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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
  • Retail Clinics Cashing in on Aesthetics

    It was recently brought to my attention that a popular health clinic is targeting (pun intended) cosmetic patients. Target Clinics, which provide convenient healthcare to numerous patients, are now offering certain cosmetic services. Listed on the Target Clinics website under services known as ''cosmetic prescriptions consultations,'' the clinics ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on October 9, 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 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
  • Likes and Dislikes About the Job

    What I dislike about my job: (OK, folks, this topic was a suggestion from someone. So, if you happen to be my boss reading this, please understand I truly mean every word I say. Including the fact that I know I work for a great company that does its best to respond to what we need. And considering some of the things that could happen - ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on June 11, 2009
  • Innovation in Convenient Care

    Presently the scope of practice in Retail Clinics is limited to minor acute illness. In the future there seem to be many areas of preventive care that the idea of convenient and lower priced would work well with. Blood pressures and offering other screening is used in marketing the idea of the retail clinic to the general public. It is just a ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on March 11, 2009
  • Building Practice in Retail Health

    Building practice is a fairly new concept when applied to nurses because until recently nurses were not allowed to have their own practice. So, what is this concept and who is responsible for building the practice in the retail health care setting? Building practice is defined as a process of increasing the number of patients and the number of ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on February 23, 2009
  • Shaping Convenient Care

    I am interested in seeing how Retail Clinics work out. What kind of model of care will we pioneers develop? I understand the companies we work for will shape what we do. As professionals we need to work with them, around them or be squeaky wheels to keep NPs from becoming 15 minute pseudo docs. So far, I don’t know of that happening. My concern ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on October 14, 2008
  • 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