When you're looking for a nurse practitioner job or evaluating a potential career change or advancement, salary is a major piece of the equation. If you are relocating for a position, will your move have a positive or negative impact on your earning potential? Does going back to school to become a nurse practitioner make financial sense for you?
It's easy to greet the thought of keeping up with political and legislative agendas in healthcare with a big yawn. Or, to shy away from diving into the controversy of the current election. After a long work week, the last thing nurse practitioners have the energy for is perusing articles discussing the latest CMS reimbursement policies, HIPAA updates and healthcare reform implications. But, with every aspect of patient care so highly regulated, nurse practitioners are wise to stay in the know when it comes to health policy. How can you keep informed?
Can you imagine graduating from your nurse practitioner program only to learn that you are ineligible to practice as an NP as a result of your school's accreditation status? This happened to a group of adult-geriatric nurse practitioner students last year at Mount Mary College in South Dakota. 14 months later, AGNP students are still picking up the pieces of the school's blunder.
By Healthcare Attorney Alex Scarbrough Fisher
Healthcare providers are aware of the current opioid epidemic in the United States, as well as the risks—both to the provider’s patients, and to the provider’s licensure—of prescribing opioids to patients for the management of chronic pain. So, what do we do about it?