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 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.

Guide to Nurse Practitioner Fellowships & Residencies (2022)

February 1, 2022 – 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.

Cardiovascular Professionals Week Resources & Advocacy Guide (2022)

January 25, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

Cardiovascular Professionals Week takes place from February 13-19, 2022. Hosted by the Association of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP), it marks an opportunity to recognize the dedication, professionalism, and impact of those who deliver emergent and routine cardiovascular care to some of the most vulnerable and intensive populations in the healthcare system.

National CRNA Week Resources & Advocacy Guide (2022)

January 18, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

CRNA care is safe, cost-effective, and a critical resource for the rural and veteran communities. But barriers remain to unlocking the full potential of the profession, and CRNAs are banding together to make their voices heard on these issues.

Explaining the Unique Role of Nurse Practitioners in Healthcare

January 11, 2022 – Sophia Khawly, MSN

The NP training emphasizes better-quality health and disease prevention rather than just disorder management. The NP role is versatile, with strong roots in patient education, health promotion, and interprofessional practice. This allows NPs to function in a wide variety of practice settings that care for patients across the lifespan.

Guide to Nurse Practitioner Conferences (2022)

January 6, 2022 – Becca Brewer

Many NP conferences work to expand the recognition of the importance of the NP role to healthcare, connect NPs to one another to create advocacy and business partnerships, and provide NPs with the continuing education needed to maintain active board certification.

A Comprehensive Guide to NP Subspecialties

January 5, 2022 – Matt Zbrog

The first NP programs were only established in 1965. Since then, however, the NP role has matured to incorporate several specialties and even more subspecialties, each with its own tailored training programs and niche certification processes.

Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Nurse Practitioners: What to Know

December 30, 2021 – 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.