Getting Admitted to Your Top PA Program: Hint- It's Not All About Grades

Graduate school admissions, especially when it comes to nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs, are quite competitive. With opportunities for healthcare providers expanding, more and more students are looking to pursue a career in medicine. So, how do you as a prospective student make your application stand out above the rest? 

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8 Best Lab Coats for Women

After a long day on my feet in the ER, I relish coming home to my favorite sweat pants. The gray, baggy delights from my college days are worn-in to perfection getting softer with each passing wash. Usually, I throw on a baggy tee or sweatshirt with my favorite after work pants to complete the vision of ultimate comfort. My husband says I look like a gray box in my comfy sweats- my outfit so large it essentially fits like a tent. 

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Loan Repayment Programs for Nurse Practitioners

Congrats!  You have fulfilled your dream of becoming a nurse practitioner.  Now, about those loans...  Graduating from your NP program with a mountain of debt can certainly dampen your spirits.  The excitement you feel about your new career path is met with worry and fear over your financial situation.  Conquering student loan debt is no easy task, but fortunately many programs and employment opportunities offer loan repayment help for NPs. 

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How to Find a Clinical Preceptor for Your Nurse Practitioner Program

As a nurse practitioner student you've got a lot riding on your clinical placements. A timely graduation, not to mention your education, depend on this critical piece of your NP program. While some schools assign clinical sites to nurse practitioner students, others leave NPs to find clinical preceptors on their own. This can be a frustrating task.  

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Medical Week in Review 4.10.14

Happy Friday! Ah, yes, wedding season has officially arrived. Tomorrow, I will be attending my college roommate's nuptials. I can't wait for a little bit of dancing, a lot of cake, and to share our most fond memories over a glass of champagne. You can't top an outdoor wedding on a warm spring day. Just a few more hours and the weekend is officially here. If you find yourself with some down time today, check out the week's more interesting medical news.

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