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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...
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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...
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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...
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Comparing Nurses’ Salaries to Physicians’
March 16, 2010 10:17 AM by Jill Rollet
A March 11 article posted to cnnmoney.com taunts readers with the provocative headline "Some nurses paid more than family doctors." The point of the article is that primary care physicians are "struggling to make ends meet" on their average annual base Read More...
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Women’s Health NP Salaries
March 15, 2010 9:56 AM by Jill Rollet
I got a phone call this morning from a women's health NP and midwife in Tallahassee who was about to walk into salary negotiations. She was afraid her practice was trying to lowball her. But it turns out that the going rate for women's health NPs is quite Read More...
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Custom Nurse Practitioner Salary Information
February 19, 2010 8:40 AM by Jill Rollet
For the first time in the 12 years that ADVANCE has been conducting its biennial salary survey, the editorial staff has continual access to the data. So instead of guessing what everyone wants to know, crunching some numbers, publishing a nice analysis Read More...
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NP Testifies in Vermont Hearing About Drug Samples
October 28, 2009 8:32 AM by Jill Rollet
After banning the traditional free marketing lunches for healthcare providers offered by pharmaceutical reps, the state of Vermont is considering requiring pharma companies to report or even eliminate free drug samples. At a hearing held by the state's Read More...
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NP Malpractice Claims Stats Previewed at ACNP
October 9, 2009 2:29 PM by Jill Rollet
In 2005, the nurse practitioner liability insurance provider CNA/NSO released the first and only study of claims made against NPs. This morning at the ACNP conference, the company offered updated statistics from a quantitative analysis of claims received Read More...
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The Most Lucrative Nurse Practitioner Practice Settings
September 28, 2009 10:51 AM by Jill Rollet
What are the most lucrative employment settings for NPs? Based on 5,053 responses so far to the 2009 ADVANCE National Salary and Workplace Survey of Nurse Practitioners , the top five highest paying NP practice settings are aesthetics/skin care, emergency Read More...
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Survey Stats for Retail Health NPs
September 8, 2009 1:52 PM by Jill Rollet
Mentions of nurse practitioners in the popular press seems to be all retail health, all the time. Consumers could be excused for thinking that all NPs work in retail clinics. However, less than 4% of NPs work in convenient care settings. That's according Read More...
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Substantial Gender Gap in NP Salaries
August 31, 2009 10:34 AM by Jill Rollet
No one will be surprised to learn that preliminary data from the 2009 National Salary and Workplace Survey of Nurse Practitioners show that NPs who are women make less than male NPs, right? The shocker is the size of the disparity. Based on 1,793 survey Read More...
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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...
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Being ‘On Call’ Pays
August 25, 2009 3:03 PM by Jill Rollet
For many NPs, the issues surrounding taking call are mysterious, and the processes for determining compensation are unsatisfying. But in the end, NPs who take call make higher salaries than those who don't. Read on for the numbers. Based on the 1,759 Read More...
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DNPs Earn More. Sort Of.
August 20, 2009 11:27 AM by Jill Rollet
We all know by now that the doctor of nursing practice degree is set to become the degree for entry to NP practice by 2015. ( You can read more about the issue here .) One suspicion that keeps arising in the debate is that employers won't pay more for Read More...
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NPs Working Part Time
August 12, 2009 9:27 AM by Jill Rollet
If your dream job is one that demands fewer than 35 hours each week, or if you've been considering adding a part-time position for extra income, I have some stats that might interest you. Based on 1,297 responses so far to our current National Salary Read More...
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