Day in the Life of Nurse Practitioner (NP) Professionals

Advanced practice nurses such as NPs can choose to focus on specific populations or conditions. This section explores what to expect from various subfields of the discipline. Each piece details first-hand knowledge of the working environment, clinical and non-clinical teams, daily responsibilities, required skills and knowledge, and certifications within each specialization or subspecialization.

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

April 22, 2021 – Matt Zbrog

The first successful kidney transplant was performed in 1954, signaling a new era in medical practice. Today, transplants of kidneys, lungs, hearts, livers, and pancreata are all considered routine procedures. Alongside the development of immunosuppressant drugs and an increasing number of donors, more and more patients are able to live longer, healthier lives: between 2013 and 2019, each year set a record for the most organ transplants in the United States.

Day in the Life of a Telecommuting Nurse Practitioner

September 14, 2020 – Becca Brewer

A 100 percent telecommuting NP works in a software-based virtual environment in the physical location of their choice. The only real requirement of a telecommuting NP’s physical work environment is that they have the capacity to connect to the internet and maintain patient confidentiality throughout the duration of virtual, email, phone, and/or video-based visits.