116 episodes

The Real Deal Nurse Practitioner Club is the most inclusive exclusive hangout for nurse practitioners and aspiring nurse practitioners.

Join your host Sarah Michelle MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FNP-BC, and co-host, Anna, as they and their guests dive deep into what you need to know before taking your exam, passing your exam, and becoming a real deal nurse practitioner!

Each week they’ll cover topics such as how to pass your nurse practitioner exam the first time, overcoming test anxiety, writing your resume, negotiating contracts and honing your actual craft as a new nurse practitioner. If you are ready to become the confident clinician you know you were meant to be, then this is the podcast for you.

To find out more info about Sarah Michelle NP Reviews visit us at www.npreviews.com

Real Deal Nurse Practitioner Club Sarah Michelle and Anna

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    • 4.9 • 302 Ratings

The Real Deal Nurse Practitioner Club is the most inclusive exclusive hangout for nurse practitioners and aspiring nurse practitioners.

Join your host Sarah Michelle MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FNP-BC, and co-host, Anna, as they and their guests dive deep into what you need to know before taking your exam, passing your exam, and becoming a real deal nurse practitioner!

Each week they’ll cover topics such as how to pass your nurse practitioner exam the first time, overcoming test anxiety, writing your resume, negotiating contracts and honing your actual craft as a new nurse practitioner. If you are ready to become the confident clinician you know you were meant to be, then this is the podcast for you.

To find out more info about Sarah Michelle NP Reviews visit us at www.npreviews.com

    115: LGBTQIA+ Principles in Healthcare

    115: LGBTQIA+ Principles in Healthcare

    In honor of Pride Month this June, Anna is here this week to talk about inclusivity and how to exemplify that for the LGBTQIA+ community in healthcare. The LGBTQIA+ community is twice as likely to report discrimination by a healthcare provider than non-LGBTQIA+ people, among other chronic stressors that lead to stigmatization. As real-deal NPs, you want all patients to feel welcome and safe, and in this episode, Anna is offering ideas for how you can create an inclusive healthcare environment.



    Learn the main pillars of LGBTQIA+ healthcare and some important terms and distinctions in terminology. Anna is sharing some of the disparities the LGBTQIA+ community faces in healthcare, and her top tips for becoming a more inclusive clinician.



    Get full show notes and more information here: https://blog.npreviews.com/lgbtqia-principles-healthcare/

    • 10 min
    114: Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Care Planning

    114: Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Care Planning

    Advanced care planning is about your patients planning for the care they want in advance, just in case they become so seriously ill that they’re unable to advocate for themselves. While it’s vital for you to have these conversations with your patients, it often feels overwhelming and intimidating, especially if you’re getting ready to head out into practice for the first time.
     
    Anna and I walk you through everything you need to know about advanced care planning. We’re giving you a better understanding of what it is and the considerations you must be aware of, and we’re also sharing some useful resources that will help you navigate difficult conversations. 
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://blog.npreviews.com/advanced-care-planning/

    • 11 min
    113: A Clinician’s Guide to Weight Loss Medications

    113: A Clinician’s Guide to Weight Loss Medications

    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 predicaments that come from its high demand and popularity right now, and how to be a safe prescriber in practice and stay up-to-date with changing guidelines.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://blog.npreviews.com/clinicians-guide-weight-loss-medications/

    • 18 min
    112: How to Boost Your Confidence in Clinical Rotations

    112: How to Boost Your Confidence in Clinical Rotations

    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 support along the way.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://blog.npreviews.com/boost-confidence-clinical-rotations/

    • 14 min
    111: How NPHub Is Saving Healthcare with Founder, Krish Chopra

    111: How NPHub Is Saving Healthcare with Founder, Krish Chopra

    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 information here: https://blog.npreviews.com/nphub-krish-chopra/

    • 24 min
    110: 3 Steps for Better Diagnostic Reasoning

    110: 3 Steps for Better Diagnostic Reasoning

    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 of the diagnostic reasoning process.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://blog.npreviews.com/better-diagnostic-reasoning/

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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302 Ratings

Allisonhg19 ,

START HERE!!

I could not have passed boards without SM! I love how she breaks things down to simple terms, gets right to the point, and is down to earth! You must listen to this if you’re thinking about being a NP, are in NP school, or are a new NP! 🩺

ErikaFred ,

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Love everything Sarah Michelle does. Thanks for what you do! Love study group is amazing.

AbidingNP ,

Thank you for sharing your story and gifts!

Sarah Michelle- Thank you for sharing your story about nursing school and how you overcame anxiety, self doubt, and less-than-helpful discouragement from a nursing instructor. I think that those who persevere and grow through challenges that life brings have super special gifts to share in encouraging others because of it.

I too was told I should drop out of nursing school and consider a different career path as a 19-year-old girl. I had some major health challenges and the physician who told me this made me feel like the physical health issues that I was facing defined me and deemed me unfit to be a nurse. I’m grateful that through God and my supportive community I persevered.

I am victorious in finishing my BSN, working as a RN for 7 years, finishing my MSN FNP degree, passing the ANCC board exam, and will soon be starting a FNP position at a primary care clinic. My physical health has also improved dramatically. Instead of my health challenges over the years being a hinderance in my nursing career, they have been a strength providing unique empathy and experience to share with my patients while caring, diagnosing, and supporting them.

I am so appreciative of the supportive new nurse practitioner community that Sarah Michelle creates!

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