Nurse Practitioner Life

By Melissa DeCapua, DNP | Nurse Practitioner Life empowers and informs nurses, creates a dialogue among readers, and spreads the word about the importance of the nursing voice in modern medicine.

Should I get a DNP? And 7 other DNP questions and answers

Let me guess. You’re a nurse practitioner (NP) with years of experience and a master’s degree. You’ve heard the hype about this new degree, the …

Let's Settle This: Do nurse practitioners and physicians provide the same quality of patient care?

Patients, friends, academics, politicians, and everyone in between deserve to know the answer to an infamous question: do nurse practitioners provide …

How much money is a nurse practitioner worth?

The cost of practice expenses or hospital overhead per nurse practitioner varies widely, from 20 percent in large practices to 50 percent in very …

Nurse Practitioners: Negotiating Your Salary is Non-Negotiable

In her book Women Don’t Ask, Linda Babcock explains that 57% of men negotiate their salary resulting in a 7.6% increase in their offer. On the other …

Considering a DNP? Read These Books First

I completed my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) about a a year ago from DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. Along the way I read some quite …

5 Things You Shouldn't Call Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants

Steam comes out of my ears when someone calls me a mid-level. Or a non-physician, physician extender, allied health provider, or limited-license …

10 Books Psychiatric Clinicians Will Love

One of my favorite quotes is from Mr. Henry Giles. He said, "The silent influence of books, is a mighty power in the world; and there is a joy in …

5 Awesome Psychiatric Case Study Books

There is nothing I love more than a good psychiatric case study book. I included five of my favorites below, but let me know if there are any good …

Must-Read Books for New Grad Family Nurse Practitioners

<i>Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians</i> offers a practical yet comprehensive approach for care of patients with skin disease. This text can help …

On Being A Doctor of Nursing Practice

<i>I originally wrote this post for the Health eCareers blog.</i> <br>​<br>I passed the psychiatry board exam and became an official nurse practitioner only weeks …

How this nurse practitioner went from traditional clinical practitioner to working as a consultant in the high-tech industry

I started my career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, diagnosing and treating mental health conditions across the lifespan. Today I work in the …

Amazing Books Written by Nurse Practitioners

I love reading a good book. What I love even more, is reading a good book written by one of my nurse practitioner colleagues, and man oh man are …

6 Best Websites for Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

<i>I originally wrote and published this article on the HealtheCareers blog. Read the entire article here.</i><p>To maintain their national board-certification …

Best Psychopharmacology Books for Mental Health Clinicians

To demonstrate my bibliophilia, I included a picture above of my psychiatry books (I'm sure you recognize some of those).<p>So, let’s just assume I’ve …

Modern Nurse

Founded by nurse practitioner Melissa DeCapua, Modern Nurse empowers and informs nurses, creates a dialogue among readers, and spreads the word about …