Category: Advanced Practice Nursing

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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 [...]
How to Fulfill Your ANCC Pharmacology Requirement Fast & Easily

How to Fulfill Your ANCC Pharmacology Requirement Fast & Easily

There are more than 290,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the US and all of them have “prescriptive authority” as part of their profession [...]
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 [...]
Can You Answer All 6 of these ANCC FNP Practice Questions?

Can You Answer All 6 of these ANCC FNP Practice Questions?

  Our previous Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) sample questions were a hit with prospective FNP's so we've created an interactive practice [...]
Can You Answer These 5 CCRN Exam Sample Questions?

Can You Answer These 5 CCRN Exam Sample Questions?

Caring for patients who are more ill than ever before is the duty of a critical care nurse. Although CCRN certification is not mandatory, successf [...]
The Different Types of Advanced Practice Nurses

The Different Types of Advanced Practice Nurses

(This article originally appeared on NurseAbnormalities.com by Danielle LeVeck, DNP) Let’s face it, nursing can be confusing. There are so many dif [...]
Ways to Further Your Education With Your CME Gift Card

Ways to Further Your Education With Your CME Gift Card

Many hospitals around the country provide physicians and advanced practice healthcare professionals with a CME allowance to pursue continuing medi [...]
Improving Your Chances of Applying to NP School with a Low GPA

Improving Your Chances of Applying to NP School with a Low GPA

It happens to the best of us. Perhaps you weren’t the most diligent of undergrad nursing students and your GPA reflected it. However, now you are [...]
How COVID-19 Has Affected My Role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

How COVID-19 Has Affected My Role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

When I graduated and became a licensed and certified pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) last summer, I had no idea that my first year working as a PNP [...]
Top CME with Gift Card Offers

Top CME with Gift Card Offers

As the months fly by in 2020, many clinicians are in a hurry to complete their annual continuing medical education requirements and those with emp [...]
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 [...]
CME Requirements for MDs, PAs, and NPs

CME Requirements for MDs, PAs, and NPs

There is no doubt that maintaining certification can be complicated and different practitioners must meet different CME requirements. Whether you [...]
Scope of Practice: Physicians and Advanced Level Practitioners

Scope of Practice: Physicians and Advanced Level Practitioners

The standing definition of “scope of practice” is “the activities that an individual healthcare practitioner is permitted to perform within a spec [...]
Understanding the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice

Understanding the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice

If you are in healthcare, you have no doubt heard the term “silver tsunami” to refer to the growing population of seniors in the United States. As [...]
The Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

The Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

If you’re a nurse, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “no one ever goes into nursing for the money,” but there are ways to make an above average livi [...]
What To Do If You Miss Your CME Deadline

What To Do If You Miss Your CME Deadline

Accruing CME hours is essential to maintain any board certification and license to practice medicine at the nursing, advanced practitioner, or phy [...]
Relaxation Tips for Nurses

Relaxation Tips for Nurses

Long hours, high-stress scenarios, on your feet for what seems forever. As a nurse, you’re highly susceptible to burnout, depression, and physical [...]
Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Pain Management & Opioid CME Requirements by State

Each state’s medical licensing board has its own set of requirements for medical professionals to maintain their state medical licenses; some stat [...]
Are PAs & NPs the Answer to the Physician Shortage Problem?

Are PAs & NPs the Answer to the Physician Shortage Problem?

It’s estimated that by the year 2030, the US could be short as many as 120,000 physicians. The latest report shows that number includes nearly 13, [...]
CPNP-PC Exam Replaces Retired PPCNP-BC Exam

CPNP-PC Exam Replaces Retired PPCNP-BC Exam

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Certification retired the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC) exam [...]
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