APRN Guides

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.

The Impact of Covid-19 on Pediatric Patients & Teams: An Interview with Dr. Jessica Peck, DNP

June 7, 2021 – Rachel Drummond

As we begin a slow and steady recovery from the worldwide devastation of Covid-19, parents and caretakers are wondering: “How will our children be affected by this pandemic?” After more than a year of living, working, and schooling at home in isolation, every aspect of family, personal, and professional life has dramatically shifted in ways that no one could have predicted.

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences—And How NPs Can Help

June 2, 2021 – Celeste Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Adverse childhood experiences have an enormous impact on future substance abuse, violence, victimization and perpetration, sexually transmitted infections, delayed brain development, lower educational attainment, reduced employment opportunities, and a lifetime of increased negative health outcomes and increased risk of disease.

A Guide to Telehealth & Remote Nursing for NPs

June 1, 2021 – 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.

Social Determinants of Health and Their Effect on Health Outcomes: A Case Study

May 19, 2021 – Celeste Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

The Marshallese make up no more than 3 percent of Northwest Arkansas' population, but in July of 2020 they had suffered half of the Covid-19 deaths in the region. In order to understand how this occurred we will look at the social determinants that led to such disparity and negative health outcomes.

An Expert’s Bona Fide Guide: Life as an Acute Care NP

May 3, 2021 – Matt Zbrog

Approximately six million patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) every year. Their conditions are often complex, and the corresponding treatment environment can be intense. This is just one part of the broader world of acute care, which is based on the short-term treatment of, and/or recovery from, severe and urgent conditions.

An Expert’s Bona Fide Guide: Life as an Oncology NP

April 26, 2021 – Matt Zbrog

An oncology nurse practitioner (NP) is a highly-trained, board-certified health professional who specializes in treating patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. They also consult with families, provide ongoing education, and work both independently and in close collaboration with other members of the care team. Oncology is a subspecialty that’s both highly complex and continually evolving: as our scientific understanding of cancer and its treatments changes, so does the way that oncology NPs interact with their patients.

An Expert’s Bona Fide Guide: Life as a Transplant Nurse Practitioner (NP)

April 22, 2021 – Matt Zbrog

The first successful kidney transplant was performed in 1954, signaling a new era in medical practice. Today, transplants of kidneys, lungs, hearts, livers, and pancreata are all considered routine procedures. Alongside the development of immunosuppressant drugs and an increasing number of donors, more and more patients are able to live longer, healthier lives: between 2013 and 2019, each year set a record for the most organ transplants in the United States.

International Day of the Midwife: What Makes a Birth Center Unique

April 20, 2021 – Cevia Yellin

One of the main benefits of birth center services administered by certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) is women’s care. This may include a variety of healthcare services beginning prior to pregnancy and continuing well beyond the childbearing years.

Gift Guide for Nurse Practitioner School Graduates

April 6, 2021 – 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 an NP graduate to celebrate and to succeed in the career they have worked so hard to advance through their schooling efforts.

An Expert’s Advocacy Guide – GI Nurses & Associates Week (2021)

March 22, 2021 – Matt Zbrog

GI Nurses & Associates Week (March 21-27, 2021) marks an occasion to celebrate the work and impact of GI nurses and the broader GI care team. Safe and effective gastroenterological care requires far more than a GI physician—and increasingly, GI nurses and GI nurse practitioners (NPs) are stepping in to ensure the GI health of the nation.