If you've just graduated from your nurse practitioner program, you are likely overwhelmed by the number of licenses and certifications NPs are required to obtain. There's a DEA number if you plan to prescribe controlled substances, a state NP license, and a national certification. In addition, all healthcare providers, nurse practitioners included, must apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI).
Relocating? Looking for a job in another state, or even across a state, can be a frustrating process. Scheduling interviews becomes a hassle, and employers seem hesitant to hire a candidate residing elsewhere.
Over the past year many of my friends have taken the life-changing leap into motherhood. My weekly walks with girlfriends now often consist of chatter about organic baby food, crib bumpers and spit up...in a good way. As I think about making this transition myself one day, there is a lot to consider. Not only does prospective motherhood have me contemplating what daily life with kids will look like, it also forces me to make some important decisions about my career.
In my last post, I mentioned that my friends have babies on the brain these days. From leak-proof diapers and potty training to the best super soft onesies, recent girls' nights out have revolved around talking tots. While I don't yet have kids of my own, planning for them one day makes me wonder what changes I will need to make when it comes to my career.