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Do you want to become an NP?
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Riburn3

Do you want to become an NP?

Lately is seems like there are a lot of posts complaining about NP saturation, low NP wages, and NP regret, particularly among new NP grads or NP students (but...

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New Grad NP - How I Got Multiple Job Offers
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New Grad NP - How I Got Multiple Job Offers

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...

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NPs on the Front Lines of Change: National Nurse Practitioner Week
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Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP

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

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...

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Nurse Practitioner Restrictions
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Nurse Practitioner Restrictions

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....

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Nurse Practitioner Week 2016
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Nurse Practitioner Week 2016

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...

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Michael M. Heuninckx

Primary Care: Screening For Risk Of Prescription Drug Abuse

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...

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What is a Nurse Practitioner?

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

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Is Becoming A NP Worth It?
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Is Becoming A NP Worth It?

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...

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What NP Specialty Should I Choose?
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What NP Specialty Should I Choose?

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...

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Nurse Practitioners – Shortage or Surplus?
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Nurse Practitioners – Shortage or Surplus?

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...

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Real learning happens after graduation
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Real learning happens after graduation

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...

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Nurses Focus on a Future that Demands Acute Care

There’s no shortage of studies, statistics and research on the essential roles nurses play today in primary care. A rapidly growing patient population and expanded...

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Sexting: A Trending Risky Behavior For Young Adults

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...

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Whose Consensus Is It Anyway?

Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) as we know it arose out of the trailblazing efforts of nurses from four separate nursing specialties whose individual...

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