Nurse Practitioner Job Blast: Spring Clean Your Career

Hello, hello, how is you weekend going? I have had quite a productive day so far consisting of garage clean out, pulling weeds, and washing a few windows. Just as my home needs some deep cleaning every now and then, my career can use a little freshening up from time to time as well. If you need to sweep the cobwebs off your nurse practitioner career and are in the market for a new position, check out this week's job opportunities (we've also done some spring cleaning on our job list as well!). 

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Weekend Wrap Up 4.24.15

This weekend I'm entering full-on spring cleaning mode. I'll be pulling clothes out of my closet by the handful to donate to Goodwill, scrubbing baseboards and walls and wiping elusive dust bunnies from nooks and crannies. This may not seem like the most exciting way to spend the weekend but the feeling that I get when my house is spic 'n span is unbeatable. What are you up to this weekend?

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5 Issues to Consider When Starting Your Own Nurse Practitioner Practice

By Healthcare Attorney Alex Krouse

Nurse practitioner run practices are increasing in number throughout the country. From house call businesses to family practices, nurse practitioners are establishing themselves as business owners in the healthcare industry. Working with nurse practitioners to form their own practices is an exciting experience, but also one that many nurse practitioners find intimidating. 

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What NPs Need to Know Before Agreeing to License Restrictions

If you've been notified of pending disciplinary action against you as a nurse practitioner, agreeing to a simple restriction on your license rather than a more formal disciplinary hearing may seem like the obvious best choice to diffuse the situation. Perhaps the Board of Nursing puts an agreement on the table that allows you to practice provided that your charts are simply reviewed by a physician. Not too shabby given the alternative, right? 

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Answering Your Patient's Questions About Listeria

Blue Bell ice cream's massive recall of all of its products from store shelves has everyone talking food safety this week. Living in the South, Blue Bell makes a frequent appearance in my personal freezer so the recall hits close to home. Friends, family, and my patients are asking what they need to know about these products potentially contaminated with Listeria.

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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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Nurse Practitioner Job Blast: Discover Your Next Position

As you think about how to use your Sunday productively, if you're looking for a job, your search is at the forefront of your mind. You've been submitting resumes into the online abyss and eagerly check your inbox for promising leads. You field call after call from recruiters unsure who to work with (or just wishing recruiters used email!). Here at MidlevelU, we've got a better way to find your next position. 

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Weekend Wrap Up 4.17.15

Happy Friday! This work week has seemed to drag on just a little too long. Yesterday I kept thinking it was Friday only to realize I had to muster up the energy for one more day of calls, emails, and meetings. C'est la vie. This weekend I've got plans to do some much needed spring cleaning and yard work. I can't wait for that feeling I get when I walk through my front door to find the gleam of a freshly mopped floor. What do you have on the books for tomorrow?

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