To the techies in the crowd, the term radio silent may signify a "status in which all fixed or mobile radio stations in an area are asked to stop transmitting for safety or security reasons". To single guys and gals, the term may describe the status of your relationship with the person with whom you were last Tindering. If you're a nurse practitioner, it's entirely possible that the term 'radio silent' best describes your job search (or maybe your job search and your last dating relationship?). Why aren't employers calling you back?
Long week so far? Anticipating a weekend family vacation, I am oh so ready for Friday. Somehow, the extra prep required around the house for the getaway, along with cramming all of my ER shifts into the beginning of the week to secure some time off, has me scrambling. So, I thought it might be a good time for a little comic relief.
Typically, I prioritize outdoor time in the summer. Whether perched in a chair on my front porch, lounging by the pool, or jogging the path around my neighborhood, I simply love to be outside. Except this month. Temperatures in Tennessee this summer have been stifling, the added humidity makes outdoor activity intolerable. So, I've reverted indoors to the AC. If you find yourself in a similar situation, pass the time on your couch with purpose. We've compiled a list of healthcare documentaries that are educational, emotional, and just plain interesting for nurse practitioners to pass the time.
It's worth more thank you think...
When I accepted my nurse practitioner position, I paid attention to salary alone. As a young, healthy NP, health insurance plans and premiums didn't weigh on my mind. Aware of the need to start socking away a nest egg, I considered a retirement plan beneficial but certainly not a must. Like myself, I find that many nurse practitioners I talk with are concerned primarily with salary rather than other components of a compensation package. Are we all making a huge mistake?