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September 2008 - Posts


Patient Awareness of NP Role
September 25, 2008 1:44 PM by Jennifer Ford
"You may not know it, but the person you see at the doctor's office may be a nurse practitioner and not a physician," reads the opening line of an article in Rochester, Minn.'s news channel web site ("Nurse practitioners help patients more often" - Read More...
Nursing Blog Hall of Fame
September 24, 2008 12:46 PM by Jennifer Ford
A compilation of 100 blogs by is called "100 Best Blogs for Nursing Students." I'd venture to say that many of the blogs would also be interesting to NPs or NP students, such as " The Nurse Practitioner's Place " blog (number 37). Other Read More...
"Miami NP Vice"
September 22, 2008 3:18 PM by Jennifer Ford
An NP in miami tracks and cracks down on health care providers committing Medicare fraud, according to an article on . Peggy Sposado, NP, works with agents to root out fraudulent claims in Miami, where one-quarter of the country's Medicare fraud Read More...
Video: Potential Restrictions to Arkansas NPs
September 19, 2008 2:54 PM by Jennifer Ford, the Web site of KTHV-DT local news station of Little Rock, Ark., recently covered a potentially limiting regulation that has been introduced in Arkansas. Regulation 30 would create a new collaborative practice agreement that would limit Read More...
NP's Book Tackles Obesity
September 18, 2008 4:11 PM by Jennifer Ford
Here is a quick kudos to an NP using her experience as a patient educator to reach out via the written word: Nurse practitioner Teresa Blanc of Kansas has written a book about lifestyle changes to combat obesity. The book, Beat Obesity: You Can if You Read More...
Looking for Ways to Celebrate NP Week?
September 17, 2008 11:20 AM by Jill Rollet
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners has some suggestions for observing National Nurse Practitioner Week, November 9-15. Check out this resource guide , which includes suggested community activities, a sample press release, a sample legislative Read More...
New Zealand NPs Create DVD
September 17, 2008 9:43 AM by Jennifer Ford
The NP role in New Zealand is building up steam, according to a report on . NPs seeking to inform the public about their work have created a documentary-style DVD that details their role and the importance of their work. The DVD is narrated Read More...
ANA Endorses Barack Obama
September 15, 2008 7:54 AM by Jill Rollet
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has officially endorsed Barack Obama for U.S. president, citing his committment to univeral health care. Read the press release here. ANA has endorsed candidates since 1984. The organization determines which candidate Read More...
Study: Retail Health Changes Health Economics
September 12, 2008 3:13 PM by Jennifer Ford
A study was recently published by the RAND corporation that addressed economic effects of retail health clinics. It claims that there is a mixed bag of economic up- and downsides to retail health care: although the care provided is excellent and serves Read More...
NP on TV
September 11, 2008 9:17 AM by Jennifer Ford
In California, an NP spoke out in two different TV commercials with other health care providers against health care cuts. It's always helpful for increased public understanding of nurse practitioners when NPs get media exposure. Carmen Morales-Board is Read More...
Primary Care Physicians: Underpaid? Overworked?
September 9, 2008 11:31 AM by Jennifer Ford
Two articles this week decry the shortage of primary care doctors and blame it on money. An article by describes the particular squeeze in Massachusetts, where a law was passed that requires all residents to have insurance, causing Read More...
After months, Boston finally gets MinuteClinics
September 8, 2008 1:05 PM by Jennifer Ford
It seemed that the retail health clinics planned for the Boston area might never open, after battles with Boston's Mayor Tom Menino who claimed that retail health clinics were "making money off of sick people" and attempts by lawmakers to curb clinic Read More...
The Nurse Practitioner Trend
September 8, 2008 12:49 PM by Jill Rollet
The New York Times reports that trendspotter Faith Popcorn also follows trends. She sees a nurse practitioner: "'I see a nurse practitioner,' rather than a doctor [said Popcorn], 'unless there’s really a problem. I also wait a little longer before I seek Read More...
NP Narrates Obama Ad
September 4, 2008 11:45 AM by Jennifer Ford
This election is vitally important to those in the health care industry, and NPs are getting involved. A nurse practitioner working for Planned Parenthood narrated an ad on Roe v. Wade and how it pertains to the current presidential election, as reported Read More...
You Have to Be a Member?
September 3, 2008 9:09 AM by Jill Rollet
My parents retired a few years ago and moved to a "55 and older" community on the east coast. They know all their neighbors, and everyone knows everyone else's health status, who sees which health care providers, and every provider's business practices. Read More...


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