7 Tips for Staying Married When You Work the Night Shift

Pulling all-nighters, at work anyway, isn't really the key to a solid relationship with your spouse. As night shifters know, constantly resetting your body's clock is more likely to leave you exhausted and grumpy than in the mood for a quality conversation. Not to mention, working odd hours can really jam up your schedule having you and your spouse coming and going at totally different hours. 

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How Scope of Practice Laws Affect Your Nurse Practitioner Job Search

There are some interesting trends in the nurse practitioner job market across the country. Some of these trends are to be expected, while reasons behind others don't appear as obvious. Among the more easily identified, cities with few NP programs are generally in greater need of providers. On the other hand, locations like Nashville, TN, home to multiple nurse practitioner programs, are saturated with new grads making jobs hard to come by. One effect on the job market for nurse practitioners that can be difficult to pinpoint is scope of practice laws. 

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How My Medical Mission Trip Got Me Into the NP Mindset

By MidelvelU Contributor and Upcoming NP Student Shabnam Sabur

Recently I have been working on my "Before I Turn 30" bucketlist. In February, I was given the opportunity to check off one of the items-volunteering for a medical mission trip. I, along with about 130 other medical professionals and other helpers, traveled to Honduras with the International Health Service of Minnesota (don't let the name fool you, the organization accepts volunteers from across the country).

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Remember, Your NP Career Is a Marathon Not a Sprint

One of my husband's friends is running the Boston Marathon today. As I sit comfortably here in my padded office swivel chair, he is pounding out 26.2 miles on foot which he anticipates will take less than 2 hours and 40 minutes. If you're a runner you know that a sub three-hour marathon time is absolute insanity. As I was reminiscing about my marathon-running experiences today while watching coverage of the event on the news, I couldn't help but think about the race's career parallels. 

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Uber Looks to Partner with Nurse Practitioners

Last week as I was helping a Career Advisor candidate look for a new position, I  typed "nurse practitioner jobs" into the search bar on my laptop. I sifted through the results of my query, my eye out for a position that would be a good fit for this particular nurse practitioner. A curious posting caught my eye. The job posting advertised for nurse practitioners not as clinical providers but rather to become Uber drivers. 

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