When I began working in the emergency department, I was surprised the first time I encountered a patient presenting with a case of insect-in-the-ear. Really? It just crawled in there?! Then, the scenario played itself out over and over again. Whether it's an exploring insect, a bead, or a pea that makes its way into a patient's ear canal, as a nurse practitioner you may find yourself removing otic foreign bodies from time to time. While the procedure is usually quite simple, if done improperly serious complications can result.
Studying for the nurse practitioner certification exam? If you've recently graduated from a nurse practitioner program, you are likely feeling the weight of your impending boards. The stress of finals has dissipated only to be replaced by an even more significant obligation-studying for the test necessary to land you a job. You may even find the stress of certification prep to be pathological. Here are a few medical conditions likely to befall new grad nurse practitioners.
In working with nurse practitioners from across the country as part of the MidlevelU Career Advisor Program, I've been exposed to job markets nationwide. From rural Alaska to New York City, the pulse of the healthcare economy varies from location to location. The number and types of job opportunities for nurse practitioners follow suit. Which state is home to the absolute worst job market for nurse practitioners?
Prepared or not, your nurse practitioner education is going to cost you thousands of dollars. So, making decisions about how you plan to become an NP shouldn't be taken lightly. Putting some extra research and effort in on the front-end of your education could save you thousands of dollars of hard earned money later. Here are a few tips and tricks for managing the cost of your nurse practitioner education.