Category Archives: Health care

6 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Nurse Practitioner Career

This is an exciting time to be a Nurse Practitioner. As the need for accessible health care continues to grow so do the roles and responsibilities of Nurse Practitioners. But beware, this growth and increasing focus on NPs puts them … Continue reading

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Top 25 Websites For Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Practitioner Students

Nurse practitioners are connected at the heart, or at least they should be.   Why? It is this connection that provides the professional support and guidance needed to bring out the best in each of us personally and professionally in … Continue reading

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Doctors! Leave Us Nurse Practitioners Alone!

I call for a 60’s style protest. The kind that inspired a whole generation of young people to sing songs of protest, rise against “the establishment,” willing to risk everything for THE cause. The kind that inspired a whole generation … Continue reading

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6 Scholarships for Nurse Practitioner Students

So you’ve made the decision to go back to nursing school and become a nurse practitioner. You’ve researched and found the right NP school and put your colleagues, friends and family on notice that you’re life is about change.  Now, … Continue reading

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3 Conferences Nurse Practitioners Should Attend in 2012

What do you get when you combine stunning scenery, sun, surf, sand, fun and excitement with the best continuing education and collegial networking in nursing? Three of the best Nurse Practitioner conferences coming up in 2012! Within each of them, … Continue reading

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Let Nurses Practice! Nurse Practitioners Fight to Remove Barriers

Let nurses practice! Nothing frustrates me more as an NP than the variability of nurse practitioner rules and legislation from state-to-state. Every state should be the same. In headline news this week, nurse practitioners in Missouri are pushing for more … Continue reading

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Nursing Nightmare! How to Deal With Unruly Patients

If you’ve been a nurse long enough you’ve had to deal with unruly patients. Patients who are difficult, demanding, easily angered, impatient, manipulative, noncompliant, unreasonable ____ (fill in the blank). As an NP, I’ve had my fair share of unruly … Continue reading

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10 Books Every Nurse Practitioner Should Have

Books are every NP’s lifeline. If you’re a nurse practitioner student, you’re probably overwhelmed with the amount of information you’re learning in class, in clinical, and from all those books! It can be a love-hate relationship when you’re short on … Continue reading

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5 Most Inspirational Nurses in the News

Who inspired you to become a nurse or nurse practitioner? Chances are it was another nurse or NP who modeled exemplary care, compassion, leadership and passion in their roles advocating and caring for patients. For me, it was my aunt, … Continue reading

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8 Tips That Will Make You A Better Nurse Practitioner

Are you on top of your game? Recently, I was talking to an NP and friend whom I admire for being the best at what she does. “How do you do it?” I asked. “How do you stay on top … Continue reading

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