Choose Wisely: Do You Really Need to Order That Test? Part 2

As I discussed in my blog post on July 10th, the necessity of many routine medical tests along with the need for an annual physical are being called into question.  How do you keep up with current medical guidelines and learn which routine tests may not be necessary?

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Nurse Practitioner vs. Physician Assistant: Who Has the Better Salary?

So you want to become a nurse practitioner..... or a physician assistant.  The lines between these two professions are becoming increasingly blurred, however some differences do exist.  How do you choose?

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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. 

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Back to School! 5 Tips for an Enjoyable Nurse Practitioner Program Experience

 

School supplies have begun to line the isles of the Target and Wal-Mart stores near you.  The malls are frantically marking down swimsuits and shorts to make room for Fall boots and jeans.  It is time to start thinking about Back to School.  Are you ready?

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Choose Wisely: Do You Really Need to Order That Test? Part 1

After the New York Times published an article calling into question the necessity of the annual physical, it seems publicity surrounding routine medical testing has flourished.

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Health Insurance Advice For Patients: Where Do You Go?

Do your patients ever ask you for advice on health insurance?  As a nurse practitioner I should know something about health insurance, but to be honest I really don't.

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MidlevelU's Nurse Practitioner Program of the Month July 2012

Located in Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio State University boasts an excellent nurse practitioner education.

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The DNP Transition

How did the recent push toward requiring the DNP rather than the MSN degree for nurse practitioners occur?  Who is in charge?

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2012 Mid-level Job Outlook: Lookin' Good!

What does the 2012 job market look like for physician assistants and nurse practitioners?

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Nurse Practitioner Resources: Poison Control Center

Have you ever called the poison control center?  They are fabulous.  Have a patient who missed their morning medications and took their evening and morning medications at the same time?  Did your patient accidentally or intentionally overdose on a certain medication?

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Is Working in Retail Health the Right Choice For You?

There are over 1,200 retail health clinics operating in 32 states according to the Convenient Care Association.  With the large number of such clinics, as a nurse practitioner it is likely you will encounter these employers in your job search.

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