Nurse Practitioner Visit Routines

You’ve got the front desk staff asking you to see a late patient, the lab needs you to put in orders, the pharmacy says they don’t have the script you sent 45 minutes ago, and you have 2 patients to see.

Just reading that scenario gives me chest pain — but it happens all the time.

Keeping your head on straight while juggling so many moving pieces in a typical day as a nurse practitioner is TOUGH.

I heavily rely on structure and routines to make sure I keep it all straight — and I don’t miss anything!

In this video, I go over my routines with new patients, annual physicals, follow-up visits and sick visits, so you can stay on track and make sure you’ve got all the info you need.

PLUS: my cheat-sheet I give all my students (and I used for the first year+ … literally bringing it into my visits and checking things off as we covered them). Download it below this video!

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    Check out the How to Make a Plan of Care video here.

    Once you’ve watched, I’d love to hear from you.

    What is one tip that you can take and apply to your practice to help with your patient routines? I’d love to know!

    Leave me a comment below. Be sure to share your thought directly in the comments, no links or videos as they may be removed.

    Thanks so much for watching. Hang in there, and I’ll see you soon.


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    9 thoughts on “Nurse Practitioner Visit Routines”

    1. Gertrude Orakwue

      Hi Liz,
      Thank you for the cheat sheet and the tips on making a care plan that you posted here. Really appreciate your support.
      You’re guiding me to rich sources of resource that i need as i start my new Job as an NP next week.

    2. Even though I am approaching the end of 1 year post graduation as an NP, I am still fine tuning all of these visits. Looking forward to the others you mentioned coming out.

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