Here at Columbia, there's this process called Articulation where MDE (Master's Direct Entry) students fill out this form to confirm their plans for the next year -- this can be to either: 1. continue onto the DNP specialty they were originally accepted into, 2. apply into a DNP specialty (or switch specialties), 3. decide to graduate from MDE and not continue onto any other degrees at Columbia.
For me, I chose to continue on with my accepted DNP specialty path and obtain my certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Columbia. Nothing is set in stone yet with the subspecialties, but I am more than excited to take courses to fulfill the Women's Health subspecialty. It has been a dream of mine to work as a nurse practitioner in women's health clinic (Planned Parenthood, perhaps?!) at some point in my life, and I can't wait to make that dream into a reality!
Also, sorry for the weird picture. Is it weird that I am super stoked to perform my first real vaginal examination? Hah..
Have a great week, everyone!