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Why I Care About Health Policy

Until recently, I did not care about legal issues surrounding healthcare in the United States.  I have no desire to become involved in politics and do not even want to hold office in a nursing organization.  So how did I become interested in health policy?

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Sleep: How it Affects Your Job Performance

Working in the ER, I am forced into an odd sleep schedule.  This past year, I have been working a lot of 6pm to 2am shifts.  I find that the benefit of the 6pm-2am rather than the traditional 12 hour overnight shift is that I can easily work until 2am without having to waste my afternoon napping.  Unfortunately, I am also not very good at sleeping in resulting in a lot of 5 hour nights of sleep.  Is this lack of sleep affecting my job performance?

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A Day In The Life of An ER Nurse Practitioner

Check out my guest blog post on Nurse Teeny's blog, Makings of A Nurse.  Nurse Teeny has an excellent blog where she documents her nursing experiences.  She is planning to pursue a nurse practitioner degree in the near future. 

A Day In The Life of An ER Nurse Practitioner

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What's A Day in the Life of A Nurse Practitioner Really Like?

Check out my guest blog entry on the HEALTHeCAREERS helps nurse practitioners among other healthcare professionals find jobs.  I would highly recommend looking at their website the next time you are seeking employment.

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