Is Working with a Recruiter Worth it? It Depends.

Ever wonder if it’s worth the cost to hire a professional recruiter for your healthcare staffing needs? It’s a very legitimate question. And the honest answer is: “Most often, yes. But it depends.” No matter how you slice it, hiring professional healthcare workers is an expensive endeavor, and even more [...]

Navigating the Licensing and Credentialing Process as an NNP

Hi there, my name is Mary McCrady and for the next few minutes, I’ll be your licensing and credentialing sherpa. As Administrative Assistant at ENSEARCH for the past 5+ years, I’ve recently added Licensure & Credentialing Specialist to my job title. In this post, we’ll explore some of the insider [...]

Work-Life Balance Tips for Nurse Practitioners

Let’s face it. The daily life of a NNP is far from easy. In fact, it can be grueling sometimes. You face long shifts, demanding patients and physicians, administrative work, emotional labor...the list goes on. If you don’t take care of yourself — find the proper work/life balance — you’re [...]

How to Know if Your Current Job is the Right Fit

Sometimes it’s not easy for us to be objective when we ask ourselves “is this the job for me?” Taking a step back to view your options realistically is often necessary to ensure you’re at the best fit. The more information you have, the better your perspective will be. Get [...]

Things You Wished You Knew About Managing Millennials in the NICU

Disclaimer: The content of this post is based on commonly accepted generational stereotypes and may or may not apply to individuals in your NICU. If you manage a team of neonatal nurses, chances are you’ve got a few millennials in the bunch. Technically speaking, what is a millennial? Today’s millennials [...]

Is the DNP Worth It?

There’s been a great deal of controversy over the DNP and how is that different from an MSN program or even a PhD. Do you introduce yourself as a doctor? What’s the role in the unit? If you get your DNP does that mean you are committed/interested in administration or [...]

Neonatal Telemedicine: The Next Big Thing?

When it comes to having a baby, every parent wants the same thing: a smooth birth and a healthy child. Some families, however, live in remote areas without access to neonatal intensive care units (NICU): If the birth proves difficult or the infant is in distress, parents are rendered helpless [...]

11 Hacks to Make Your Work Life Easier

What’s the one thing that would make your work life go more smoothly? If you’re stressed out before you even get to work, if you feel like a whirling dervish throughout the day — maybe you could use a few shortcuts to get you through your shifts more easily. Here [...]

How to Network Like a Pro at Neonatal Conferences

Are you networking the right way? Of course, everyone will meet people and build their professional worlds a bit differently. But are you networking passively in your day-to-day, or putting off making important connections until you’re ready for a job change, or to pitch a project? Last minute ‘networking’ makes [...]

Something You Didn’t Know About the Nurse Manager Role

Perhaps you’ve noticed. Neonatal nurse managers have become more difficult to recruit and even tougher to retain. In fact, it’s been reported that the nationwide vacancy rate for nurse managers has currently peaked at 8.3%. And that’s not all. Today’s nurse managers are at increasing risk of work-related mental health issues due [...]