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  • Non-traditional or New Practices

    Proceed carefully when considering a position with a new clinic or practice that is not yet open or established, especially if the clinic is embarking on a ''non-traditional'' or ''new healthcare model.'' Jobs like these can turn out to be the best thing you ever did or the biggest nightmare of your career.  The sales pitch for these types ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on September 19, 2014
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Convenient Care, Acute Care, Career Uncertainty

    Last week, retail clinics were a hot topic. On Twitter, we retweeted an article from @Health_Affairs: ''New Web First online now. Retail Clinic Use Growing Rapidly  (Free access for two weeks).'' The article highlights the benefits of convenient care, such as longer hours. However, our article The Forked Tongue of ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 20, 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
  • Are You Ready to Start Your Own Practice?

    Should you open a practice? If so, what kind? During these unstable economic times it is difficult to decide if now is the time to take the risk and open your own clinic. A stable job with a guaranteed hourly wage is tempting. Even if it means you are working for someone else and have to punch a time-card. Still, in the back of your mind you ...
    Posted to NP Practice Owners (Weblog) on August 13, 2009
  • Leadership in Retail Health: Refining the Model

    Leadership in unchartered terrain presents unique challenges especially in the midst of a volatile economic climate… Are we making the rules up in retail health as we go? Absolutely not. However, we are becoming proactive in our incessant efforts to refine the processes by which we apply the rules. It is essential that nurse leaders in retail ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on March 25, 2009
  • Physicians Quicker Than Retail Clinics?

    Medical groups have been throwing up all kinds of arguments against retail health clinics staffed by NPs. Here's a new one: Physicians are even quicker. In an article in yesterday's (Riverside, Calif.) Press-Enterprise, Dev Gnanadev, president-elect of the California Medical Association says, ''Health care is not McDonald's.'' But then he goes on ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on January 23, 2008
  • Taking Charge of Retail Health

      Here at ADVANCE, we have been closely watching the convenience care revolution. The development of this business and practice model can be a great thing for nurse practitioners, but only if NPs take an active role in shaping it. At ACNP's clinical conference last month, 40 or so NPs attended a session on the retail health revolution. The ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on November 13, 2007