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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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NP Entrepreneur Contest Deadline Is Tomorrow!
July 29, 2010 11:26 AM by Jennifer Ford
This post serves as a friendly reminder that the deadline to enter ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners' NP Entrepreneur of the Year Award contest is tomorrow, Friday July 30, 2010. Enter here . See profiles of our past winners: 2009 NP Entrepreneur of the Read More...
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The Nurse Practitioner "Sacred Cow"
June 25, 2010 3:07 PM by Jennifer Ford
AANP director of health policy Jan Towers, NP, addressed acrowd of several thousand yesterday at the 25th anniversary conference of AANP, with much to report on legislation that affectsNPs. After the session I caught up with Mona Counts, NP, who has served Read More...
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Live From AANP 2010
June 24, 2010 12:36 PM by Jennifer Ford
Greetings from Phoenix, Ariz., and the 25th anniversary conference of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners! The conference has outgrown the Gaylord Resorts and this year there are some impressive crowds. At the opening session on Wednesday, the Read More...
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NPs, You Can Help Prevent ER Overcrowding
May 24, 2010 1:15 PM by Jennifer Ford
A recent op-ed in The Washington Post calls for prevention of an unmanageable influx of newly insured patients to emergency departments. In Keeping Routine Medical Care Out of Hospital Emergency Rooms , Jennifer Brokaw, an emergency department physician, 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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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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'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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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...
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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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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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