Nurse Practitioner Career Resources

Nurse Practitioner Profession: 20 Years of Change

Nurse Practitioner Profession: 20 Years of Change

Changes in the NP profession over the past 20 years include the growth of the profession, methods of practice, and the types of patients and conditions treated.

NP, PA Treatment Comparable for Patients With CVD or Diabetes

NP, PA Treatment Comparable for Patients With CVD or Diabetes

Effectiveness of care and healthcare resource use for diabetes or cardiovascular disease were comparable among patients receiving care from an NP vs those managed by a PA.

Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

A literature review revealed that the use of care navigators in conjunction with follow-up telephone calls from nursing staff improved transition of care and readmission rates in patients with congestive heart failure.

Preoperative Testing, Management: Addressing a Potential Hospitalist NP Gap

Preoperative Testing, Management: Addressing a Potential Hospitalist NP Gap

Hospitalist NPs are key to successfully implementing Society of Hospital Medicine guidelines for preoperative testing and management.

Assessing a Comprehensive Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Program

Assessing a Comprehensive Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Program

An evaluation assessed the nonhealthcare-related influences that have led to misconceptions about long-acting reversible contraceptives.

Nursing Faculty Ill Prepared to Educate Students on Transgender Patient Care

Nursing Faculty Ill Prepared to Educate Students on Transgender Patient Care

Nurse educators may not be fully prepared to teach students about transgender patient care.

Project ECHO: Educational Support to Improve Hepatitis Care

Project ECHO: Educational Support to Improve Hepatitis Care

Project ECHO at Los Angeles Christian Health Center contributes to improved care of HCV in underserved populations.

Ribociclib Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Ribociclib Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Investigators report results from the MONALEESA-7 trial, which assessed ribociclib plus endocrine therapy in premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.

Lofexidine a Non-Narcotic Option for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Lofexidine a Non-Narcotic Option for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Lofexidine may help patients with opioid withdrawal symptoms or difficulty with opioid discontinuation.

FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone Places Burden on APRNs

FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone Places Burden on APRNs

A study assessing the impact of upscheduling of hydrocodone combined medications on APRN practices in Oklahoma revealed significant barriers to effective pain management.

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