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.

20 Top Professors of Nurse Anesthesia
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09 June 2015

For those interested in a career as a CRNA, it is important to get the kind of training that will prepare you for the critical role of nurse anesthetist. Learning from one or more of these 20 top professionals in the field can help put your career in anesthesia on the right track.

Day in the Life of a Travel Nurse Practitioner
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20 May 2015

Being a nurse practitioner can be a challenging profession. By traveling, nurse practitioners can assume short-term assignments, each in a different area of specialization, thereby testing the NP waters. Ultimately, this can expose the nurse to different populations and specializations, as well as different geographies, ultimately allowing him or her to select a specialization based on that experience, or to continue to travel as a career. Learn what it takes, and what it's like, to be a travel nurse practitioner.

25 Great Nurse Practitioner Blogs
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22 April 2015

Nurse practitioners come in all shapes, sizes, and specialties. These 25 bloggers have created wonderful ways for nursing students and professionals to see the day-to-day responsibilities, heartaches, and successes of a nurse practitioner.

31 Top Mobile Apps for Nurse Practitioners
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21 March 2015

Struggling to find the best medical apps? This blog post elucidates 31 of the highest quality tablet and smart phone apps that any nurse practitioner will find helpful in implementing best practice and improving patient outcomes.

10 Nursing Trends to Watch in 2015
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27 January 2015

Nursing is a career that can change from year to year depending on healthcare trends as well as current overall cultural shifts. These are ten of the most important nursing trends to look out for 2015.

Day in the Life of a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner
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20 January 2015

If you are considering NP specialization, learn what it takes to be a cardiac nurse practitioner, which is considered a specialized form of acute care nurse practitioner.

Day in the Life of a Hospice Nurse Practitioner
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08 December 2014

Learn more about the critical role that hospice nurse practitioners play on the team that cares for terminally ill patients during the later stages of their illness.

Day in the Life of a Surgical Nurse Practitioner
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07 December 2014

Surgery is a chaotic time for many patients, and surgical nurse practitioners can provide stability and continuity during this time by spending time with the patient before, during and afer surgery. Learn what it takes to be a surgical nurse practitioner.

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.