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.

A Guide to Malpractice Insurance for NPs

October 31, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Malpractice insurance, also known as professional liability insurance, does just that: it protects NPs from the costs associated with claims of negligence or incompetence, including costs related to liability and legal defense. As the role and responsibility of NPs continue to increase, it’s essential that NPs be adequately covered.

A Guide to Non-Clinical Careers for Nurse Practitioners

October 18, 2022 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

Fortunately for NPs burned out by patient care, there are many non-clinical roles they can explore, such as teaching, research, informatics, and consulting. Some of these positions are remote, while others have flexible hours.

Ask a Professor: The NP Practice Environment in Utah

October 10, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are a critical part of the solution. Expertly trained to provide top-quality care across a range of specialties to a diverse set of patients, NPs take a holistic and patient-centered approach that can help alleviate their states’ top health concerns. In Utah, recent legislation has empowered NPs to practice to the full extent of their training, and many are setting their sights on how to address the top health issues in their state.

Why Aren’t There More Male Nurse Practitioners?

October 5, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

According to 2022 data from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), female NPs outnumber male NPs by more than eight to one in the US. That’s only marginally better than the gender ratio for all nurses in the US, which is just under ten to one in favor of female nurses.

Day in the Life of an Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner (NP)

September 26, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Orthopedics is a specialty dealing with issues related to muscles and bones. If that sounds like a large swathe of medical territory, that’s because it is: approximately one in three people in the US are affected by a musculoskeletal condition.

Ask a Professor: The Practice Environment in Connecticut

September 15, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

To practice in Connecticut as a nurse practitioner (NP) requires an understanding of coexisting extremes. The third smallest state in the nation, Connecticut is also the fourth most densely populated, and income inequality is one of its top health challenges. But in this relatively tiny area, an enviable amount of good exists: public health funding is up 47 percent year-over-year, and the state is ranked third best in the US for overall health outcomes, according to the United Health Foundation (UHF).

Investments & Financial Planning for Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

August 24, 2022 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

NPs are high-salary professionals and should take the time to learn how to save and invest their money. By using the saving vehicles below, they can decrease their tax burden and optimize their path to financial success.

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

August 12, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Surgical NPs specialize in one or more aspects of surgical care. Often beginning their career with training as acute care nurse practitioners (ACNPs), their work environment typically exists within a hospital, but they can work anywhere there’s an operating room or clinic.

Day in the Life of a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner (NP)

August 2, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Over five million patients are admitted annually to American intensive care units (ICUs). These patients have a wide range of critical and complex conditions that require quick and effective treatment. Critical care nurse practitioners (NPs) are part of the interprofessional, multidisciplinary team that performs the assessments and interventions that those patients need.

The Process to Become a Nurse Practitioner – What to Know

July 26, 2022 – Kimmy Gustafson

Today, nurse practitioners are licensed independent healthcare practitioners who provide high-quality medical care to all types of patients. They have completed additional education beyond an initial nursing program, holding either master’s of science in nursing (MSN) or a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree.