filtering the blue light) and also offer UV protection! I received a pair of my own a couple months ago (these are the Thera in Champagne Crystal!) and have definitely noticed a difference in how my eyes feel by the end of the day! I'm looking at screens pretty much all day long and if you're reading this, I'm guessing you would benefit from a pair too.😉⁣
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To enter:👇🏼⁣
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👓FOLLOW @pixeleyewear + @Katybpnp⁣
👓LIKE this post ⁣
👓COMMENT which pair you would choose + tag 2 friends!⁣
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 #Giveaway is open until 9pm PST on August 8th, 2019. Contest open to residents of the USA, ages 18+. This promotion is in no way sponsored or associated with Instagram. The winner will be chosen randomly and notified via DM on August 9th 2019. Good luck!🤓

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@katybpnp What were you doing while in school?!⁣
Working and studying.⁣
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What have you been doing now that you’ve graduated?!⁣
Working and studying.⁣
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😜🤓

What were you doing while in school?!⁣ Working and studying.⁣ ⁣ What h...

@katybpnp Happy friyay loves! Let’s get this bread🤓👊🏼⚡️

Happy friyay loves! Let’s get this bread🤓👊🏼⚡️

@katybpnp awesome humans ➕ back to school season =
A FIGS GIVEAWAY🤓👏🏼 ⁣ 🚫CLOSED🚫
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SO excited to be teaming up with some awesome humans to host a #wearfigs giveaway. 3️⃣ lucky winners will each get 🙌🏼a scrub set of their choice🙌🏼⁣
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To enter⬇️⁣
1️⃣ Follow @wearfigs + all of these awesome humans:⁣
@tiffanywpa⁣
@nurse.liya⁣
@katybpnp⁣
@amybrutsky⁣
@george.shian ⁣
2️⃣ Like this photo⁣
3️⃣ Tag AT LEAST 3 friends (separate comments please) who need some fresh FIGS ⁣
4️⃣ Comment your summer🌞/back-to-school📚 plans
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Good luck! This giveaway is open till August 3rd 11:59 pm PST 🤓⁣
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Must have a US shipping address + be an awesome human😏 + follow all action items to be eligible. This giveaway is not endorsed by or affiliated with Instagram.

awesome humans ➕ back to school season = A FIGS GIVEAWAY🤓👏🏼 ⁣ 🚫CLOSED🚫...

@katybpnp 👋🏼 be kind to yourself!⁣
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don’t feel guilty for waking up slow sometimes⁣
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prioritize friendships that prioritize you⁣
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embrace the scars (physical and emotional), you’re stronger because of them ⁣
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treat yourself every now and then, whether that’s with little gifts that bring you joy or a nice getaway⁣
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learn how to set boundaries in a way that benefits your well-being; sometimes that means becoming better at saying no ⁣
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remember that your best is all that you can ask of yourself ⁣
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caffeinate PRN ⁣
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and thank that stress pimple for reminding you to take some deep breaths every now and then!😅⁣
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📱thank you @rhinoshield for this pretty & sturdy phone case! Every time I see it I feel a little spark of joy. If you want one for yourself, you can use KATYB10 for 10% off 😘 you can even customize them!

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