New NP Job Checklist

New NP Job Checklist

Starting a new Nurse Practitioner (NP) job can be overwhelming, especially if it's your first job as an NP. Here's a checklist to help you prepare and ensure a smooth transition into your new role:

  1. Review your job description: Make sure you understand your role, responsibilities, and scope of practice.

  2. Familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures of your workplace: Review your employee handbook and familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures of your workplace.

  3. Meet your colleagues and supervisors: Make an effort to introduce yourself to your colleagues and supervisors and build positive relationships with them.

  4. Review patient charts and medical records: Familiarize yourself with the medical histories of your patients and ensure that you understand their current health status.

  5. Ensure that your credentials and licensure are up-to-date: Make sure that your state NP license, DEA registration, and any other necessary credentials are current and up-to-date.

  6. Get organized: Organize your workspace and ensure that you have all the necessary tools and equipment to perform your job effectively.

  7. Learn the electronic health record (EHR) system: Familiarize yourself with the EHR system used by your workplace and attend any necessary training sessions.

  8. Attend orientation and training sessions: Attend any orientation and training sessions offered by your workplace to ensure that you are prepared for your new role.

  9. Develop a plan for continuing education: Develop a plan for continuing education to ensure that you stay up-to-date with the latest advances and best practices in your specialty.

  10. Prioritize self-care: Remember to prioritize self-care and take breaks as needed to avoid burnout.

Starting a new NP job can be challenging, but with proper preparation and a positive attitude, you can succeed in your new role and make a positive impact on the health of your patients.



Introducing the E-book: "New NP Guide: Step by step advice and support for the transition from RN to NP"

To support you on your journey, we have created an e-book, This resource is 70 easy to read pages that are designed specifically for new grad NPs and covers essential topics such as:

  • AANP vs ANCC
  • Exam Reviews/ Study Tips
  • Step by step instructions for getting credentialed with links to DEA registration pages, NPI application page, and other resources
  • Resume Tips (Includes free editable NP resume template and cover letter)
  • Interview Prep 
  • Job Offer Checklist 
  • Job Offer Red Flags 
  • Negotiating tips
  • Finding a mentor
  • NP Fellowships
  • Useful NP resources
  • Tracking CE hours
  • Tackling Impostor Syndrome
  • Self Care
  • Malpractice Insurance

This e-book is a valuable companion that offers practical advice and insights to help you thrive in your first NP job. Whether you're just starting your search or have already secured a position, this guide will support you every step of the way.

Transitioning from a new grad NP to your first job is an exciting phase filled with opportunities for growth and development. Embrace the challenges, build your confidence, and approach the job search process strategically. Remember, every experience is a chance to learn and improve. And to further aid you on your journey, don't forget to check out our e-book here: New NP Guide

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