The ADVANCE Blog for PAs signs off
I notw with a mixture of excitement and wistfulness that this will be the final post to the ADVANCE
Blog for PAs.
I’m excited, because when you log on to the ADVANCE webpage Monday morning, you’ll be greeted with a brand new site, www.advanceweb.com/nppa, that will welcome you in along with your NP colleagues. The site’s launch coincides with the launch of our new print publication, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs, which will take over for ADVANCE for Physician Assistants and its sister publication, ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners. I’ll be at the helm, along with co-editor Michelle Pronsati, so expect a smooth transition.
We’ve worked very hard on the new combined publication in order to continue being the valuable PA career and clinical information source you’ve come to rely on. We’ll still feature the familiar mix of clinical articles and CME, PA-specific news and practice information and an expansive list of PA job classified ads. But we’ve also sharpened focus on the impact of healthcare reform, business and workforce issues on the professions, too—information that has become critically important in today’s economic climate. And, we’ll be able to explore the common bonds that NPs and PAs share, while at the same time examining and even celebrating the differences between these two great professions.
At the new site, PAs (and NPs) will have their own niche resource centers to address the needs and challenges of each profession. The PA resource center is where you’ll find the archives of this blog and all the other legacy content from ADVANCE for Physician Assistants.
Despite my excitement about the new launch, I'm also wistful, because ADVANCE for Physician Assistants and its corresponding website—and more recently, this blog—have been part of my daily life for more than 16 years, and it’s hard saying goodbye to something that so many have poured so much of themselves into. If you'll forgive the indulgence, I’d like to offer my gratitude to a number of my past and present colleagues who made this blog and everything else we offered at ADVANCE for Physician Assistants so good. In particular, I want to personally acknowledge Terri Schaefer, Scott Frymoyer, Heather Simons, and especially my late colleague and friend, Stephen Cornell. I know Steve would be as proud as I am of what such a small team managed to accomplish in the years since ADVANCE for Physician Assistants debuted in April 1993.
And of course, I want to thank you and all your PA colleagues who contributed to, subscribed to and read ADVANCE in print and online for all these years. I hope you’ll continue to welcome us into your professional life by subscribing to and reading the new ADVANCE for NPs & PAs, and, starting Monday, reading the new ADVANCE for NPs & PAs blog at www.advanceweb.com/nppa.