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June 2009 - Posts


AMA Doesn't Like That Pesky DNP Exam, Either
June 30, 2009 10:12 AM by Jennifer Ford
Earlier this month the American Medical Association held its House of Delegates meeting, during which it discusses what issues are important to their profession and sets the stage for political action to be pursued by the organization. The American Academy Read More...
First-Time AANP Conference Attendee: Part 3
June 26, 2009 12:11 PM by Jennifer Ford
This is the third post in a series by first-time AANP conference attendees. Cheryll N. Simmons is a family nurse practitioner student at the University of Miami. At the completion of her program in August of 2009, she will continue her studies at UM, Read More...
First-Time AANP Conference Attendee: Part 2
June 24, 2009 3:54 PM by Jennifer Ford
This is the second in a series of blog posts on the ADVANCE Voice NP blog by guest bloggers who were first-time attendees to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) annual conference, held this year in Nashville. This post comes from Deborah Read More...
Why You Should Fill Out the Salary Survey
June 24, 2009 9:20 AM by Jill Rollet
It's time once again to fill out the ADVANCE National Salary and Workplace Survey of Nurse Practitioners . Although it's called the ADVANCE survey, all the magazine does is provide the questions and crunch the numbers. ADVANCE readers are the real force Read More...
First-Time AANP Conference Attendee: Part 1
June 22, 2009 11:44 AM by Jennifer Ford
This is the first of a series of guest blog posts from first-time American Academy of Nurse Practitioners conference-goers. This post is written by new family NP LaTasha M. Jarnagin, who works at Hamblen Family Medicine in Tennessee: My first American Read More...
DNP Still Stirs Emotions at NP Conference
June 17, 2009 7:33 PM by Jennifer Ford
The first day of sessions at the largest NP conference in history has come to a close. There are officially over 4,500 NPs attending the 24th National Conference of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and even in the largest Gaylord resort in Read More...
DNP More Expensive Than MD?
June 8, 2009 9:54 AM by Jill Rollet
When I think of how the economy is affecting NPs' decisions to pursue a doctor of nursing practice degree, two scenarios come immediately to mind: Someone who has recently lost a job might decide that now is the perfect time to go back to school. Alternatively, Read More...
HR2350 Includes NPs in Medical Home
June 4, 2009 10:31 AM by Jennifer Ford
On May 12, Representative Allyson Schwartz from Pa. introduced, with 106 cosponsors, the Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act of 2009. The bill aims to increase primary care access for patients and includes nurse practitioners as leaders of patient-centered Read More...


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