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.

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.

Cardiovascular Professionals Week Resources & Advocacy Guide (2022)

January 25, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Cardiovascular Professionals Week takes place from February 13-19, 2022. 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 (2022)

January 18, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

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

Explaining the Unique Role of Nurse Practitioners in Healthcare

January 11, 2022 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

The NP training emphasizes better-quality health and disease prevention rather than just disorder management. The NP role is versatile, with strong roots in patient education, health promotion, and interprofessional practice. This allows NPs to function in a wide variety of practice settings that care for patients across the lifespan.