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Live From AANP 2010
June 24, 2010 12:36 PM by Jennifer Ford
Greetings from Phoenix, Ariz., and the 25th anniversary conference of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners! The conference has outgrown the Gaylord Resorts and this year there are some impressive crowds. At the opening session on Wednesday, the Read More...
NPs, You Can Help Prevent ER Overcrowding
May 24, 2010 1:15 PM by Jennifer Ford
A recent op-ed in The Washington Post calls for prevention of an unmanageable influx of newly insured patients to emergency departments. In Keeping Routine Medical Care Out of Hospital Emergency Rooms , Jennifer Brokaw, an emergency department physician, Read More...
Picture of a DNP Program
January 20, 2010 2:07 PM by Jennifer Ford
Schools of nursing are launching Doctor of Nursing Practice programs left and right. In fact, just this week, several schools announced plans to start up DNP programs, including La Salle University in Philadelphia and the University of Nevada in Reno Read More...
What Vampires and the DNP Have in Common
November 23, 2009 3:05 PM by Jennifer Ford
In keeping with the spirit of the recent vampire hype sweeping the nation, we thought we'd write about what doctors of nursing practice and vampires have in common. What on earth, you ask, might they have in common? Well, read on: 1. They've both been Read More...
DNP Opinions at ACNP Conference
October 8, 2009 3:09 PM by Jill Rollet
Responding to a question from the floor at this morning's opening session, current ACNP president Thad Wilson and immediate past president Julie Stanik-Hutt offered their personal opinions about the need for NPs to earn a DNP degree by 2015. Wilson sees Read More...
On the Scene at GAPNA
October 3, 2009 8:41 AM by Michelle Perron
The care of older adults is the overriding issue at this year's GAPNA conference of course, but members are also turning their attention to national practice issues that affect all NP specialties. Yesterday, Evelyn Duffy, NP, director of the adult and Read More...
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 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...
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...
PA Says DNPs Shouldn’t Be Called "Doctor"
February 10, 2009 2:03 PM by Jennifer Ford
Blogger Physasst writes a blog about the PA profession, "Are You a Doctor??" and yesterday wrote a post called " DNP title... " in which he states that NPs have "gone off the deep end" by pursuing the DNP. He also comments on the use of the title "doctor" Read More...
A Radical Economic Stimulus
January 29, 2009 8:33 AM by Michelle Perron
Today's Minneapolis Star Tribune features a guest editorial with an intriguing but radical proposal for stimulating economic recovery: Pay off all federally backed student loans. Wy Spano, director of the Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership Program 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...
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...
Nursing Blog Hall of Fame
September 24, 2008 12:46 PM by Jennifer Ford
A compilation of 100 blogs by is called "100 Best Blogs for Nursing Students." I'd venture to say that many of the blogs would also be interesting to NPs or NP students, such as " The Nurse Practitioner's Place " blog (number 37). Other Read More...


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