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.

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.

15 Top Psychiatric Nursing Professors
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17 August 2014

Great professors can make all the difference when it comes to pursuing something as challenging as a career in psychiatric nursing. The professors on this list are dedicated professionals who work hard to distinguish themselves and to make sure their students succeed.

25 Helpful Grants for Nursing School
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13 August 2014

Students wanting to advance their nursing career either through training or research can turn to nursing grants to help with their education or the completion of a degree. Our list of 25 helpful grants for nursing school can supply students with many different ideas.

15 Top Family Nurse Practitioner Professors
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04 August 2014

Pursuing an advanced degree can be a difficult choice to make. Even though becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner can offer many professional opportunities beyond those an RN might have, it can seem overwhelming to select the right program. One of the easiest ways to be sure you find a program that is worth committing to is to evaluate the faculty. The Family Nurse Practitioner professors on this list have shown themselves to be talented and dedicated nurses who can do a lot to further a new FNP's career. Keep reading to learn more.

15 Top Holistic Nursing Programs
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30 July 2014

Many nurses now acknowledge the importance of spirit, heart and mind when it comes to patient healing. For that reason, we've listed 15 top holistic nursing programs that take a holistic approach to student education and include options at the entry and advanced nursing education levels.

16 Great Acute Care Nursing Professors
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24 July 2014

The best nursing educators make a difference in the lives of their patients as well as their students. The acute care nursing professors on this list are shining examples of what a great nurse and teacher can contribute to the world.

Day in the Life of a Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner
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23 July 2014

Even if you know that you have a future as a Nurse Practitioner, it can be extremely difficult to choose a specialty. There are so many factors that come into play, it seems like there is always more and more information to consider. That's why we decided to start a series entitled "A Day in the Life…" Each entry will offer 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 the life...

11 Scholarships for Nurse Practitioner Students
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20 July 2014

Nurse practitioner students don't have to financially do it all on their own. Many national organizations offer MSN and DNP scholarships with graduate schools and regional NP organizations also providing students with even more niche scholarship opportunities.