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November 2007 - Posts


Introducing the DNP to the Public
November 28, 2007 8:44 AM by Jill Rollet
A few weeks ago I posted a blog entry opining that retail health clinics sell NPs short when they emphasize that NPs will treat only minor illnesses. A column by Mary O' Neil Mundinger in Forbes magazine may be the public relations remedy to that perception. Read More...
Sex and Salary
November 27, 2007 8:15 AM by Jill Rollet
Here at ADVANCE we're busy crunching the data from our recent 2007 National Salary and Workplace Survey of Nurse Practitioners. One number that should surprise no one is that salaries for male NPs are 10% higher than those for female nurse practitioners. Read More...
Kicks for Kids
November 26, 2007 9:48 AM by Michelle Perron
Heather Riddle, a pediatric nurse practitioner in Florida, has taken the kind of bold step I love to read about. She decided to do something definitive to halt childhood obesity: She opened a fitness center for children. Her business, called Kicks for Read More...
Getting Stuck in the FUD
November 21, 2007 9:10 AM by Michelle Perron
Among the many interesting and motivating tidbits ACNP president Susan Apold shared at the organization's clinical conference was some background on a strategy that organized medicine seems to have adopted toward NPs. Here's a Wikpedia description of Read More...
Why Can’t We Quit?
November 15, 2007 9:09 AM by Jill Rollet
Have you all been watching AMC's Mad Men , the TV series about a Madison Avenue advertising firm in 1960? The premise explores the lofty question of how we create truth — and sell falsehood. We follow the power of sex, ethnicity and money through each Read More...
Somebody Loves You
November 13, 2007 10:39 AM by S_lebo
Hopefully you're able to take a few minutes to toast yourself this week. Even better, maybe your facility or a few of your patients have saluted you in honor of National NP Week. I have an appointment with my NP on Thursday, and I plan on expressing some Read More...
Taking Charge of Retail Health
November 13, 2007 9:36 AM by Michelle Perron
Here at ADVANCE , we have been closely watching the convenience care revolution. The development of this business and practice model can be a great thing for nurse practitioners, but only if NPs take an active role in shaping it. At ACNP's clinical conference Read More...
NPs Need to Ramp Up Publicity
November 7, 2007 11:59 AM by Jill Rollet
Next week is Nurse Practitioner Week. Des Moines pediatric NP Jennifer Hill has the perfect celebratory activity: Give an interview about NPs to your local news outlet. Check out her interview with the Des Moines Register . Here's a portion: Q. What are Read More...
Walking Away From a Solution?
November 6, 2007 10:41 AM by Michelle Perron
I'm wondering today about how NPs feel about Pfizer's decision to stop marketing Exubera. The company's decision to return worldwide rights for Exubera to the company that created the inhaled insulin technology used in Exubera (Nektar Therapeutics) hasn't Read More...
Retail Clinic in My Neighborhood
November 1, 2007 8:11 AM by Jill Rollet
My public radio station told me this morning that its traffic report was made possible by MinuteClinic. Really?! (Queue screeching tires.) Ever since I first reported on retail health clinics in 2003, I've waited for one to open in my area. No matter Read More...


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