Why U.S. News Chose Nurse Practitioners Over Physicians

I'm a sucker for a good 'Top 10' or 'Top 100' or 'Best of ...' list. That's why every year when U.S. News releases it's best jobs list, I indulge in scanning through the publication's picks for the top careers of the year. You can imagine my delight when I didn't have to scroll far to find nurse practitioner listed as number 2 on the recently released list of 2015's 100 best jobs. 

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This Etsy Shop Helps Nursing Students Study Pharmacology

By Nursing Student and Future NP Olivia DeFilippo

Pharmacology requires constant attention and hard work. You use acronyms, stories and pictures to help memorize drug information. Being a visual learner, I personally have spent countless hours making color-coded charts to learn the similarities and differences of each drug class. 

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Kitchen Hacks for Busy Nursing and NP Students

By Nurse Practitioner Student and Personal Trainer Justin Groce

I'm in nursing school so I get it. Instead of making dinner every night you'd much rather be using that free hour to study or actually do something you enjoy-like...crafting flashcards. So, as a nurse practitioner student myself I've come up with a few strategies to expedite my (healthy!) meal preparation for the week. 

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Medical Week in Review 1.23.15

Happy Friday! How was your week? Personally, I'm feeling a little sleep deprived from working late shifts in the ER so there's definitely some couch time in store for me this weekend. And, if I get motivated, maybe some yoga, too. If you've been too busy to keep up with this week's news happenings, check out these more interesting medical stories. 

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How to Sign Your Name as a Nurse Practitioner

Who knew that signing your name professionally could be so complicated?! Surely, the process isn't this complex for other professions? Right, wrong, or just plain annoying, there is a lot that goes into signing your name properly as a nurse practitioner. You may have multiple academic degrees to mention, special certifications, or even a state requirement to represent your NP credentials a certain way. So, how exactly do you sign your name as a nurse practitioner?

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