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An Undesirable Top 10 List
February 22, 2010 9:45 AM by Michelle Perron
While watching the Super Bowl a few weeks ago, my joy over the Saints’ final touchdown was dashed by a phone call. The facts were cloudy but heart wrenching: My son’s 12-year-old friend was in the hospital, apparently near death, as a result of two seizures Read More...
Another Look at Mental Health
February 10, 2010 9:32 AM by Michelle Perron
The American Psychiatric Association is hard at work on an update to the authoritative reference known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders . The new version (DSM-V) is scheduled to be published in May 2013, and the association Read More...
Prescribing for Mail-Order Pharmacies
January 19, 2010 12:23 PM by Jennifer Ford
One area where there are still NP prescribing snags is in mail-order pharmacies. We reported a case in 2003 in Washington where NPs lobbied for out-of-state NPs to be included as prescribing providers for Washington state patients: Surprise Defeat for 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...
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...
NPs Will Be Empaneled on Florida's Blue Cross Blue Shield
July 2, 2009 1:06 PM by Jennifer Ford
Whereas previously NPs were only accepted as part of a new discount family insurance plan, ( New Discount Plan to Include NPs ), now the company plans to include and reimburse NPs directly. This is a great move toward full recognition of NPs' abilities Read More...
First-Time AANP Conference Attendee: Part 3
June 26, 2009 12:11 PM by Jennifer Ford
This is the third post in a series by first-time AANP conference attendees. Cheryll N. Simmons is a family nurse practitioner student at the University of Miami. At the completion of her program in August of 2009, she will continue her studies at UM, Read More...
First-Time AANP Conference Attendee: Part 2
June 24, 2009 3:54 PM by Jennifer Ford
This is the second in a series of blog posts on the ADVANCE Voice NP blog by guest bloggers who were first-time attendees to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) annual conference, held this year in Nashville. This post comes from Deborah Read More...
DNP Still Stirs Emotions at NP Conference
June 17, 2009 7:33 PM by Jennifer Ford
The first day of sessions at the largest NP conference in history has come to a close. There are officially over 4,500 NPs attending the 24th National Conference of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and even in the largest Gaylord resort in Read More...
The Changing Face of Pharma
March 24, 2009 8:43 AM by Michelle Perron
Over the past year or so, nurse practitioner organizations have received less and less financial support from the pharmaceutical industry for various events at national and state conferences. This started as a result of significant shifts in marketing Read More...
PA Says DNPs Shouldn’t Be Called "Doctor"
February 10, 2009 2:03 PM by Jennifer Ford
Blogger Physasst writes a blog about the PA profession, "Are You a Doctor??" and yesterday wrote a post called " DNP title... " in which he states that NPs have "gone off the deep end" by pursuing the DNP. He also comments on the use of the title "doctor" Read More...
DNP Introduced to the Public
January 21, 2009 8:44 AM by Jill Rollet
Monday's Bismark (N.D.) Tribune ran a positive article introducing the role of nurse practitioners with a DNP to the public. "Nurse Who Is Also a Doctor" featured nurse practitioner Stacey Pfenning, who has a doctor of nursing practice degree. Although Read More...
Antibiotics Giveaways?
January 7, 2009 12:08 PM by Jennifer Ford
Wegman's announced that it would give away free antibiotics to its loyalty club members during this winter's cold and flu season. So in every Wegman's store with a pharmacy, patients who come to fill their antibiotic scripts will get a free 14-day supply. Read More...
Doctorate of Nursing Practice Conference
October 10, 2008 9:55 PM by Jennifer Ford
A seed planted as a clinical doctorate project bloomed into the first annual doctorate of nursing practice conference . A group of DNP students from the University of Tennessee-Memphis created DNP LLC in 2006 to connect DNPs and DNP students, share information, Read More...
Video: Potential Restrictions to Arkansas NPs
September 19, 2008 2:54 PM by Jennifer Ford, the Web site of KTHV-DT local news station of Little Rock, Ark., recently covered a potentially limiting regulation that has been introduced in Arkansas. Regulation 30 would create a new collaborative practice agreement that would limit Read More...


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