How Quickly are NPs Required to Complete Patient Charts?

Last week my husband and I risked taking our 4 month old on an international vacation. Fortunately, the little guy was a champ during the flight and our plans went off without a hitch. During our getaway, however, I received a dreaded email titled "Incomplete Patient Chart". If you're a nurse practitioner, you probably know exactly the kind of email I'm talking about. 

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Recap: Nurse Practitioner Residency Info Session

Happy Thursday! The work week is nearly over and here at MidlevelU HQ, we decided to cap off a productive past few days with a live info session covering the ins and outs of Midlevels for the Medically Underserved (MMU). What exactly is MMU, you ask?

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4 Tax Writeoffs for Physician Assistants

Ugh, I am still procrastinating from filing my taxes this year. The worst part about my lack of initiative when it comes to the task is that I have a CPA. So, filing taxes really only means gathering several documents that have been accumulating dust in my desk over the past 12 months and making a handful of calculations. Yet, somehow the job still seems insurmountable. There is a silver lining, however when it comes to filing taxes as a healthcare provider. Physician assistants, for example may be able to write off several career related expenses reducing overall tax liability. 

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Critical Advice for NPs Who Delegate to Medical Assistants

Thanks to the predicted surge in the number of medical offices and outpatient care facilities, technological advancements and the growing number of elderly Americans in need of medical treatment, the medical assistant profession is growing much faster than the average for all occupations according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. For nurse practitioners, properly utilizing medical assistants in your clinical setting can certainly make your day run much more efficiently. While these healthcare workers are quite versatile, misunderstanding their role and what can be delegated to them may cause you to violate your state’s rules and regulations.

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How Should Nurse Practitioners Recover from a Mistake at Work?

Have you ever made a mistake on the job that left you reeling with emotion? For nurse practitioners, when we make a mistake, its impacts not only have the potential to affect our careers but could put our patient’s life at risk. Unsure of what the devastation may be, mistakes can feel impossible to overcome and can cause you to suffer sleepless nights, stress, anxiety and depression. You may question your capability as an NP and begin to second guess whether you chose the right profession. 

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