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It's OK for New NPs to Need Guidance!
June 15, 2016 12:27 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach: I need some coaching to help me find the right NP job. I graduated with my MSN in 2012 and am currently working, but I am having difficulty due to not getting what I needed in my graduate program. I am also a certified diabetes educator Read More...
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This Nurses Week, Examine Your Message
May 7, 2014 2:16 PM by Renee Dahring
For as long as I can remember, nursing has been one of the most trusted professions. We should be very proud of that status -- it's not easy to gain the trust of the public, much less mange to hold on to that trust year after year. We have never campaigned Read More...
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The Way Healthcare Used to Be
April 2, 2014 5:01 PM by Renee Dahring
I find myself thinking quite a bit about how much healthcare has changed since I was young and trying to figure out how it is that we have come to find ourselves in our current situation. I just want to state, for the record, that I am not that old. I 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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Physicians and Us
May 1, 2013 4:07 PM by Renee Dahring
I'm not a doctor basher. In fact I'm actually quite the contrary. Over the course of my career I have worked with some great docs. They have been encouraging, helpful and generally treated me as a peer. During my education I had physician preceptors and Read More...
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Advice for the Mature Job Seeker
April 17, 2013 1:17 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach : I am wondering if you have any thoughts or advice about finding a job after age 60. I have been in practice for about 18 years. I am finding it rather scary to quit my job because I am worried about whether I will really be able to Read More...
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Feedback Gone Wild?
October 3, 2012 11:57 AM by Renee Dahring
Last week I read an article and now I find that I just can't get it off my mind. It announced a new government "project" initiated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The agency is seeking approval from the White House to begin setting Read More...
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NP Population Boom
July 5, 2012 1:21 PM by Renee Dahring
A report published this week in a public health journal predicts that by 2025, twice as many nurse practitioners will be in practice in the United States. This brings our numbers from 128,000 in 2008 up to a staggering 244,000 over the course of the next Read More...
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Should Pharmacists Prescribe?
June 20, 2012 1:34 PM by Renee Dahring
The FDA recently announced a proposal to allow pharmacists to prescribe some medications. Much to the surprise of no one, a well-known physician organization has issued a statement opposing any such changes. Many reasons are given, ranging from "only Read More...
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How to Know Whether an ATS is Reviewing Your Resume
June 6, 2012 12:30 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach : I found your article on applicant tracking systems very interesting. I was wondering, how would I know if an organization is using such a system? Do you think solo practices are using these systems? Dear Job Seeker : A couple of clues Read More...
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Middle of What?
May 31, 2012 7:43 AM by Renee Dahring
Every so often I feel like I need to go on a good rant. Most of the time I can contain myself, but about once a year I feel the need to get certain pet peeves out of my system. Not a week goes by that I don't get a call from either a recruiter or a healthcare Read More...
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How Do You Know When a Salary Offer Is Good?
March 8, 2012 8:07 AM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach : I am a new graduate and will be starting my job search soon. I am wondering how to know what salary I can expect? How can I evaluate whether or not the offer is fair? I don't want to be taken advantage of because I am new. I don't Read More...
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When More Is Less
February 15, 2012 8:13 AM by Renee Dahring
When it comes to resumes, more is less -- less effectiveness that is. I have noticed that when it comes to creating a resume, most people just can't seem to say enough about themselves. They continue to add more and more content. The vast majority of Read More...
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An Unorthodox Approach to Getting an Interview
February 1, 2012 3:31 PM by Renee Dahring
Are you applying for out-of-state jobs and finding it difficult to get an interview or even a call back? It's no secret that jobs are still competitive. Tight market conditions have led to more and more clinicians broadening their searches to include Read More...
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