4 Reasons You'll See More Guys in Nursing This Year

Last week, the New York Times published an interesting piece on nursing, 'Forget About the Stigma: Male Nurses Explain Why Nursing Is a Job of the Future for Men'. As a nurse practitioner I work with plenty of dudes and am well aware of the advantages of nursing and advanced practice professions, but I was intrigued by the NY Times' take on the matter. The article dove deeper than most and explored a few key reasons nursing can expect an influx of testosterone in the near future. 

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What the New Tax Bill Means for Nurse Practitioners

Regardless of whether you’ve managed to avoid the headlines completely over the final months of 2017 or not, chances are that by now you are well aware that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by President Trump a few days before Christmas. The tax plan will affect taxpayers of every kind and most of the changes have already gone into effect. Just how can nurse practitioners expect to fare under the new legislation?

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5 Worth-It Audiobooks for Nurse Practitioners

Have I mentioned to you all before that I love to listen to audiobooks? Frustrated that I lacked the mental energy to read after work for a book club that I'm a part of, I took up listening to novels instead. Now, I 'read' more than ever before. I listen to books while I'm on the treadmill. I catch up on a few chapters on my drive home from work. Audiobooks are one of my latest and greatest new 'lifestyle' finds. 

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How Many Nurse Practitioners are Paid Based on Productivity?

The way nurse practitioners are paid can pretty much be described as a complicated mess. Some NPs are compensated on a flat, salaried basis. Other NPs are hourly employees. Some nurse practitioners are paid based on productivity, and yet other NPs have a blended compensation structure comprised of multiple forms of compensation. 

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Tips for Landing a Nurse Practitioner Job in Your 20's

Ahhh...I can still remember those carefree weekends I experienced upon graduating from my nurse practitioner program. More drinking. Less studying. Falling in love. Outdoor concerts. Dive bars. Summer days at apartment swimming pools. I was also fortunate to land my first NP position at the age of 23. While I was certainly qualified for the job, my extracurricular activities and appearance weren't so professional. 

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Invite 3 Friends, Attend Our Nashville CE Conference Free!

We've all spent a lot of time with family over the holidays. So, you may be ready for a change of pace - time with friends, perhaps? If you're a nurse practitioner, there's no better way to connect with friends, classmates and colleagues than attending a continuing education event. Last spring, I packed my bags and headed to Chicago to meet a former NP school classmate for a few days packed with clinical presentations and plenty of social time on the side. The getaway not only provided a respite from work but also gave us time to catch up and relax. How do you plan to fulfill your continuing education requirements this year?

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What Do You Want to See on MidlevelU This Year?

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It's officially the first working day of 2018...how are you holding up? I'm having a tough time leaving the house this morning and am not quite ready to hit the office. C'est la vie. It's always difficult to get back in the swing of things after a long holiday break (if you even got one as a nurse or NP), but I have to say I am looking forward to some annual planning and goal setting sessions over the next few days. Which is why I want to hear from you!

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Happy New Year! Get Advice for 2018 with These NP Career Posts

Did you stay awake to watch the ball drop last night? While I didn't quite make it until midnight, I did make my way from a nap on the couch into bed around twelve o'clock last night. That counts, right?! After a home cooked Italian feast and a couple glasses of champagne, my chances of staying awake through the wee hours of the morning were pretty much nil. However you celebrated, I hope you had a fantastic New Year. Welcome to 2018!

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Our Top Clinical Resource Picks for the Year

Have you started your countdown yet? Whether you're vigilantly watching the seconds tick by, or sleeping through the New Years transition, the beginning of this season is not only a time to look forward but also one to look back. When it comes to my work as a nurse practitioner, there's nothing I appreciate more than a good resource. So, in the spirit of the New Year, here's a look back at our top picks for clinical resources in 2017. Which were your favorites?

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Best Blog Posts for NP Students of 2017

Happy New Year's Eve! What do you have planned for this evening? With a new baby at home my energy for festivities isn't quite as high as usual, so we plan on a low-key celebration with close friends and family here in Nashville. But, before popping open a bottle of bubbly, I want to continue with the week's blog theme - a look back at 2017. So, without further ado, here are MidlevelU's top blog posts for nurse practitioner students this year. 

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2017's Must-Read Legal Posts for Nurse Practitioners

While thinking about the legal implications of our work as nurse practitioners isn't always enjoyable, it is a necessary part of our profession. From scope of practice to employment issues and medical malpractice, there are a number of ways the law factors in to our careers. Legal reads are pretty popular here at MidlevelU. Here are the top picks this year. 

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This Year's Favorite Posts for New Grad NPs

Yes, it's that time of year again. It's time for "Top 10" and "Best Of" lists memorializing the past year. Here at MidlevelU, we're not ones to miss out on the trend. Yesterday we looked at the top salary posts for nurse practitioners in 2017. Today, we are featuring information for NP new grads. Kicking off your nurse practitioner career isn't easy but these favorite posts from 2017 should help. 

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