An Inside Look Into Life as an Army Nurse

Have you ever wanted to take your career to the limit? Or, at least try something totally new? As a nurse practitioner, I've heard of nurses working in the military or NPs stationed overseas through the U.S. Department of State but I've never gotten an up close look into these types of unique career experiences. Until today. 

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Lessons in Living and Dying from London

This past week I traveled to London to visit friends. From dining on traditional British fare to attending the theater to view a satire mocking the royal family, I took in the sights, sounds, and yes, dreary days, of England. On one sightseeing afternoon, my husband and I, along with our friends, stumbled in to the British Museum to escape the rainy afternoon and were pleasantly surprised at the landmark's offerings.

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Could Becoming a Legal Nurse Consultant Transform Your Career?

Has your nurse practitioner career hit a bit of a rut? Is the regular old routine starting to wear on you? Or, maybe you love where you practice as much as ever but you could use something new on the side. One of my favorite things about being an NP is the endless number of ways to shake things up when it comes to your career. Recently, I was made aware of an exciting opportunity for nurse practitioners- legal nurse consulting.

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5 Bad Reasons to Become a Nurse Practitioner

If you're a regular MidlevelU blog reader, you know I'm a huge advocate of the nurse practitioner profession. I love working as an NP in the emergency department and wouldn't change a thing about my education and career path if I had to do it all over again. But, becoming a nurse practitioner isn't right for everyone.

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When Should New NP Grads Start a Job Search?

Now that the MidlevelU Career Advisor Program is up and running, I've had a lot of interaction with new nurse practitioner graduates looking for their first NP job. Most are ahead of the game, seeking assistance in finding employment nearly a year in advance of graduation. Others are taking pause, finding it difficult to muster the energy to find that first NP position or are awaiting licensure and certification paperwork before beginning their quest for work. Which of these approaches is best?

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