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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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Things to Think About When Considering a Travel RN/NP Assignment

As a “new grad” telemetry (and later CVICU) nurse in the mid-2000s, the words “travel nursing” evoked visions of Hawaiian beaches, Alaskan wilderness, balconies overlooking Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and the lights and night life of New York City and Chicago. Thirteen weeks of getting paid to work three 12’s a week in a […]

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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 […]

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What online continuing education courses are best for new nurse practitioners?

Nurse practitioner continuing education is required for every licensed nurse practitioner. As a continuing education company, Skills On Point offers a broad assortment of courses covering many areas of education. We frequently get asked by our audience what courses are best for new graduate nurse practitioners and experienced nurse practitioners and the answer is the […]

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Learn How to Apply Splints Like an Orthopedic Provider

As a student nurse practitioner, I had only ever applied and removed one fiberglass cast during a day of clinicals in orthopedics. The physician assistant I was shadowing allowed me to put a short arm cast on him, then had me cut it off with a cast saw with the oversight of the cast technician. […]

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6 Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life as a Provider

I have heard many more nurse practitioners talking about quality of life in recent months and years compared to when I started working as an NP a decade ago. Maybe that’s because there just are more NPs now, or maybe it’s another reason, like our collective experience being turned upside down by a pandemic! Either […]