Nurse Practitioner Lifestyle

In the mood for the lighter side of life as a nurse practitioner? The NP lifestyle section was created just for you. From the latest in scrub fashion to the most functional lab coats and even work-life balance issues, posts in this category cover the intersection of career + real life.

9 Practical Tips for Conquering Night Shift Fatigue

Last night my husband and I went to dinner with friends which happened to be the same day I was transition back to reality from …

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My First Day as a NP Clinical Student

A reader recently asked if I would write a post about my first day as a nurse practitioner clinical student.  Surely I had already covered …

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Making the Most of Working on Christmas

Admittedly, I’m not working on Christmas this year. I will be with my family enjoying morning cinnamon rolls and eating beef tenderloin for dinner. Mmmm….. …

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Hospital Holiday DIY: The Urinal Christmas Wreath

When I cover the night shift in the emergency department, typically there are a few minutes of downtime around 4am. The evening rush has subsided and …

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5 Tips for the New Advanced Practice Provider Starting Their Career

By Guest Blogger Marquita Fields, DNP, FNP-BC The caps are tossed in the air, there are no more discussion boards due, and you have submitted …

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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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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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7 TEDMED Talks for Nurse Practitioners

I’m back on the TED talks kick. Yes, the past few mornings on my exercise bike have been spent madly peddling away, sweat dripping down …

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When it Comes to Patient Care, Mother Knows Best

I recently wrote about my latest experience in medicine. It wasn’t as a nurse practitioner, but rather as a patient. And, it didn’t go that …

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ThriveAP’s 5 Most Pinned on Pinterest

Do you love pinning as much as we do? Pinterest is an endless vortex of creativity, a DIY haven, a virtual fashion runway, and an …

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Assistant Physicians: A New Breed of Provider

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s no new news there’s a physician shortage in the United States that’s expected to worsen in the …

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Real-Life Tips from First Day Mistakes in My New Nurse Practitioner Job

Perfectly content with my workload, and always borderline over-committed, I wasn’t looking for a new nurse practitioner job. Until, that is, the former medical director …

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