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State-by-State Nurse Practitioner Salary Guide

If there's one thing on the minds of nurse practitioners I talk with, it's compensation. NPs that are currently employed want to make sure they're being paid fairly. Nurse practitioners on the job hunt are curious about competitive wages. And, aspiring NPs are calculating what kind of lifestyle they can expect as they embark on a new career path. 

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Here's Why It's Tough to Find a Nurse Practitioner Job in the South

Originally from the West Coast, I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I relocated south of the Mason Dixon line. There were certainly new foods to try- grits, okra and fried pickles to name a few. Country music, a staple in Tennessee, was one of my favorite discoveries as a result of my move. The charm of the south drew me in, from rolling green hills to hot and humid summers spent at the lake. Once I made my move, I never looked back. 

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8 Questions to Show Why You're Unhappy in Your NP Job

OK, I didn't mean to make it 'quit your job' theme week here on the MidlevelU blog. But, somehow multiple posts I've worked on recently seemed to center around the topic. Just to clear the air, I am currently satisfied at work. But, there have been plenty of occasions when I've called my career as a nurse practitioner into question, or dealt with job specific dissatisfaction-causing issue. 

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How to Actually Get Hired from a Nurse Practitioner Job Board

Searching for a nurse practitioner job might feel as though you’ve taken on a PRN position in addition to your current work; it can be that time consuming. Although many NPs rely on job boards to assist in their quest for a new opportunity, it’s been debated as to whether or not job boards are not a good way to get hired. The huge volume of applications that are received in response to one single posting can leave you to wonder, is getting hired from a posting off a job board even possible or does your resume just get sent into a black hole?

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4 Mistakes Experienced Nurse Practitioners Make in a Job Search

If you're an experienced nurse practitioner, you're in luck. Your job search should be much easier than it was as a new grad now that you've got some real-life practice hours under your belt. Not to mention, you likely have professional connections to help with your search. Whether you've been working as an NP for ten months or ten years, your employment outlook is bright.

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What's the Etiquette for Bringing Your Spouse on a NP Job Interview?

Spouse, partner or beau - whatever you call your significant other, once you're seriously paired up, you and your significant other come as a package. While you may think that your spouse has nothing at all to do with your nurse practitioner job search process, in reality accepting a new position is often a joint effort. If you're relocating, you'll need to agree on the place. You may need to coordinate childcare or a commute differently in a new job. Given that accepting a new NP position is a big deal, especially if you're relocating to do so, some employers involve spouses in the job interview process. 

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This Program Helps Improve Clinical Skills During the Workday

As a nurse practitioner, the expectations placed on me are high. Not only must I know how to diagnose and treat patients, I'm required to do this in an environment where my employer tracks my time and efficiency. I've got to keep billing and malpractice pressures in mind, not to mention each individual patient's preferences. Working as a NP can be tough - I found this especially true in my early years of practice. 

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How Many Nurse Practitioners Can a Physician Supervise?

Not all states require that nurse practitioners "collaborate with" or are "supervised by" physicians. While 33 states and DC allow nurse practitioners to diagnose and treat patients autonomously, 18 states still require physician oversight for nurse practitioners to engage in patient care. In addition to this overarching oversight requirement, most states include a handful of additional stipulations as to what this oversight looks like. One of these limitations can be the number of nurse practitioners that a physician is allowed to supervise or collaborate with at one time. 

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6 Companies That Can Help Make Your Practice Virtual

Integrating Telemedicine

Could you treat your patients virtually? From large hospital systems to small primary care practices, telehealth is rapidly evolving, becoming more widely available and easily accessible for both patients and providers. In primary care, it’s a great option for providers to turn to when a patient needs a basic consultation or follow up appointment but doesn’t necessarily need to be seen right away. 

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Do You Need More Support in Your NP Job?

Transitioning from your nurse practitioner program to working as a NP isn't easy. In fact, the first few years of practice as a nurse practitioner aren't easy. They can be quite overwhelming. In my first year of practice, I recall weekends and evenings spent charting. I arrived at work early everyday to review lab and other diagnostic test results. And, mostly, I was completely overwhelmed by my patient care responsibilities. Not to mention, it was difficult to find the help and support I desperately craved. Do you feel similarly?

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Is House Call Medicine Making its Comeback?

If you’re a sucker for binge-worthy material on Netflix and haven’t seen Call the Midwife yet, you won’t regret putting it on your must-watch list this summer. Set in the postwar era of the early 1950s, Call the Midwife is based on the memoirs of one nurse’s experiences at Nonnatus House, home to the nuns of the order and the headquarters for the midwives of East London. While the primary focus of the show is on midwifery, anytime the diverse residents of the community are in need of medical care, without hesitation the nurses and nuns travel via bicycle through the streets of Poplar regardless of the time of day or weather, to tend to their patients in their own homes. 

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The NP & PA's Guide to Volunteering at Music Festivals

If you’re a nurse practitioner or physician assistant who enjoys attending concerts and music festivals, then signing up as an event healthcare provider may be just the opportunity you’re looking for. Not only is it a great way to get an all-access pass for a festival you’ve been dying to go to, but it’s a unique way to practice your clinical skills in a very cool, nontraditional environment. 

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