How Likely are Nurse Practitioners to Receive NHSC Loan Repayment?

For some students, becoming a nurse practitioner requires taking on tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. While advancing your career is ultimately worth the investment, paying back such a large sum of money can seem impossible. Fortunately, there are several options for healthcare providers looking for assistance repaying student loans. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is one of the better known programs offering up to $50,000 in loan repayment to nurse practitioners for a two-year service commitment. 

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5 Helpful Pocket Orthopedic Guides for Nurse Practitioners

Diagnosing orthopedic symptoms can be tricky. X-rays, for example, don't tell you a lot about tendons and ligaments that are often responsible for joint pain. More advanced testing, like MRI, is costly, and often requires prior authorization from insurance companies leading to a delay in treatment. While there are a number of clinical orthopedic exam maneuvers that indicate the exact type of injury and help lead nurse practitioners to a diagnosis, the specifics of these exam techniques can be difficult to recall on the spot. 

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Medical Malpractice Insurance 101

Every healthcare provider worries about being sued.  Not only does having a malpractice lawsuit filed against you mean you may have messed something, better yet someone up, being sued is a high stress situation.  Of course, the best way to protect yourself from liability is to practice with perfection, but as a healthcare provider you must carry malpractice insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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Weekend Wrap Up 5.20.16

Happy Friday, friends! How was your week? Mine has flown by so far, but it's not over yet. I jetted out of town early this morning for a weekend trip to NYC. My first stop in the city will be the Fox News studio to chat with Neil Cavuto live on air. Next, I plan to spend the afternoon hitting up a few shopping destinations followed by a lengthy dinner at my favorite New York Italian food joint. I can't wait. Finally, the weekend wouldn't be complete without an early Saturday morning stop at the Fox and Friends studio. 

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Nurse Practitioners

Have you read Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? I first picked up the book the summer I graduated from college. Finding it chock full of words of wisdom applicable to all of life's stages, I have revisited the read several times since. Covey's words have natural career applications, and as nurse practitioners we can all benefit from looking at his advice in light of our profession. 

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