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  • Celebrating NP Week!

    Nurse Practitioner Week is November 9-15, 2014 and as of 2014, there are more than 192,000 NPs in the US. That's up from 140,000 in 2010 - a huge jump that is expected to rise to 244,000 by 2025! Since I first entered my master's NP program, I have been involved with my local chapter of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. I have had so ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on November 10, 2014
  • Bring It On!

    The time has come! I've passed boards, obtained my state license and I am scheduled to have ''temporary privileges'' at my facility next week! This is such an exciting time for my family and me! We've worked so hard for so many years and this is it. The really amusing thing? I opened the mail a couple of weeks ago when my license came through ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on March 14, 2013
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – NPs & Nurse Veterans, New PA Organization, Primary Care

    Have you visited our blogs lately? Last week, new NPs and nurse veterans battled on the value of floor experience. Our NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke, currently enrolled in a fast track NP program, expressed his views on what experienced nurses have going for them and what they still have to learn. Here are a few of the comments your ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 22, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Facebook Fans, Presidential Election, NP Students, Expansion of the PA Profession

    Our ADVANCE for NPs & PAs community is always growing and providing better feedback every week. Our social media goal this week is to hit 2,000 fans on Facebook. We're only 28 ''likes'' away! If you're not already following us, make sure to check out our page and let us know what you think. If you are, share our page with your colleagues and ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 15, 2012
  • Onward and Upward

    Terry Clarke, student nurse here. I am in an accelerated nurse practitioner program at UMASS Worcester. We just finished our year-long RN BSN equivalency. I've been feeling like a hand-stamped 18-year-old at a bar, able to join the conversations but not order a beer. As my NCLEX draws nigh, I finally feel competent to write about this experience. ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on August 20, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – Prescribing Requirements, DNP Capstone, Aesthetics Practice

    On Facebook last week, we shared a reader question: ''Would any of you kind folks happen to know anything about transferring from Florida to Arizona as a nurse practitioner? There is a prescribing requirement that states 'you shall submit written evidence of 45 contact hours of education in pharmacology or clinical management of drug therapy ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 13, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – MSN-DNP Camaraderie, Healthcare Technology and Orthopedics

    On Facebook last week, we began the month of August with new images from our current issue. The cover article, ''Head Lice Update,'' describes the life cycle of head lice, how the organisms can be removed, and the proper protocol for allowing children with lice to attend school. Check out our new cover image and let us know what you think, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 6, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – July 23, 2012

    Last week, New Grad NP blogger Samantha Damren posted the struggle she encounters working with multiple physicians: memorizing the preferences and practices of each. On Facebook, reader Amber said, ''20 in my emergency physician group ... can get frustrating!'' On our blog, more readers weighed in. Here are some of their ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 23, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – July 9, 2012

    In the past week, we shared the news that the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners plan to merge. With 28 Facebook ''likes'' and many ''shares,'' it seems NPs support the decision. On our blog post readers are responding with positive comments, too. Cathy said, ''It's about time. This was so ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 9, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 25, 2012

    This week, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs editorial staff members Jen Ford and Kelly Wolfgang attended the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Conference 2012 in Orlando, Florida. We updated our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the week with pictures, recaps, details of sessions and more! On Facebook, we shared pictures of many of ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 25, 2012
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