113: A Clinician’s Guide to Weight Loss Medications
Becoming A Stress-Free Nurse Practitioner
by Sarah Michelle
1w ago
Over the past couple of years, weight loss medications like Ozempic have skyrocketed in popularity, having gained the attention of celebrities and social media influencers for their seemingly magical weight loss powers. As a real-deal Nurse Practitioner, you must understand how these medications work in the body and how to safely prescribe them, and Anna and I are here to share everything you need to know.   Learn what GLP-1 agonists do, the benefits of medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide, and the side effects you must educate your patients on. We’re exploring some of the predica ..read more
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112: How to Boost Your Confidence in Clinical Rotations
Becoming A Stress-Free Nurse Practitioner
by Sarah Michelle
3w ago
You can probably remember how intimidating and overwhelming it was in your very first job as a new nurse, and starting out in your Nurse Practitioner career is no different. You’re learning new skills with a higher level of responsibility and liability, so if you’re not yet walking around with the confidence of a seasoned NP, you’re not alone.   Anna and I offer our top tips for increasing your confidence in clinical rotations. Learn why improving your communication skills is the best place to start, our advice when it comes to asking for help, and how to seek out the mentors you need for ..read more
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111: How NPHub Is Saving Healthcare with Founder, Krish Chopra
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by Sarah Michelle
1M ago
This week, Anna is speaking with the founder and CEO of NPHub, Krish Chopra. They are the best in the industry when it comes to finding Nurse Practitioner clinical placements, and they have a quality control process in place that prioritizes the well-being of both students and preceptors. That's why we’ve launched a partnership with them. Learn how NPHub ensures both students and preceptors get the best experience possible, and how a collaboration between our platforms is going to help so many real-deal Nurse Practitioners graduate with confidence.   Get full show notes and more info ..read more
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110: 3 Steps for Better Diagnostic Reasoning
Becoming A Stress-Free Nurse Practitioner
by Sarah Michelle
1M ago
Diagnostic reasoning is an essential skill for Real Deal Nurse Practitioners. A misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessary treatments, delayed treatment, and ultimately cause undue harm and stress to our patients. A major part of our role as NPs is diagnosing conditions, so we need to ensure our diagnoses are accurate.   Tune in this week for a vital overview of diagnostic reasoning. We’re providing you with key terms you need to understand regarding diagnosing your patients as a Nurse Practitioner, showing you how to avoid errors in diagnostic reasoning, and you’ll learn the three core steps o ..read more
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Start Here: Become a Confident Real Deal Nurse Practitioner
Becoming A Stress-Free Nurse Practitioner
by Sarah Michelle and Anna
2M ago
I'm Sarah Michelle, a host of the Real Deal Nurse Practitioner Club and I'm on a mission to get more nurse practitioners licensed and practicing in the field than ever before. We created this podcast for students and new nurse practitioners who have struggled with the pressure and the anxiety, preparing for their board exams and then entering into the workforce as a brand new real deal nurse practitioner. If this sounds like you, you're absolutely in the right place. Each week, my co-host, Anna, and I will discuss tips and strategies on how to pass that nurse practitioner exam as well as how t ..read more
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108: Heart Month: Congenital Heart Disease & Being a Heart Mom
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by Sarah Michelle
2M ago
For those of you who aren’t familiar, my daughter Meadow was born with a severe congenital heart defect last year. Being an advocate for congenital heart disease feels like the most special and important thing I can do as a Heart Mom, and sharing more about this is exactly what I felt called to do this Heart Month.   I share some statistics on congenital heart disease that may shock you, and why I’m so invested in giving Heart Babies the very best chance we possibly can. Hear what my daughter’s life will look like living with a congenital heart defect, and a poem I wrote about my experien ..read more
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107: Global Nursing: How Nurse Practitioners Can Make a Positive Impact
Becoming A Stress-Free Nurse Practitioner
by Sarah Michelle
3M ago
There are many unique and amazing opportunities out there for Nurse Practitioners when it comes to global health. The great news is that because global health is a top priority, there are several resources available for exploration. Anna and I are here this week to guide you through the ins and outs of your global health journey.   Hear how Nurse Practitioners can fill the gap in global health initiatives, important considerations to keep in mind, and why NPs in all specialties can play an essential role in improving health worldwide.   Get full show notes and more information here ..read more
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106: How to Succeed on Your First Day as a New NP
Becoming A Stress-Free Nurse Practitioner
by Sarah Michelle
3M ago
Transitioning from nurse to Nurse Practitioner is a big deal. It’s truly a whole new career. You’ve passed your boards, graduated from school, and now, you’re a real-deal NP. However, you’re not alone if self-doubt and fear are coming up for you. That’s why Anna and I are here this week to share our top tips on how to succeed on your first day as a new Nurse Practitioner.   We dive into how to set yourself up for success on day one of your journey as a real-deal Nurse Practitioner. Anna and I are discussing our favorite strategies for making your first day as stress-free as possible, how ..read more
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105: Why Interdisciplinary Teamwork Matters
Becoming A Stress-Free Nurse Practitioner
by Sarah Michelle
4M ago
No matter what kind of Nurse Practitioner you are, you likely work alongside hospitalists, nurses, case managers, social workers, specialists, and ancillary staff. The unifying thread between all of you is to create a positive patient experience and to provide excellent care. How can we, as real-deal Nurse Practitioners, contribute to the ever-evolving dynamic of interdisciplinary care and teamwork?   Discover what interdisciplinary even means, why acknowledging teamwork matters, even if you can work independently, and my tips for being an effective part of an interdisciplinary team. &nbs ..read more
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104: Time Management Tips for Creating School-Life Balance
Becoming A Stress-Free Nurse Practitioner
by Sarah Michelle
4M ago
Ensuring you excel in Nurse Practitioner school while also making time for the things you enjoy, that recharge you and that give you energy for other areas of your life, is easier said than done. That’s why Anna is taking over the show this week to share her top tips.   Tune in this week to hear Anna’s tangible tips for striking a balance between Nurse Practitioner school and life outside of school, the importance of prioritizing self-care, and how to meet academic demands while fulfilling your personal needs.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://blog.npreviews.co ..read more
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