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  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 28, 2012

    As NPs & PAs approached the holiday weekend (and with any luck, a few days off), and editor Michelle Perron Pronsati and senior associate editor Jennifer Ford arrived at the AAPA IMPACT conference, our social networks, community pages and articles buzzed with thoughtful comments and many heated opinions. Always a controversial topic ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 25, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – April 23, 2012

    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! This week, our social media sites exploded with great comments from our readers. Here are some of the highlights, copied verbatim and without ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on April 23, 2012
  • House OKs Bill to Expand PA Care of Federal Workers

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved HR 2465, the Federal Workers’ Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act. If passed by the Senate, the legislation would amend the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) to allow PAs to diagnose and treat employees of the U.S. government who sustain job-related trauma. Such cases account ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on November 30, 2011

    The American Academy of Physician Assistants today announced that Jennifer L. (Jenna) Dorn will join the academy as chief executive officer on Oct. 31. Dorn takes the AAPA’s helm from interim executive vice president and CEO, James Potter, who himself took over in January after the abrupt resignation of Bill Leinweber. The EVP/CEO oversees all ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 26, 2011
  • Don't Rest During the Recess!

    Congress is in recess this month, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) says it's the perfect time for you to inform your federal legislators about issues that matter to NPs and PAs. This week, NAPNAP posted a toolkit to assist NPs in doing this. Meanwhile, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) has ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 19, 2011
  • Observations From a First-Time AAPA Attendee

    I am a first-time AAPA attendee, and as a journalist it hasbeen my job to sponge up the experience and atmosphere as well as the excitement of the physician assistants in attendance so that I can share it with you. I’ve met groups of anxious PA students traveling together, educators sharing the experience with their students, long-time PAs ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 1, 2011
  • U.S. News’ top 3 tips to PA wannabes

    U.S. News and World Report today posted an article about the PA profession in the “Best Graduate Schools” section of its website. “Why Physician Assistant School May be Right for You,” the subhead of which proclaims, “It's one of the fastest growing careers in the country. Learn about how to get into a top program,” offers three basic but ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on August 6, 2010
  • Conference Opener Drums Up PAs’ Enthusiasm

    ATLANTA—A rousing routine from the Atlanta Drumline snared the attention of the thousands of PAs attending the Conference Welcome and General Session this morning at IMPACT 2010, the 38th annual American Academy of Physician Assistant conference. The percussive performance preceded the opening remarks of AAPA president Stephen Hanson, PA-C, at ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 29, 2010
  • PAs Increasingly Likely to Work in Specialties

    Physician assistants are increasingly more likely to head into specialties such as surgery and emergency medicine rather than primary care, according to the News & Observer. Researchers at the Duke University PA program studied the job choices of PAs from 1997 to 2006 and found that the number of PAs going into primary care declined to 41% ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 21, 2010
  • Quinnipiac PA Students Volunteer in the D.R.

    Physician assistant students at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., received recognition in the New Haven Register this month for their volunteer work in the Dominican Republic. In January and March, the students volunteered with Health Horizons International, an organization that focuses on expanding health care access to the Puerto Plata ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Blog for PAs (Weblog) on May 19, 2010