Category: Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner Board Review News and Information

Prepare for the Family Nurse Practitioner Boards by sharpening your study habits. Review our FNP sample questions, read up on helpful study habits, or subscribe to the Board Vitals study guide and you'll be in good shape on exam day. We have plenty of FNP resources to help you prepare for the most recent subject matter whether it's forming good preparation habits or cramming as you prepare to brush up on your knowledge of the following test topics:
  • Clinical management
  • Professional policy
  • The NP-patient relationship
  • Acute and chronic illness
  • Health promotion
  • Disease prevention

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Applying to NP School: What You Need to Know

Applying to NP School: What You Need to Know

Now is the perfect time to advance your nursing degree and become a nurse practitioner. This profession is projected to grow 30% by the year 2030, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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