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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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Top Test-Taking Secrets for Your NP Board Exam

This post covers 8 top test-taking strategies to help you pass your NP board exam! Check out these examples and tips from NP Jacklyn.

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Mythbusters Nurse Practitioner Edition: What Transitioning from RN to NP is Really Like

The road from nurse practitioner student to a newly minted clinician is an exhilarating but bumpy ride. As we transition from the academic realm to the professional arena, there are bound to be fallacies and challenges along the way. It’s crucial to address these head-on to navigate this transition period effectively. Myth #1: Be happy

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13 Do’s & Don’ts for Your NP Board Prep

Hello, future real-deal nurse practitioners! Tiffany here, an SMNP instructor! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re preparing to take your nurse practitioner boards. And I’ve got some great tips for you on how to get ready! In this post, we’ll tackle my top “do’s” and “don’ts” that I learned while studying and taking my

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If You Fail the AANP Exam, Can You Take the ANCC?

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 your

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Episode #113: A Clinician’s Guide to Weight Loss Medications

Learn how weight loss medications work in the body and how to safely prescribe them as a real-deal Nurse Practitioner.

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What Does a Nurse Practitioner Do Daily?

What does a nurse practitioner do daily? Short answer, a lot! They work closely with patients and families, offering diagnosis, treatment, preventive care, and promoting overall health and well-being.  In this article, we will explore nine important duties that NPs perform routinely, so you can get a real sense of what it’s like to be

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What are the Benefits of Being a Nurse Practitioner?

You may be wondering if becoming an NP is a good fit for you. Here are 7 benefits of being a nurse practitioner! Learn more.

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Episode #112: How to Boost Your Confidence in Clinical Rotations

Anna and I offer our top tips for increasing your confidence in clinical rotations and discuss what it means to be assertive.

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Testing Mistakes and Tips to Boost Your NP Board Exam Score

If you’re approaching your NP board exam, you’ll want to avoid some common testing mistakes that could hinder your score. This video, “Testing Mistakes and Tips to Boost Your Exam Score with SMNP Reviews” by NP Ashton Glover, gives you some ideas for how to avoid common exam errors. It’s almost guaranteed to help you

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How to Master NP Board Prep Using AI Technology

Unlock the future of NP board prep with Blue, the groundbreaking AI tutor chatbot developed by Blueprint Prep and extensively trained by SMNP content experts. Designed to revolutionize your learning experience, Blue goes beyond traditional AI responses to help you work through AANP and ANCC questions step by step, reinforcing core learning principles and ensuring

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Research Terms & Methods to Review for Your NP Board Exam

If you’re approaching your NP board exam, research methods should definitely be on your list of topics to review—but it’s a tricky topic, especially if it’s one you haven’t visited in a while! For a refresher on all things research-related, check out this SMNP video, “Revolutionizing Healthcare: The Groundbreaking Research of NPs Explained” by NP

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Episode #111: How NPHub Is Saving Healthcare with Founder, Krish Chopra

Learn how NPHub ensures both students and preceptors get the best experience possible with founder Krish Chopra.

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The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding Basics for NP Board Prep

While breastfeeding isn’t typically a topic you’ll learn about in nursing school, it’s one that may still show up on your NP board exam. If you’re looking for a quick presentation on breastfeeding to help you prepare for exam day, you’re in luck! This SMNP video, “The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding Basics for Nurse Practitioner

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What Are Your NP License Renewal Requirements?

Picture it: You’ve been practicing as a real-deal nurse practitioner for at least a year and then you suddenly remember that you need to renew your license soon. But what about your certification? When does that get renewed? And where do you even start? In this post we’ll cover everything you need to know about

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Episode #110: 3 Steps for Better Diagnostic Reasoning

We’re providing you with key terms to better diagnose your patients and showing you how to avoid errors in diagnostic reasoning.

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Here’s What to Know Before Leaving Your NP Job (Interview with Anna Miller)

Today, let’s talk about an important issue for nurse practitioners (NPs): what do you do if you want to leave your NP job, and how do you know if you’re making the right choice? In this post, I sat down with Anna Miller from SMNP Reviews to talk about the factors that impact NP job

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