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Should Nurse Practitioners Become Facebook Friends With Their Patients? 5 Things to Consider

With the social media boom, lines between personal and professional lives become blurred.  What is posted online stays online.  Even if your Facebook profile is labeled "private", I am certain there is still a way anyone persistent enough can see your information and photos.

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Nurse Practitioner Productivity Payment: Part 2- Translating RVU's Into a Paycheck

In my last post discussing nurse practitioner payment based on productivity, I explained the RVU (Relative Value Unit).  If you are a nurse practitioner paid based on your productivity, the RVU is the number used by your employer to determine exactly how much you will be paid.  Now, I will take you through the steps of how an RVU translates into payment for a healthcare provider.  

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5 Ways to Make Your Nurse Practitioner Resume Stand Out

The first step toward landing your ideal job as a nurse practitioner is creating a killer resume.  Your resume is a snapshot of you.  If it is disorganized, or sloppily put together

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Nurse Practitioner Productivity Payment: How Does it Work? Part 1- The RVU

Working as a NP in the ER, I am paid a flat hourly rate in addition to payment based on productivity.  Similarly, as a nurse practitioner, you may be offered a position where you are paid on a productivity basis rather than a flat salary.  So how exactly is productivity payment calculated?  I will explain in a series of posts.  Let's start with the basics- the RVU. 

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Bedside Manner in the Days of Electronic Health Records

One of my first supervising physicians was notorious for his poor bedside manner, especially as it related to the computer.

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A Day in the Life of a Family Nurse Practitioner

Are you interested in becoming a family nurse practitioner?  We have a

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How I Found a Job as a Nurse Practitioner Within One Week of Graduation

You started your NP program with the purpose of ultimately working as a nurse practitioner.  Why is it then that so many nurse practitioner program graduates have difficulty finding jobs after graduation?  I think you need to be willing to get creative and do some thinking outside the box.  No, I'm not talking about renting a billboard to advertise yourself, just being a little craftier than other NP graduates entering the job market.  Let me tell you my story.

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