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  • The Way Healthcare Used to Be

    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 ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on April 2, 2014
  • Privacy and Confidentiality

    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 ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on October 16, 2013
  • The Quarterly Check-Up: Part 3

    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 ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on October 3, 2013
  • The First of Your Kind

    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 roles ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on July 3, 2013
  • Fixing Healthcare Costs

    Editor's note: This blog post is written by Alex Tolbert, founder of Bernard Health. Our healthcare system is broken partly because consumers don't know what anything costs. As patients become more proactive in making informed healthcare decisions, we all agree this should be fixed. But why is it so hard? Achieving price transparency in ...
    Posted to The Politics of Healthcare (Weblog) on May 17, 2013
  • NAPNAP Conference 2013 Day 2

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on April 18, 2013
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking - The Silver Lining of Nursing

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on December 17, 2012
  • A Grim Outlook on 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 the subject matter...The subject matter is frankly depressing. The class theme seems to ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on December 10, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – NP Residencies, Practice Barriers, Salary, Election

    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 with the latest in healthcare. On our article ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 29, 2012
  • An NP Student Reflects on Healthcare Reform

    I know, I know. You're all probably thinking that if you see another blog about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, you are going to need an emesis basin. Since the healthcare reform package was upheld by the Supreme Court, healthcare is back in the news and on the minds, lips and keyboards of just about everyone. I will attempt to ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on July 9, 2012
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