Yesterday was the day and...I PASSED! AFter starting the study course 6 months ago with plans to take it much earlier than waiting until the last possible day I finally took the NASM CPT test and passed! This all started after I decided my job was not a good fit and started thinking about what I really wanted to do, early midlife crisis! I have taken 4 certification exams now and I think this was the toughest! With my medical background I knew a lot of the physiology but hadn't thought to look much at the business part of the information, some guessing was occuring there!
What a year it has been for my career and furthering education. I took (and soon) left what looked to be the perfect job last Spring to fall into a teaching position for a small university. That move encouraged me to add an education specialty to my doctoral program which I am happy to say resulted in a 4.0 this semester! This Fall I became an RRCA certified run coach and now NASM certified personal trainer.
So what is ahead? I don't know for sure. Anyone know of a good fit for an advanced practice nurse/personal trainer with an education background? I'm serious, I would love input if you have heard of anything. I would love to combine my education with my passion for wellness and fitness into a career, but know I can't realistically take a trainer position without a big pay cut...Boo! As I continue to brainstorm (would love help with this part) I am in the process of finishing certification to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (currently I am limited to adults) and will complete my final semester of education specialty in Spring, all that's left is my thesis starting in Fall.
Finally check out Jill's blog today for a giveaway from SwiftWick one of our great 13 in 2013 sponsors. The response to 13 in 2013 has been amazing. We have almost 300 participants signed up! Thinking about joining or just curious? Get the details at 13 in 2013 Watch for some more prize announcements coming. In case you missed it yesterday, ProCompression was our latest prize announced!
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