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Tips to Maximize Your Nurse Practitioner Exam Score – Download Now!

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Taken from the highly acclaimed Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review by Maria T. Codina Leik MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, AGPCNP-BC, here are some tips on how to maximize your score in the exam. The first answer that “pops” in your head is usually the correct answer. If you are guessing, pick an answer at random….

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Lesson Learned: How Failing a Test Taught Me So Much

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From the beginning of nursing school, I decided to read every assigned chapter and spend lots of time and energy gaining as much information as I could. Being in an accelerated program, with each class lasting from 1 to 2 months, time management was of the utmost importance. I would spend nights studying, since my…

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The Nurse-Practitioner Abroad: Working as an NP Internationally

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Ever since the advent of the Nurse Licensure Compact, working as a registered nurse in half of the states in the United States has become almost seamless. The multistate license is particularly helpful for nurses who work as travelers and for nurses who live near state borders. The evolving APRN Compact will similarly provide for…

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Weathering the Storm: Healthcare Providers and Disaster

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Hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters have monopolized our attention lately. Though I was far outside of the paths of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, I monitored their progress. With each update, I considered how ill prepared I would be for a local emergency. It wasn’t always this way. In 2005 I was living and working in…

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Small Towns, Big Opportunities for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

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I recently had the privilege and pleasure of seeing John Mellencamp perform live at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia. It was a warm summer night, so I kicked back on a blanket on the lawn of the outdoor theater and listened. I was looking up at the stars when Mellencamp…

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