Canada Invests in Nurse Practitioner Growth

We've covered nurse practitioners in Canada here on MidlevelU in the past. NPs aren't prevalent in our neighboring country up north, however the profession is gaining some traction thanks to a recent budget passed in British Columbia. Health Minister Adrian Dix announced yesterday that the province will fund 200 new positions for nurse practitioners to help increase access to healthcare for British Columbians. 

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Which Patients Actually Need Preventative Low Dose Aspirin?

The answer, simplified.

Keeping up with preventative care guidelines can be pretty confusing. It seems like every professional society related to each specialty publishes their own recommendations. From kidney and liver disease prevention to cardiac and osteoporosis screenings, where do you even begin? One particular preventative measure often recommended by nurse practitioners, taking low dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, is particularly nebulous. 

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8 Swoon-Worthy CE Conferences for Summer

The promise of summer has a way of carrying you away with thoughts of lounging in a hammock, the sand beneath your toes and a salty breeze blowing through your hair, or perhaps to the mountains where you can finally enjoy the beautiful, serene weather and fresh air without freezing to death. Unlike your days of adolescence however, your responsibilities as an adult don’t stop just because the season have changed. While you may be dreaming of an exciting summer getaway, there are still patients to be seen, bills to be paid, errands to be run and childcare to worry over. On top of everything else, you still have to set aside some time to do your continuing education hours before it’s too late.

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Why Nurse Practitioners Have More Momentum than Physician Assistants

Last month we took a look at the number of NPs, PAs and MDs graduating from schools each year. Data showing a decided increase in the number of NP grads over the past five years is interesting, especially compared to that of other healthcare provider professions. Not only are nurse practitioners graduating from programs in growing numbers, scope of practice legislation across the US has also become increasingly favorable for NPs. On the other hand, physician assistants don't seem to be making the same strides as NPs. Why?

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Get Em While They're Hot! Nurses Week 2018 Deals and Steals

It’s National Nurses Week! Beginning May 6th and ending on the 12th (which also happens to be Florence Nightingale's birthday), companies across the country are showing their appreciation all week long with discounts, deals and freebies exclusively for nurses. Celebrate your hard work as a nurse practitioner and dedication to the profession by snagging one of these eight deals.

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7 Essential Nurses Week Gifts for NPs

By Guest Contributor Ariel Jacoby for Medelita

Happy Nurses Week! Nurse practitioners work hard to ensure those around them are kept happy and healthy — and now it's time to make them feel cared for. Gifts for nurse practitioners, however, can be difficult to find, so here's a little help. Celebrate National Nurses Week with these gifts that will make your favorite NP's life brighter and just a bit easier.

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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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Healthcare Themed Baby Gifts for the New NP Mom

I find myself in that stage of life where my friends and colleagues all seem to be having babies...constantly. For the first child, I tend to gift baby essentials as they're much needed for first time moms. But, what about those friends and colleagues going on baby number two or three? 

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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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Should NPs Sell MLM Health and Wellness Products?

With a record breaking 20.5 million people in the United States involved in direct sales in 2016, chances are that you’ve probably been targeted a time or two by a well-meaning Facebook friend who tried to sell you a so-called life changing product from a multi-level marketing company they represent. 

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