Throwback Thursday: My Nurse Practitioner Program in Photo

Last night I had the privilage of working with one of my very favorite new grad nurse practitioners in the emergency department. Watching her navigate her new position made me remember how utterly terrible, horrible, awful it was to show up at work in my early nurse practitioner days. So many questions, so few people willing to help. If that's where you find yourself today, don't worry, you'll make it. Hang in there. 

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8 Tips for Treating Eating Disorders from a Former Eating Disorder Patient

By MidlevelU Intern and Aspiring Nurse Practitioner Ashley Prince

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. It's a time when activists try to bring more attention to this often hushed about issue, call for the de-stigmatization of mental illness, criticize the devil that is Photoshop, and encourage others to seek treatment and help. This is all great, eating disorders are definitely way up there on the list of uncomfortable things to talk about, but one thing I've noticed is that there isn't a lot of advice for clinicians in treating their patients. 

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Tax Breaks for Nurse Practitioner Students

Day 55 and counting of procrastinating from filing my taxes...Maybe this weekend? Yesterday I discussed a few tax considerations for nurse practitioners accepting job offers. Today, I'm moving on to NP students. Fortunately, many nurse practitioner students are eligible for tax benefits due to their educational status. 

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What Diagnoses are You Missing? Most Common Malpractice Risks

As much as we as nurse practitioners try to be thorough, we occasionally miss a diagnosis. Sometimes it's a case of "you don't know what you don't know", other times it's a matter of sloppiness, or, perhaps you miss a diagnosis simply because a medical problem presents atypically. Understanding what areas of our practice are most vulnerable to mess ups can help us avoid them in the future. So, let's talk about diagnostic errors. Where do things go wrong in the determining what's wrong with our patients?

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Tax Implications of Your Nurse Practitioner Job Offer

I have been procrastinating from getting my tax return materials together for exactly 54 days now. And, there's no end in sight when it comes to my lack of motivation. Sigh. Filing my tax return, or rather gathering all the necessary paperwork just in time for my CPA to file an extension, is exactly the type of thing that requires much less effort than anticipated and the dread it causes is worse than the act itself. I need to get my act together. But, not quite yet...

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