Clinical Pearls

Important information for the clinical setting

Things to know when negotiating your NP contract

Contract negotiation is a very important step in your career as a nurse practitioner, and the details can be overwhelming, particularly if this will be your first job out of school. Getting off on the right foot is very important since pay increases are never a sure thing. It’s a sound...

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Benefits of Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

Being a nurse is an excellent career choice. With almost too much demand for nurses, solid pay, and the ability to put your skills to work just about anywhere in the country and beyond, nursing can provide you with a great deal of flexibility and satisfaction. However, we’d argue that nurse...

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Great Online Resources for Nurses

For nurses, a great deal of learning happens on the job through hands-on experience, shadowing, and the long, lost art of making mistakes. When hands-on learning opportunities are not available, nurses learn valuable skills in training sessions and skills labs, learning more complex procedures...

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Preparing For Your First Day on The Job

The first day of any job can be stressful. When you don’t know anyone, you don’t know where anything is (bathroom, anyone?), and you feel like you barely know any of the skills needed to perform the job at a high level, it can feel like you’re going to drown in a sea of information, coworker...

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The Importance of Hands-On Training

For some of us, learning our job on the go isn’t a big deal. We can stumble through spreadsheets, have our bosses fix our mistakes, and take months (or even years) to master our craft. Naturally, nurses and other medical professionals don’t have this luxury—when you mess up on the job, you...

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Tips for Surviving NP School

If you thought nursing school was tough, wait until you get to nurse practitioner school. Heavy class loads, learning on the fly, and trying to balance school and life can be a huge challenge, no matter how well you perform as a student. However, NP school is a worthwhile investment that can...

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Should I Remove My IUD?

Should patients remove their own IUD? This is a question that is currently being asked. Traditionally a NP, PA, MD or DO places the IUD and the strings are cut to approximately 1 inch. This would make it hard for a patient to pull it out on their own and also make it unfelt during...

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How to Find Preceptors Using Social Media – Part 2

How to Find Preceptors Using Social Media – Part 2 Part 1 of this topic covered using Twitter and LinkedIn exclusively for outreach to potential preceptors. Far too many students are still calling clinics during business hours, and the truth is that it’s not effective. How Could It Be? Many...

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How to Find Preceptors Using Social Media

Finding preceptors, especially when the deadline date is around the corner is an extremely difficult task. It can be overwhelming and stressful! Let’s be honest the idea of having to cold call offices isn’t enticing at all, and dropping by random clinics around your city or town is the...

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How to be a Great Nurse Practitioner: The Top Skills You Need to Succeed

A nurse practitioner is a rewarding career centered on helping people stay healthy. Nurse practitioners (NPs) provide primary health care services, as well as work in specialized fields like women's health or pediatrics. This type of nurse works in a wide range of locations from hospitals,...

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