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How to Avoid Getting Stagnant in Your Procedural Skills

Let’s face it: if you don’t use it, you lose it, and when it comes to medical procedures, the last thing you want to do is make errors affecting patient safety or outcome. Here is a list of ways you can stay up on your procedural skills as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. 1. […]

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The Benefits of Skills Training at Skills On Point

Why coming to Skills On Point is better than going to a conference breakout for skills training One common question I am asked is, what’s the best environment to learn about suturing and medical procedural techniques? Here are a few reasons why coming to Skills On Point is the best bang for your buck for […]

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Technology Advances in Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

When it comes to technology in nurse and nurse practitioner continuing education, some very meaningful advances have recently occurred which undeniably benefit you as the consumer. Here are a few things I personally find fascinating as we continue to move forward with distanced-based education and technology-assisted learning. Targeted Ads Help you Find Nurse CEU Courses […]

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Quick and Easy Chest X-Ray Interpretation for Nurse Practitioners

One question I constantly get asked as a nurse practitioner is how to get comfortable and confident at x-ray interpretation and identifying chest X-ray findings. The best advice is to be consistent with your approach of evaluating the images you see every single day and as you get used to seeing normal findings, abnormal findings […]

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What Does it Cost to be an Exhibitor at a Large Nursing Conference?

It’s crazy to think that in the age of COVID-19, there are many new nurses who have probably entered the nursing workforce and never been to a live conference. What you may not realize is that many large conferences are not supported financially by your registration. The cost to provide keynote speakers, a large conference […]

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Registered Nurse vs. Nurse Practitioner – What’s the Difference?

What’s the better career: a registered nurse or a nurse practitioner? Routinely I am asked about what I do for a living. I would argue at this point, my key answer is “educator” since I work for a university of medical sciences full time and founded and teach for Skills On Point. Nevertheless, as someone […]

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A Spotlight on Acute Care NP Skills and the Privileging Process

I have been blessed with the opportunity of traveling to many schools and teaching nurse practitioner students about the didactic and clinical/procedural skills which nurse practitioners need for entry to practice in their first acute care role. Many times, there are opportunities to provide this training as the first pass before going to clinicals, or […]

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Why Should Nurses Become Nurse Practitioners in 2022?

I have been asked by multiple nurses if it’s worth it to become a nurse practitioner anymore. This question is usually stemmed from the considerable increase in wages for bedside nurses during the COVID pandemic and the only slight increase in pay, if any, for nurse practitioners in that same time. Others cite that market […]

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What to Know About Contract Travel Nursing Assignments (Part 2)

To recap our last blog, I wrote about a lot of interesting things related to travel nursing and compensation. More of it was based on the financial implications of it and why that high pay rate may come at a bit more of a cost than you may be used to as a W-2 wage […]

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What to Know About Contract Travel Nursing Assignments (Part 1)

Travel nursing assignments used to be for the nurses and nurse practitioners with wanderlust and no attachments looking to see the country and staff some of the sketchiest hospitals with terrible leadership or who suffered from bad geography. Oh, how the times have changed. It seems like the most popular trend in healthcare these days […]

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What board exam prep courses should nurse practitioners take?

If you’re like me one of the first things that came to mind after getting accepted to NP school was the thought that I certainly hope I can pass the boards at the end of the coursework. And I’m not alone. It’s no surprise that nearly 100% of nurse practitioner students in the U.S. will […]

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How to Start a Nursing Education Company

Skills On Point has been a rapidly successful startup over the past few years and with the concepts I have learned as the founder and owner, I would love to share some simple ways you can do the same! Tips for Starting a Successful Nursing Education Company 1. Start with refining your skillset It’s super […]

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How much continuing education budget is enough for a nurse practitioner?

As a nurse, you probably did not receive an annual stipend to support your required continuing education requirements. As a nurse practitioner however, it is far more common to have an annual allotment for this specific purpose. Although negotiating your salary as a new-graduate nurse practitioner may not be as viable an option due to […]

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Why our Self-Paced Skills and Suturing Courses are Popular

It’s no secret. It’s difficult to travel in the throes of a pandemic. This does not change the fact that nurses and nurse practitioners need to have continuing education credit earned to renew their licensure as well as new nurse practitioners and students need to learn new procedural skills. Especially when practicum hours are less […]

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How to Promote Education Content That Isn’t Yours

Sure, there are many great courses, conferences, symposiums, and training events happening across the US. Students more routinely seek local events instead of ones that require a considerable distance for travel, especially in the age of COVID-19. So, what is the smartest way as a business owner to help promote other courses, even those that […]

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Who has the best suturing workshop?

This is one of those questions that I hear from people that are not sure whether or not they want to spend the money on a workshop and feel that the content available to the public on social media and through free open access medical education (aka, FOAMED) routinely ask. The overwhelming amount of information […]