Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner: What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell

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This book is a Fast Facts for students considering the NP track, NP students, and new NPs - a quick all-in-one read that features what you "really need to know"about NP education and practice. It incorporates humor and real-life examples, useful tips, comparative salary tables, and other ready to access resources, such as professional organizations, networks, associations, and websites. Included is discussion on the history of the nurse practitioner (NP) role and the coming practice degree, the DNP. It contains insight coming directly from experts in the field.

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  • The "all-in-one," fast facts for potential or current NP students and newly practicing NPs
  • Explores reasons to become a nurse practitioner
  • Clarifies NP education hurdles: from choosing the right program to selecting the best clinical preceptor, and more
  • Offers suggestions on how to survive the first year of practice
  • Discuses contractual relationships with institutions, doctors and related health providers
  • Outlines legal/malpractice issues
  • Explores the DNP degree as the coming mandate for NP practice
  • Features personal stories from the author and colleagues in a straight-from-the-shoulder style
  • Includes check lists to facilitate important decision making, and charts/tables with "hot topics" or key elements

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Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, received her bachelor’s degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and doctoral degree in nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing and Graduate School in New Brunswick and Newark, NJ. She is currently employed as an Assistant Professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, teaching future nurses and nurse practitioners. She also practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner at The Immedicenter, an urgent care/family practice in Clifton, Bloomfield, and Totowa, NJ, as well as at Eva’s Village Medical Clinic in Paterson, NJ, one of five in the state to provide free medical care to the indigent.

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