The learning curve to becoming a nurse practitioner is steep. This podcast is hosted by Sean Dent, MSN ACNP-BC CCRN and Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features expert content from FreshNP.com. Fresh NP is a hub of resources for prospective, current and new nurse practitioners to support and facilitate their transition from student to new clinician. Our goal is to bridge the knowledge gap about all things related to becoming a new NP. From which program to choose, to working with physicians, to time management, we cover all things the new NP wants and needs to know to be successful.
Every NP will be trained to perform invasive procedures at some level. We learn the steps on how to perform them during simulation (sim) lab while in school. Does the sim lab prepare you for the real thing? Kati and Sean discuss some of the details, and Sean shares his first procedure experience.
Nursing school is never what you expect, especially nurse practitioner (NP) school! We talk about what it was really like. Everything from didactic coursework, clinical rotations and of course the sim lab. We might even reveal some things they don't teach you in NP school.
The working relationship between the nurse practitioner and the bedside registered nurse in the ICU can make or break the healthcare team. Let's talk about the unspoken tension between these two type A personalities and ways we can eliminate it.
When pursuing an advanced practice nursing degree to become a nurse practitioner you currently have two degree options, the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). What's the difference? How do you choose?
What does a typical day look like for an acute care nurse practitioner? From receiving shift sign out from the exiting team to giving shift report to the oncoming team, we discuss what a typical workday is like.