NPs & PAs Are Talking – April 16, 2012
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"like", "follow" and "connect" with us and start sharing in the
conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word!
This week, our social media sites exploded with great
comments from our readers. Here are some of the highlights, copied verbatim and
Many of our fans were sad to see "Adventures of a New PA"
blogger Timothy Loerke submit his final
post. Tim has shared the last four years of his life with us, while his
schooling, clinicals, and eventual first two jobs as a PA changed his life.
"Congrats on your new ED gig! I just stumbled on your page today and see
you are ending your posts. I am a PA with one year of ED experience and
could relate with so much of what you shared about jobs and being new. Thanks
for the honesty! Good luck," one of our readers posted.
As Tim left, NPs and PAs greeted our newest NP & PA
Student Blog writer, Olga Trouskova, with her post, "Ceviche
and Salsa for This Russian!" One reader asked, "Thanks for those thoughts,
Olga. Question, how can we best be prepared to be culturally sensitive if, like
you, we stumble across unexpected situations? How can we learn about
diversity? Reading? Only experience? Conversations with other
practitioners?" How do you practice cultural awareness? Add to the conversation
by clicking the link above!
We also shared the naming of PAs as one of the top rated
jobs according to the Wall Street Journal in its article "Not
All Jobs Are Created Equal." While calling out PAs for their great
work, the article left out NPs. Our readers sounded off. One Facebook fan
reacted, "PA's can have
their rating!!! I prefer the NP pay!!! nuff said!!!" Another, in a heated
discussion on PA and NP jobs, stated, "I disagree with the individual who
posted this article. I will take a stab and say that NPs can be equated with
PAs in this article. The NP role is much more similar to the PA role than a RN
role, no? That's why this Facebook site is dedicated to both NPs and PAs
equally, right? I prefer to simply believe the writer just isn't all knowing
re: job classifications and mistakenly left the NPs out." What do you think of
the rating? Let us know on our Facebook page!
Over on LinkedIn
one group member asked, "Do you use ultrasound in your practice? Have you had
ultrasound training?" The reader shared a CME opportunity for fellow readers.
Connect with us to find more great opportunities and discussions with your
Twitter was abuzz with lots
of great up-to-the-minute information. Readers shared the latest news on retail
clinics, blogs and reacted to our new Comments
& Feedback column
(page 57). One reader acknowledged the column, "Honorable
Twitter Mentions from p 57 of April issue: @avasearchgroup
." Another said, "Thank you for the MT for @ADVANCEforNPPA
's Honorable Twitter Mention list! Have a
great week!" Want to be a part of our Twitter followers and see your handle in
our next issue? Follow us!