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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.

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How to Prepare for the AGPCNP Certification Exam: Study Plans, Resources, & More!

An adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who cares for adolescent, adult, and older adult patients. AGPCNPs are so important, because they play a critical role in increasing patient access to care! They wear many hats, but the foundation of the role centers on assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation

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Ep #117: When Patient Vignettes Reveal Hidden Challenges

Discover two different patient vignettes and learn why we believe cases like these are invaluable learning tools.

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How to Choose the Perfect NP Board Review Option for You

It’s no secret that prepping for board exams is daunting for most NP students, but what about finding your prep materials? You may be surprised that one of the hardest parts of board prep is figuring out what to study and which resources to use! With so many review options out there, it’s easy to

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Top 9 Questions about PMHNP Qbanks & the Certification Exam

Exploring your options for PMHNP certification exam prep can feel overwhelming—especially when juggling patient care, a personal life, and of course, studying for the exam itself. Instead of taking on the time-consuming search for exam prep on your own, you can find answers to common questions here. We’ll explore what a Qbank is, why you

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Top 9 Questions about CPNP-PC Qbanks & the Certification Exam

Researching CPNP-PC certification exam details and the best exam review methods can feel overwhelming, especially when juggling patient care, personal life, and NP certification prep. Instead of spending hours searching, find answers to common questions right here!  This post aims to clarify your exam review options, help you choose the right one(s), and provide insights

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Top 9 Questions About AGACNP Qbanks & Certification Exams

Researching AGACNP certification exam details and the best exam review methods can be overwhelming—especially when you’re balancing patient care, your personal life, and now preparing for your NP certification.  Rather than doing the time-intensive search yourself, you’ll find the answers to common questions here. This post will help clarify what types of exam review options

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Top 10 Questions About Emergency Nurse Practitioner Qbanks & the Certification Exam

Exploring ENP certification exam details and the best exam review methods can feel overwhelming, especially when juggling patient care, personal life, and NP certification prep. Instead of spending hours searching, find answers to common questions here.  In this post, we’ll explore what a Qbank is, why you might want to use it for your exam

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How to Prepare for the FNP Certification Exam: Study Plans, Resources, & More!

No matter where you are in your NP education journey, it can be overwhelming to think about taking the board certification exam. Which one should you take? How long should you study for before taking the exam? What resources do you need? In this post, we’re going to break down all of those questions so

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How to Write NP Credentials

I have a distinct memory of telling my mom that I passed my NP board exam. She was so excited for me and, as a gift, wanted to buy a personalized, embroidered lab coat for me to wear at my new job. And so, she asked, “What are all your initials now?” I was so

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The Future of Specialty NP Prep: Rosh Review NP + SMNP Reviews + Blueprint = Highest Quality NP Test Prep

Calling all aspiring Specialty NPs! The Blueprint Prep family is proud to announce a game-changing upgrade to your board prep experience: Rosh Review NP Qbanks are now delivering an improved learner experience and are moving to the SMNP Reviews website! That’s right. The Rosh NP resources you know and love are now powered by Blueprint’s

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Ep #116: Vaccination Updates: RSV, COVID, Pneumococcal & Meningococcal

Learn the vaccination updates in indication, administration schedule, and important patient education guidance concerning RSV, COVID, etc.

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All About Incident To Billing Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners

Billing and coding is essential to getting paid for the care you provide, but it can also be a confusing and tedious process—especially for new nurse practitioners (NPs)!  In particular, there’s a special code that can be used to increase reimbursement rates for advanced practitioners like NPs and PAs: incident to billing.  But, there are

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Episode #115: LGBTQIA+ Principles in Healthcare

Anna is sharing some of the disparities the LGBTQIA+ community faces in healthcare, and her top tips for becoming a more inclusive clinician.

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What Are the Different Nurse Practitioner Specialties and How Do You Choose One?

Deciding to become a nurse practitioner (NP) can be one of the most significant choices in your life. Your career options are diverse, and the demand for your services is limitless. However, you’ll encounter some crucial decisions on your journey towards your dream career. One of these will be deciding which among all the different

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How to Build Your NP Resume

Do you ever get the feeling that when you apply for a job and submit your resume, it just gets lost in the abyss? We totally get it. We know you’re great. You know you’re great. But how can you make sure that greatness comes across on your resume so that you can get that

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Practice Like It’s Exam Day: New Specialty Qbanks Are Coming to SMNP Reviews

Ready to take the next step toward your NP specialty? Now you can with our latest exam prep resources at your side. We’re thrilled to announce that new specialty question banks are coming to SMNP Reviews starting later this month!  From the 3P’s of nursing to essential board certification topics, these Qbanks combine NP board-prep

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