NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 4, 2012
, we had a lot of great comments from readers across the
country. In response to our Career Coach
article "Middle of What?" addressing concerns of the term "mid-level provider,"
readers expressed their views. "We are midlevels? Midway between who or what?
Dislike the term! Sounds as though we are only mediocre in what we do, so far
from the truth," reader Tammy posted. Corinne added, "The only thing I dislike
more is ‘extender' which puts me in mind of those products billed as male
also shared a reader's question on licensing laws on our Facebook page. "Would
any of you kind folks happen to know anything about transferring from Florida
to Arizona as a nurse practitioner? There is a prescribing requirement that
states 'you shall submit written evidence of 45 contact hours of education in
pharmacology or clinical management of drug therapy within the three year
period immediately preceding this application' I take this to mean that I don't
need the hours as I have been in practice for 6 years," a reader asked. "I
would interpret this as you need proof (documentation) of 45 hrs of pharm from
2009-2012 in your continuing educ work, contact your State board for approved
educ prog.," Facebook follower Martha advised. If you have any questions or
need advice from fellow NPs and PAs, feel free to post to our page or send us a
we shared some great honors in the NP and PA communities. "RT @RNAO: Congrats! Toronto's first
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, the Emery Keelesdale NPLC, grand opening today! http://ow.ly/bgNwm"
we retweeted. In another tweet, we shared a video congratulating Cynthia Lord
on her honor of PA of the year: "VIDEO: Professor Cynthia Lord honored as
physician assistant of the year for her students and patients - http://bit.ly/NjkD2M" Do you have
an honor to share or just think a special NP or PA deserves a shout out?
Include the @ADVANCEforNPPA handle in your tweet and we'll spread the news!
Our LinkedIn page was
active this week with job opportunities, webinars and career information. One
user posted an opening
as a nephrology NP or PA in Kansas. Another reader shared a webinar
for finding jobs in this tough economy. With all the career information
available to our friends on LinkedIn, we hope you find the perfect job! Do you
have any tips for other NPs or PAs? Join our group and start discussing!
On our article "How
Does Autism Rewire The Brain?", reader and physical therapy assistant
Noe commented, "Please cont. research on Autism,my son is 5 years old
and is on the spectrum. Thank you!" We
strive to put the most current research on many topics affecting healthcare on
our website and appreciate comments from all readers. Is there a topic you'd
like us to focus on? Let us know in the comments!
NP and PA Salary Survey by Academic Degree results also gained attention
this week. "When I read your survey some months back I too was struck by the
fact that PAs make more money, and although they are no longer a male-dominated
profession, a much higher percentage of PAs than NPs are men. I suspect this is
another example of women being devalued in the workplace. As an NP in my
mid-50s with over 30 years experience in the nursing profession, as well as the
mother of 3 daughters, I have to wonder if I will see this change in my
lifetime," NNP reader Linda commented. We also launched the 2012
National Salary Survey of NPs & PAs. To make sure we have the most accurate
information regarding NP and PA salaries, take the survey today!
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