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'Painful Prescribing' - Still Hurts
April 23, 2010 11:27 AM by Jennifer Ford
We heard from Maine nurse practitioner Virginia LaNoce, who surrendered her NP license to the Board of Nursing after several complaints about her prescribing practices. Read our first story here . We also reported that she was heading back to practice Read More...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sen. Kerry Praises NP’s Foresight
October 7, 2008 5:52 PM by Jill Rollet
In his address this morning at the CMS e-prescribing conference, Sen. John Kerry mentioned nurse practitioner Scharmaine Lawson-Baker. When Lawson-Baker evacuated New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, she remembered to Read More...
Video: News Coverage on Arkansas NP Practice
June 9, 2008 2:10 PM by Jennifer Ford
This footage aired on a Little Rock, Arkansas news channel. It profiles a nurse practitioner, Rebecca McCarrie, who started a private family practice and is providing much-needed care to her community, or, as she calls it, her "extended family." Please 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...
Physicians Quicker Than Retail Clinics?
January 23, 2008 7:45 AM by Jill Rollet
Medical groups have been throwing up all kinds of arguments against retail health clinics staffed by NPs. Here's a new one: Physicians are even quicker. In an article in yesterday's (Riverside, Calif.) Press-Enterprise , Dev Gnanadev, president-elect Read More...
Kicks for Kids
November 26, 2007 9:48 AM by Michelle Perron
Heather Riddle, a pediatric nurse practitioner in Florida, has taken the kind of bold step I love to read about. She decided to do something definitive to halt childhood obesity: She opened a fitness center for children. Her business, called Kicks for Read More...
Getting Stuck in the FUD
November 21, 2007 9:10 AM by Michelle Perron
Among the many interesting and motivating tidbits ACNP president Susan Apold shared at the organization's clinical conference was some background on a strategy that organized medicine seems to have adopted toward NPs. Here's a Wikpedia description of Read More...
Taking Charge of Retail Health
November 13, 2007 9:36 AM by Michelle Perron
Here at ADVANCE , we have been closely watching the convenience care revolution. The development of this business and practice model can be a great thing for nurse practitioners, but only if NPs take an active role in shaping it. At ACNP's clinical conference Read More...


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