Category: Advanced Practice Nursing

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A Day in the Life of a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse Practitioner

A Day in the Life of a Cardiovascular ICU Nurse Practitioner

People often ask me what I do as a Nurse Practitioner in the Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CVSICU) because the role is ambiguous to [...]
Tips for Shadowing a Nurse Practitioner

Tips for Shadowing a Nurse Practitioner

What is one of the best ways to decide if becoming a nurse practitioner (NP) is right for you? Shadow the role! Shadowing a nurse practitioner giv [...]
The Trend of Trauma-Informed Care

The Trend of Trauma-Informed Care

We received hundreds of submissions for the 2021 BoardVitals Nursing School Scholarship. Applicants were asked to answer the question "Can you des [...]
Understanding the Stigma in Women’s Health

Understanding the Stigma in Women’s Health

We received hundreds of submissions for the 2021 BoardVitals Nursing School Scholarship. Applicants were asked to answer the question "Can you des [...]
NP Practice Authority and License Renewal Requirements By State

NP Practice Authority and License Renewal Requirements By State

Determining the number of continuing education (CE) hours required to renew a nurse practitioner license (NP) and understanding practice authority [...]
‘Nurses, Thank You’ – An NP’s Experience as a Patient

‘Nurses, Thank You’ – An NP’s Experience as a Patient

I remember my early nursing days working in the fast-paced ICU as being some of the most intense and overwhelming times of my nursing career. It’s [...]
How Much CE Allowance Should Nurse Practitioners Expect?

How Much CE Allowance Should Nurse Practitioners Expect?

A continuing education (CE) allowance should not be a reason to take or not take a new nurse practitioner (NP) position, but it is definitely a jo [...]
Tips for Working as a Nurse While Pregnant

Tips for Working as a Nurse While Pregnant

Working as a nurse while pregnant is a wake-up call for many registered nurses and advanced practice nurses. Often, after years of being able to p [...]
Should Doctoral-Prepared Nurse Practitioners Call Themselves “Doctors?”

Should Doctoral-Prepared Nurse Practitioners Call Themselves “Doctors?”

With the evolution of healthcare has come the evolution of nursing education. More nurses than ever are obtaining doctoral degrees and furthering [...]
Writing a Personal Statement for NP School Applications

Writing a Personal Statement for NP School Applications

Getting into a top Nurse Practitioner (NP) program can be extremely competitive, thus every aspect of an application should be superior. That mean [...]
Tips on Landing Your First New Grad NP Job

Tips on Landing Your First New Grad NP Job

You’ve been working hard for years to become a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and you are finally ready to land your dream job as a new graduate, but you [...]
10 FAQs About Nurse Practitioners

10 FAQs About Nurse Practitioners

Have some questions about nurse practitioners that you have always wondered about? Chances are you are not the only one asking those questions. Be [...]
4 Free Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

4 Free Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practice Questions

Are you getting ready to start studying for your Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Exam? Don't get overwhelmed, we've got you covered. The [...]
Test Yourself with These Free Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Practice Questions

Test Yourself with These Free Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Practice Questions

  It’s time to start mentally preparing for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam. You may be feeling overwhelm [...]
4 AGPCNP Free Practice Questions for the ANCC Exam

4 AGPCNP Free Practice Questions for the ANCC Exam

Just started studying for your Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam?  Whether you've been reviewing for mont [...]
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 [...]
Top CME with Gift Card Offers for 2021

Top CME with Gift Card Offers for 2021

As the months fly by in 2021, many clinicians are in a hurry to complete their annual continuing medical education requirements and those with emp [...]
How to Study for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Exam

How to Study for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Exam

If you're getting ready to take your AG-ACNP Exam, you probably are scouring for the best resources for studying. Resources for this exam are partic [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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