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How Much Will Your RN Salary Increase as a CRNA?

If you're thinking about taking your nursing career to the next level, there are many factors to consider. One of the more important considerations is salary. How will advancing your career help you meet your financial goals? Nurses often debate between becoming a nurse practitioner vs. a nurse anesthetist. Earlier, we looked at how much more NPs can expect to earn than RNs on a state-by-state basis. Now, let's look at how much more CRNAs can expect to earn than their RN counterparts. 

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Is a Career in Telemedicine Right for You?

Changing the face of healthcare, telemedicine has been instrumental in helping to bridge the gaps in the provider shortage. Not only has it been revolutionary in breaking down geographic barriers to healthcare access for patients, but the industry is opening up unique opportunities for NPs in a variety of specialties from primary care, to psychiatry and dermatology. Working in telehealth certainly comes with some appealing benefits but as with any job, it has its disadvantages. If you’re considering applying for NP positions in telehealth, here are some factors to consider first.

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Why You're Not Landing NP Job Interviews

Looking for a nurse practitioner job? If you're on the hunt for a new position and proverbial doors are being slammed in your face, there's likely a reason. While there's not much you can personally do about the job market or number of opportunities in your area, you can take a look at your own job search behavior to maximize the chances of getting a call back. Why aren't you being selected for NP job interviews?

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What to Put on Your NP Resume When You Don't Have Relevant Experience

I graduated from an accelerated nurse practitioner program that allowed students without nursing experience to obtain a nurse practitioner degree. The first year of the program I got my RN degree, and the second my MSN. The speed and efficiency of the program was a major positive and allowed me to fast track my education. But, once I graduated, finding a job without any nursing or NP experience was tough. What was I supposed to include on my resume to make it attractive to employers?

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5 Helpful Tips for Landing an ER Nurse Practitioner Job

I get a lot of questions about my job as an emergency nurse practitioner. Many practicing and aspiring NPs are attracted to the specialty and want to know how I found my niche. It wasn't easy, but I did learn a few valuable lessons along the way. Depending on where you live, it can seem that NP jobs in the ER are few and far between. How do you navigate the market to land your dream position?

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What's the Difference Between NP Fellowships and Residencies?

Post-graduate learning opportunities for nurse practitioners are increasing in popularity. In general, these programs that help NPs transition to practice are referred to as 'fellowships' and 'residencies'. So, are there any differences between a fellowship and a residency? Why might one program fall into one category over another?

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Can a FNP Work in Psych?

There’s a lot of gray area surrounding specialties for nurse practitioners. Unlike physicians, who study very specific areas of medicine, as NPs our specialties are pretty general. ‘Acute Care’ and ‘Family’ are about as specific as it gets for us in most educational institutions. Instead, we hone our areas in practice on the job with training from an employer.

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Did You Know? The Number of Annual NP Grads has Surpassed MDs

Have you ever wondered how many NPs you’re competing with in the new grad job market? Or, have you considered the rate at which the NP profession is growing compared to that of physician assistants and physicians? If you’re a numbers kind of person, we’ve got a quick look at the data from the NP, PA and MD professions and the why behind these trends. 

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9 Ways to Overcome a Lousy Nurse Practitioner Job Market

The realization that you have just become a nurse practitioner living in a less than favorable job market is a bitter pill to swallow. As you look for a position, student loan obligations loom in the back of your mind. Not to mention, it seems totally unfair that everyone has told you throughout your career that NPs are in increasingly high demand and your job outlook is bright. What recourse do you have if you find yourself a nurse practitioner in this position?

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How to Start a Practice Without Wrecking Your Marriage

We've talked with a lot of nurse practitioner practice owners lately to get their insights on owning a business. If they all agree on one thing, it's that the life of a nurse practitioner entrepreneur is a challenging one. So, how do these NPs balance practice ownership with a personal life, particularly when it comes to marriage?

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Interview With an Oncology Nurse Practitioner

One of my best friends, college roommate and fellow nurse practitioner, Jennifer, enjoys a thriving career as an oncology NP. With eight years of experience as an oncology nurse practitioner she has worked with numerous cancer patients and held some pretty interesting jobs. For those of you considering a career as an oncology nurse practitioner or who are simply interested in the nurse practitioner profession as a whole, she has agreed to help us learn more by answering a few questions about her own experiences.

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6 Steps to Job Shadowing a Nurse Practitioner Like a Boss

By MidlevelU Intern and Aspiring NP Ashley Prince

If you're like me then you have probably heard that shadowing a nurse practitioner is essential to your graduate school application at least one hundred times. You can also rattle off why it's crucial like a robot. Unfortunately though, it can be difficult to find a nurse practitioner job shadowing opportunity. 

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