MMU: New Nurse Practitioner Residency Timeline

If you haven't yet heard of Midlevels for the Medically Underserved (MMU), the program is essentially MidlevelU's version of a nurse practitioner residency. MMU matches new grads and less experienced NPs with facilities serving medically underserved populations across the country. This fall, our inaugural MMU class members will each head off to to start practicing in their sites, from South Carolina to California and everywhere in between. If you're interested in the possibility of participating in Midlevels for the Medically Underserved, we've got good news for you. 

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Weekend Wrap Up 8.19.16

Happy Friday, folks! I hope your week has been a good one. The post-vacation blah's struck me hard this week making it difficult to get motivated. There's always next week, right? Just as the "I'm so glad to be back in town" feeling is abating, I'm heading away again for a girl's getaway in Chattanooga, TN. While the town is just two hours from where I live, I've never actually visited. So, I'm looking forward to a few days of exploration ahead. If you're looking to shake some Friday boredom, check out this week's more interesting medical news stories. 

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7 Chic Back to School Planners for Nurse Practitioner Students

Forget about impending tests. Don't worry about where you'll complete your clinicals. Stop dreading essay writing. Breathe. Back to school is about more than anxiety and taking on more than you can handle. Yes, it's about office supplies. There's nothing better than starting the school year fresh with a desk graced with inky pens and perfectly pointy pencils. And, you totally know you bought a fresh box of crayons just for fun, even though they haven't been on your supply list since, like, the third grade. 

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Tips for Accelerated Nursing Students from Someone Who's Been There

By Justine Fischer, Nursing Student and MidlevelU Contributor

Whether you're a nursing or nurse practitioner student in an accelerated program, one thing is true. Fast-tracking your education it tough. Your are faced with early morning clinicals, late night cram sessions, and have little time for yourself. So, today, we asked ABSN student Justine Fischer to share a few strategies she has found essential to success in her program. Here's her advice. 

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Have Trendy Scrubs Gone Too Far?

Unlike my primary care colleagues, working as a nurse practitioner in the emergency department, I wear scrubs on the job. And, I like it. Most of the time. Scrubs are easy, they're comfortable, and they have an expandable waistband which comes in handy for my night shift snacking habit. Although wearing scrubs makes for a pretty boring work wardrobe and can leave me feeling frumpy at times, the convenience can't be beat. Recently, some companies have tried to make the best of both worlds by offering trendy scrub options to those tired of donning boxy, blue outfits. But, have they taken their attempts too far?

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