Job-Related Resources

Books:

This revised and expanded guide to the art and science of interviewing will lead you step-by-step through every phase of an interview, from preparation to follow-up. 
 
Readers will find this book a great tool for assessing needs, gaining confidence in all job-hunting tasks that need to be accomplished, initiating job search, improving their current jobs and exploring career options.
 
This concise reference book is packed with practical information, from writing your mission statement to preparing and implementing a business plan, to marketing and legal considerations.
 
Provides a foundation of knowledge upon which practitioners and students can build their practice confidently and effectively, whether it be in developing an employment relationship, undertaking a business venture, giving testimony before the state legislature, composing a letter to an insurance company about an unpaid bill, teaching at a school of nursing or serving as president of a state or national organization. 

Journal Articles*:

 
Description of the functions of an ACNP on a hospitalist service
 
 
Basic introduction to the process of credentialing and privileging
 
Outlines orientation, implementation and evaluation strategies to optimize the NP transition
 
Brief description of the competencies gained by achieving the additional RNFA specialty
 
The orientation described is hospital-based but gives insight into how a new nurse practitioner should consider orientation to a new role.
 
The primary objective of praxis is to integrate theory, practice and art, and facilitate the recognition and valuing of different types of knowledge through reflection. With this framework, the acute care nurse practitioner assumes the role of clinician and researcher. Praxis can be used to develop the acute care nurse practitioner role as an advanced practice nursing role.
 
While the area of specialty described is transplant, this article provides a good description of the transition from clinical nurse specialist to novice nurse practitioner.
 
Describes factors that ensure a smooth transition from nurse practitioner student to independent NP during the first year of practice
 
*Journal articles may have abstracts only

Web Resources:

 
 
You are a nonphysician provider as an NP, do not need a co-signature and can bill under your NPI to get 85% reimbursement for your services. Doctoral preparation is not required. If you do not have a national provider identification 
 
Addresses the issues and questions related to billing for nurse practitioners in the inpatient setting. Important information to be able to explain to an employer who has not worked with a nurse practitioner previously 
 
Website providing resources and community assessment tools
 
Information about Medicare and provision of healthcare
 
The Medicare Learning Network is a brand name for official CMS national provider education products designed to promote national consistency of Medicare provider information developed for CMS initiatives.
 
 
 
Provides information about working as an employee while awaiting credentialing and practice privileges
 
Provides access to Boards of Nursing in every state for scope of practice by state
 
 
 
Describes a method to increase the effectiveness of the interviewing process in selecting and promoting quality staff. With PBI, the interviewer carefully defines the skills needed for the job and structures the interview process to elicit behavioral examples of past performance. This method is also referred to as competency-based or behavioral interviewing. This website contains information for those preparing for interviews as well as for supervisors and trainers.
 
 
 
 
 
NPs are often grouped with RNs for salary statistics. Perhaps a better comparison is to look at physician assistant salary on the state sites.

Sample Nursing Resumes

These Web pages provide information on writing a resume with all the essentials for the position you are seeking.

Sample Resumes by Nursing Specialty

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

Sample Nurse Resume

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