Resources

Pursuing an advanced nursing career is challenging, but there is a wealth of scholarship opportunities, professional associations, salary guides, and more to help aspiring APRNs. Check out our authoritative resource guides below.

National NP Week 2020: Advocacy Guide & AANP President Interview

September 23, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

This year’s annual Nurse Practitioner Week is from November 8 to 14, honoring NPs across the country for their contributions to the health of the nation. NP Week isn’t just a celebration, though; it’s also a call to action. Advocacy efforts by individual NPs and by professional organizations such as AANP are critical for advancing the profession and meeting the needs of the American public.

A Day in the Life of a Telecommuting Nurse Practitioner

September 14, 2020 – Becca Brewer

A 100 percent telecommuting NP works in a software-based virtual environment in the physical location of their choice.

Guide to the Most Useful Mobile Apps for Nurse Practitioners

August 27, 2020 – Kimmy Gustafson

The right mobile app can streamline a nurse practitioner's day. Apps can now help with diagnosing complicated cases, providing references for medical conditions, supplying detailed medication information, and even providing continuing education. Nurse practitioners can access these apps on their smartphones or tablets from their office, home, or exam room streamlining patient care.

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.

How Much Do Nurse Practitioners Make? A Comprehensive Guide (2020)

July 28, 2020 – Becca Brewer

The average nurse practitioner salary across the nation varies by source. According to the BLS (May 2019), NPs made an average annual wage of $111,840. The 2019 AANP National Workforce Survey corroborated this, finding that NPs made $110,000 on average.

How to Write an Excellent NP School Personal Statement

July 27, 2020 – Rachel Drummond

So why are nurse practitioner admissions so competitive? A shortage of qualified nursing teaching faculty and an increasing number of retiring nurses are some possible reasons, according to CNN.

Resources for NPs: Guide to National & State Professional Associations

July 9, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

While NPs are completing their estimated 1.06 billion patient visits every year, professional associations at both the national and state level give them a unified voice. No matter where a nurse practitioner is, no matter what they specialize in, no matter whom they serve, a professional organization exists to support them in their efforts.

Which U.S. States Have the Highest Demand for Nurse Practitioners?

June 25, 2020 – Becca Brewer

With NPs equipped with the skills needed for the current and impending needs in healthcare, the Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS, 2020) predicted that between 2018 and 2028, the demand for NPs will swell 28 percent. An incredible 53,300 new NP jobs are predicted during this time period, with an overall nation-wide job availability of 242,400.

Gift Guide for Nurse Practitioner School Graduates

June 17, 2020 – Becca Brewer

The best gifts you can give are those that demonstrate the same level of thought, care, and kindness that NP grads will practice with their patients on a daily basis. This gift list is designed to help give you thoughtful, useful, and needful gifts that will help a NP graduate to celebrate and to succeed in the career they have worked so hard to advance through their schooling efforts.

NC-SARA and Online Nurse Practitioner Programs: What to Know

April 3, 2020 – Kimmy Gustafson

Standardizing education to ensure a minimum level of quality has been a huge problem as the number of institutions offering higher education increases. Over the past decade, there have been institutions in the news for scamming students with programs that provide little value and saddled them with costly loans. Thankfully, there are several organizations, public and nonprofit, established to help regulate higher education.