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Is Becoming A NP Worth It?

Is Becoming A NP Worth It?

by 8mpg - My reasons why I question... 1. Working with some seasoned nurses in the ER over the last couple years, they make more than starting NP's do. 2. Two doctors... Read More →

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What NP Specialty Should I Choose?

What NP Specialty Should I Choose?

by Bumex - First off, I believe that we need to stop this push to have anyone and everyone come into nursing just to become a Nurse Practitioner. We need to stop the "I just... Read More →

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Nurse Practitioners – Shortage or Surplus?

Nurse Practitioners – Shortage or Surplus?

by shibaowner - Nurse Practitioners – Shortage or Surplus? This controversial topic has been hotly debated, and is of great interest to current and future NPs, so I conducted... Read More →

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Real learning happens after graduation

Real learning happens after graduation

by WKShadowRN - 1. Self-Care is not just a buzz-word phrase. For the two years I was in NP school I worked full time and managed my course load. The last year of that I... Read More →

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Sexting: A Trending Risky Behavior For Young Adults

Sexting: A Trending Risky Behavior For Young Adults

by Michael M. Heuninckx - In today’s world, technology is around us everywhere we turn. Particularly, the technology of cell phones is one that has gone through numerous advances and... Read More →

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Whose Consensus Is It Anyway?

Whose Consensus Is It Anyway?

by juan de la cruz - Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) as we know it arose out of the trailblazing efforts of nurses from four separate nursing specialties whose individual... Read More →

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New Grad NP - How I Got Multiple Job Offers

New Grad NP - How I Got Multiple Job Offers

by FullGlass - About me: middle-aged, no RN experience, prior career unrelated to healthcare. I joke that I'm "female, fat, and over forty." My only real "plus" is that I went to... Read More →

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NPs on the Front Lines of Change: National Nurse Practitioner Week

NPs on the Front Lines of Change: National Nurse Practitioner Week

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - November 12-18, 2017, is National Nurse Practitioner Week. I became a nurse practitioner (NP) in part because I received excellent care from one years ago. I... Read More →

Nurse Practitioner Restrictions

Nurse Practitioner Restrictions

by travelNP - I decided to become an ARNP because I knew it would be an empowering career. Although the work of an ARNP and Physician is similar, there are many differences.... Read More →

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Nurse Practitioner Week 2016

Nurse Practitioner Week 2016

by traumaRUs - The first nurse practitioner program was established at the University of Colorado. There are currently more than 222,000 NPs in the US and 20,000 NPs join the... Read More →

Primary Care: Screening For Risk Of Prescription Drug Abuse

Primary Care: Screening For Risk Of Prescription Drug Abuse

by Michael M. Heuninckx - As primary care providers, it is our duty to ensure that the medications we are prescribing to our patients do not do more harm than good. Any goal of... Read More →

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What is a Nurse Practitioner?

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

by DidiRN - Nurse Practitioners (NP) are registered nurses (RN) with graduate level degrees and are considered advanced practice nurses. They are able to provide health care... Read More →

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