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  • 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 – June 11, 2012

    The first full week of June has been an exciting one for NPs and PAs! Across our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages, readers weighed in on the top issues. On Facebook this week, we discussed the recent DNP Answers blog post ''Time Management for a DNP Degree.'' Blogger Lisa Chism, NP, explained the difficulties of balancing DNP ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 11, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 28, 2012

    As NPs & PAs approached the holiday weekend (and with any luck, a few days off), and editor Michelle Perron Pronsati and senior associate editor Jennifer Ford arrived at the AAPA IMPACT conference, our social networks, community pages and articles buzzed with thoughtful comments and many heated opinions. Always a controversial topic ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 25, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – April 23, 2012

    If you're not chatting with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, ''like'', ''follow'' and ''connect'' with us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word! This week, our social media sites exploded with great comments from our readers. Here are some of the highlights, copied verbatim and without ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on April 23, 2012
  • Certification Renewal: What Does It Take?

    Certification renewal for me is approximately 4 years away but like anything dreaded, it is here before you know it. You ask yourself, “Where has the time gone?” I decided to review the criteria for renewal and I began to feel somewhat overwhelmed. One of the criteria I thought would not be a problem now is a problem: My company will not ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on November 3, 2011
  • Seeing Patients in Corrections

    My very first position as an NP is in correctional health. I was excited and very nervous about a role where I would be responsible for so many lives, and furthermore a population of people who desperately need education, education, EDUCATION! The correctional facility where I work averages 1,500 people, 155 of them female, of ages from 19 ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on July 7, 2011
  • Mentoring a Nurse Practitioner Student

    My experience with mentorship began with my student one month ago. The process for getting her through clearance was daunting, but overall it is worth it. My student has been a nurse for 10 years and will complete her NP program this June. I am intrigued by some in her class who have not experienced nursing, served their time, given that ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on May 25, 2011
  • Your Attitude Matters to Your Job Search

    Here we are at the end of 2010.  I heard on the news the other day that we have now had the longest period of high unemployment since the end of the World War II.  As a nation we now have a new chronic condition - chronic unemployment.   Generally those of us in the healthcare arena remain blessedly untouched during economic ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on December 30, 2010
  • Stressful Precepting

    My student quit last week. I had a bad feeling from the very beginning. After the school contacted me with her information, I heard nothing from her. One day, suddenly, our office manager was bombarded with multiple messages from her. When I emailed my contact information to her, she didn't respond to my request for a schedule and her ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on October 4, 2010
  • DNP Salary Is Higher Than for Master's-Prepared NPs

    The doctor of nursing practice degree is set to become the degree for entry to advanced practice nursing by 2015. While nurse practitioners debate the merits of the requirement, one suspicion that keeps arising is that employers won't pay more for the degree. That suspicion was not borne out by the most recent National Salary and Workplace ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on May 4, 2010
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