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At SMNP Reviews, we believe in empowering our NP community with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful, confident nurse practitioners. That’s why we’ve created this blog to provide you with all the resources you need to stay up to date with the latest and greatest information to help you excel in your career. Our goal is to make your lives easier by creating a hub where you can find, explore, and delve into the plethora of resources we offer.

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Ep #77: Holiday Season Time-Saving Hacks for New Nurse Practitioners [NEW NP]
Ep #77: Holiday Season Time-Saving Hacks for New Nurse Practitioners [NEW NP]

The Holiday season is a time when we all want to be at home with our family and friends as much as possible. We want to be giving our full attention to our patients and loved ones, but it can feel really challenging, especially during a season where many Nurse Practitioners are stretched thin. Saving

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Ep #78: How to Answer Tricky Exam Questions [NP STUDENT]
Ep #78: How to Answer Tricky Exam Questions [NP STUDENT]

With the most popular testing season for Nurse Practitioners upon us, this week, Anna is discussing one of the most common questions we receive from students, and that is, “How do I dissect and walk myself through tough exam questions?” If you’re taking the AANP, you’ll know it is notorious for longer, information-filled questions. You

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Ep #79: When You Fail Both AANP and ANCC [NP STUDENT]
Ep #79: When You Fail Both AANP and ANCC [NP STUDENT]

This week, Anna is touching on a topic that is simply not spoken about enough in the Nurse Practitioner world. We talk about what to do if you’ve failed one exam, but what happens if you fail both the AANP and ANCC? If this is where you find yourself, you first have to know that

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Ep #76: Job Offers: Green and Red Flags
Ep #76: Job Offers: Green and Red Flags

Getting your first job offer as a brand new real-deal Nurse Practitioner is such an exciting time. However, many NPs say yes to the first offer they get out of excitement, forgetting to consider if the job is a good fit for them, only to be trapped in a less-than-ideal offer down the line.  This

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Ep #50: The Truth About Other People’s Exam Day Advice [NP STUDENT]
Ep #50: The Truth About Other People’s Exam Day Advice [NP STUDENT]

I want you to approach today’s episode with an open mind and a willingness to hear me out before you jump to your own conclusions. It’s important for you to hear exactly what I’m telling you because it will impact not only your studying process as a whole but your actual exam day and how

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Ep #40: How to Overcome Exam Failure [NP STUDENT]
Ep #40: How to Overcome Exam Failure [NP STUDENT]

You might remember in episode three, we had Jennifer K on the show to talk about her experience of failing her board exam. Well, this week, I’m giving you my perspective on the best way to navigate failing your exam, so you can move forward, learn from your mishaps along the way, and put yourself

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Ep #41: The Job Interview Process [NP STUDENT]
Ep #41: The Job Interview Process [NP STUDENT]

Acing the job interview process is a hot topic in the new NP world. This is something I cover heavily in my job hunt course, but I’m taking a deep dive into it today because I know so many of you are out there on what feels like an endless search, and I want you

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Ep #42: 5 Signs You’re Leading to Study Burnout [NP STUDENT]
Ep #42: 5 Signs You’re Leading to Study Burnout [NP STUDENT]

It’s that time of year again where lots of you are graduating and it’s almost time for you to take your board exam and finally become a real-deal nurse practitioner. And while that’s super exciting, it is so easy to become overwhelmed with all you have going on. So I want to make sure you’re

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