The NP Education Blog

From our “day in the life” series, intended to give you a feel for what it’s like to walk in the shoes of several different working nurse practitioners, to our student resource guides and professor profiles, intended to provide that little bit of extra information you need to guide your educational decision-making, this blog provides content focused on your nurse practitioner schooling and success.

Blood Transfusions: Key to Fighting Ebola
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15 November 2014

Rapid administration of blood transfusions from Ebola survivors may help fight the disease, and routine screening of the blood supply, along with pathogen reduction technology that inactivates pathogens missed in the screening process, could help protect the blood supply against Ebola.

ER Nurse Practitioner : a Day in the Life
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05 November 2014

If you are considering specialization in order to advance your nursing career, learn what it takes to be an ER nurse practitioner.

Ebola nurses survey
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29 October 2014

Most nurses surveyed feel underequipped and poorly trained to deal with a local ebola outbreak, according to an AllNurses.com survey. Learn more about their concerns around subject matter expertise, training, personal protective equipment (PPE), and treatment facilities.

15 Top Adult Gerontology Professors
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06 October 2014

If adult gerontology is your chosen field of study, or you're considering it, review this list of top professors in the field to evaluate them and the programs that they help to excel.

Day in the Life of a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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24 September 2014

Each entry in our "day in the life" series offers insight not just into the clinical requirements of different nurse practitioner roles, but into what it's really like to spend a day as a nurse practitioner with a particular specialty. In this post, you'll find information about what a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner does in a typical day.

10 Top Neonatal Nursing Professors
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22 September 2014

Why not learn from the best? Meet neonatal nursing professors skilled in the care and treatment of newborns, and find out more about their research and backgrounds as you contemplate your nursing future.

10 Top ER Nursing Professors
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12 September 2014

Ever wonder what it’s like to work in emergency care? Our list of 10 Top ER Nursing Professors shows how broad the true scope of the emergency field is and highlights professors who have backgrounds in ER or emergency care.

Day in the Life of a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
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08 September 2014

Caring for our aging population is an increasingly important concern for the American healthcare system. As specialists in older adult ailments and treatment, Geriatric Nurse Practitioners are in high demand. Their skills can help make older adults comfortable, extend their lives, and give support to families who are dealing with the universal issue of growing older.

25 Top Pediatric Nursing Professors
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26 August 2014

Meet 25 top pediatric nursing professors and learn what makes them not only excellent instructors but contributors to the nursing community and field.

Day in the Life of a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
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25 August 2014

Being a nurse practitioner can be a challenging profession. By specializing in one type of ailment, nurses can become experts, help a variety of patients, and advance their careers more quickly. If you are considering specialization, learn what it takes to be a dermatology nurse practitioner.