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.

Moving from Fee for Service to a Value-Based Reimbursement Model

August 31, 2021 – Celeste Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Nurse practitioners have an opportunity to reconnect with the reasons they became nurse practitioners: to care for people, to improve their health and wellbeing, and to make a positive difference in their lives. Moving from fee for service allows us to shift the focus from volume to providing better care.

Civic Health Month: An Expert’s Advocacy Guide

July 26, 2021 – Celeste Williams, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

August is Civic Health Month—a time to ensure that both coworkers, colleagues, and patients have an opportunity to participate in the decisions that affect their lives.

What are the Best States for NPs & Other APRNs (2021-2022)?

July 12, 2021 – Matt Zbrog

In ranking the best states for NPs and other APRNs, we utilized the following sources: job growth data, average annual salaries, and regulatory (or practice authority) status.

A Guide to Malpractice Insurance for NPs

July 2, 2021 – Matt Zbrog

Malpractice insurance, also known as professional liability insurance, does just that: it protects NPs from the costs associated with claims of negligence or incompetence, including costs related to liability and legal defense. As the role and responsibility of NPs continue to increase, it’s essential that NPs be adequately covered.

A Guide to Preceptorships for Nurse Practitioners

June 14, 2021 – Matt Zbrog

Preceptorships are particularly useful for NP students and NPs who are transitioning into a new specialty area and they are almost always required to complete an MSN or DNP degree program.

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.

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.