Experts

Both current and aspiring advanced practice nurses can benefit from the advice of seasoned professionals. Through interviews and expert-written content from professors, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and other APRNs, discover what to expect from various career paths, including information about job challenges and state practice authority laws.

Creating and Maintaining a CAQH Profile

April 28, 2023 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

Registering for a CAQH profile allows providers to self-report education, work history, malpractice history, and other demographics. This information creates an online credentialing profile so insurance companies can easily access and verify the details.

How to Make Your Nurse Practitioner (NP) Resume Stand Out

April 24, 2023 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

Creating a unique resume as a nurse practitioner is lucrative to stand out from a sea of applicants. A resume communicates the brand of the NP and their qualifications. The job of a resume is to get you to the interview and then facilitate the relationship between you and the possible new employer.

NAPNAP President Shares Proposals for Healthcare Reform

April 14, 2023 – Matt Zbrog

Healthcare reform doesn’t have to be radical, either. Small, logical steps can build a meaningful path to a safer, more equitable healthcare system. Sometimes the change comes quickly: the Covid-19 pandemic forced providers and patients to adapt to new and brutal conditions but simultaneously accelerated telehealth adoption. Other times, battles for reform are hard-fought.

Ask an NP: What to Know About Working in Rural Healthcare

April 10, 2023 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

Working in rural health can be both challenging and rewarding. This population has a lot of health disparities and limited access to care. The amount of nurse practitioners joining rural healthcare increases each year.

Ask a Professor: The Practice Environment in Arkansas

March 30, 2023 – Matt Zbrog

Demographic distortions driven largely by the Baby Boomer generation create a steep disparity between healthcare supply and demand. Nationwide, medical schools aren’t graduating enough primary care physicians to meet the complex needs of an aging patient population. Some states such as Arkansas are already feeling the effects.

Women’s Health NPs & National Endometriosis Awareness Month Advocacy Guide

February 15, 2023 – Nina Chamlou

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases, affecting at least one in ten women, yet it takes an average of seven to 12 years to diagnose. Many patients never receive a diagnosis, leaving questions about their health unanswered.

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

February 6, 2023 – Matt Zbrog

Throughout most of history, the standard of care in correctional medicine has been poor, but correctional NPs have helped change it for the better. This is a young and impactful specialty practice area where NPs can play a significant role in shaping the future of the field.

A Policy Perspective: How NPs Expand Healthcare Access to Rural Areas

February 1, 2023 – Matt Zbrog

Approximately 46 million Americans live in rural areas, nearly 15 percent of the nation’s population. Those rural residents tend to be older and sicker than residents of urban areas, with higher rates of cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, and obesity. A lack of reliable healthcare access exacerbates the problem further.

Cardiovascular Professionals Week Resources & Advocacy Guide (2023)

January 30, 2023 – Matt Zbrog

Cardiovascular Professionals Week takes place from February 12-18, 2023. Hosted by the Association of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP), it marks an opportunity to recognize the dedication, professionalism, and impact of those who deliver emergent and routine cardiovascular care to some of the most vulnerable and intensive populations in the healthcare system.

National CRNA Week Resources & Advocacy Guide (2023)

January 3, 2023 – Matt Zbrog

CRNA care is safe, cost-effective, and a critical resource for rural and veteran communities. But barriers remain to unlocking the profession's full potential, and CRNAs are banding together to make their voices heard on these issues.