Tag: Nurse Practitioner

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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 [...]
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 [...]
Can Nurses Have Tattoos or Piercings at Work?

Can Nurses Have Tattoos or Piercings at Work?

As with many industries, working in the nursing profession comes with dress codes that dictate specific nail colors, certain hairstyles, and other [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Making the Most of Your NP Clinical Rotations

Making the Most of Your NP Clinical Rotations

What could be considered arguably as important (if not more so) than your classes as a nurse practitioner (NP) student? Your NP clinical rotations! [...]
How I Passed My PNP Certification Exam: My Study Plan and Tools

How I Passed My PNP Certification Exam: My Study Plan and Tools

If you’re a current/aspiring healthcare professional, chances are high that you’ve taken lots of exams. I am currently a PNP-PC (Pediatric Nurse Pract [...]
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 [...]
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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