Beyond Wikipedia: Keeping Up With Evidence-Based Practice

Keeping up with the latest evidence-based practice guidelines is no easy feat. Medicine is always changing and as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant you are always running into new clinical situations. Even the brightest clinicians have questions at times. So, where should NPs and PAs turn for the latest reliable clinical information?

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Medical News NPs Can Use 8.21.15

Where did the week go?! A couple shifts in the emergency department, a few blog posts, social events, workouts and surprisingly full nights of sleep later, Friday has arrived! On the books this weekend? Brunch. Both days. There's nothing I enjoy better than that in-between meal to lure me out of bed on a lazy weekend morning. Recently, I have discovered a love for Bloody Mary's. The drink paired with brunch at my favorite Mexican food joint is an unbeatable combo. Guacamole is made from avocados which are the good kind of fat, right?

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5 Things You Need to Know About a Hospital Before Your Interview

You've picked up your slacks, blazer, or pencil skirt from the dry cleaner's. You've printed your resume off on paper that costs more per sheet than a greeting card. And, you've planned out exactly how long it will take you to arrive at your destination allowing few extra minutes for traffic. Yes, you're ready for your job interview. Most nurse practitioners have been on plenty of interviews and are familiar with these steps. But, there is one aspect of job interview prep NPs often miss-researching a prospective employer. 

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Back to School FIGS Scrubs Giveaway

I woke up this morning determined to go for my am jog despite having arrived home from work at 3am. Anticipating heat and humidity, I dressed accordingly. As I threw open my front door, begrudgingly willing myself to get some exercise, I was pleasantly surprised. The air was crisp with the slightest hint of a chill. Back to school season is definitely here. 

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7 Hilarious Back to School Tees for NP Students

I'm taking a shopping break. Yes, that's right. No more clothes. My problem is that working in the hospital, particularly as a primarily evening and night shifter, I typically don either scrubs or sweats no matter the occasion. Pair after pair of perfectly tailored skinny jeans in all hues of blue lie rolled up in the bottom of my dresser drawer. 'Going out' blouses, tags still on, hang in my closet. While I always plan to wear cute new purchases, comfort seems to take precedent when it's time to get ready for the day. 

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