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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 – 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
  • 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 – 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 http://tinyurl.com/9e4jh9y  (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
  • 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
  • Turnkey Clinics

    A little-used business model for convenient care could be gaining ground: the franchise, or turnkey, model. Bellin Health in Minneapolis has 35 clinics, most of which follow the franchise model, according to JSOnline. Bellin takes care of all the details, for a price: ''Bellin oversees the building and design, supplies the furniture and signs, ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on June 17, 2010
  • NPs, You Can Help Prevent ER Overcrowding

    A recent op-ed in The Washington Post calls for prevention of an unmanageable influx of newly insured patients to emergency departments. In Keeping Routine Medical Care Out of Hospital Emergency Rooms, Jennifer Brokaw, an emergency department physician, makes several very sensible suggestions for solutions, two of which point directly toward nurse ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on May 24, 2010
  • Reimbursement in Convenient Care

    We had a reader ask us about whether it was difficult to obtain insurance reimbursement when running a convenient care clinic. So, for the answer we went to the source, Bette Tucker, NP, who owns Express Care Clinic in Lincoln, Neb., and wrote an article in ADVANCE about opening the clinic: Opening a Retail Clinic. Here's what Bette has to ...
    Posted to Real Life in Retail Health (Weblog) on May 7, 2010
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