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Perspectives on NPs at CNN
July 30, 2009 8:02 AM by Jill Rollet
A couple weeks ago CNN asked readers who should fill the "doctor" shortage. Nine responses are now posted on -- two from NPs, three from physicians and one each from a med student, a PA, an EMT and a consumer. Everyone but the EMT address Read More...
NP Featured in Job Column
January 26, 2009 12:20 PM by Jill Rollet
The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer featured nurse practitioner Tracy Naylor in its Sunday "It's My Job" column. The questionnaire-format column introduces people with "interesting" jobs to the public: What does a nurse practitioner do? "We're an extension Read More...
DNP Introduced to the Public
January 21, 2009 8:44 AM by Jill Rollet
Monday's Bismark (N.D.) Tribune ran a positive article introducing the role of nurse practitioners with a DNP to the public. "Nurse Who Is Also a Doctor" featured nurse practitioner Stacey Pfenning, who has a doctor of nursing practice degree. Although 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...
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...
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...
Talking to Reporters
August 11, 2008 7:56 AM by Jill Rollet
A nice article about nurse practitioners showed up in the New York City edition of yesterday's New York Times . Although titled " Yes, the P.A. Will See You Now ," the article looks at both physician assistant and NP roles, and it does a good job covering Read More...
Sometimes It’s About Ugly
July 31, 2008 1:01 PM by Jill Rollet
"A familiar chasm separates what women dig from what dudes imagine women dig." That's my favorite line from a New York Times article, published today , about a fetish of mixed martial arts participants. It seems the primarily male fighters actually encourage Read More...
Canada’s Health Minister Criticizes Physician ‘Territorialism’
June 16, 2008 8:03 AM by Jill Rollet
In an attempt to get adequate health care to rural and underserved areas, Ontario is planning to set up 26 nurse-led clinics in the province. One is already in operation in the city of Sudbury. But according to an article in last week's Daily Observer Read More...
Opportunity Lost
May 1, 2008 8:09 AM by Jill Rollet
The article starts out promising good PR for nurse practitioners: "Peggy O'Donnell, a Lynbrook nurse practitioner, knows a thing or two about picking a good primary care physician." This is O'Donnell's opportunity to explain that an NP often can be your Read More...
Many New NP Practices … and a Resource
April 23, 2008 7:48 AM by Jill Rollet
I have only anecdotal evidence, but it seems that there are a lot of new NP practices opening out there. In the past few weeks, I've received four Practice Snapshot surveys from NPs who've been in business just since the end of 2007 — two of whom I convinced Read More...
Hands-Only CPR
April 1, 2008 1:53 PM by Jill Rollet
Several years ago my friend Tanya accepted a job at a Swiss boarding school. Before starting, she was required to take a detailed first-aid course. Never doing anything halfway, Tanya signed up for EMT training in the United States. Early on, the class Read More...
Rate Your Provider. A Good Idea?
March 27, 2008 9:26 AM by Jill Rollet
Angie's List has plans to let consumers rate their health care providers. The 12-year-old Indianapolis-based company maintains lists of consumer ratings for all kinds of local businesses and services. According to a company press release, the 600,000 Read More...
The Name Game
March 26, 2008 8:44 AM by Jill Rollet
We can keep pointing out the differences between NPs and physician assistants, but other health care professionals often want to speak about the two groups together. When they do, they encounter a language problem. Instead of referring to the single group Read More...
Lip Sewing Trend?
March 24, 2008 11:05 AM by Jill Rollet
ADVANCE editors know a lot, but apparently we don't know everything. (What else is new?) We got an e-mail message last week from an NP protesting an ad in our March print edition . (You might have trouble viewing the ad if you're not a subscriber to ADVANCE.) Read More...


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