Candidate Resources

Candidates, here you’ll find a growing list of resources and tools to help you in the process of moving into your new career . To view a resource, simply choose it from the pull down menu above located below.

Cost Of Living Comparison & Calculator

Sperling’s Best Places provides many resources about places to live including a “cost of living comparison”. Just put in your current city and the location of where your new career will be, and they’ll show you both cities side-by-side in all the categories you need, such as taxes, housing, food, and other costs. You can even enter your salary and their built-in Salary Calculator will determine how much more (or less) you need to maintain your same standard of living.

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Association Links

Below are links to several of the biggest associations concerning today’s medical fields. To find out more about these associations including links to visit their websites, simply click their titles below to toggle their information.

AANA - American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

http://www.aana.com/

Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., the AANA is the professional organization for more than 90 percent of the nation’s CRNAs. As advanced practice nurses, CRNAs administer approximately 30 million anesthetics in the United States each year. CRNAs practice in every setting where anesthesia is available and are the sole anesthesia providers in more than two-thirds of all rural hospitals. They administer every type of anesthetic, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.

AANP - American Association of Nurse Practitioners

http://www.aanp.org/

Formed in 1985 to provide NPs with a unified way to network and advocate for NP issues and was the first national organization created for nurse practitioners of all specialties. As the largest and only full-service national professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties, AANP represents the interests of the more than 125,000 NPs currently practicing in the U. S. and continually advocates at local, state, and federal levels for the recognition of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, and personalized healthcare.

AAPA - American Academy of Physician Assistants

http://www.aapa.org/

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is the only national professional association that represents all PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the armed forces, and the federal services. AAPA provides comprehensive support and advocacy for physician assistants so that they may, in turn, provide patients with increased access to quality, cost-effective health care.

AMGA - American Medical Group Association

http://www.amga.org/

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) represents medical groups and organized systems of care, including some of the nation’s largest, most prestigious integrated healthcare delivery systems. More than 95,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for approximately 95 million patients (more than one in four Americans).

NCCPA - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

http://www.nccpa.net/

NCCPA is the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the United States. Established as a not-for-profit organization in 1975, NCCPA is dedicated to assuring the public that certified physician assistants meet established standards of clinical knowledge and cognitive skills upon entry into practice and throughout their careers. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories have decided to rely on NCCPA certification as one of the criteria for licensure or regulation of physician assistants. More than 100,000 physician assistants have been certified by NCCPA since 1975, and more than 95,000 are certified today.

State Board of Nursing

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) provides education, service, and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

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