Ep. 42 - A Behind the Scenes Look Into DNP School - Allyson Pennington

April 4, 2023

In this episode, we had the pleasure of speaking to Allyson Pennington BSN, RN, CCRN about what it’s like being a DNP student. We cover the first day of class, how to apply, course content, how to succeed, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (2:18) Was DNP school what Allyson expected
  • (5:20) The first day of DNP school
  • (8:15) Understanding studies
  • (10:29) Difference between undergrad & grad school
  • (15:32) How to apply to DNP school
  • (19:50) DNP school course content
  • (21:47) Can you work while in DNP school?
  • (24:30) Why Allyson wanted to get her doctorate
  • (30:18) Research & Statistics
  • (37:32) How to succeed in DNP school

About the Guest

Allyson is a registered nurse. She received her bachelors from The University of Virginia in 2019 and is now pursuing her Master's and Doctorate to become a nurse practitioner. She started her career in nursing in mother-baby/labor and delivery for one year and quickly was redeployed to the special pathogen unit to take care of critically ill patients admitted with COVID. She has since been an Intensive care nurse for three years - totaling a nursing career of four years.

She has received certifications in breastfeeding and critical care. She has been heard on local news, in local papers, and in community outreaches for families losing a loved one due to COVID. She also has her own youtube channel to vlog through her journey and an Instagram account where she showcases her coffee and baking creations.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaGgbNk2fvG1JhtyYA4NI7g

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allyson.pennington/

Cat’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olliepcafe/

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Show Credits

Host – Maggie Reichard

Producer – Jonathan Cary

Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay

Music – Aidan Dykes