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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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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 will be delivering an improved learner experience and moving to the SMNP Reviews website! That’s right. Later this month, the Rosh NP resources you know and love will be powered

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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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Most Common Nurse Practitioner Interview Questions

You’ve been applying to jobs, showing off that resume, and you just received a call back to schedule an interview. After all you’ve been through, it seems too good to be true. You are so close to finally living your dream of caring for patients as a nurse practitioner, you can taste it!  But what

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Episode #114: Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Care Planning

Learn what advanced care planning is and get our tips for approaching difficult conversations as it relates to advanced care planning.

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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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