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  • NP Population Boom

    A report published this week in a public health journal predicts that by 2025, twice as many nurse practitioners will be in practice in the United States. This brings our numbers from 128,000 in 2008 up to a staggering 244,000 over the course of the next 12 years. Yes, you read that correctly, that is almost a quarter of a million NPs. I will ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on July 5, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 4, 2012

    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 who or what? Dislike the term! Sounds as though we are only mediocre in what we do, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 4, 2012
  • DNA Joins ‘Joining Forces' Campaign

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This post was written by Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, an adult nurse practitioner who practices at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) has joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden in the ''Joining ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on May 10, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 7, 2012

    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 from our various bloggers. We also posted an article discussing the growing ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 7, 2012
  • Facebook Feedback: Private Practice

    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'' by Peter J. Levin and Rick Bateman from Journal of Community Health to our ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on March 22, 2012
  • Are You Looking, Laid Off or Happy Where You Are?

    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 image depicted an NP or PA partially protected by an umbrella. The expectation was that 2011 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 21, 2011
  • Physician Shortage Isn't the Only One Looming

    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 affect patient access to care: nurse practitioners and physician ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 28, 2011
  • NP Named President of Hospital Medical Staff

    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 area dominated by physicians. As president of the medical staff, Donaldson will serve as ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on January 12, 2011
  • Flurry of Media on NP-Led Clinics

    Recently I've seen a lot of news about NP-staffed and NP-led clinics and programs. If you're interested in seeing what your fellow NPs have been up to, read the following articles: AeroClinic Opens Site at Philadelphia Airport Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner-Led Model  Nurse-Managed Clinic Opened for Indigent, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on February 4, 2009
  • NP Staffs Mobile Health Clinic

    Today I read a short article describing the activities of a mobile health clinic that actually spoke volumes. ''Bridge to Health offers services'' details the workings of a health clinic bus owned and operated by the Palo Pinto General Hospital, which the Lake Country Sun of Graford, Texas says treats patients from infants to older ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on January 30, 2009
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