Nurse Practitioner Job Blast: Your Job Search Secret Sauce

Happy Memorial Day! My red meat consumption has been at an all time high over the past few days as a result of holiday cookouts. There's nothing quite like a burger off the grill loaded with toppings and dripping with catsup. Now that the long weekend is winding down, it's time to get back to business starting with your nurse practitioner job search. If your job search, like your weekend BBQ, could stand some secret sauce connect with a MidlevelU Career Advisor for personalized career advice and job search attention. 

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Balancing College Life and a Future Healthcare Profession

By Aspiring Physician Assistant Meghan Kayan

It's no surprise that the curriculum for college students looking forward to post baccalaureate medical fields is strenuous. Admidst the stress of wanting to get into a good school and trying to make Dean's list every semester, extracurricular activities and social lives can get put on the back-burner and sometimes completely forgotten. However, as a rising "super senior" I'm here to warn undergrads that a better balance may be in order. 

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Nurse Practitioner Non-Competes: Are They Enforceable?

By Jennifer Lankford, Labor and Employment Attorney

As I discussed in a previous blog post, Employment Contract Negotiation for Nurse Practitioners, the process of negotiating an employment contract can be extremely complicated for a nurse practitioner. Not only are you concerned with outlining the scope of your practice, including the duties and expectations of your employment, but you are also negotiating for salary and benefits, like bonuses and vacation days. 

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Weekend Wrap Up 5.23.15

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope you are enjoying some time off work and have some all-American activities in store. This weekend I will be attending the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and am excited about the one in a lifetime experience. Race day followed by burgers on the grill...you can't get much more all-American than that! Well, maybe if you add apple pie for dessert. Now, there's a thought. If you find yourself with some free time, check out this week's medical news link pack.

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5 Tips for Finding a New Job Within Your Hospital System

I recently had a nurse practitioner approach me for advice on finding a new position within her current hospital system. She worked as a surgical nurse practitioner and felt she was no longer growing in her current role. The schedule her position required wasn't conducive to family life and several nurse practitioner job postings listed her current hospital's website looked like more attractive career options. Applying for these positions, however was awkward. How would HR react to seeing she was interested in leaving her job and meanwhile applying for a new one?

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