Tag Archives: Nurse Practitioner

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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Top 4 Nurse Practitioner Specialties for 2012

While most family nurse practitioners are groomed for primary care, not all NPs want to be limited to primary care. I remember the day I decided leave primary care to specialize in holistic health & wellness. I was writing a … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Family Nurse Practitioners Are In Demand

Nurses, it’s time to strike while the iron is hot! There is no better time than now to become a family nurse practitioner.  With an increasing demand for quality, affordable, accessible health care, a new national health care system in … Continue reading

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Why Do You Want to be a Family Nurse Practitioner?

Why do you want to be an FNP? I always ask this question of nurse practitioner students and colleagues who tell me they want to become a family nurse practitioner. Their reasons aren’t always compelling. “I think it will be … Continue reading

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17 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About FNPs

Due to the dearth of doctors around the country, one of the careers that is gaining prominence right now is the family nurse practitioner job. Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) provide services that are similar to the services offered by certain … Continue reading

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25 Useful Dot-Edu Resources for Nurse Practitioners

The nurse practitioner career is gaining a lot of ground recently. With physicians increasingly unable to handle patient loads, nurse practitioners are becoming important in the world of health care. Nurse practitioners can diagnose and treat diseases — and in … Continue reading

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