Nurse Practitioner Students

Life as a nurse practitioner student is challenging and rewarding. We’ve been there. These posts are designed to support you on this roller coaster to starting your new career. Whether you’re having trouble finding a clinical placement or are planning your graduation party, check out these articles for advice.

Featured NP Residency Opportunity – New Mexico

Is this New Mexico adventure right for you? Are you dreaming of working in a clinic that will assist you grow in to the autonomous …

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The Ultimate Abscess I&D Tutorial

You know you’re made for medicine when you see a bulging, fluctuant abscess and you just can’t wait to stick an #11 blade in to …

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5 Tips for Starting Your NP Program Off on the Right Foot

If you’re heading into a nurse practitioner program this year, congrats! Making the decision to further your education isn’t an easy one. Your motivation and …

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What Do You Wish Physicians Knew About Nurse Practitioners?

Yesterday, I talked common frustrations in the NP-MD relationship. Nurse practitioners across the country have shared with me their perceptions of the highs and lows …

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Stapling Lacerations 101: It’s Easy!

Remember my posts on Suturing 101 ?  If you are a new nurse practitioner or NP student, I hope you’ve gotten a chance to practice. …

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Where to Find Online Practice Questions for the NP Certification Exam

Studying for the nurse practitioner certification exam can be overwhelming. Where do you start? There are study books and review courses to choose from, all …

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Top 5 Things to Consider in Choosing Your NP Program

So, you’ve decided you want to become a nurse practitioner. Now begins the first step in your NP education- choosing which nurse practitioner program is …

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8 Take-a-Ways from My ThriveAP Experience

By Guest Blogger, Alison Katus, MSN, FNP-C Confidence I was not confident in what to expect in my new workplace.  I moved cross-country to my …

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The Magic of a Job Interview Thank You Note

I’m not a big note writer or “Happy Birthday” wisher or a timely giver of baby and wedding presents. I’m not the friend who goes …

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Study Hacks for Nurse Practitioner Students

It’s that time of year again…yes, ‘Back to School’ is here. I love the fresh start feeling of fall, even  though my life as a …

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Nurse Practitioner Students

While your nurse practitioner program will certainly direct your studies, it’s important you make the most of your classroom and clinical experience to get prepared …

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How Long Will You Feel Overwhelmed as a New Grad Nurse Practitioner?

Does new grad nurse practitioner life have you feeling frantic? Overwhelmed? Stressed out? Doubting your career decision? No matter the number of years you have …

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