NPs & PAs Are Talking – PA Week, Salaries, New PA Organization
This week, we are celebrating PA Week 2012! The festivities kicked off on October 6 for PA Day, remembering the father of the profession, Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD. We would love to hear how your facility is celebrating. Send your pictures of all the fun to assistant editor Kelly Wolfgang and we'll share with other PAs and NPs on our Facebook page and in this blog next week.
You can also check out our most recent NP & PA Student Blog post by Caroline Pilgrim. Her PA program is using the week to give back to the community and spread the word about the PA profession. Find out how Caroline is celebrating and how you can do the same.
As we continue rooting for PAs this week, we bring to you an essay by Dave Mittman, PA, "PAs for Tomorrow." Check out the article for information on a new PA group seeking to further advance the profession. You can read more about the new organization in our November issue. If you're not currently receiving our magazine, subscription is free and easy! Go to our homepage to subscribe now.
While you're getting up-to-date on all the latest from ADVANCE for NPs & PAs, check out our salary survey coverage. As the data collection period for the 2012 National Salary Survey of NPs & PAs winds down, we had some great comments on the 2011 results. Reader Roy said, "I hope I'm not the minority in saying that NPs and PAs need to stick together to better work and salary conditions. I think putting other professions down, or comparing who's got more education, or who is better, in my opinion is just divisive, and unprofessional." Find out what else Roy had to say and find out how your salary stacks up by visiting our 2011 Salary Survey Results. Don't forget to take our 2012 survey before Oct. 31, and please encourage your colleagues to do the same.
If you're not chatting with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, "like", "follow" and "connect" with us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word.