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You've Finished Your Nurse Practitioner Program, Now How Do You Find a Job?

With the abundance of articles discussing the rapid expansion of the nurse practitioner career, it seems like it should be easy to find a job as a nurse practitioner after graduation from a nurse practitioner program.   While this is sometimes the case, it may be more difficult than recent news articles make it seem.  What are the best ways to find a job after graduation from your nurse practitioner program?

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Live Nurse Practitioner Residency Q&A

Learn more about the new residency-like program for NPs

By now you've probably heard about MidlevelU's new residency-like program for nurse practitioners. Midlevels for the Medically Underserved (MMU) facilitates a smooth transition from education to practice with the mission of serving communities in need of healthcare. Applying to MMU and other post-graduate programs is a big decision. So, on January 30th at Noon CST, we're hosting a live webinar to answer questions, address concerns, and generally share our enthusiasm for MMU. 

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The NP's Recipe for Job Search Networking Success

Call me crazy, but I find cooking a new recipe very relaxing. I pour myself a glass of wine, let the kitchen fill with the sounds of my latest favorite jams and get to work. Something about having the steps of the process all laid out makes the project seem very simple regardless of how complex the cooking technique may be. Fortunately, stress-free recipes don't only apply to food. And, I've got a recipe dog-eared in my book for finding your next nurse practitioner job. 

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The Ultimate NP Resume Objective Statement

If you ask me, a resume objective statement isn't necessary for nurse practitioners. So, if you don't want to include an objective statement on your CV, that's OK. Stop reading this blog post and peruse last week's article about job search networking success instead (or this one about apps dealing with poop). But, if you are one of those nurse practitioners who simply cannot stomach the thought of submitting a resume without clearly stating your intentions, read on. 

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5 Fierce Ways Millennials will Change the NP Profession

Did you grow up doing any of the following a. playing Oregon Trail on a desktop computer b. wearing Playskool roller skates velcroed over your Keds c. watching the TV hit Full House? If so, you might be a millennial. My husband and I always argue about which of us is a millennial (he is clearly too old to be considered). Most people, however, define the generation as those individuals born from the early 1980's through the mid 1990's. As this generation establishes itself further and further in the workforce, we can expect to see some changes in the coming years. 

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Collaboration vs. Supervision: Understanding NP Scope of Practice

As a nurse practitioner, I would probably describe my relationships with the physicians with whom I work as collaboration. In most cases I see my own patients independently. The charts for these encounters are signed by a physician as required by state law. When I do have a question, the MDs I work with are happy to help. On the other hand, when a lower acuity patient walks through the door of the emergency department, I see the patient so physicians can focus on those of a higher acuity level. This structure represents teamwork, a collaborative and cooperative workplace environment. 

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CRNAs Earn Over $200K in These States

If you're a CRNA looking for a place to call home, or an aspiring nurse anesthetist thinking through the logistics of you future career, salary is of course a consideration in determining where you will practice or if, in fact, you will go back to school for an advanced degree. Salaries for nurse anesthetists are as a whole significantly higher than those for other advanced practice specialties. They are so high that in some states, average CRNA salaries top the $200K mark. 

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MD vs. NP vs. PA: Here's How the Number of Clinical Hours Compare

The nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and physician professions each have a unique approach to training. Understanding these approaches to education is important for both employers and individual providers themselves. The way healthcare providers are trained impacts the decisions they make, their legal scope of practice, and the way they are employed and integrated into the healthcare team. Aspiring healthcare providers also must review these different approaches. Which fits best with one's own career timeline?

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Unexpected Considerations for Nurse Practitioners Volunteering Abroad

Whether you are a seasoned nurse practitioner or a new grad looking for an adventure, volunteering abroad is a great experience that is not only beneficial to you, but greatly to the people you’ll help. Underserved communities throughout the developing world are in need of nearly every type of healthcare service, from vaccines to basic health care exams. But lack of access to advanced healthcare as well as extreme poverty make it difficult for people in many countries to get the healthcare services they need.

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These 10 Posts Will Energize Your Nurse Practitioner Career

How are you settling in to 2017? If your New Year's resolutions have already lost momentum and you've already strayed from accomplishing the goals you've set, don't lose heart. Change takes time and accomplishment is always preceded by hard work. To help maintain motivation in your nurse practitioner career as we kick off 2017, check out these top reads from the past year. 

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3 Things Nurse Practitioners Need to Know Before Volunteering

For nurse practitioners, volunteering is a great way to give back to those in need and can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. But with an estimated 15,000 to 19,000 malpractice suits brought against providers each year, willingness to volunteer can understandably be deterred by the potential for being held liable in the event that a patient is harmed. So, how can you lower your liability risk to protect yourself while giving back?

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8 Blog Posts for New Grad NPs to Start 2017 Off Right

While the holiday season has officially come to a close, we're continuing our look back at 2016 this week for a few more days. As you get plans in place for your education and career and think about upcoming milestones, we hope these posts will help in anticipation of kicking off your nurse practitioner career. Presenting the best blog posts to help new grad NPs start 2017 off right. 

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