Category: Advanced Practice Nursing

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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Top CME with Gift Card Offers for 2019

Top CME with Gift Card Offers for 2019

As we reach the end of the year, many clinicians are in a hurry to complete their annual continuing medical education requirements and those with [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
How to Fulfill Your ANCC Pharmacology Requirement Fast & Easily

How to Fulfill Your ANCC Pharmacology Requirement Fast & Easily

There are more than 234,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the US and all of them have “prescriptive authority” as part of their profession [...]
Are APRNs Happy with Their Career Choice?

Are APRNs Happy with Their Career Choice?

When you ask if advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) are happy with their career choices, you hear a resounding “yes”. Of course, there are [...]
How to Nail Your Nursing Interview

How to Nail Your Nursing Interview

Interviewing can be tough. It can rattle even the most seasoned nurse. It seems that the more you want a job, the more stressful the process becom [...]
Instagram & Twitter Profiles For Nursing Students to Follow

Instagram & Twitter Profiles For Nursing Students to Follow

Depending upon the platforms you access, social media can be either a source of entertainment and laughter or a swamp of divisiveness and useless [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 prioritie [...]
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 [...]
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