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ADVANCE Voice: NP

Pennsylvania Gov. Says NPs Are the Solution
August 31, 2009 1:51 PM by Jill Rollet
Writing in today's issue of USA Today, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell champions nurse practitioners as the means to universal access to healthcare. Together with Tine Hansen-Turton, who is CEO of the National Nursing Centers Consortium headquartered in Read More...
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Will You Get the H1N1 Vaccine?
August 31, 2009 1:35 PM by Jennifer Ford
The H1N1 virus spreads quickly and could seriously tax our healthcare system this year. Healthcare workers are among the high-priority populations for the vaccine. MSNBC published an article today titled " C'mon, health workers, get your swine flu shots. Read More...
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Substantial Gender Gap in NP Salaries
August 31, 2009 10:34 AM by Jill Rollet
No one will be surprised to learn that preliminary data from the 2009 National Salary and Workplace Survey of Nurse Practitioners show that NPs who are women make less than male NPs, right? The shocker is the size of the disparity. Based on 1,793 survey Read More...
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A Solution to Rising Obesity?
August 27, 2009 2:14 PM by Jill Rollet
In response to a survey on treating obesity that ADVANCE ran online in June, 21% of NPs told us they believe the primary reason patients find it difficult to lose weight is lack of exercise. That response was second only to "availability of quick, inexpensive, Read More...
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Being ‘On Call’ Pays
August 25, 2009 3:03 PM by Jill Rollet
For many NPs, the issues surrounding taking call are mysterious, and the processes for determining compensation are unsatisfying. But in the end, NPs who take call make higher salaries than those who don't. Read on for the numbers. Based on the 1,759 Read More...
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DNPs Earn More. Sort Of.
August 20, 2009 11:27 AM by Jill Rollet
We all know by now that the doctor of nursing practice degree is set to become the degree for entry to NP practice by 2015. ( You can read more about the issue here .) One suspicion that keeps arising in the debate is that employers won't pay more for Read More...
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NPs Working Part Time
August 12, 2009 9:27 AM by Jill Rollet
If your dream job is one that demands fewer than 35 hours each week, or if you've been considering adding a part-time position for extra income, I have some stats that might interest you. Based on 1,297 responses so far to our current National Salary Read More...
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Most NPs Say They’re ‘Better Off Professionally’
August 7, 2009 9:22 AM by Jill Rollet
With all the news about job losses, salary freezes, diminishing benefits and doing more work with fewer workers, you might think things are dismal all over. But for nurse practitioners, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least not yet. In the 2009 ADVANCE Read More...
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Nurse Practitioners: Are You "Filling a Gap?"
August 6, 2009 1:13 PM by Jennifer Ford
The recent hype in the media about NPs being able to "fill in" where primary care physicians are clearing out makes me wonder: Are NPs really "filling a gap" like they claim? Or is there more to it? Check out this wsaw.com video on the topic, which features Read More...
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Why You Need To Be LinkedIn (and Other Social Media Musts)
August 5, 2009 2:38 PM by Jill Rollet
When you do a Google search on your name, what comes up? I just checked mine, and every instance of "Jill Rollet" for pages and pages referred to me. But if you have a more common name, like my colleague Jennifer Ford, you can kiss first-page Google results Read More...
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