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New! Nurse Practitioner Job Blast

If you haven't heard, here at MidlevelU we are helping nurse practitioners find jobs across the country. From Anchorage, AK to Maui, HI and Poughkeepsie, NY, we are giving nurse practitioners an advocate in their job search. We help them manage recruiter relationships, craft resumes, and sort through contractual jargon. We call this the MidlevelU Career Advisor Program. As a result of our career endeavors, we have become aware of some really great jobs out there for NPs. So, we wanted to let you in on these opportunities. 

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Working for a Large Hospital System: Weighing the Pros and Cons

I've always fancied myself a small hospital or independent clinic kind of girl. My first nurse practitioner jobs were in walk-in and urgent care clinics where I interacted with the physician owners almost daily. Any question or concern I had went straight to the top of the administration chain. Or, rather, there was no chain. 

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Taylor Swift Has an Agent, Shouldn't You?

Nashville, Tennessee where I live is one of those unassuming places celebs can be spotted but not bothered. Tim McGraw once directed my roommate and I into a parking spot at the movie theater where he then proceeded to walk, hand in hand, into the theater with wife Faith Hill. Naturally, my roommate and I immediately changed our movie selection and picked a seat directly behind the pair. 

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Do States With Independent Practice Have Higher NP Salaries?

As I was reviewing healthcare attorney Alex Krause's blog post about nurse practitioner compensation last week, a lightbulb went off in my head. He asserted that NP scope of practice laws affect how much nurse practitioners are paid. The theory? NPs practicing in states with more restrictive scope of practice laws have less bargaining power when it comes to their salaries. They can't do as much so they aren't paid as much. Interesting...

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A Sample Nurse Practitioner Letter of Resignation

Leaving a job, even if it's on good terms, can be a sticky situation. It puts you and your employer in an awkward spot. A well-written letter of resignation, however, can help smooth over hard feelings as well as serve as necessary documentation of your intent to quit. A "take this job and shove it" message is never a good idea, even if it's how you feel. 

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How to Write a Letter of Resignation from Your NP Job

There comes a time for every nurse practitioner job to end. Whether you're retiring to a tropical island or a simply looking for a change in specialty, there's a right way to leave your job. Part of quitting your job with class is writing a proper letter of resignation. 

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How Employers Analyze Nurse Practitioner Compensation

By Healthcare Attorney Alex Krouse

When it comes to compensation in your employment negotiations, many individuals are uneasy about negotiating these issues as they are unaware of their worth to the organization. This is no different with respect to nurse practitioners in their own employment negotiations. One of the best ways to understand your true value to an organization, is to understand how a health care organization may analyze your role. 

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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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