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NP's Adventure Team "Too Exhausted"
February 15, 2010 1:36 PM by Jennifer Ford
Nurse practitioner Paulette Kirby competed in the Wenger Patagonian Adventure Race last week, and her team, along with many others, had to call it off due to exhaustion. Here is Kirby, preparing for the race: The race finishes on February 17, but Kirby's Read More...
Nurse Practitioner Starts Adventure Race
February 9, 2010 12:23 PM by Jennifer Ford
Nurse practitioner Paulette Kirby is participating in the Wenger Patagonian Adventure Race, which started on the Strait of Magellan at 10:30 a.m. today, Feb. 9. Check out the race route here . 56 competitors from 14 countries will be trekking, climbing, Read More...
A Patagonian Adventure
February 4, 2010 10:29 AM by Jennifer Ford
Paulette Kirby, a Rapid City, S.D., nurse practitioner, is signed up to compete in the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race through Chilean Patagonia. The race starts Tuesday, February 9, and with three other team members Kirby will bike, kayak, hike and 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...
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...
Video Good Choice for Patient Education
February 13, 2009 9:20 AM by Jill Rollet
I saw this great patient education video about lost tampons on a blog called Doc Gurley, Posts From an Insane Healthcare System . The blogger appears in the video giving humorous, yet expert, advice about how a tampon can get "lost" and what to do about Read More...
A Little Levity: NP Will Be on "The Bachelor"
December 18, 2008 4:23 PM by Jennifer Ford
Here's just a fun tidbit of news that you might be amused to follow: a nurse practitioner is going to be one of the 25 bachelorettes vying for bachelor Jason Mesnick's attention on the upcoming season of ABC's " The Bachelor ." Her name is Treasure and Read More...
Election Day
November 4, 2008 10:28 AM by Jill Rollet
So who's excited? I voted this morning at around 8:30, and it took me 14 minutes including the walk to the polling place and back and chatting with my neighbor. The place was tiny but uncrowded, and I had to fight my way in through a dozen arms thrusting 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...
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...
Target Clinics Staff NPs; Other Fun Target Stuff
April 30, 2008 12:59 PM by Jennifer Ford
Target, which once partnered with MinuteClinic in its stores now operates its own clinics in Maryland and the twin cities area of Minnesota. Target Clinic follows the same quick, convenient-care model as other retail health clinics, and are staffed by Read More...
Medicine and Metaphor
April 24, 2008 3:22 PM by Jill Rollet
Here at ADVANCE, we've been thinking about analogies and metaphors for the past couple of days. These literary and logical devices help us understand the biological and chemical processes we write about and help us communicate them to our readers. For Read More...
Editorial: "Dental NPs Needed"
April 14, 2008 2:14 PM by Jennifer Ford
A recent editorial in the Minnesota Star Tribune calls for the nurse-practitioner equivalent in dentistry. The editorial's author calls this proposed practitioner a "mid-level dental practitioner" and compared the position to a nurse practitioner. A proposal Read More...
Over-the-Counter Paternity Test
March 26, 2008 1:21 PM by Jennifer Ford
Now you lucky folks in the west can film your own episode of The Jerry Springer Show at home. According to a New York Times article today, the first over-the-counter paternity test is now being sold in Rite Aid stores in California, Oregon, and Washington. Read More...
What We Fear Most
February 27, 2008 8:04 AM by Jill Rollet
I was tooling around the Internet and discovered this survey on the Gallup Web site . I'll try to relate the findings somewhat to nurse practitioners: A February 2001, telephone survey found that 21% of adult U.S. residents are afraid of needles and getting Read More...


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