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Are you graduating from your nurse practitioner program in 2019? If so, you've got a lot of decisions to make. Where will you work once you wrap up your NP program? How will you continue to build upon the clinical foundation you've built in school? Life as a new grad NP is overwhelming. There's uncertainty about next employment steps and a lot of "I don't know's" in the clinical setting. I understand, I've been there.

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Out-of-the-Box Jobs for Nurse Practitioners

Are you looking to make a career change in 2019? If you're growing tired of the same old routine, there's no time like the present to switch things up. Fortunately, you aren't alone in your need for variety. There are a number of nurse practitioners out there who have stepped out on a limb and created their own jobs or accepted positions that are definitely not the norm. Over the past year, we've featured some NPs doing some pretty cool things here on MidlevelU. In case you missed these posts, here's a link pack to inspire you in 2019. Where will your career take you?

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Featured NP Residency Opportunity in the Ozarks

Are you searching for a place to put down roots and grow within a community that treasures quality of life? Are you also a new nurse practitioner eager to grow in confidence and competence in the clinical setting while mastering your new career? Look no further, we might just have the place for you.

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10 Popular Clinical Posts to Ring In the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful holiday and are ready to get back into the swing of things. With the New Year falling mid-week it seems everyone is still in vacation mode. So, here at MidlevelU HQ, while we're back in the office, we are continuing with our holiday season tradition of linking back to our most popular posts of the year. Could you use some clinical tips and tricks to integrate into your practice in 2019? If so, check out these top ten clinical posts. 

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Three Medication Orders That Will Hurt Your Patients

By Guest Author Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS

Whenever humans are involved in a process, there are bound to be errors.  As a clinical pharmacist who helps patients and other healthcare professionals safely use medications, I see a lot of mistakes.  In long term care and assisted living facilities I would help monitor medication errors that occurred and try to come up with interventions to reduce the risk of an error happening again.

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Job Search Tips for NPs Graduating in 2019

If you're wrapping up your nurse practitioner program in 2019, you've come to the right place. In honor of your fresh start and the New Year we've got a link pack designed to help you land your first nurse practitioner job. So, if you aren't quite sure where to begin your job search, how to draft your resume, or have anxiety about questions you'll be asked in an interview, start here. We can't wait to see where 2019 takes you! 

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Heads Up: Insurance Companies Buying Out Private Practices

Hospitals and insurance companies have long been in a tug of war over which can purchase more physician owned practices than the other. While hospitals have consistently stayed the frontrunner, their ability to buy up practices at a much faster pace certainly hasn’t stopped insurers from trying to tip the scales in their favor. In 2017 alone, insurance companies purchased hundreds of physician owned practices and, over the course of the last several years, nearly every big name insurance giant has entered into a multi-billion dollar deal to acquire a well-known healthcare company, like Aetna’s acquisition of CVS for $69 billion.

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7 Posts to Help New Grads Make It in 2019

I'm super passionate about helping out new grad nurse practitioners. Starting out my career as an NP was one of the more stressful life experiences I've had and it led to a lot of anxiety and doubt - at least initially. I'm a success story here to tell you that if you push through that difficult year (and that sort-of difficult second year) of practice, you'll come out ahead. Working as a nurse practitioner has plenty of perks but you're going to need to grow your skill set, confidence and level of experience before you'll see them clearly. So how do you get from point A to point B?

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This Year's Top 10 Posts About NP Salaries

If there's one type of article MidlevelU readers like to peruse, it's those about salaries. We don't blame you. Whether you're comparing your salary to others, considering comp in a new location, or are just plain curious, it's always interesting to check out salary statistics. So, we'e delivering this year by compiling our top posts about nurse practitioner pay this year. Read on for everything from tips for asking for a raise to state-by-state salary data. 

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11 Posts for NPs Who Want to Work Internationally

Living abroad is one of those pipe dreams for me. While I'm not sure it will work out in the next twenty years given the commitments I have related to work and family, one can dream, right?! Whether you're a nurse practitioner with the flexibility to pick up and move or one who simply likes to know what your options are, there are a number ways for NPs to work internationally whether in the traditional employment sense or through a volunteer organization. 

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Are Patients Obligated to Receive Care from NP Students?

Nurse practitioner students have it pretty tough. As an NP student you're a novice, constantly unsure of yourself, asking questions, needy and feeling out of place. Clinicals are long and demandingChallenging yourself to learn and take the knowledge you've gained in the classroom and applying it to real, live patients is never comfortable. 

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Making Merry: Healthcare Decor for NPs

One of the downsides of life as a nurse practitioner is the requirement to work holidays. In anticipation of time off for the Christmas holiday, I crammed a few weeks worth of overnight shifts into one lengthy stretch leaving my brain foggy and my energy level low. There's something extra draining about working odd hours while the rest of the world seems to be out celebrating.

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