Support for Real World Practice

The new grad NP struggle is real.

I'm not going to sugar coat it—

The new grad NP struggle is real.

My first year as a new nurse practitioner, I lived on saltines and ginger ale from stress-related stomach pain.

Every night, I drugged myself to sleep to shut my brain off (with benadryl, don't worry).

Every day, I drove white-knuckled to work, trying not to throw up my breakfast—

afraid of being caught off-guard by the symptoms patients would bring up,

wondering how I'd handle not knowing what to do, or if there'd be anyone around to ask questions.

Sound familiar?

If you’re anything like most new grads, this is you, too.

The transition to practice is tough, but it doesn't have to be SO hard, and you don't have to go it alone.

Hi! I'm Liz Rohr.

I’m a primary care family nurse practitioner, and I formed Real World NP, an online educational platform and business because:
  1. I wish I had a resource like this when I was new.
  2. I'm obsessed with learning, teaching and am fascinated by medicine.
  3. It's painful seeing new nurse practitioners struggle with the same issues again and again (& I get to help way more NPs online than I can in-person).



Since 2015, I've been a PCP with my own panel (1200+ when I was full-time).

Today, I work part-time in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Boston, MA and run this site.

I've been a nurse for over a decade, and got my BSN from Boston College and MSN from UCLA.

Credentials aside, I'm the kind of girl you'll find perusing Up-To-Date on her phone before bed— I can't help myself.

Technically, my teaching career started as a pathophysiology and pharmacology tutor in undergrad– but I like to think it started back in third grade, when my teacher asked me to show my classmate how to write a short story.

When I’m not poring over textbooks or crafting videos, you can find me snuggling my German Shepherd-mix, Charlie, playing Anna & Elsa with my daughter, Amelia (that's us over there), or getting lost in my Nintendo Switch.


We believe in the power of nurse practitioners to change the face of healthcare.

We believe the sky’s the limit when it comes to impact we can have as clinicians, and that knowledge is power.

We support black, brown, indigenous and melanated people (BBIMP, a term coined by Louiza “Weeze” Doran), and are committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and anti-racism. We're honored to sign the Anti-Racist Small Business Pledge.

Diversity, equity and inclusion happen with intention, not by accident, and we believe it makes us stronger at every level of the company and world. We’re committed to honoring, celebrating, and fostering diversity and inclusion on our team, in our clientele and within our community. We value, respect, celebrate and support all types of diversity across all identities including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, LQBTQIA, age, religion and abilities. 

We take responsibility for the community we’re creating at Real World NP, and we’re here to contribute to the progression of our society to a more inclusive and equitable one.

How I Can Help


Free Ultimate Resource Guide for the New NP

All the solid references & easy to use tools I use to save time and make clinic life easier.

Online Courses & Products

Need help with Lab Interpretation or Diabetes Medications? A binder of resources to print out and keep at your desk? I gotcha covered.

Free Weekly Videos

Save time, frustration and learn faster with the NP Practice Made Simple weekly video series.