When Should You Apply for a Nurse Practitioner Residency or Fellowship?

With a number of program options out there, it can be difficult to get a grasp on just how to get your foot in the door for a nurse practitioner residency or fellowship. If you've decided that these post-graduate employment opportunities are the next best step to kickstart your career, how far in advance do you need to apply? 

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Why You Shouldn't Wait to Get Your NP License

Procrastinators and penny-pinchers take note!

I've talked before about the expenses associated with nurse practitioner graduation (here are the 9 hidden costs). From the $731 you'll need to shell out for a DEA number to a few hundred dollars here and there for various licenses and certifications, the financial burden of finishing your NP program is real. As a result, it's tempting to delay applying for these licenses until you land post-graduate employment. This way an employer may cover or at least reimburse you for some of these expenses, right?! 

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Primary Care NP Residency in Oregon - Now Hiring!

Starting your nurse practitioner career can be a daunting task. First, there’s finding a job that will actually look at new grad applicants. Then, once you start working, there’s the question of getting by day-to-day. While your clinicals prepared you for your career, you probably still have a number of questions about patient care. Patients are often complex and don’t present quite like they do in a textbook. How will you get your questions answered and find the support you need, not to mention land your first nurse practitioner job?

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Subungual Hematoma Drainage Two Ways

One of my favorite procedures to perform in the emergency department is subungual hematoma decompression. The procedure is quick, easy, nearly painless for the patient, and provides instant relief. Not to mention, using a cautery tool is just plain fun. And, this is a procedure that's simple and lends itself to other non-hospital settings like primary care. While draining a subungual hematoma is simple, there are complications and considerations nurse practitioners must take into account with the procedure. 

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3 Ways to Land a NP Job with a Facility That’s Not Actually Hiring

Is there a unique specialty area or healthcare organization that you have been dying to work for? Perhaps you have several facilities on your radar that fit right in line with your nurse practitioner career goals but the only problem is, none of these organizations ever seem to have an opening. If this is you, don’t give up on your career aspirations just yet. Here are three ways to land a NP job with a facility that’s not actually hiring.

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