How Should Nurse Practitioners List Their Credentials?

One of the most common questions asked by new nurse practitioners is about the proper way to list professional degrees and credentials. The display of your degrees and credentials on the signage in your practice setting, on your business cards, and on the medication prescriptions you write is an important...

Top Free Apps for Nurse Practitioners

In today’s mobile world, we use apps for all kinds of reasons. Apps can help us keep track of our bank account, our favorite sports teams, and the whereabouts of family and friends. Apps can also help NPs and NP students find and apply essential information for the assessment and...

Should I Take the AANP or ANCC Certification Exam?

Note: This blog post was updated March 4, 2019 with information about the ANCC FNP exams scheduled to be introduced May 22, 2019.

As family nurse practitioner students and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner students near the end of their programs, most arrive at the following question: Which certification exam should...

When Do the NP Certification Exams Change?

Note: This blog post was updated on March 4, 2019, to reflect a significant change in the blueprint for the ANCC exam for FNPs that will take effect May 22, 2019.

The concerns surface every year: questions about rumored “new” versions of the AANP and ANCC certification exams for...
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