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16 Things You Need to Know About Nurse Practitioner Job Interviews

It's that time of year again! Yes, job interview season is here. May nurse practitioner grads have taken their certification exams and are attempting to lock down that first NP position. August graduates are looking ahead, searching for employment as well. While you may have been on several job interviews throughout your professional life, there's always room for improvement. And, in the clinical setting, there are a few unique aspects of the job interview to consider. If you have an upcoming nurse practitioner job interview, check out the following 16 posts to brush up on your skills. 

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4 Valuable Lessons Learned by Working in a Nurse Practitioner Job You Hate

Have you ever worked as a nurse practitioner in a position that, let's say, 'built character'? I'll be honest. Having a professional career isn't always the ladder-climbing dream many people make it out to be. Medical practices and hospitals are often mismanaged. Coworkers are annoying. And, well, maybe you just aren't a great fit for the specialty where you've established yourself as an NP. If your collaborating physician is a total jerk, your practice is falling apart at the seams, or you just can't face writing another unnecessary prescription for a Z-Pack, take five before you throw in the towel. Your not-so-ideal job may be totally worth it. 

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3 Answers to "How Much Do You Want to Make?"

Talking about money is super awkward. This can be especially true in a job interview setting. You don't want to lose the position by seeming greedy or outlandish, On the other hand, you certainly don't want to sell yourself short with too safe a reply when you're asked "How much do you want to make?". Many employers compensate nurse practitioners a set salary or hourly rate across the board eliminating this awkwardness. Others embrace the negotiation process. If you're in the market for a new nurse practitioner position, it's time to sharpen your interview tactics

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Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician Assistant Salaries by State

As you weigh the physician assistant vs .nurse practitioner career decision (or, if you're just plain curious like me...), a quick salary comparison in the state where you plan to practice can help nail down your profession pick. Some states are more NP friendly while others traditionally favor physician assistants. In most locations, the decision to become either an NP or PA won't make a significant difference when it comes to your wallet. But, in a few it may mean a more than $10K salary difference, on average, each year. Check out this state-by-state comparison of nurse practitioner and physician assistant salaries.

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An Inside Look Into Life as an Army Nurse

Have you ever wanted to take your career to the limit? Or, at least try something totally new? As a nurse practitioner, I've heard of nurses working in the military or NPs stationed overseas through the U.S. Department of State but I've never gotten an up close look into these types of unique career experiences. Until today. 

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2017 Grads, Meet the Midlevels for the Medically Underserved Experience

We are so excited over here at MidlevelU headquarters about the success of Midlevels for the Medically Underserved. The inaugural year of our residency-like program for nurse practitioners is off to a strong start. We have nurse practitioner new grads, and even a few experienced NPs, jetting off to locations across the country to interview with prospective sites. Some have even finalized commitments to work with populations in areas of medical need for the 2016-2017 MMU class. 

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Nurse Practitioner Job Blast: Psychiatric Jobs Coast to Coast!

One thing I've learned in my years practicing as a nurse practitioner is that the company you choose to work for really matters. Yes, patient care takes on a similar form in clinics and hospitals across the country. But, coworkers and company culture are the main drivers of the nurse practitioner work experience. For psychiatric nurse practitioners, one company is making a name for itself as the best place to work. 

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6 Reasons Employers Should Hire New Grad Nurse Practitioners

Many employers understandably shy away from hiring new grad nurse practitioners. The amount of teaching a fresh NP may need seems intimidating. Or, the employer may have had a negative experience with hiring new grads in the past. Regardless of the reason for the hesitation, employers may want to reconsider their position. 

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Nurse Practitioner Job Blast: Spring Fever

It's finally starting to feel like spring outside. The lone tulip plant in my garden that survived the winter has bloomed (apparently the rest of the row wasn't feeling so hearty), late sun sets lend themselves to evening outdoor activities, and temperatures outdoors are refreshing. Spring is about new beginnings, so if you're in the market for a new nurse practitioner job, now is a good time to think about making the transition. To get started, check out these opportunities. 

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Nurse Practitioner Job Blast: Get Your Search On

Are you trying to get motivated to start your job search? Finding new nurse practitioner employment can be a daunting task. The search for the perfect opportunity may be lengthy, escaping your current job for an hour here or there to interview undetected is logistically difficult, and onboarding with a new company is simply a drag. Procrastinate no more!

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Nurse Practitioner Job Blast: Specialty Blend

The holiday season has been over for nearly a month now. My home, however still contains traces of Christmas and the New Year. Most notably, my pantry is cluttered with left over packaged treats and beverage mixes like specialty cinnamon coffee and over-priced hot cocoa. While the OCD part of me would like to clear all reminder of last month's festivities for the sake of organization, I am still quite enjoying taste testing my variety of specialty coffee blends. 

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A New Kind of Residency for Nurse Practitioners

The service-learning experience of a lifetime

For me, the most frustrating thing about life as a new graduate nurse practitioner was my first year of practice. My initial months working post-graduation were fraught with stress and worry. I felt that I was performing poorly at work due to my inexperience. While my nurse practitioner program prepared me for practice, real-life clinical scenarios proved much more challenging than anticipated. 

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