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.

Scholarship Guide for Nurse Practitioner Schools (2021)

January 5, 2021 – Matt Zbrog

Scholarships for nurse practitioner schools have never been more plentiful. Whether you’re searching by a particular region, a particular specialization, a particular demographic, or even just general assistance, there’s a scholarship out there for you.

Guide to Nurse Practitioner Fellowships & Residencies (2021)

December 21, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

Often, the first few months out of school and in the workforce are the most difficult for a nurse practitioner, who in some settings may be expected to perform as many as 80 percent of the same duties a physician would. Fellowships and residencies smooth the transition, offering extra hands-on experience and allowing for further specialization.

Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Nurse Practitioners: What to Know

December 9, 2020 – Becca Brewer

With three out of every four NPs staring down a debt horizon, understanding student loan forgiveness may spell the difference between a career that feels like indentured servitude and one that feels like a career choice made freely.

Guide to Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education Resources (2021)

December 3, 2020 – Becca Brewer

While much of an NP’s continuing education happens in a way that is hands-on, practical, and in response to what they encounter as they practice, maintaining licensure and professional certification requires practicing NPs to adequately complete formal continuing education as well.

Top Twitter Accounts for NP Students to Follow (2020-21)

November 23, 2020 – Matt Zbrog

Whether you’re looking for personal missives, professional opinions, or emerging news stories in nursing, following these nurse practitioner Twitter accounts can plug you into the ongoing conversation.

An Expert’s Guide to Crushing the NP School Admissions Interview

November 19, 2020 – 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.

National NP Week 2020: Advocacy Guide & AANP President Interview

November 9, 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.

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.

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.