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  • Who Will be My First?

    Throughout life we build our own individual skill sets. Often times we are our own guinea pig and learn from our own mistakes. Often times however, if we build skill sets based on our careers these trial and errors often affect others. During nursing school I remember being overwhelmed by the amount of new procedures that I was being ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on December 5, 2013
  • The Secret Ingredient

    People always want to know the secret ingredient. And, frankly, I can't blame them. In a lot of ways the physician assistant profession seems too good to be true. We study medicine for two to three years after obtaining a bachelor's degree. We practice medicine without post-graduate training or residency. We can switch specialties without ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on August 8, 2013
  • 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
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – PA-Owned Clinics, NP Certification, NPs in the Military

    Last week, a reader commented with praise for both NPs and PAs on our 2012 National Salary Survey of NPs & PAs. ''I am proud to see PAs and NPs getting along in the medical field. Both are great professions. I was an RN for 13 years prior to becoming a PA. I have been a PA for 8 years. I chose PA, because in 2001, NPs were basically ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 10, 2012
  • After-Summer Skin Damage Repair

    Year after year, summer after summer, we start to notice our skin losing elasticity and developing new, larger or darker brown spots on the face, chest, arms or legs. Fortunately, more people are now educated about the risk of excessive sun exposure and are taking sun protection more seriously. When skin looks and feels old - leathery with brown ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on September 4, 2012
  • 24 Hours on Call

    I have mentioned in many blogs how much I love being a nurse practitioner. I have enjoyed the opportunities I have been afforded by associating with so many wonderful professionals and they have paved the way for me. THANK YOU! The opportunity I am referring to is my role as an independent contractor for a gerontology group. One year ago I ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on July 26, 2012
  • Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

    Traditionally, wrinkles on the cheeks adjacent to the corner of the lips have been a challenge in cosmetic rejuvenation. Loss of volume, sun exposure and the aging process break down collagen and reduce elasticity, contributing to this rippled wrinkle appearance. In an attempt to reduce or eliminate these wrinkles, some patients have undergone ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on July 10, 2012
  • The Power of Mineral Makeup

    Patients often ask me what makeup I recommend. That's not the easiest question to answer. The most important thing is that you find a makeup that works well for your skin. As we all know, this often involves experimentation. You win some, you lose some. There is no perfect makeup for everyone. But nothing is better than finding makeup that works ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on June 19, 2012
  • The Little Clinic That Could

    Life has really settled down a little over 5 months into my job at the Martin County Health Department and my little satellite clinic in Oak City. As mentioned in previous posts, the Oak City Clinic was renovated from a little firehouse by a $56,000 grant from the GoldenLeaf Foundation. There was little money for necessary accoutrements so ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on June 14, 2012
  • Rejuvenating Skin Through Wound Healing Science

    Neocutis is a Swiss skin care and pharmaceutical line that harnesses the power of PSP (processed skin cell proteins, a proprietary ingredient). These products are used to promote skin rejuvenation, to provide post-procedural skin care and to provide general care for sensitive or irritated skin.  Each product in this line was developed after ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on June 5, 2012
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