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.

Interview with FNU’s Dr. Tonya Nicholson on Nurse-Midwifery Education & Advice

November 9, 2020 – Cevia Yellin

Experienced nurses seeking a higher level of responsibility and leadership opportunities may want to consider seeking additional education and training to become advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The field includes nurse practitioners (NPs), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and certified nurse-midwives (CNMs).

Interview with NAPNAP President Dr. Jessica Peck

November 9, 2020 – Rachel Drummond

While widespread uncertainty has created unprecedented challenges for people, patients, and healthcare teams, Dr. Jessica Peck, DNP remains hopeful in the difference she and nursing colleagues are making through their clinical and advocacy work for children and other vulnerable groups.

AANP President Interview: The Importance of the Flu Vaccine

October 22, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

As the global community races towards a vaccine against Covid-19, healthcare workers are fighting to remind the public about the importance of vaccinations, including the one that already exists to combat the seasonal flu.

Ask a Professor: The Fight for Full Practice Authority by Pennsylvania’s NPs

October 19, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

Those who suffer the worst from the primary care crisis are seniors, veterans, and residents of rural areas. In Pennsylvania, the state’s 15,000-plus nurse practitioners (NPs) could be part of the solution.

Ask a Professor: The Fight for Expanded Practice Authority for Ohio’s NPs

October 7, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

Medical schools are not graduating enough primary care physicians to meet the needs of an aging population—and Ohio is not immune from the crisis.

Ask a Professor: The Fight for Full Practice Authority in Illinois

September 2, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

The need for qualified healthcare professionals is acute and increasing. Nurse practitioners (NPs) could play a prominent role in meeting that need.

The Importance of Culturally Competent Care: Needed Now More Than Ever

August 18, 2020 – Melissa DeCapua, DNP

This article provides an overview of health disparities in the United States, introduces the concept of culturally competent care, and encourages all nurses and nurse practitioners to continue to practice and support a better, more inclusive health system.

Ask a Professor: New York’s NPs and the Fight for Full Practice Authority

August 7, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

Nurse practitioners have been providing high-quality, cost-efficient care for nearly 50 years. In 2011, a systematic review of 37 studies found consistent evidence that cost-related outcomes for NP care were equivalent to those of physicians.

The Mental Health Implications of Covid-19

July 20, 2020 – Melissa DeCapua, DNP

Healthcare providers are being overworked and carry the fear of being conduits for the virus. The rest of the American citizens in lockdown are feeling isolated, anxious, depressed, and stressed over the future. These things that we are feeling and thinking are going to have major implications in the future.

Ask a Professor: How Florida’s NPs Are Fighting for Full Practice Authority

July 13, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

Beginning to bridge the healthcare provider gap would require the state to add between 3,000 and 5,000 physicians in the next five to ten years. While medical schools can’t meet that level of demand at the necessary pace, Florida’s nurse practitioners (NPs) could be the answer.