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Which Advanced Practice Nursing Role Is Right for You?

Posted on Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Nurse Practitioner. Nurse anesthetist. Nurse midwife. Clinical Nurse Specialist.

These four roles have come to define the final stage of the journey for nurses who want to reach the pinnacle of their professions.

People outside of healthcare may assume there’s quite a bit of overlap between these professions. In small ways, that’s true, but in big ways, it’s really not. Although they all start with someone becoming an RN, these four titles are quite different in scope. Different tasks, different departments, different ways of interacting with patients.

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Topics: nurse education, Family Nurse Practitioner, graduate programs

NMC Nursing Student First to be on HONOReform's NEW Methodist Monday's Column

Posted on Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Methodist Monday's have become an awesome feature of HONOReform! HONOReform is a popular blog that promotes saving lives by ensuring essential safety injection practices are followed consistently.The site now features a Methodist Monday's section that spotlights faculty and students in the safety injecticon realm.

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Topics: nurse education, Family Nurse Practitioner, nursing

Legislative Bill Would Give Nurse Practitioners Greater Independence in Nebraska

Posted on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Nurse practitioners in Nebraska may soon be able to practice independently, thanks to a bill recently advanced in the Nebraska State Legislature. According to an article in Tuesday’s Omaha World-Herald, Legislative Bill 916 would eliminate a requirement in Nebraska’s current law that nurse practitioners have practice agreements with physicians. 

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Topics: healthcare education, Family Nurse Practitioner, nursing

Rural Areas Need DNP-Prepared Nurses to Lead Care

Posted on Mon, Nov 18, 2013

This week is National Nurse Practitioner Week so we thought we would take a look at the need for the family nurse practitioner, especially in rural areas. In our own state of Nebraska, rural areas illustrate several concerning healthcare trends found in similar communities throughout the nation.

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Topics: Family Nurse Practitioner, National Nurse Practitioner Week, nursing