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At SMNP Reviews, we believe in empowering our NP community with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful, confident nurse practitioners. That’s why we’ve created this blog to provide you with all the resources you need to stay up to date with the latest and greatest information to help you excel in your career. Our goal is to make your lives easier by creating a hub where you can find, explore, and delve into the plethora of resources we offer.
If you’re getting ready to graduate from your nurse practitioner program, you’re probably thinking about how to find your first NP job. You also probably have a lot of questions about your next steps, such as: What type of practice do I want to work in? Do I want to subspecialize? How much money willREAD MORE
This episode is dedicated to those of you who are getting ready to head out into your first job as a real-deal Nurse Practitioner. You’re probably a little overwhelmed and anxious, but we hope this episode helps you step into your first day on the job with confidence. Transitioning from nurse to Nurse PractitionerREAD MORE
Whether you’re a nurse practitioner student in your clinical rotations or a new real-deal NP, you’re documenting A LOT of patient encounters. And once you get into clinical practice, you’ll start submitting notes with detailed billing and coding information so that your clinical practice can get reimbursed for your services. But how do you knowREAD MORE
Welcome to our latest interview where I have the chance to talk with Sarah Michelle about one of the most common obstacles leading up to your NP exam: test anxiety. Many NP students find themselves dealing with jitters and panic as exam day approaches, which can affect your performance regardless of how much you study.READ MORE
We talk a lot about the role of a Nurse Practitioner, but the truth is, we never truly work alone in healthcare. No matter what kind of Nurse Practitioner you are, you likely work alongside hospitalists, nurses, case managers, social workers, specialists, and ancillary staff. The unifying thread between all of you is to createREAD MORE
Want to order groceries directly to your door? There’s an app for that! Want to edit your vacation photos? There’s an app for that! Want to know exactly when to take a bathroom break during a movie so that you don’t miss anything important? Yep, there’s an app for that! (Seriously, there is.) And yes,READ MORE
Before the pandemic, NP board review prep was largely offered as live, in-person courses. But over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in online options that have changed the NP board prep landscape (some would say, for the better!). So, with all the options available to you now, how do you choose whichREAD MORE
As we enter the New Year, this is a crucial time for us to explore what it means to find the balance between Nurse Practitioner school and life. Becoming a Nurse Practitioner is an amazing journey that’s well worth it, but it also presents many challenges when it comes to managing our time and findingREAD MORE
Burnout is a huge topic that’s never been more relevant to the general public, let alone the healthcare field. Pre-pandemic, there was more stigma attached to mental health in health care settings. But now, nearly four years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, burnout seems to be everywhere and lots of people are talkingREAD MORE
Have wondered how geriatric patients are able to see their medical provider, get medications refilled, complete labs or diagnostic studies, or go to specialty appointments? How do they schedule appointments and arrange transportation to and from the appointment? What about working with technology they might not be familiar with, or scheduling a medical appointment quicklyREAD MORE
If you want to balance seeing your loved ones with this busy period at work during the Holidays, you’re in the perfect place. The holiday season is a jam-packed time when all Nurse Practitioners want to give their full attention to patients as well as friends and family. But how do we do that withoutREAD MORE
Holiday music is playing. You’re making lists on what gifts to buy. You have travel plans to visit friends and family. You’re sipping on some peppermint hot cocoa, enjoying a moment of holiday cheer—and then, out of nowhere, you realize you need to fit some study time in during your holiday break. You finally hadREAD MORE
If you’re currently preparing to graduate or have just passed your board certification exam, you might be wondering, “Now what?” This is a common question we receive all the time, and once again, I am joined by Anna to guide you through the next steps. You’ve graduated, passed your boards, and the next critical stepREAD MORE
Picture it: You’ve graduated from nurse practitioner (NP) school and passed your board certification exam. Congratulations! Now, the only thing left on your to-do list is to land your first NP job. Easy, right? Well, maybe not easy. But if you work hard, you’ll succeed! In this post, we’ll walk through everything you need toREAD MORE
Last month, I sat down with Sarah Michelle to talk about the declining AANP FNP pass rate and how to give yourself the best chance of passing on the first try. Still, there are plenty of obstacles that come with taking the exam that may lead to a failing score. If you do fail yourREAD MORE
If you’re taking the NP board exam, you’ll want to be up to speed on thyroid disorders. But saying that’s a complicated subject could be the understatement of the year. A lot of students struggle with the topic, and if you’re one of them, no worries—we’ll break this all down for you! This Sarah MichelleREAD MORE
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