Showing posts from: September 2016

How Long Should You Wait to Start Working After NP Graduation?

Most nurse practitioner students maintain jobs as nurses, at least in some capacity, throughout the course of their education. While this is beneficial in that it provides an income during graduate school, the comfort of a reliable job can cause some new nurse practitioners to delay the search for an NP position. Just how long is it OK to wait to find a job working as a nurse practitioner once you finish NP school?

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Weekend Wrap Up 9.5.16

Happy Labor Day Weekend! I’ve been celebrating the very American end of summer holiday overseas in Iceland where I significantly underestimated just how chilly 40 degree temperatures can feel. For me, the last week has been spend hiking, dining on a tasty array of fresh seafood, and taking in the sights the city of Reykjavik has to offer. Apologies for the delay in posting this week’s news review, I also overestimated the amount of time I would have to work during my vacation. So, without further ado, if you could use some reading material for what’s left of the long weekend, check out this week’s more interesting medical news stories. 

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What's it Like Speaking for Pharma as a Nurse Practitioner?

Back in my primary care days, which also coincided with my penny-pinching new gad period of life, I was wowed by the pharmaceutical industry. Drug reps provided the clinic where I worked with an endless array of snacks and daily lunches. I was invited to talks, which I frequently attended, at trendy restaurants. While these talks were certainly delivered with an agenda in mind, I quite enjoyed them - and not just for the free filet mignon. 

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