Uniformity Of Laws for Nurse Practitioners Across All States

The time has come for all 50 states to properly govern the licensure, scope of practice and prescribing laws for Nurse Practitioners to ensure uniformity across all states. Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice laws must not only be nationally uniform; they need to be broadened. Because of the shortage of primary care physicians, Nurse Practitioners will most assuredly take over that role; but they can’t practice with their hands tied. Imagine a Nurse Practitioner coming from a state where they allowed her to practice without a collaborating physician or a supervising physician. She then relocates to a state where the …

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I am A Nurse Practitioner, For Gosh Sakes! Hire Me…Please!

Talk about a catch-22! Let’s use Sally, the average Nurse Practitioner (although there’s nothing average about NPs), as an example. She has been a nurse for many years and has been working on her MSN for quite a while. The happy day arives when she has earned her MSN. She then sits for her national certification and passes. She is so thrilled now because she is officially a certified Family Nurse Practitioner! Sally’s job search now begins. She applies for every Family Nurse Practitioner position she sees on the internet job boards posted by both employers and Nurse Practitioner Jobs …

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Healthcare Jobs Recruiters Are Not Respected

Healthcare recruiters perform a very important service in healthcare and actually save costs in the long run. So why the snub? Hospitals look at recruiters as a necessary evil that they’d prefer to live without if at all possible. Again, why? It all boils down to the fact that if a company needs to hire a heathcare jobs recruiter it’s because they can’t find the right candidate for their open positionjob themselves. To some, it’s a mark of failure on their part, and the recruiter is a constant reminder of that. Others think that healthcare jobs recruiters are paid too …

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Politics & Healthcare – Sick Bedfellows?

If those who penned the Bill of Rights could have seen into the future, the right to healthcare would have been included. Unfortunately, healthcare wasn’t an issue during that time. But it is now! It’s 2012, and the United States Government has been methodically taking away many of its citizens’ access to healthcare. Isn’t this an infringement upon our unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? By what methods are they accomplishing this? 1. The U.S. Government is chipping away at Medicare/Medicaid benefits. (Our government is supposed to exist to protect the rights and interests of its …

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Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I take a multi-hospital float position?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I take a multi-hospital float position? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello! I’m an RN in Boston and looking into my first Travel Nurse experience. I’ve already applied to a company and started the process. My top location pick was Austin, Texas as I’ve heard great things about the city. I also have a friend there — which is a huge plus as I’d like to know at least one person! Long story short: A position opened up and I was submitted for it. Only after the phone interview did I find out it is …

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Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I find my own Travel Nurse housing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I find my own Travel Nurse housing? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, David! I’m a new Traveler and am curious about finding my own housing. How do I find my own Travel Nurse housing? Also, do you recommend certain Travel Nursing companies? Thanks! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Hello, My best advice: Remain curious, at least for your first assignment. While many Travelers do opt to take a stipend and find their own housing, it is something about which I caution nurses on their first assignment. You will have a ton of things thrown …

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Best Travel Nursing Blogs on the Planet!

Woohoo! TNB has been named one of the Best Travel Nursing Blogs on the Planet! Travel Nursing Blogs is feeling pretty awesome about being named to Feedspot’s list of the Best Travel Nursing Blogs on the Planet! We work hard to connect with Travel Nurses everywhere and to share great information and fun blogs that will help you succeed in the travel healthcare world and also have some fun while you’re at it. Thanks so much for reading, asking questions, and being the awesome Travelers that you all are! Be sure to check out the full list of Best Travel …

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Ask a Travel Nurse: What do you do about safety concerns on assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do you do about safety concerns on assignment? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello, Mr. Morrison, I had a bad experience on my most recent assignment and my contract was terminated last week. My company was made aware two months ago about safety issues on the unit and my desire to break my contract due to these safety issues — which included no Charge Nurse, no nurse aides on the unit, and five primary care patients on Med/Surg — but did nothing. What do you do about safety concerns on assignment? What approach do you …

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Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I establish residency and qualify for the tax-free stipend?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I establish residency and qualify for the tax-free stipend? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello, I’ve read your advice column and bought your book, and I’m hoping you can guide me. I will be keeping my New York home address at my parents’ and paying them monthly. I’m relocating to California to Travel Nurse and want to get my own apartment so I can have a California address — with goal of starting grad school in about a year and a half. I’m torn between getting my own apartment and taking the stipend — with …

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5 Tips for Travel Nursing with Pets

Cutest stowaway ever! Travel in style with these 5 tips for Travel Nursing with pets. Life on the road as a Travel Nurse can be so much more awesome with a great companion. For some, that companion is a significant other, kiddo, or best friend, but for many others it’s the ultimate in companions — like your dog, cat, or other pet! You really get the best of both worlds when you are able to experience the joy of exploring an exciting new location while still being able to come home to your beloved pet each day. Traveling with pets …

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