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  • NPs as PCPs

    Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) first made headlines, a frequent topic in the media has been the shortage of primary care providers (PCPs) to accommodate the influx of newly insured patients. At the time of its implementation, it was estimated that there would be a shortfall of 45,000 to 60,000 PCPs to provide care for the millions of newly ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on August 27, 2014
  • 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
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – June 4, 2012

    On Facebook, we had a lot of great comments from readers across the country. In response to our Career Coach article ''Middle of What?'' addressing concerns of the term ''mid-level provider,'' readers expressed their views. ''We are midlevels? Midway between who or what? Dislike the term! Sounds as though we are only mediocre in what we do, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 4, 2012
  • DNA Joins ‘Joining Forces' Campaign

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This post was written by Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, an adult nurse practitioner who practices at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) has joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden in the ''Joining ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on May 10, 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
  • Response to the DNP Certification Exam

    Q: What is your view of certification exams for DNP graduates? A: Regarding certification of APRNs, AACN supports national certification for all APRNs but currently does not recognize a certification exam that distinguishes between the master’s-level competencies and advanced DNP competencies. Currently, there is no national certification ...
    Posted to DNP Answers (Weblog) on September 30, 2011
  • Don't Rest During the Recess!

    Congress is in recess this month, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) says it's the perfect time for you to inform your federal legislators about issues that matter to NPs and PAs. This week, NAPNAP posted a toolkit to assist NPs in doing this. Meanwhile, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) has ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 19, 2011
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