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.

10 Nursing Trends to Watch in 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
29 October 2014

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

15 Top Adult Gerontology Professors
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
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.

Top Neonatal Nursing Professors
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.

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