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NAPNAP Conference 2013 Day 2
April 18, 2013 5:01 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners conference in Orlando is in full swing. Day two of the event opened with the associaton's business meeting, offering insight into the achievements of the group over the last year, introducing candidates Read More...
NPs & PAs Are Talking - The Silver Lining of Nursing
December 17, 2012 3:38 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
Last week, NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke shared his concerns over the status of nursing. "I am currently in a class called ‘Societal Forces' as a precursor to my first semester of advanced assessment in the Adult/Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Read More...
NPs & PAs Are Talking – NP Residencies, Practice Barriers, Salary, Election
October 29, 2012 1:06 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
ADVANCE for NPs & PAs staff is bracing for Hurricane Sandy near Philadelphia, Pa. today, and we wish the best to all those along the East coast who are suffering from the storm's damage. Across the country, NPs and PAs are still heating up our communities Read More...
NPs & PAs Are Talking – Convenient Care, Acute Care, Career Uncertainty
August 20, 2012 2:39 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
Last week, retail clinics were a hot topic. On Twitter , we retweeted an article from @Health_Affairs: "New Web First online now. Retail Clinic Use Growing Rapidly (Free access for two weeks)." The article highlights the benefits Read More...
NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 4, 2012
June 4, 2012 3:21 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
On Facebook , 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 Read More...
NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 7, 2012
May 7, 2012 4:26 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
This week, readers of ADVANCE for NPs & PAs let us know their opinions on many posts, comments and articles. On Facebook , our readers liked career development tips, the newest practices in skincare, NP certification information and the latest posts Read More...
Facebook Feedback: Private Practice
March 22, 2012 3:24 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
If you're not following us on Facebook , "like" us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word! This week, we posted the article "Organizing and Investing to Expand Primary Care Availability with Nurse Practitioners" Read More...
Task Force Makes Recommendations for Future of PA Profession
February 8, 2012 11:40 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) recently announced a set of 16 recommendations to promote the growth of the PA workforce. The task force, developed in October 2010, was charged Read More...
Are You Looking, Laid Off or Happy Where You Are?
October 21, 2011 1:49 PM by Michelle Perron
At the start of 2011, we published an article describing the job outlook for NPs and PAs this year. Based on our research and interviews with workforce experts, we crafted a headline for that article using the term "changing landscape," and our cover Read More...
Physician Shortage Isn't the Only One Looming
July 28, 2011 8:38 AM by Michelle Perron
Health system analysts and assorted other parties have been forecasting a primary care physician shortage for quite some time. An article published recently in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons predicts two additional shortfalls that could Read More...
Starting Your Own Independent Practice
July 7, 2011 4:32 PM by Jennifer Ford
In July of last year we published an article titled Establishing an Independent Nurse Practitioner Practice . In it, author Judith Ann Barberio, NP, doled out a wealth of information about starting your own practice as a nurse practitioner. We continue Read More...
NP Named President of Hospital Medical Staff
January 12, 2011 9:00 AM by Michelle Perron
Robert Donaldson, a family nurse practitioner, was recently elected president of the medical staff at Ellenville Regional Hospital in Ellenville, N.Y. We at ADVANCE are excited and encouraged to see an NP take the lead in what has traditionally been an Read More...
PA Ranked as 2nd Best Job in America
October 12, 2010 8:56 AM by Michael Gerchufsky
In its annual listing of the best jobs in America , ranks the physician assistant profession second only to software architect in 2010. The brief write-up quotes North Carolina PA Wayne VonSeggen, and an accompanying gallery features California Read More...
Differing Takes on PA Salaries
September 1, 2010 3:11 PM by Michael Gerchufsky
An online article dated Aug. 31 in Becker's Hospital Review offered “8 Statistics About Physician Assistant Compensation.” The stats are from May 2009 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The American Academy of Physician Assistants, as Read More...


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