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Real World NP Videos & Podcast: Clinical pearls and practice tips so you can learn faster and take the best care of your patients.

How to Delegate Effectively as a Nurse Practitioner: Interview with a Leadership Coach

Jun 23, 2021

When we’re nurse practitioner students, we’re so focused on the clinical aspects of our jobs that most of the time when we graduate, we’ve caught by surprise.

There’s an...

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How to Navigate Scheduling Issues for Nurse Practitioners

Jun 17, 2021

When I became a new nurse practitioner, I was so focused on learning the clinical pieces that it never occurred to me to learn more about the business of primary care.

Once I was on the job, I...

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How Primary Care Offices Work for New Nurse Practitioners

Jun 09, 2021

As nurse practitioners, we primarily learn the clinical aspects of practice. For good reason-- we’re taking care of real patients’ lives. But there’s a whole lot more to learn on...

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Time Management for Nurse Practitioners: Inbox

Apr 14, 2021

There’s SO much to manage as a new nurse practitioner, on top of developing your clinical knowledge, making a thousand decisions a day and becoming a leader in the healthcare space. The...

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When to Follow Up With a Patient: Hypertension Case Study for New Nurse Practitioners

Mar 31, 2021

One of the first things I encountered as a new nurse practitioner seeing patients on my own was the decision-making process of when to bring a patient back to the clinic again at the end of the...

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New Nurse Practitioner Self Care: Interview with a Self-Care Strategist

Feb 10, 2021

In this week’s video, I’m interviewing Diana from Catalyst for Self Care. She’s been a nurse practitioner for 10 years, and after burning out herself, she now helps nurses and...

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What I Wish I Knew as a New Nurse Practitioner

Feb 03, 2021

When I work with new grad nurse practitioners one on one, we usually talk about the cases keeping them up at night, the lab results they’re struggling with, but there’s a sneaky...

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Diagnosing Abdominal Pain for New Nurse Practitioners

Jan 19, 2021

Some chief complaints in primary care are more stressful than others. Abdominal pain is CERTAINLY one of them, especially for new nurse practitioners.

Diagnosing Abdominal Pain in Primary Care

In...

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Trauma Informed Care for Nurse Practitioners

Dec 15, 2020

Trauma-informed care sounds like a hard-to-learn, difficult and stressful topic (also reclaimed as “healing-centered care” to de-center trauma in some places, which feels a lot...

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Medical Decision Making and Referral for New Nurse Practitioners

Nov 10, 2020

Are you referring too much as a new nurse practitioner? I have this conversation a lot with the new nurse practitioners that I mentor. 

This is really about two questions: how to make medical...

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