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Nursing Career: Hours, Benefits, Salary, & Compensation

By Nurse Practitioner
The career path to becoming a nurse practitioner is filled with decisions and options. One of the first decisions is how to get the level of education you need for your nursing career. To become an NP, you must first obtain a bachelor's degree, then a master’s degree, but how...
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The Best Types of Nursing Forums and Groups for NPs

By Nurse Practitioner
Once you've graduated from your master's program and are a certified nurse practitioner, you may think you're ready to let go of the collaboration and networking that was so important while you were a nursing student. And, since life seems to be picking up speed and not slowing down after...
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Medical Tools and Ribbons

Physician Assistant Skills (With Competencies Checklist)

By Physician Assistant
Whether you're considering a career as a physician assistant or have graduated from a master's degree physician assistant program and are interested in what health care practices are looking for, it's good to know you have the skills to be a PA. The role of the physician assistant is growing....
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Nursing Accessories: Calendar and Telephone

Life As A First Year Nurse (New Nurse Advice)

By Nurse Practitioner
You are a new graduate, and life is exciting! You’ve finished your master’s nursing program, passed your APRN examination, and you're certified to work as an advanced practice nurse. By this time, you've been hired for your first job, and you might think you've jumped over all the hurdles you’ll...
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Nursing Burnout Image

Burnout in Nursing (What is Nurse Burnout and How To Combat)

By Nurse Practitioner
Stress is not inherently dangerous or problematic. What can make stress challenging is an individual's perspective. In other words, how you interpret the meaning of a stressful event can focus energy on the positive or the negative. Personality traits also have an influence over whether you think something is positive...
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PA Uniform and Scale

How to Become a Physician Assistant (Degree, Schooling, and Requirements)

By Physician Assistant
Physician assistants are part of a growing field of medical professionals. And the job outlook for PA-Cs is growing much faster than average. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 31% job growth for physician assistants between 2018 to 2028. The profession was originally developed to fill...
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Family Portrait

Primary Care Physician Assistant: Role, Contribution, & Jobs

By Physician Assistant
Physician assistants play an important role across the continuum of healthcare, from birth to death. Their role has expanded in the last three decades as healthcare professionals seek to fill the gap left from doctor shortages across the United States. It's estimated the shortage in primary care medical doctors will...
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Vintage Nurse Bag

Nursing Model vs. Medical Model (Similarities & Differences)

By Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner
If you want to work as a mid-level practitioner, you have two choices: nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Nurse practitioners work under a nursing model, while physician assistants practice under a medical model. Both career tracks are rewarding and both have pros and cons. The differences between the medical model...
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Time clock stamp machine

How Many Hours Do Physician Assistants Work? (PA Work Hours)

By Physician Assistant
Have you wondered how many hours PAs work each week? Maybe you're trying to decide if you want to become a physician assistant, or you’re graduating from PA school, or maybe you're just comparing the number of hours you work to other full-time physician assistants. Whatever the reason, we're here...
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Medical Worker with Choices of Specialties

Do You Want To Become A PA? Here’s Who Should vs Shouldn’t

By Physician Assistant
"Why do you want to be a PA?" This might be the top PA school interview question and prompt for your personal statement in your application. As you consider your answer, remember the admissions committee is looking for more than a rehearsed, two-minute elevator speech. They already know the benefits...
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