Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant vs Nurse Practitioner: What’s the Difference?

Posted By:   Posted On: April 19th, 2016

As a staffing agency for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, we frequently get asked what is the difference between these two highly popular professions. Pay is Similar According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the national mean yearly pay for a Physician Assistant is $99,270 and the mean yearly pay for [&hellip

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Pros and Cons of PRN Nursing Positions

Posted By:   Posted On: November 17th, 2015

PRN (or temporary) nursing positions are common in many healthcare settings. In addition to PRN, they are often referred to as per diem, or “nursing pool” positions. These positions exist in order to keep health care facilities such as doctors’ offices, hospitals, and clinics operating even when staff goes on sick leave, quits, or when [&hellip

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How to Dress for a Nursing Interview

Posted By:   Posted On: August 18th, 2015

Once you secure an interview for a nursing job, you need to be sure that you give the right impression upon first glance when arriving at the interview. Everyone, including those at the front desk, will be drawing opinions about you based on the message you send, and this begins before you get an opportunity [&hellip

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5 Tips to Get Your Nursing Resume Read by an Applicant Tracking System

Posted By:   Posted On: July 22nd, 2015

Earlier this year, we shared tips on what should go into a successful nursing resume and in that article we mentioned that you are writing your nursing resume for applicant tracking systems as much as you are writing for humans. This article focuses on providing tips to optimize your resume so the applicant tracking systems [&hellip

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Becoming a Second Career Nurse

Posted By:   Posted On: June 17th, 2015

More now than ever, the nursing industry is seeing many people starting later in life as a second career nurse. Reasons why nursing is becoming such a popular second career are Nursing offers more job stability than many other careers. There has been an ever-growing need for nurses and this need is expected to continue [&hellip

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Nursing Profession Trends

Posted By:   Posted On: May 15th, 2015

At Desert Medical Careers we work daily with nurses to help them find the best placement for their particular set of skills. The nursing profession is an ever-evolving industry, so we also make a point of staying aware of changes in the nursing industry to better educate and connect our candidates and employers. Here’s a [&hellip

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New Grad Nursing Jobs Advice

Posted By:   Posted On: March 12th, 2015

It is safe to say that a new grad in any field will face challenges in finding their first job. In nursing, this is especially true because nursing means caring for humans; the stakes are high and without a track record there is a lot to prove in order to gain the trust of a [&hellip

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Nursing Resume Writing Tips

Posted By:   Posted On: February 18th, 2015

Without a doubt, having a strong resume is a key component to getting selected for your next interview. Your resume has to speak to your experience, education, and areas of specialization. A nursing resume also has to be friendly to scanning systems, so it must have the proper industry-specific keywords for the position you most [&hellip

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Nurse Practitioners: Areas of Specialization

Posted By:   Posted On: January 13th, 2015

At Desert Medical Careers, we love Nurse Practitioners. Last month we talked about how much Arizona loves them too! Becoming a Nurse Practitioner is exciting because this profession holds so many opportunities. A Nurse Practitioner can practice in many settings, including outpatient clinics, hospitals, emergency rooms, and their own private practices. The field also offers [&hellip

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Why Should You Be a Nurse Practitioner in Arizona?

Posted By:   Posted On: December 16th, 2014

Full Practice Environment Nurse Practitioners have three levels of practice depending on the state in which they see patients. They are: Restricted Practice, Reduced Practice, and Full Practice. Restricted and Reduced Practice means that the Nurse Practitioner will either have to participate in a regulated collaborative agreement or be supervised or managed in a team. [&hellip

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