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March 2010 - Posts


Video: Florida NP Rally
March 29, 2010 4:05 PM by Jennifer Ford
Local news media covered the Rally in Tally Wednesday, and the following video is an excellent view of how the rally's efforts tie in to the recent passage of the healthcare reform law. Senator Mike Bennett is quoted as saying that enacting a law to allow Read More...
300 Strong at Florida Rally
March 26, 2010 10:19 AM by Jennifer Ford
Just two days after the Rally at Tally, Jean Aertker, NP, of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, reported back to ADVANCE with some details from the "front lines." "It was very successful, and I hope you can send out a cheer to the 300 NPs who gathered Read More...
Now What?
March 24, 2010 12:07 PM by Michelle Perron
No matter what you think about the new healthcare reform package as a voter and taxpayer, one thing appears certain: It will be good for your profession. You might not see it tomorrow, or even at that 6-month benchmark when the first key elements of the Read More...
Reiki in the Hospital
March 24, 2010 11:25 AM by Jennifer Ford
Talk about holistic health - now nurses and nurse practitioners are providing Reiki treatments, a spiritual stress-relief and healing practice developed in Japan, in hospitals. " A healing energy? Now in hospitals, Reiki musters critics and fans ," an Read More...
Rally in Tally - Tomorrow!
March 23, 2010 9:18 AM by Jennifer Ford
Tomorrow's the day! The Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN; ) and about 250 NPs have packed their bags and are ready to head to Tallahassee to support legislation to help them provide full access to care for patients and reduce healthcare Read More...
Family Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Salaries
March 19, 2010 9:06 AM by Jill Rollet
I just did some calculations for an NP in North Carolina who was using the 2009 National Salary and Workplace Survey of Nurse Practitioners to negotiate a raise. As the only psychiatric-mental health NP at her facility, she had no facility policy to point Read More...
Update From NP in Haiti
March 18, 2010 9:12 AM by Jill Rollet
Yesterday I wrote about Luc Bouquet , a Florida NP who has been providing disaster relief in Haiti since the earthquake. Here's a note from Luc himself by way of Florida NP Jean Aertker. I am Luc L. Bouquet a native of Haiti. I understand how important Read More...
NP Needs Help for Haiti
March 17, 2010 8:17 AM by Jill Rollet
Florida nurse practitioner Luc Bouquet has been in Haiti since January, helping with earthquake relief. A native of Haiti, Bouquet has been volunteering a few times a year at the nonprofit Haiti Clinic in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince's largest slum. Now Read More...
Announcing the NP Shout Out Award
March 16, 2010 11:26 AM by Jennifer Ford
We at ADVANCE want to give a shout out to the nurse practitioners who work so diligently to raise awareness about the quality care delivered by NPs. So, we are launching a contest for the most effective campaign to get the word out about NPs: The NP Shout Read More...
Comparing Nurses’ Salaries to Physicians’
March 16, 2010 10:17 AM by Jill Rollet
A March 11 article posted to taunts readers with the provocative headline "Some nurses paid more than family doctors." The point of the article is that primary care physicians are "struggling to make ends meet" on their average annual base Read More...
Women’s Health NP Salaries
March 15, 2010 9:56 AM by Jill Rollet
I got a phone call this morning from a women's health NP and midwife in Tallahassee who was about to walk into salary negotiations. She was afraid her practice was trying to lowball her. But it turns out that the going rate for women's health NPs is quite Read More...
Virtual Mentor Misleads
March 12, 2010 12:00 PM by Michelle Perron
AMA Columnist Takes Bad Aim at NPs I'm glad that Stephen Ferrara, NP, took the bait. Ferrara is a family nurse practitioner in New York, and he writes a blog called "A Nurse Practitioner's View." Yesterday he posted his thoughtful commentary on a column Read More...
'Policy in Action' Summit in Washington, D.C.
March 1, 2010 4:19 PM by Jennifer Ford
Almost 100 nurse practitioners attended the American College of Nurse Practitioners' 2010 National Nurse Practitioner Summit & Leadership Conference in Wasington, D.C. this past weekend. I was there, too, and was excited to see how dedicated and passionate Read More...


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