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ThriveAP Is Growing! New Class Available

ThriveAP is growing! After a tremendous amount of growth over the past few months, ThriveAP is excited to announce we will be opening up a …

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Auscultate It! Super Quick Lung Sounds Tutorial

It’s interesting how much you can learn with a review of the most basic skills. As nurse practitioners, many of us have been listening to …

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6 Tips for Crushing a Virtual Nurse Practitioner Interview

Before the world of video calling, interviewing for a nurse practitioner position across state lines meant incurred travel expenses and additional stresses for both the …

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M.D. vs D.O.: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever worked with a D.O.? When I began practicing in the emergency department, there was a clear favorite of mine when it came …

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Free Workshop: Addressing Low Back Pain in Primary Care

Join us live on March 9th! Are you curious about ThriveAP? Now you have the chance to experience the ThriveAP program by attending a free …

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The 411 on Nurse Practitioner Prescribing

Prescribing is a core component of life as a nurse practitioner. While we advocate for lifestyle change and encourage alternate therapies, sometimes medication is the …

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5 Online Trauma CME Resources for Nurse Practitioners

The hospital where I work has recently upped its trauma level status. So, it has come to my attention, there is now a trauma-related continuing …

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Do These 8 Things After Giving Your Two Weeks Notice

The Guide to a Graceful Exit for Nurse Practitioners  Working up the nerve to give your two weeks notice to your employer can be downright …

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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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NP Holiday Etiquette: Guidelines for Giving Gifts to Coworkers

Wanting to spread holiday cheer among your coworkers this Christmas is understandable; after all, you do spend quite a bit of time together and you’ve …

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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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ThriveAP Announces Partnership with New Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

By Chris Poole, CEO ThriveAP is an education and training resource for Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) which is the fastest growing segment of professional healthcare …

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