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.

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

May 19, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) provide care to high-risk infants. They primarily work in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) but have expanded into several other settings in recent years.

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 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.

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.

The Shared Responsibility in Reducing Burnout: Moving Beyond Individual Intervention

March 8, 2022 – Celeste Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged or repeated stress. Reducing burnout is both an individual, team, and organizational responsibility that can improve patient care, improve patient safety, patient satisfaction, job satisfaction, and reduce the cost of turnover.

Ask a Professor: The NP Practice Environment in Kentucky

February 2, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Medical schools aren’t graduating enough primary care physicians fast enough to match the growing demand for their services. But they also shouldn’t have to: Kentucky’s nurse practitioners (NPs) are a valuable resource in fighting back against the primary care crunch and increasing healthcare access to those who need it.

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

January 27, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Cardiac nurse practitioners (NPs) specialize in the treatment of the cardiovascular system. In collaboration with physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, they provide comprehensive care to patients with acute and chronic cardiac conditions.