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DON'T Sign on the Dotted Line: NP Employment Contract Considerations

I have been on the signing end of a few poorly worded nurse practitioner employment contracts in my day. In my less experienced, younger days I was especially quick to accept a job without even attempting to negotiate less favorable contractual clauses. The main reason for my negligence? I didn't know what to look for in reviewing a nurse practitioner employment agreement. 

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Hot Job Markets for PRN Nurse Practitioners

Could you use a little extra cash for Christmas shopping? Or, maybe your current position is part-time and you would love to take on more hours at work. PRN employment is an excellent opportunity for nurse practitioners looking to make some extra money in addition to other employment, or seeking a flexible job situation. 

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Why Being Too Flexible Can Hurt Your NP Job Search

Perhaps you're looking for an adventure and the allure of the outdoors is drawing you out west. Or, maybe you could use a lower cost of living and are expending your job search to the top ten most affordable locales.  Perhaps surf, sand, and sun is calling your name so you want to move to Florida...or California. Or, maybe you just want a job anywhere and fast. Whatever the reason, a multi-state job search should drastically increase your chances of quickly finding nurse practitioner employment, right?

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NP Resume Red Flags- Avoid These Common Mistakes

Job postings are often met with a flood of resumes from nurse practitioners vying for an interview. So, hiring managers sort through resumes quickly, tossing them into the recycling bin (or virtual recycle bin) at the slightest sign that a candidate might not be the right fit for the job. In crafting your nurse practitioner resume and planning for your future career, it's imperative you avoid a few common mistakes to give you the best chance the next time you submit a job application. 

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Nurse Practitioner Job Cover Letter Q&A

The nurse practitioner job search process can be exhausting. Not only have you applied for state licenses, made sure your BLS and ACLS certifications are up to date, and looked through at least a million job postings, you're faced with the always daunting task of getting your resume up to date. Not to mention, you have been stuck staring at your laptop with writer's block for hours attempting to draft the perfect cover letter. But, not so fast...

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3 Non-Traditional Job Opportunities for Nurse Practitioners

Looking for a job? Finding a nurse practitioner position can be frustrating in some markets. Expanding your job search horizons can help. There are a few types of employers that find themselves constantly in need of NPs. These positions are often in different settings than your average family practice clinic and can be an excellent opportunity to expand your skill set. 

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How to Write a NP Job Interview Thank You Note

Writing a proper thank you note can be pretty rough. Usually, the task remains on my to-do list for an unnaturally long period of time. Then, when it gets to the point where it has been so long since the act that requires thanking has past that sending such a note is almost awkward, I set out to write. 

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Unique Gastroenterology NP or PA Job Opportunity in Sunny FL!

Are you looking for a nurse practitioner or physician assistant job?  If so, a unique opportunity has come up for a gastroenterology NP or PA in Gainesville, Florida.  Becoming part of the Gator Nation at the University of Florida may just be the perfect fit for your next position.

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Top 3 Nurse Practitioner Job Markets

While nurse practitioners in a few states have difficulty finding employment, the NP job market overall is bright these days.  Millions of Americans are projected to flood the healthcare system later this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act making the employment outlook for NPs even more favorable.  Which states offer nurse practitioners the most opportunity when it comes to finding work?

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Are You Ready to Rock?! Volunteer for Music This Summer

Last week I had an itch.  I wanted to use the weekend to do something different, spontaneous.  I had watched one too many Law and Order reruns and had visited our favorite go-to sushi spot one too many times since arriving home from vacation a few weeks ago.  So, at lunch on a random Wednesday afternoon I asked my husband what he thought of going to Tennessee's largest music festival, Bonnaroo, on a whim.

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3 Common Misconceptions About Working in the ER

I get a wide variety of reactions when I tell people I work in the emergency department.  Some people are immediately drawn in, eager for a conversation about my "craziest" stories.  Others ask about my career cautiously saying they just couldn't handle all the blood.  There are a lot of misconceptions about working in the ED, even among those considering the emergency nurse practitioner profession.  Let's take a look at what life in the ER is really like by debunking a few myths.

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3 Reasons You Should Become a Home Health NP

Remember when you were in nursing school and you really wanted to help people?  Then, you became employed by an organization riddled with politics, bureaucracy and poor management.  Numbers and billing were forced upon you as a focus rather than actually taking care of people.  Becoming a home health nurse practitioner may just be the answer to transforming your frustrating work environment.

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