Fast facts for the new nurse practitioner : what you really need to know in a nutshell /

What type of schooling do I need to become a nurse practitioner? How do I choose the right clinical preceptor? How can I best prepare for my first year of practice? Written for those considering NP practice, current NP students, and newly certified NPs alike, this quick, easy-to-use manual covers ev...

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Main Author: Aktan, Nadine M. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Springer Publishing Company, [2015]
Edition:Second edition.
Series:Fast facts.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Share Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner: What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell, Second Edition""; ""Part I: Making the Decision""; ""Chapter 1: Why Become a Nurse Practitioner?""; ""The Role of the Nurse Practitioner""; ""Reasons to Become a Nurse Practitioner""; ""The First Step""; ""Chapter 2: How to Begin""; ""Nursing Practitioner Specialties""; ""What is Right for You?""; ""Part II: Selecting an Educational Program""; ""Chapter 3: Types of Programs""
  • ""Which Type of Program is Right for You?""""Steps for Success""; ""Evaluating a Program""; ""Selecting the Right Program for You""; ""Chapter 4: Scholarships, Resources, and More""; ""How Much Will It All Cost?""; ""How to Pay for It All""; ""What to Apply for""; ""Part III: Finding the Right Clinical Preceptor""; ""Chapter 5: Important Things to Consider""; ""How, What, and Where""; ""Variation'The Way to Go""; ""What to Look Out for""; ""Getting Started""; ""Test Yourself""; ""Chapter 6: Balancing It All""; ""What Will You Do During the Clinical Experience?""
  • ""Tips for Time Management""""Immersion""; ""Who Will Guide You?""; ""Part IV: Searching for a Mentor""; ""Chapter 7: What to Look For""; ""What a Mentor Will Do for You""; ""Quality, but Also Quantity""; ""The Benefits""; ""Chapter 8: You as a Mentor""; ""Me'A Mentor?""; ""Why Should I be a Mentor?""; ""Part V: Attaining Your Certification and Licensure""; ""Chapter 9: Who? What? Where?""; ""Types of Nurse Practitioner Certifications Available""; ""Criteria for Eligibility and Registration""; ""Chapter 10: Passing""; ""How to Pass'The First Time""; ""Review Courses""
  • ""Developing a Study Plan""""Test Yourself""; ""Chapter 11: What Comes Next?""; ""The Types of Licenses a Nurse Practitioner Will Need""; ""The Process of Licensure""; ""Maintaining and Protecting Your Nurse Practitioner License""; ""Part VI: Surviving and Thriving: Your First Year in Practice""; ""Chapter 12: First Job""; ""How to Become Employed as a Nurse Practitioner""; ""Potential Pitfalls""; ""Chapter 13: Role Transition""; ""Defining the NP Role""; ""How Will You Begin to Define Your New Role?""; ""Your Own Unique Identity and Philosophy""; ""Become an Effective Delegator'Again!""
  • ""Be Creative""""Chapter 14: Friends and Enemies""; ""Finding Friends and Avoiding Enemies""; ""Example: Dr. Smith""; ""Part VII: Administrative Issues""; ""Chapter 15: Bureaucracy""; ""Avoiding Bureaucratic Traps""; ""Avoiding Role Conflicts""; ""Independent Practice""; ""Chapter 16: Discrimination""; ""Workplace Discrimination and the Nurse Practitioner""; ""Avoiding or Eliminating Workplace Discrimination""; ""Chapter 17: Institutional Violence""; ""Protecting Yourself""; ""Nurse Practitioner Leadership""; ""Situations of Increased Risk""; ""Part VIII: Understanding Legal Issues""