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Hello and welcome to my little corner of the internet!

My name is Nicole, and I am the brains and creator behind Next with Nicole. I'm originally from Southern California, and I'm currently living in Northern California. I am an average Asian American girl, nurse practitioner, and a first time parent to a baby boy. Join me on my adventures cooking, traveling, working in healthcare in California, and learning the ins and outs of motherhood!

As a healthcare worker, I am currently a California licensed as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and registered nurse (RN). Prior to becoming a FNP, I worked four years as an RN in various units, such as stroke/telemetry, cardiac surgery step-down, and medical-surgical/telemetry. Currently, I am working as a nurse practitioner in primary care. Whether you're pre-nursing, in nursing school, working as a registered nurse, or working as a nurse practitioner, I hope you'll find some helpful tools and information on my website. As my experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner is in California, you may find some variations in my experience and timeframes of things relative to the state you're hoping to practice in. 

Some fun things I enjoy include playing tennis, singing (karaoke), playing the piano, snapping smartphone pictures, traveling, trying new food, volunteering, crafting, spending time with my family and friends, blogging, watching Taiwanese and Chinese dramas on my computer (when I don't have a TV), running my online shops on Ebay and Etsy -- and the list goes on!

So, if you're a travel, food, parent, nursing, and lifestyle enthusiast like me, I hope you find some inspiration and helpful tips from my posts and experiences! Thanks for stopping by!

- Nicole G.


In a nutshell...

❥ Alphabet Soup:  MS, APRN, FNP-BC, FNP-C, PHN

❥ Alumna:  University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley); California State University, San Marcos (CSU San Marcos); University of California, Davis (UC Davis)

❥ Enneagram: 2w3 


 Horoscope:  Taurus

❥ Zodiac:  Horse



General:  All information and pictures found on my site are my own and are not sponsored (unless otherwise stated). They are not reflective of my school or employer. No medical advice provided. 

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