Do's and Don'ts of the Nurse Practitioner Job Interview

Whenever I get dressed for a job interview, I feel like an awkward middle schooler. Given my penchant for wearing clothing without a waistband (i.e. scrubs), professional dress just seems awkward. The shoulder pads in my go-to blazer make me claustrophobic. The black pants I leave hanging in my closet for such occasions hit my ankles at what seems like all the wrong places. It's safe to say I hate wearing a suit. But, to secure the perfect job it can be essential to brave such fashion ventures and pull it together professionally in order to ace an interview. 

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The Party Continues! FIGS Scrubs Giveaway

Have you checked out the new MyMidlevelU features yet? We are thrilled about the launch of the new MidlevelU message boards and video content. So, we kicked off the new additions to the site with giveaways galore. We've got one last freebee lined up to celebrate the new and improved updates to MidlevelU. One of our scrub favorites, FIGS, has agreed to give a new set of scrubs to one lucky reader. 

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A New Way to Find Your Dream Nurse Practitioner Job

I started MidlevelU in 2012 because I felt there was not enough high-quality information out there for nurse practitioners and prospective nurse practitioners about the NP career. I love my career as an emergency room nurse practitioner, and wanted to help other people discover just how rewarding a career as a NP can be. 

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Road Warriors: Tips for Travel Nurse Practitioners

By MidlevelU Intern and Healthcare Administrator in Training Stephanie Bauer

While most don't associate nurse practitioners as being "road warriors", a term more commonly used to refer to corporate jet-setters, nurse practitioners are now traveling more than ever. For instance, there is a growing interest in working in locum tenens positions among NPs. 

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Medical Week in Review 9.19.14

Happy weekend! I've got a serious task to take on in the coming days- the purchase of new fall boots...and maybe a leather jacket, too. You can understand the austere nature of these purchases, I'm sure. So many choices, so many budgetary considerations. I'll let you know how it goes. What are you up to this weekend? If you find yourself with some free time, check out this week's more interesting health news. 

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Your Nurse Practitioner Job Interview Game Day Checklist

Job hunting season is in full force for nurse practitioners. If you are a new grad, you've likely taken the nurse practitioner exam by this point (and passed!) and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your state license in the mail. You've searched job posting after job posting nailing down an interview or two. If you are a seasoned NP, you've waded your way through your connections looking for the perfect lead to facilitate your career transition. 

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4 YouTube Channels Worth Watching for Nurses

By MidlevelU Intern and Soon To Be Nurse Olivia DeFilippo

YouTube is amazing. I use it to view hair and makeup tutorials, learn about the lives of others, take virtual guitar and piano lessons, watch old TV episodes, witness epic back flips gone wrong, and more. The amount of information contained in YouTube videos is pretty much infinite. You name it, it's on YouTube. I can spend endless hours tuning in to videos on the site (you know you do the same!). 

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Enter our Launch Party Medelita Giveaway!

Goood morning friends! I'm up bright and early here in NYC to talk medication safety with the Fox and Friends team. More on that to come. First things first on this lovely fall Wednesday- free stuff. 

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How Accurate is Your Clinical Spidey Sense?

Do you ever walk into a patient's room and just know they are sick. Not sick as in "yeah, this patient needed to call the ambulance but I can deal with this medical issue", but sick as in "oh #$%&@&!, this guy's about to code, get the crash cart STAT". Working in the emergency department, I have developed somewhat of a Spidey sense. Without looking at a monitor, taking a single vital sign, or even speaking a word to the patient, there are times I can tell someone just doesn't look right. 

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Which States Pay Physician Assistants the Most?

With average salaries over the $90,000 mark across the country, physician assistants are overall paid well. But, some states rise above the rest when it comes to PA compensation. Salary should be a major consideration in your physician assistant job search and knowing where PA's are paid best can help you determine where to practice. 

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It's a MyMidlevelU Launch Party Dansko Giveaway!

Have you logged in to the new MyMidlevelU message boards yet? If not, check them out and post a comment with your most pressing nurse practitioner related questions, comments and concerns! Here at MidlevelU HQ we're up early this morning, unable to contain our excitement about the site's new features. And, to celebrate our upgrade we've partnered with nursing fashion favorite, Dansko. 

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Does Gender Make the Nurse? A Look at Mursing

By MidlevelU Intern and Healthcare Administrator in Training Stephanie Bauer

Did you know that at one time only men were nurses, not women? Documentation dating back to 250 B.C. shows there was an established nursing school in India that was exclusively for, you guessed it, men. Women were not allowed to attend. At that time, it was believed women were not as pure as men. 

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