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As I follow legislative and policy issues I see a theme. I call it the ''I'll have what they are having!'' approach. In addition to working toward full practice authority, we put a great deal of effort into making sure that existing policy law is inclusive of advanced practice providers. We are making strides at the federal level toward securing ...
Sometimes being the first of your kind is exciting, and sometimes it can be daunting and confusing. When I received my DNP I felt empowered, but I did not know where I would find my niche in an organization where there were no other doctoral-prepared NPs or PAs. My niche became a satellite clinic where I am the sole provider for health services to ...
Here is another question sent to me on the NADNP website @ www.NADNP.net
''I am an ARNP with FNP-C certification and 10 years experience in dermatology. Recently, a new office manager was hired and has changed the billing for midlevel providers to direct billing with insurance carriers. Prior to this we all billed under the supervising MD who ...
I find myself thinking quite a bit about how much healthcare has changed since I was young and trying to figure out how it is that we have come to find ourselves in our current situation.
I just want to state, for the record, that I am not that old. I was a kid in the 60s and I had my children during the 70s and early 80s. I am not talking ...
I don't know about you, but there isn't a day that goes by
when I don't have some sort of umm....interesting
experience at work. I understand how awfully tempting it is to jump on Facebook
or Twitter and share the events of my day with all 100+ or so of my closest
''friends''. It's so very rewarding to watch a post collect ''likes'' and ...
We have carved deep into the second half of my first year as
a professional physician assistant. This is the perfect time for a Quarterly
Check-Up to examine some of the biggest lessons over the last three months
We learned that our
patient's beliefs can trump the strongest medicine and that our acceptance
of those beliefs makes us better ...
What if you are the first of your kind?
We are all encouraged and excited to see an employer make
the decision to hire their first NP or PA. The economy, coupled with the
changes due to healthcare reform, has certainly worked to our advantage; this
year we are seeing more and more jobs and seeing them in new and in different
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 for the upcoming presidential election and sharing the latest association ...
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 track. The teachers are passionate and well informed. The speakers are excellent, but ...
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 track.
The teachers are passionate and well informed. The speakers are excellent, but
the subject matter...The subject matter is frankly depressing. The class theme
seems to ...