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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...
What Do Primary Care Providers Do All Day?
April 29, 2010 10:53 AM by Jill Rollet
A primary care practice of five physicians in Philadelphia set out to count all that "invisible" work that doesn't get reimbursed. With the help of their electronic health record, they counted phone calls, prescription refills, e-mail messages, and lab, Read More...
'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...
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...
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...
Some Informal Stats on New Grads and NP Students
April 13, 2010 9:23 AM by Jill Rollet
Two weeks ago I wrote about some preliminary results of our ongoing survey of new grads and NP students . Specifically, 58% of those respondents said they do not plan to earn a DNP degree in the future. Now, with 76 responses, 51% say they will not pursue Read More...
Urban Settings Don’t Always Pay More
April 1, 2010 3:20 PM by Jill Rollet
Lately some NPs have let me know that potential employers in rural areas might be discounting pay rates based on the assumptions that published NP wage rates are for urban areas and that urban sites pay more. The NPs have asked whether I know the rate Read More...
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...
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...
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...
Reiki in the Hospital
March 24, 2010 11:25 AM by Jennifer Ford
Talk about holistic health - now nurses and nurse practitioners are providing Reiki treatments, a spiritual stress-relief and healing practice developed in Japan, in hospitals. " A healing energy? Now in hospitals, Reiki musters critics and fans ," an Read More...
Rally in Tally - Tomorrow!
March 23, 2010 9:18 AM by Jennifer Ford
Tomorrow's the day! The Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN; ) and about 250 NPs have packed their bags and are ready to head to Tallahassee to support legislation to help them provide full access to care for patients and reduce healthcare Read More...
Family Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Salaries
March 19, 2010 9:06 AM by Jill Rollet
I just did some calculations for an NP in North Carolina who was using the 2009 National Salary and Workplace Survey of Nurse Practitioners to negotiate a raise. As the only psychiatric-mental health NP at her facility, she had no facility policy to point Read More...
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...
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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