Job hunting season is in full force for nurse practitioners. If you are a new grad, you've likely taken the nurse practitioner exam by this point (and passed!) and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your state license in the mail. You've searched job posting after job posting nailing down an interview or two. If you are a seasoned NP, you've waded your way through your connections looking for the perfect lead to facilitate your career transition.
By MidlevelU Intern and Soon To Be Nurse Olivia DeFilippo
YouTube is amazing. I use it to view hair and makeup tutorials, learn about the lives of others, take virtual guitar and piano lessons, watch old TV episodes, witness epic back flips gone wrong, and more. The amount of information contained in YouTube videos is pretty much infinite. You name it, it's on YouTube. I can spend endless hours tuning in to videos on the site (you know you do the same!).
Do you ever walk into a patient's room and just know they are sick. Not sick as in "yeah, this patient needed to call the ambulance but I can deal with this medical issue", but sick as in "oh #$%&@&!, this guy's about to code, get the crash cart STAT". Working in the emergency department, I have developed somewhat of a Spidey sense. Without looking at a monitor, taking a single vital sign, or even speaking a word to the patient, there are times I can tell someone just doesn't look right.