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Should You Pursue an NP Residency Program?
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 will READ MORE
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Billing and Coding Review: All About Medical Decision-Making
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 know READ MORE
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Tips for Managing Test Anxiety Before Your NP Boards
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
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Best NP Apps for Learning, Scheduling, Note-Taking, & 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
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Online vs. In-Person NP Board Prep: Which Should You Choose?
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 which READ MORE
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Nurse Practitioner Burnout: How to Recognize, Manage, & Prevent It
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 talking READ MORE