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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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.

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Physicians Shifting Procedural Work to Midlevel Providers

Janice Boughton, MD, author of the blog Why is Americn Healthcare So Expensive, suggests physicians should consider shifting procedurals

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