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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...
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Head of the Home
April 22, 2010 11:05 AM by Michelle Perron
The common and rousing thread in many sessions at last week's NAPNAP conference (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) was the call to action on healthcare reform, specifically the provisions for healthcare medical homes. The legislation Read More...
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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...
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Maine State Rep. - an NP - Introduces Bill
December 29, 2009 12:54 PM by Jennifer Ford
Anne Perry, NP, is a representative in the state government of Maine, and she has introduced legislation that will remove language referring to physician delegation of nurse practitioners in Maine. Maine NPs have had independent practice authority for Read More...
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Side by Side
October 22, 2009 12:59 PM by Michelle Perron
I attended the second annual Aesthetic Extender Symposium last weekend, and days later I am left with some distinct and positive impressions about much more than the aesthetics industry. First, some background. The symposium was cofounded by Krystie P. Read More...
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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...
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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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NP Achievements Around the World
July 8, 2009 12:48 PM by Jill Rollet
If you're an NP who owns your own practice, be sure to enter the 2009 ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners NP Entrepreneur of the Year competition . Do it for Leah Hansen, perhaps the only nurse practitioner with her own practice in Australia. Because her Read More...
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Nurse Practitioners Are the Answer
May 11, 2009 11:27 AM by Jennifer Ford
The American Academy of Nursing hosted a conference call on Friday, May 8, 2009 with statements from hard-hitting nurse practitioner advocates who spoke up on behalf of NPs as a crucial part of our evolving healthcare system. The goal of the call was Read More...
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A Tremendous Time
March 23, 2009 9:18 AM by Michelle Perron
I just returned from NAPNAP's annual conference, where pediatric nurse practitioners were abuzz with possibilities for health care reform. Watch our blogs and Web site for more detail in coming weeks, but this morning I urge you to visit NAPNAP's Web Read More...
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NP Free Clinic Sees More Uninsured
March 18, 2009 12:51 PM by Jennifer Ford
Nurse practitioner Sandi Shanahan operates a nonprofit clinic in Annapolis, Maryland. Her clinic, Shanahan Children's Clinic , offers health care at whatever cost patients can afford. In an article published on hometownannapolis.com yesterday, she talks Read More...
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Franchising Opportunity for NPs
February 11, 2009 9:16 AM by Jennifer Ford
Roadside Medical Clinic + Labs provides retail health care to drivers in the trucking industry, including DOT physicals, wellness programs, sleep apnea studies, and nutritional products in Pilot Travel Center locations. Pilot is the largest operator of Read More...
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Flurry of Media on NP-Led Clinics
February 4, 2009 10:26 AM by Jennifer Ford
Recently I've seen a lot of news about NP-staffed and NP-led clinics and programs. If you're interested in seeing what your fellow NPs have been up to, read the following articles: AeroClinic Opens Site at Philadelphia Airport Breast Cancer Survivorship Read More...
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Is ‘Concierge Care’ Insurance?
January 22, 2009 8:31 AM by Jill Rollet
I heard a report on American Public Radio's Marketplace program this morning about the possible future of the "concierge" model of medical practice. A concierge practice is a sort of membership health care plan: Basically, patients pay an annual flat Read More...
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Canadian NP Role Taking Off
November 21, 2008 1:54 PM by Jennifer Ford
The NP role in Canada, a newer concept for Canadians than Americans, is definitely gaining a foothold. Nurse practitioners have opened NP-run clinics to combat physician shortages, as reported by the Sudbury News in " Nurse practitioners to open second Read More...
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