Nursing Features

The nurse practitioner profession is growing at a rapid pace. And with growth comes change. Today’s nurse practitioners are dealing with staff shortages in rural areas, changes in educational standards, and battles for wider practice authority in select states. What will tomorrow’s nurse practitioners be concerned with? Our interview-based features and in-depth resource guides uncover the stories behind the big issues by talking to nurse practitioners who know the subject best.

A Guide to Telehealth & Remote Nursing for NPs

May 17, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

By connecting with patients digitally, telehealth providers can better allocate healthcare resources, and increase access to care in underserved populations and regions. If utilized to its full potential, telehealth could be a revolutionary force in American healthcare.

Day in the Life of a Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner (NP)

May 13, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice providers play an increasingly important role in the American healthcare system. These are expertly trained health professionals capable of providing high-quality, cost-effective care to an aging population with varied needs. NPs deal in far more than just primary care: since the NP role was established in 1965, it’s grown to include a number of specializations, including gastroenterology.

Resources for NPs: Guide to National & State Professional Associations

May 6, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

While NPs are completing their estimated 1.06 billion patient visits every year, professional national and state associations give them a unified voice. No matter where a nurse practitioner is, no matter what they specialize in, no matter whom they serve, a professional organization exists to support them in their efforts.

Day in the Life of a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner (NP)

April 26, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Dermatology nurse practitioners (NPs) evaluate, diagnose, and treat issues related to the skin, hair, and nails. They can work in dermatology clinics, academic settings, and specialty clinics.

Day in the Life of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)

April 20, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Psychiatric-mental health NPs are trained to provide a wide range of mental health services in various settings. They assess and diagnose patients, prescribe medications, and collaborate with other medical and non-medical professionals in providing care. Throughout, they apply the holistic approach that’s characteristic of all NPs and which is particularly valuable in psychiatry and mental health.

Ask a Professor: The NP Practice Environment in Minnesota

April 5, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Minnesota is one of 24 states that has granted its nurse practitioners (NPs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) full practice authority. First passed in legislation in 2014 and enacted in 2015, full practice authority in Minnesota has drastically improved healthcare access.

An Expert’s Guide to Crushing the NP School Admissions Interview

March 31, 2022 – Cevia Yellin

Some nurse practitioner (NP) programs require an interview. With thoughtful preparation, the interview can provide NP faculty with valuable insights into the strengths of an applicant’s candidacy.

Day in the Life of a Travel Nurse Practitioner (NP)

March 31, 2022 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

Working in locum tenens can prevent burn-out. The NP has control over their schedule and is able to avoid bureaucratic challenges at the workplace since they are only there for a limited period of time. It enables providers to have a better work-life balance.

Gift Guide for Nurse Practitioner School Graduates

March 22, 2022 – Becca Brewer

The best gifts you can give are those that demonstrate the same level of thought, care, and kindness that NP grads will practice with their patients on a daily basis. This gift list is designed to help give you thoughtful, useful, and needful gifts that will help an NP graduate to celebrate and to succeed in the career they have worked so hard to advance through their schooling efforts.

A Nurse Practitioner’s Complete Guide to Getting a Raise

March 14, 2022 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

One of the best times to ask for a raise is during an NP’s annual performance review. Be prepared with a list of accomplishments, copies of patient satisfactory reviews, and productivity statistics to support the ask for a raise.