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Facebook Campaign for an NP
August 13, 2010 11:48 AM by Jennifer Ford
If you think Facebook has no real power, think again. How about the Facebook campaign that succeeded in landing actress Betty White as a host for the comedy TV show Saturday Night Live, with neither White nor show producers having sparked the idea? In Read More...
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Speak Up! Enter the Shout Out Contest
May 4, 2010 12:41 PM by Jennifer Ford
Wow! Nurse practitioners are getting a lot more attention now that healthcare reform will be bringing millions more patients into the taxed primary care market. But just because the media is paying more attention to NPs does not mean NPs have sat quietly Read More...
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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...
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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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Pediatric NPs Set Record at NAPNAP Conference
April 16, 2010 9:31 AM by Michelle Perron
I'm here at the annual conference of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), where pediatric NPs have set a new record for conference attendance. About 1,500 pediatric NPs are here in Chicago to network, earn CE credits and Read More...
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Video: Florida NP Rally
March 29, 2010 4:05 PM by Jennifer Ford
Local news media covered the Rally in Tally Wednesday, and the following video is an excellent view of how the rally's efforts tie in to the recent passage of the healthcare reform law. Senator Mike Bennett is quoted as saying that enacting a law to allow Read More...
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300 Strong at Florida Rally
March 26, 2010 10:19 AM by Jennifer Ford
Just two days after the Rally at Tally, Jean Aertker, NP, of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, reported back to ADVANCE with some details from the "front lines." "It was very successful, and I hope you can send out a cheer to the 300 NPs who gathered Read More...
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Now What?
March 24, 2010 12:07 PM by Michelle Perron
No matter what you think about the new healthcare reform package as a voter and taxpayer, one thing appears certain: It will be good for your profession. You might not see it tomorrow, or even at that 6-month benchmark when the first key elements of the Read More...
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Update From NP in Haiti
March 18, 2010 9:12 AM by Jill Rollet
Yesterday I wrote about Luc Bouquet , a Florida NP who has been providing disaster relief in Haiti since the earthquake. Here's a note from Luc himself by way of Florida NP Jean Aertker. I am Luc L. Bouquet a native of Haiti. I understand how important Read More...
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NP Needs Help for Haiti
March 17, 2010 8:17 AM by Jill Rollet
Florida nurse practitioner Luc Bouquet has been in Haiti since January, helping with earthquake relief. A native of Haiti, Bouquet has been volunteering a few times a year at the nonprofit Haiti Clinic in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince's largest slum. Now Read More...
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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...
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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...
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Little by Little - Haiti Nonprofit
February 5, 2010 10:18 AM by Jennifer Ford
We posted previously about the nonprofit Little by Little, founded by NP Sue Walsh and her husband Brian ( Nurse Practitioners Involved in Haiti Relief ). She wrote more about what she experienced during the quake and the healthcare she was able to provide Read More...
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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...
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This Tongue Depressor Is For You
February 3, 2010 10:13 AM by Michelle Perron
"Before putting the tongue depressor in my mouth, she listened to every word that came out of it." So reads an expertly executed advertisement in today's Philadelphia Inquirer (page A9). What a great way to educate consumers about nurse practitioner care! Read More...
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