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October 2008 - Posts


ACNP Conference in Nashville
October 30, 2008 6:43 PM by Jennifer Ford
I'm writing from Nashville, Tennessee, also known as Music City, site of the 2008 American College of Nurse Practitioners National Clinical Conference. Over 1,200 registrants showed for this five-day event, and almost all sessions conducted today were Read More...
Crawl Out From Under That Rock!
October 27, 2008 11:11 AM by Jennifer Ford
The convenient care movement is teaching the public about what nurse practitioners can do. But apparently some people just cannot be reached. A blog post I read on , is the epitome of misunderstanding about nurse practitioners Read More...
A Case for Communication
October 21, 2008 12:21 PM by Jennifer Ford
A recent post by Steven Ferrara , NP, on his blog "A Nurse Practitioner's View," discusses a recent court case in which a physician was sued by a deaf patient for not providing an interpreter. The judge awarded the patient $400,000 . In his post, Ferrara Read More...
Final Presidential Debate
October 16, 2008 1:11 PM by Jennifer Ford
Last night, Senators Obama and McCain debated for the last time before we head to the polls to elect one of them as our next president. If you missed the debate, you can still watch it: has a useful and easy-to-navigate interactive page on Read More...
Doctorate of Nursing Practice Conference
October 10, 2008 9:55 PM by Jennifer Ford
A seed planted as a clinical doctorate project bloomed into the first annual doctorate of nursing practice conference . A group of DNP students from the University of Tennessee-Memphis created DNP LLC in 2006 to connect DNPs and DNP students, share information, Read More...
Sen. Kerry Praises NP’s Foresight
October 7, 2008 5:52 PM by Jill Rollet
In his address this morning at the CMS e-prescribing conference, Sen. John Kerry mentioned nurse practitioner Scharmaine Lawson-Baker. When Lawson-Baker evacuated New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, she remembered to Read More...


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