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.

Establishing an Independent NP Practice: What to Know

June 28, 2022 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

A nurse practitioner is passionate about helping people. Becoming an entrepreneur can be quite challenging. Once they become a business owner, they must develop a business plan, research and understand revenue models, and hire and train new staff.

First Year as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) – What to Know

June 1, 2022 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

The first year working as an NP is very important in the NP's career in order to expand on the knowledge base that was established during their education. During this year, many of the skills and education that were gained during their graduate program are practiced and reinforced. This is when the NP begins the transition from being an RN.

A Guide to Telehealth & Remote Nursing for NPs

May 17, 2022 – 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.

Resources for NPs: Guide to National & State Professional Associations

May 6, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

While NPs are completing their estimated 1.06 billion patient visits every year, professional national and state associations 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.

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.

Gift Guide for Nurse Practitioner School Graduates

March 22, 2022 – 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.

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.

Top Blogs for Nurse Practitioners & Students (2022)

February 15, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

The journey to becoming a nurse practitioner can seem overwhelming at times, but the best nurse practitioner blogs make you feel less alone and more equipped to take the first steps.

An Expert’s Advocacy Guide – GI Nurses & Associates Week (2022)

February 8, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

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.