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Beware: Social Media
October 15, 2014 11:54 AM by Renee Dahring
CAUTION! You could be one status update or tweet away from losing your job. Now that I have your attention, I would like to remind everyone that what you choose to share on social media can have a negative impact on your employment. We live in an age Read More...
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Non-traditional or New Practices
September 19, 2014 2:01 PM by Renee Dahring
Proceed carefully when considering a position with a new clinic or practice that is not yet open or established, especially if the clinic is embarking on a "non-traditional" or "new healthcare model." Jobs like these can turn out to be the best thing Read More...
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Dear "Supervising/Collaborating" Physician
September 3, 2014 1:07 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear "Supervising/Collaborating" Physician, Our relationship has to change. It's not you, it's me. I have changed. I have grown and matured. I am not the same nurse practitioner I was when we first met. I have been around awhile now; I am no longer a Read More...
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NPs: Continue to Educate and Demand Respect
June 18, 2014 9:35 AM by Renee Dahring
A funny thing happened on the way to full practice authority... We have been working hard for years on passage of a bill to update the nurse practice act and free APRNs of outdated and restrictive practice agreements. In fact we have been focused for Read More...
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The Providers of ‘No'
March 6, 2014 8:36 AM by Renee Dahring
Ready for my rant? Over the past year or two, I've noticed an increase in physician groups engaging in negative campaigning directed toward NPs. Could it have always been present but I just hadn't noticed? Or is the negativity a reaction to the numerous Read More...
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Privacy and Confidentiality
October 16, 2013 3:16 PM by Renee Dahring
I don't know about you, but there isn't a day that goes by when I don't have some sort of umm.... interesting experience at work. I understand how awfully tempting it is to jump on Facebook or Twitter and share the events of my day with all 100+ or so Read More...
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Healthcare's Role in Politics
June 19, 2013 11:09 AM by Renee Dahring
This week I am going to turn the tables and ask you a question. Should we, and by "we" I mean the collective "we" such as our NP and PA organizations, take a stance on political issues? More people are paying attention to what we say. We are in the news Read More...
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Internet Background Checks
August 3, 2011 1:46 PM by Renee Dahring
Most employers will ask you to submit to a background check. No news there. Criminal backgrounds checks prior to employment are expected and come as no surprise to clinicians. What may surprise you is the increasing addition of "Internet" or "social media" Read More...
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What Does 'Nurse Practitioner' Mean?
March 10, 2011 11:28 AM by Renee Dahring
In states across the country, nurse practitioners are introducing legislation to remove “barriers to practice.” As NPs we all agree this is a great idea, but like any political endeavor its success or failure will depend on our ability to convince others Read More...
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