Category: Healthcare

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The Origins of Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms

The Origins of Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms

Healthcare is full of acronyms and terminology, from STAT and b.i.d, to “attending” physicians and coccyx. The words roll off our collective tongu [...]
The Essential Items Nurses Keep In Their Nursing Bags

The Essential Items Nurses Keep In Their Nursing Bags

If you want to read one of the very best essays ever written on handbags, (probably the only one ever written on the subject, you have to read Nor [...]
10 Useful Medical Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

10 Useful Medical Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

Whether you are an aspiring physician or experienced in your specialty, we have no doubt that you are passionate about the medical industry. You k [...]
4 ANCC & AACN Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Free Practice Questions

4 ANCC & AACN Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Free Practice Questions

Are you preparing for the ANCC or the AACN Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Board Exam? BoardVitals released two AG-ACNP question b [...]
Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

This past summer, two incidents shined a harsh light on pharmacists who refused to fill prescriptions on moral grounds. Although they had very dif [...]
The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

As a physician, of course you know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, did you know that the rate of STDs in the US is climbing s [...]
PANCE Free Practice Questions

PANCE Free Practice Questions

The PANCE exam is a fairly straightforward test - the questions are generally not designed to trick the student and the idea is to test fundamenta [...]
Healthcare Advancements You May See in 2019

Healthcare Advancements You May See in 2019

It happens every year at this time; various media outlets publish reviews from the past year and predictions for the future. Some are boring, some [...]
Top 5 Tips for the ANCC & AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Exams

Top 5 Tips for the ANCC & AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Exams

Are you getting ready to take your Family Nurse Practitioner Exam? Getting started in studying can be daunting. You need to prioritize time to stu [...]
How I Re-Entered The Workforce As An NP After 10 Years

How I Re-Entered The Workforce As An NP After 10 Years

After finishing graduate school and working for a few years as a Family Nurse Practitioner, I took some time off to raise my family: 10 years to b [...]
The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is the worst thing a patient can hear - until they start fighting it. Now a well-publicized study in the American Journal of Me [...]
Why Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Why Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Have you ever wondered why green or blue scrubs are usually worn in the operating room? While this may seem insignificant, this practice can actua [...]
How I Passed My FNP Certification Exam: Top Study Tools

How I Passed My FNP Certification Exam: Top Study Tools

So you have crossed the first hurdle and finished your Nurse Practitioner (NP) program – Congratulations! Next on your list of priorities is your [...]

10 Tips and Tricks for the NCLEX PN® exam

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) functions under the directions of physicians (doctors and surgeons) and registered nurses in a variety of healthcar [...]
Should I Sit for My Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification?

Should I Sit for My Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification?

A question many nurses working in critical care ask themselves is whether or not to sit for the CCRN certification. I certainly did, and for me, t [...]
Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Try These Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Here are some free Family Nurse Practitioner practice questions from the AANP FNP & ANCC FNP BoardVitals question banks. Family Nurse Practit [...]
ANCC vs. AANP: Which FNP Exam Should I Take?

ANCC vs. AANP: Which FNP Exam Should I Take?

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) are the governing boards that [...]
PNCB vs ANCC Pediatric NP Exam: How to Decide Which One to Take

PNCB vs ANCC Pediatric NP Exam: How to Decide Which One to Take

When you are ready to take the boards to become a certified pediatric nurse practitioner there are a lot of details to consider including content, te [...]
An Interview with Kym Sawyer, Rad Tech

An Interview with Kym Sawyer, Rad Tech

In honor of National Radiologic Technologist Week, we talked to a couple rad techs to get the inside scoop on the career path and tips for those t [...]
An Interview with Daniel Cobine, Rad Tech

An Interview with Daniel Cobine, Rad Tech

To honor Radiologic Technologist Week, we asked a few to tell us a bit about what led them down the Rad Tech path, and what advice they may have for f [...]
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