How to Ace Your Nurse Practitioner Program Interview

Applying to a nurse practitioner program involves a lot of paperwork. You must draft a personal statement, send in transcripts, and obtain letters of reference. Your educational and professional life is summed up by a stack of 8.5 x 11 inch sheets of paper (okay, okay, the application process is all online now, but you get the idea). This process can leave you feeling like you haven't had a chance to make a memorable impression. Enter the NP program admissions interview. 

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6 Things No One Tells You About Being a New Grad NP

Sigh. I'm turning 30 next month. I really don't feel like I'm ready to be quite that old! I can run 10 miles any given day of the week and I don't have too many forehead wrinkles (they're more like fine lines...). I've been to a dive bar with my grad student sister at least once in the past month, and I own a leather dress. Take that 30. But, as with any life transition there are changes, both welcome and feared, on the horizon for this new decade of my life. 

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Choosing an Otoscope: A How To Guide

When I was a nurse practitioner student, purchasing an otoscope came highly recommended. As an FNP student, years upon years of examining ears were in my future. An otoscope purchase was necessary, according to my clinical instructors at least. So, I hit the internet comparing costs and products with the intention of finding the best otoscope a broke nurse practitioner student could afford. 

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Clinical Hack: Kissing Trick for Nasal Foreign Body Removal

Whenever I notice a toddler has checked into the emergency department waiting room for some sort of foreign body situation, a feeling of dread sends shivers throughout my body. Attempting to remove french fries from the noses of wiggling kids and beads from the ears of screaming infants has never been my forte. Performing procedures on children, especially those involving foreign body removal, just isn't part of my job that I enjoy. Fortunately, there are a few tricks that make removing foreign bodies a bit easier.

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Hot Job Markets for PRN Nurse Practitioners

Could you use a little extra cash for Christmas shopping? Or, maybe your current position is part-time and you would love to take on more hours at work. PRN employment is an excellent opportunity for nurse practitioners looking to make some extra money in addition to other employment, or seeking a flexible job situation. 

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