Cultivating a Teamwork Culture in Healthcare

Teamwork is crucial to the overall success of your practice. When a medical team is working cohesively, the business operations run more smoothly, employee morale and job satisfaction are strengthened and most importantly, patient outcomes are improved. Harmonious teams also equate effective communication channels between providers, patients and their caregivers. This ultimately reduces the likelihood of medical errors, near misses and other negative outcomes not to mention contributes to the financial success of your practice.

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How Many NPs Pass the AANPCB's FNP Certification Exam?

If you've recently graduated from your nurse practitioner program, you've probably got one thing on your mind - certification. And, you should. Once finals are over and you're about to receive your diploma, the next best step to take as a new grad is to get certified. This will be essential for continuing your job search and securing employment. Just how likely are you to pass the family nurse practitioner certification exam?

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How Do You Switch Specialties as a Nurse Practitioner?

If you are already a nurse practitioner, your education has prepared you for a general area of practice. If you attended an Acute Care NP Program, for example, you are qualified to work in the ICU, CCU, and a wealth of other specialty clinics and hospital settings. Or, perhaps as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner you are prepared to diagnose and treat kids. But, what if you want to switch it up mid-career?

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Is it Quality v. Quantity: What Should I Expect in a NP Contract?

By Jennifer Lankford, Labor and Employment Attorney

“Is it usual for my contract to be this short?”, “Are employment agreements normally this long?” I receive these types of questions often from nurse practitioners who are presented with an employment agreement. My answer, “It is the quality, not the quantity, of the agreement that matters.” Sometimes a short and sweet agreement is all that is needed. 

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5 Things You Need to Know about Your Bonus Structure

...Before You Sign an Employment Agreement 

The promise of a bonus can sound enticing if you're looking for a nurse practitioner job. But, before you sign an employment agreement lured by bonus potential or build a bonus into your budget, there are a few things to consider. Don't get caught at the end of the next quarter expecting a big payday only to receive your standard check.

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