Thursday, April 14, 2011

Guest Post: 10 Free Online Tools for Nurse Practitioners

10 Free Online Tools for Nurse Practitioners

There are several online sites that offer a wealth of tools and resources for nurse practitioners-
-and many of them are free. Here is a list of 10 sites that advanced practice nurses might find useful. - Created by nurses for nurses, this site is an excellent place to find professional resources, clinical information, and continuing education activities. Other features include free peer-reviewed journal articles, free eNewsletters, job listings, daily news, and a search engine that searched more 100 nursing-specific websites vetted by other nurses.

NP Central - This site is operated by a non-profit organization that supports the development and advancement of nurse practitioners. NP Central offers job listings, education information, a list of nurse practitioner organizations by state, and other helpful resources.

eMedicine - A branch of WebMD, eMedicine is a highly respected online medical resource. You can browse many topics related to medicine, surgery, and pediatrics, and they can also view slideshows and get up-to-date medical alerts and news.

Epocrates - This free iPhone (and iTouch) application is a trustworthy mobile drug reference. This application features pill identification, drug interactions, and a medMath calculator.

Healthline - Healthline offers valuable information on a variety of subjects from drug treatments and interactions to healthy living. This site also features several videos and articles on current health-related topics.

Med-Source - This user-friendly site features posts on numerous medical subjects, and it allows users to browse those postings by subject, making it simple to find helpful information. - offers a variety of resources, including online dictionaries, journals, medical notes, university libraries, and much more. - This site offers a comprehensive collection of free lecture notes and study guides in nearly every medical science. The primary goal of is to educate nurses and medical students and help them study and prepare for exams. - On this site, you can find a large selection of online medical textbooks, journals, and a list of professional organization links. You can also view a variety of case studies, patient simulations, and more.

Clinician 1 - Clinician 1 gives you: job listings geared to specialty, free continuing education, the latest news, must-see articles, money-saving and earning opportunities, enjoyable social interaction, informative posts, and thought-provoking dialogues. It’s the only online community for physician assistants and nurse practitioners to connect, consult and converse on personal and professional levels.

Guest post from Bailey Harris. Bailey writes about health insurance quotes and related topics for


Dave said...

Thanks for the Clinician 1 mention. We invite all NPs to come on to our community and have some professional fun.


Online health said...

I am glad that I came across this post. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

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