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ANCC vs AANP: Which NP Certification Exam Should You Take?
One of the topics we hear students talking about is deciding which certification exam to take: either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exam or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) exam. But what are the actual differences between ANCC vs AANP? And what do you need to know so you can make an READ MORE
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What to Expect in Your First NP Job That You Might Not Realize: An Interview with Anna Miller
Stepping into the world as a new NP can bring a mix of excitement and nerves! With graduation season approaching, there’s a sense of anticipation and curiosity among NP graduates seeking real-world guidance. That’s why I caught up with Anna Miller from SMNP Reviews to share insights on what being a new NP truly involves. READ MORE
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The Real Deal NP 1-Day Prep: Your Fast Track to Success!
Are you ready to boost your board exam prep? Imagine a full day of intensive, comprehensive instruction tailored to boost your confidence and prepare you to pass your exam. Well, now you can make that dream a reality with our newest course: the Real Deal NP 1-Day Prep!   What is it? This isn’t your READ MORE
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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