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.

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Top 5 Causes of Nurse Practitioner Burnout

Working in healthcare is demanding on many levels from which nurse practitioners are not immune. As with any problem, identifying the cause of the issue …

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3 Ways Nurse Practitioners Can Work from Home

Working from home has plenty of perks. If you feel burnt out from your time on the hospital floor or from going through the doors …

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When the Nurse Practitioner Stress Mounts…

This weekend I went on a getaway with a professional group I am affiliated with. While our weekend had a strict agenda, the theme for …

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Remember, Your NP Career Is a Marathon Not a Sprint

I have run two marathons thus far in my life. I’m not sure if there will be more to come as I have a love-hate …

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The Best Apps to Help Busy NPs Save Time

I absolutely love tools that help my efficiency level. I’m a get-things-done kind of girl. So, if there’s a way to knock my to-do list …

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10 Tips for Surviving a String of Night Shifts

I’m fortunate that, as a nurse practitioner, my employer allows me to split night, evening, and day shifts. Switching sleep schedules isn’t easy, but it’s …

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Book Club: Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between

Early in December, I imagined I would pick up I Am Malala while sitting by the fire with a cup of cocoa over Christmas break.  I had …

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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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