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.
Trauma NPs stand with patients through terrifying pain and fear. It is not a job for the faint of heart, but it can provide a rewarding opportunity to help people pull through their most trying experiences.
Public health nurse practitioners address the health needs of their communities through wellness clinics, home visits, and developing relationships that can help to stop serious health problems before they start.
Certified nurse-midwives—advanced practice healthcare professionals with graduate-level degrees and credentialing—still struggle to practice autonomously in some U.S. states. The issue of practice authority varies widely by region, affecting the ability of CNMs to work in accordance with their high level of training and certification.
Occupational health nurses allow companies to minimize illness and injury among employees, in effect promoting productivity and boosting business.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a widespread problem in the U.S., with the incidence having doubled over the last 20 years, according to the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA). In fact, the American Kidney Fund reports that nearly 31 million people in the U.S., or about 10 percent of the U.S. adult population, suffer from CKD.
While most people are aware of the looming primary care provider shortage across the country—especially in Florida—many aren’t aware of a solution which can help alleviate that problem: extending full practice authority (FPA) privileges to NPs.
The truth is that graduate school is never cheap and many nurse practitioner programs cost anywhere between $15,000 and $40,000 or higher. While various affordable NP schools exist—particularly for working RNs enrolled in online degree programs—many students take out loans in the process.
The existence of “full practice authority”—i.e., the ability of NPs to work to the utmost extent of their education and credentialing, especially as it relates to prescriptive abilities and professional independence—varies widely by region.
One of the most contentious issues in healthcare today is the fight for full practice authority among nurse practitioners. NPs in Texas and beyond are trained to work as independent healthcare professionals, but they’re legally restrained from working to the utmost extent of their education and training.
Women’s health nurse practitioners play an invaluable role in offering holistic, comprehensive, and culturally competent health services across the U.S. One of the most contentious issues in the advanced practice nursing community is whether or not a practitioner should be authorized to work to the full extent of his or her education and training.